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The ups and downs of my bodybuilding journey.

The ups and downs of my bodybuilding journey.

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My journey as a physique and strength based athlete began at a very young age.  Being an overweight, dorky, and shy kid, I quickly became the most picked on kid in junior high.  Even as a senior, both boys and girls grades younger than me still teased me mercilessly, to the point where I was afrai ...
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Making Your Holiday Game Plan

Making Your Holiday Game Plan

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When it comes to health, fitness and the holidays, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by making the “right” choice for your goals and for your life. With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas not far after, I know many are feeling the pressure to enjoy the holidays without slacking o ...
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No Equipment Airport Workout

No Equipment Airport Workout

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We've all been in a situation where we are traveling and we end up with a layover that's several hours long.  I don't know about you, but when I'm flying and sitting on my butt all day in a little cramped plane seat, I feel pretty crummy by the time I get to my destination.  Some airports are nice ...
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Volumetrics: foods to make you feel full!

Volumetrics: foods to make you feel full!

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Anyone who has have deliberately gone into a fat loss phase, knows that you need to be in some sort of caloric deficit in order to succeed.  Unfortunately, for the vast majority of us, caloric deficits equal hunger, and no one likes to be hungry.  I think one of the main reasons diets fail is beca ...
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How to Build Your Sweet Home Gym

How to Build Your Sweet Home Gym

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 You're tired of dealing with fighting for a machine, wiping up other people's sweat.  The commute makes you less likely to go, and you just want to get your fitness on in the comfort of your own home, listening to the music you like, as loud as you want, wearing whatever you want.So, you've ...
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Don’t Believe Everything You See Online

Don’t Believe Everything You See Online

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We've all done it.  We're scrolling through Instagram and we see a person who just looks incredible, flawless even, and we wonder what the hell we must be doing wrong.  "Why don't I look like that?  I work hard!  I eat right! Who are these peopl who basically live on vacation?!  Doesn't he/she ...
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How to do a Pull-up

How to do a Pull-up

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The pull-up.  It's a hallmark for any fitness enthusiast.  There is just something about it that feels so powerful.  Being able to pull your own bodyweight up through the air is a good skill to have, and I often picture the many emergency situations where this skill will come in handy.  Because ...
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Approaching Sleep like an Athlete

Approaching Sleep like an Athlete

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We've all heard time and time again that sleep is important.  But do you realize how important it is or why?  Even though we know in the back of our minds that sleep is crucial, so many of us still put it on the back burner or squeeze it in when we can.  According to the CDC, insufficient sleep i ...
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How many calories are you drinking?

How many calories are you drinking?

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I feel like this topic may have been beaten to death, so I apologize to those who have heard it before.  However, lately, I have started noticing a trend in some of my clients and several friends and acquaintances.  These people are trying to lose weight, but are not getting very far.  They're ge ...
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Snowed In and Loving It

Snowed In and Loving It

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I was super pumped for my bar shift last night.  Fueled up, walked in and stocked the bar full tilt.  And here is what happenedcricket. cricket...It was literally, one of the slowest shifts that I have seen in at LEAST six months.  Naturally.  I managed to get a lot of cleaning done though.  Dr ...
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