Category Mindset

Up-LIFTING

One of the biggest struggles with high school athletes is motivation. Not just motivation to play the sport they volunteered to play but motivation to put in the required work to be great. I have never been a big fan of rah rah cheerleader type motivation but do believe that the energy of the moment […]

Enough Talk

Talking is great, setting goals is great, checking in on the progress of your goals is great. Those are all habits of successful people. They take the time to figure out exactly what it is they want and constantly check up on the speed of their progress. Constantly talking and finding ways to make faster […]

Is It Worth It?

Before starting any new endeavor, one question lingers that we usually do not share with anyone. The question rattles around in our brain and we usually answer it without even directly thinking about it. The question of course is……is it worth it? Is it worth it to sacrifice some of your off-work hours to work […]

What Have You Done?

3,2,1 …..action??? Different people throughout my various social media platforms have posted Gary Vaynerchuk (if you do not know who he is look him up now) about working your ass off and getting things done. One quote of his that came across my computer screen today was “I am going to build the biggest building […]

What It Takes

Being a high school coach and teacher, I am surrounded by kids every day who appear apathetic, uninterested in school, in a fog or constantly distracted. It is very easy to point the finger at “this generation” and how much they suck. But regardless of how you feel about their potential or future, they tend […]

You suck! So What?

You suck and you are weak! So what?  Not everyone will be Arnold Schwarzenegger or Ed Coan.  But what you CAN do is be the best version of yourself possible.  There will always be someone bigger, someone stronger or someone better.  But none of this matters if you are focused on development of self.  Yes you […]

It’s So Fluffy!

My number one priority this New Year was to get back to basics in my training. The most basic and efficient program around is 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler. The program is straight and to the point. Lift weights at a lighter percentage than your 1-Rm and make small, incremental gains over the long run. I […]

My Training

My current training: I am running Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 routine for the entirety of 2017. I have not made the strength gains I should have over the past couple years so my number one focus for this year is strength. My routine for the past month consisted of the following: Monday – OH Press (5/3/1 […]

Fat Loss SUCKS!

Ok now that I have your attention, let me explain.  Fat loss is not easy, it is not fun, and it is definitely not something I am excited to be pursuing.  BUT, I need it.  After my surgery I became very sedentary and started falling off of my eating habits.  At my most active and […]

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Gainz

If we had 100% complete control over our lives, it should be assumed that we would never make mistakes and all have the perfect lives we imagine. Unfortunately we do not have this kind of control and depending on who you are, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. New Years resolutions […]