On Walking

Weight training is the greatest form of exercise. The transformative effect it has on the body has no equal. But while there's no substitute for weight training, there is a perfect complement: walking. If weight training is a rocket launch, then walking is what fuels the boosters. It's the rare exercise modality that doesn't dig a recovery hole. In fact, its rhythmic nature lowers stress and...

Give in to your dark side

People talk a lot about motivation. Correction. Sorry. NOW people actually say motivation is bullshit, and what it really comes down to is discipline. I'm sorta in between. I agree no amount of motivation will create lasting change without a steely spine of hard, near-unflappable discipline. But like Springsteen said you can't start a fire without a spark. And no fire begins without the spark of...

Before, After, and 10 Years After

Time marches on. I don't often use before & after transformations to promote my coaching because even when it's done honestly (no photoshop or "sandbagging" the before pic) it's still a bit short-sighted. I mean, yeah, I do it (it works) but I always feel a bit weird about it. I'm MUCH more interested in someone's "after & after." How do they look and feel three months after their...

New year, new gym. It starts by doing the work.

Behold my basement gym, the dreaded #DeathSpa. Even though it's 2021 and I could've used it back when the lockdowns started, I'm still pumped to attack the New Year with this bad boy behind me. But it's less about a home gym and more about an attitude: taking ownership, overcoming adversity and moving forward. Taking ownership is obvious. The government closed my gym several times. We alone are...

Social media and the happy/good/smarter test

Most people have figured out that social media companies are in the business of making money. If in that process you, their customer, reconnect with your high school friends, join an awesome fat loss group, or expand your own business, I'm sure Zuck is overjoyed you're having a positive experience. But it's not always positive. For a lot of people social media has become an overwhelmingly...

Kicking bad habits in 2021

I learned a long time ago that adding a healthy, positive habit works way better when it replaces an unhealthy, negative habit. I thought this was because it managed overwhelm. You can't just keep adding to your life, even good things. You eventually become sandbagged, so you also have to take something away. But then the truth finally sunk in: the power of removing bad habits wasn't about...

New Year’s Resolutions don’t suck

The reason New Year's Resolutions get dumped on so much is that the success rate is so poor. Everyone dumps on New Years resolutions but I've seen some amazing success stories. But none started first Monday in Jan -- they were thought out and practiced the days between Xmas and first Monday. It can be the most transformative days of the year for you and your family.— Bryan Krahn...