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25 years of consistency

25 years of consistency

Today marks 25 years of when I decided to pick up a barbell and become a bodybuilder. I remember this day clearly; I approached my parents in the evening after wrestling practice towards the end of the season and made the declaration that I wanted to become a bodybuilder. I knew at the time that […]

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Emotions are Powerful

Emotions are powerful, YOUR emotions are power. They drive you to do great hinges and maybe some not so great things. This is a truth: we all have them, we all manage them and they impact our lives greatly.  My question to you is, who (or what) are you letting control them?? You see, emotions […]

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Balance

As this year draws to a close and we look to set out goals for the upcoming year, there are many components to consider when doing so.  In addition to reviewing the current/previous year as I advise in my workshops, a HUGE part of the goal setting process should be to identify and improve balance […]

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Article Weak Link

It is no secret that when a chain breaks, the weakest link is the culprit.  The common sense application to our life is to focus on what that analogy might be representing to each one of us.  However, I want to look at it from a different angle, I want don’t want to focus on […]

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All In – Bodybuilding, Coaching, Motivation, Goals

I read an article long ago that when a group of highly successful people were examined, one thing that was found common between the achievers was that they wrote their goals down and posted them up.  Notice that it wasn’t the process of setting goals, but rather it was putting them on display that was […]

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Bodybuilding contest prep update

Bodybuilding contest prep update

Back in May I began my contest diet for preparing to compete in bodybuilding this fall.  10 weeks later, I figured it was time for a progress update.  Certainly I am checking things daily and putting in the work to make progress, however, with trying to balance family, work, clients, etc, I don’t have the […]

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Growth

A couple of months ago I transplanted some plants that were long overdue into larger pots.  Even someone with no green thumb could tell this needed done; the plants weren’t growing, would wilt quickly, the dirt was getting low and the pots were obviously too small.  After making a huge mess (I expected this) the […]

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The Cost of Hesitation

The Cost of Hesitation Imagine for a moment two different scenarios.  The first is getting into your shower at home.  Everything is familiar, set up right and known.  You go into it with the intent of getting clean, relaxing and maybe even singing a bit (hey, nothing wrong with that!)  The second scenario is jumping […]

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