Posts in "mindset"

Fitness Limbo and How a Penny Can Add Perspective

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of regular contributor and San Antonio based personal trainer, Jonathan Acosta. The fitness industry is rife with people who use hyperbole, quick fixes, and instant gratification tactics to “woo” other people into their web of deceit and mindfuckery. Whether one’s goal is fat-loss, muscle gain, or to have a pecs… Read more

If You Want to Improve, You’re Going to Have to Deal With Some Shit

Today’s guest post comes from regular contributor, Justin Kompf. It’s a personal story, but a story many of you reading will either appreciate or commiserate with. I hope the former.   If You Want to Improve, You’re Going to Have to Deal With Some Shit There was once a young man who was enrolled at… Read more

Fitness Celebrity vs. Fitness Pro: Part 2 – Shots Have Been Fired

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach, Erica Suter. A few months ago she wrote an excellent article comparing fitness celebrities vs. fitness pros (linked below). Deservedly so, it made its rounds around the internet and reiterated a message I 100% agree with. It was so popular she decided to write a follow-up and… Read more

We Don’t Live in a Bubble

So stop training in one.   I’ve noticed a growing trend in recent months within the fitness community, and it’s something that really grinds my gears. It seems it’s become trendy or a “thing” for some (not all) people to avoid certain exercises – specifically, lifting appreciable weight – due to the stress it can cause…. Read more

Yoga: For People Who Lift

I lift. You lift. We all lift. Raise your hand if you do yoga? [Cue crickets chirping] Chances are not many of you raised your hands. I can count on one hand the total number of times I’ve been to a yoga class. In fact, I wrote about taking one HERE. It was okay, but it’s… Read more

The Planet Fitness Myth

We’re stuck in an emotionally devoid rut. And Planet Fitness isn’t helping. I am all for showering my fellow humans with compassion and empathy. Treat others as you’d like to be treated isn’t a bad way to go about doing things. However, taking politics out of the conversation, it’s a safe observation to note we… Read more

Maybe Less Isn’t More

Peruse pretty much any fitness magazine targeted to women and you’ll inevitably see words like, “lose, fat-loss, tight, drop a size, tiny, hot, and lean” plastered all over its pages. This is unfortunate. Women are programmed, often at an early age, to be less, that in order to be attractive and have self-worth, the smaller… Read more

Healthy Living Is Hard: Accept It

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of SUNY Cortland head strength coach and lecturer, Justin Kompf. And speaking of SUNY Cortland, the annual Health and Wellness Conference is this April 8th featuring myself, Dr. Lisa Lewis, Brian St. Pierre, Mark Fisher, and Dr. David Just. For more information go HERE. It is the easiest thing in… Read more