Fat Loss Starts on FRIDAY

Fat Loss Starts on FRIDAY

People love milestones. Especially fitness people. Monday is huge. Fat loss starts on Monday, right? And Sunday is monumental because hey, that’s “cheat day” whether you need or deserve (or even want) a cheat. But in my opinion, Friday is the biggest day. Not only are most folks ready for a break by the time Friday rolls around, they’re also about to be cut loose from their work-week rhythm. So...

The Ladder and The Slide

The Ladder and The Slide

It's a hot, muggy August afternoon. The gym is DEAD. All but the truly hardcore or eternally guilty have checked out in favor of crowded patios and rooftop bars, replacing sets and reps with sugary cocktails and overpriced appies. These warm weather temptations pose a problem for someone trying to lose fat. Sure, they can still participate... sorta. Just not often and certainly not “all the...

44 Things I’ve Learned About Muscle, Fat Loss, Coaching, and Manhood

44 Things I’ve Learned About Muscle, Fat Loss, Coaching, and Manhood

Another birthday came and went. Not with a bang, but a whimper. I would’ve completely missed it were it not for the wonderful Facebook. (And my lovely wife and mother of course). I used to think that people who said they “forgot” about their birthday were attention-seeking douchebags.  Then I grew up and got busy and skipped my 43rd birthday entirely, and almost forgot about the big 44 Magnum....

The Secret to Building a Lean, Muscular, Body — For Life

The Secret to Building a Lean, Muscular, Body — For Life

You read right. And it’s no clickbait, no supplement shell-game, not even one weird trick. Well, maybe one. But it's not weird. It’s the secret. A lean, muscular physique is something we associate with youth. So it’s no surprise that a middle-aged person with jacked arms or rippling midsection garners attention. Young people are kinda “supposed” to be in shape, but older folks? That’s a glitch...

The Truth About Physique Transformations (How to Lose Fat the Right Way)

The Truth About Physique Transformations (How to Lose Fat the Right Way)

Not long ago on my Facebook page, I offered my two cents on “before & after" photo physique transformations: Even though the marketing is undeniably effective (and I still use them on occasion), they also run counter to my philosophies on health and fitness. Namely, that there should even be an “after” photo. This is supposed to be a lifestyle that evolves with us as we shift from one phase...