Strength training, and working out in general, should never be used as a form of punishment.
For example, proclaiming to perform an extra, or just a more challenging workout, because you overate or indulged in some Halloween candy is not a good idea.
If your workouts are fueled by the punishment mentality, then you really need to change things up. Now.
I quote my good friend, Jen Keck, very often and I’ll do so once again:
“Train because you love your body, not because you hate it.”
It’s a simple phrase, but let’s examine it a bit closer.
How many times have you done a workout because you over indulged at a party, ate more cookies than you initially planned, broke into your kid’s Halloween candy … Click to continue reading
Working out, eating well, and ultimately building the body you want should enhance and improve your life, not define and rule it.
That’s a hard lesson I learned many years ago.
My life revolved around rigid nutrition rules (similar to things like “The Skinny Rules“) or diets and I would never skip a meal or workout under any circumstances. I’d miss family gatherings, parties, and other events if they interfered with my workout schedule or meal plan.
I was “hardcore” when it came to eating and training.
I was also miserable most of the time.
Not only was I sacrificing things in my life that truly mattered — spending time with family and loved ones — but I eventually developed some severe disordered eating habits … Click to continue reading
Be the most awesome and strongest version of yourself.
I say it often and it’s posted on the header of this website, as you see above.
Many people respond with, “That sounds great, but, how do I do that?”
So that’s what you’re going to get in this article – the “how to” portion of becoming the strongest and most awesome version of yourself.
I’ll state the obvious before we proceed: there are tons of ways to become a stronger, more awesome version of yourself that have absolutely nothing to do with fitness, nutrition, and working out.
But, that’s the angle I’m taking here – how to be more awesome and stronger with your approach to nutrition and working out.
And I most certainly encourage you to … Click to continue reading