Commitment…Are you committed?

November 29, 2006


I was pulling out of the gym where I train the other day and I see a very large, obese man walking to his car. He is carrying a bag with a salad in it from the Salad Works store, which is on the far distant side of the plaza. This man parked his car in the very last spot of the entire parking lot about as far away from the salad works as you can possibly get. The interesting part is that the parking lot was not full whatsoever, it was pretty empty. There were spots everywhere, including many in front of the Salad Works, which Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes you can’t make it on your own….

November 25, 2006

“Tough, you think you’ve got the stuff You’re telling me and anyone you’re hard enough”

Too many times I hear people say that they don’t need any help with their fitness or performance goals…they can do it on their own. Most of these people keep running in circles and never get anywhere. A year goes by and they are just as fat, just as weak, and in many cases performance is going down in their sport or activity. They continue to do things their own way. I believe that for many of these people, their ego is in the way and until they can let go of it and realize that they really cannot make it on their own, progress will never really occur. In addition, if it does, it will not be anywhere near what it could be. Read the rest of this entry »

Thanksgiving – 5 Things you should be thankful for

November 22, 2006


If you are reading this blog on a regular basis, you are either one of two people:

You are someone who works out at least occasionally and thinks about his or her health, or you know me and just think it is cool that someone like me has a blog.

In either case, here is a list of 5 things you should be thankful for: Read the rest of this entry »

Bring the Pain

November 18, 2006

  Through the last couple of years, I have found out that I am good at getting rid of other people’s pain. I see many clients and 90% of them are in some kind of consistent discomfort or pain throughout the day. When they come to me, most just want to get into some kind of good physical shape, and others just want to feel a little better.  Most of my clients usually leave the session feeling much better then when they walked into the door. In fact, most feel little pain at all.   Read the rest of this entry »

Training for Life Revisited

November 17, 2006

A while back, I wrote a little article about the importance of training for life. If you are too lazy to scroll back, here is the link to it.

The purpose of revisiting the topic is simple and it really hit home to me this weekend. Not to bore you with the details, but I had to fly back to Tucson Arizona to finish some projects in my back yard and prep my house for selling. It has been on the market for months and I needed to get some major yard work done. I decided to save some money in labor, fly out, and do it myself. It was also a great excuse to see old friends again. Read the rest of this entry »

Frame of Reference…what is yours?

November 2, 2006


People love to argue and verbally spar with one another. I think it’s part of human nature. It doesn’t matter if the topic is about politics, sports, nutrition, or even about how people raise their pets; these are all fair game for sometimes intense arguments. What I find interesting is how some of these argumentative types know the least about the subject about which they are arguing.  

In the world of conditioning and fitness, these battles are never ending. As I have said before, “everyone out there is a self-proclaimed expert”, so in essence – everyone will have a very strong opinion about what is right and what it wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Information overload…who should you listen to?

November 1, 2006

There is just too much information out there. With the Internet, you can get lost in all of it very easily. Eat this or eat that, do your cardio this way, train your muscles that way, perform heavy weight sets, perform high rep, light weight sets, this is dangerous so don’t do it, etc… It’s pure information overload. Since everyone has an opinion and everyone is an “expert” these days, it is vital for the average person to question everyone, and to be very careful whom you take advice from and whom you do not.

With that said, it is not an easy task. These days most people will “Google” the person in question (i.e. some nut on the Internet that has his own Blog, their personal trainer, and even an author of numerous articles) hoping to find as much information about that person as they can. Not a bad way to go and not a bad idea either. It will give the person a start. The danger in this is, everyone seems to have a web page or blog now and that can immediately set that person up as an “expert” to the untrained eye. So what can you do? Read the rest of this entry »