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4 Beginner Gym Mistakes (and how to fix them)

You look down at the scale and you can’t believe your eyes. That’s way higher than you thought it was. And then you stroll over to the mirror while taking your shirt off. Turning side to side while glancing over … Read More

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4 Big Rocks Of Exercise

Have you heard this story before about the big rocks? It bears repeating even if you’ve heard it before. The story goes….  ‘A man stood in front of the group of high-powered over-achievers he said, “Okay, time for a quiz.” … Read More

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Writing Your Own Exercise Program

Disclaimer Writing exercise programs is a mixture between science, guesswork and good judgement.  This article is kept simple, so you don’t get lost in the details so you can concentrate on getting results. Please consult your doctor if you’re starting … Read More

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Joining A Gym Vs Training At Home

Confession time. I haven’t been training in a commercial gym for well over 18 months now. Because since I moved to Louisiana, I’ve be training in my garage gym Outback Performance. After training in gyms on and off for almost 30 … Read More

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3 Tips To Bust Through Your Plateaus

When the scale or barbell isn’t budging use these 3 tips to bust through your plateaus Note- this is a new and improved version of this article and version also appeared here. This is my edited version. Progress in the … Read More

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Exercise And Mental Health

I don’t mean to start this mental health article out on a downer but a good friend of mine recently took his own life. And he seemed to have it all together. He Was happily married man of 5 years … Read More

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5 Ways To Get More Comfortable With Exercise

The first time I entered a gym, I was intimidated, nervous and not comfortable. At all. I was 6 ft 2, 130 pounds soaking wet and surrounded by huge dudes lifting huge weights. And here’s me, who knew bugger all … Read More

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Fight The Forward Head

There is a silent epidemic bought on by the technological age. It’s forward head posture. Forward head posture (or ihunch) is the combination of slouched-forward shoulders and rounded upper back that’s a result of modern-day living and working conditions. Looking down at … Read More

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6 Ways To Make Fitness Stick

People need to reach rock bottom to realize something has to change.   And rock bottom could look something like A heart attack Being extremely overweight and not being able to get up off the floor Drug addiction Chronic pain … Read More

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There’s A Difference Between Health And Fitness

You (and me) often judge a person’s health and level of fitness on their appearance. If you’re a guy, you may compare your muscular/physical appearance to whom you’ve caught a glimpse of.  It’s second nature for a man to size … Read More

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