Posts in "Motivational"

My Half-Hearted Attempt at Helping You Succeed With Your Health and Fitness Resolutions in 2020

It’s a new year. Nay, a new decade. And with it comes the inevitable avalanche of fitness professionals giving advice on how to make your New Year’s Resolutions “stick.” This isn’t quite one of those posts. Meh Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s great many people use this time of year to renew their… Read more

The Lost Art of Adult Play

I’m currently in the Barossa Valley with my wife. There’s not a chance in hell I’m writing a blog post this week. Thankfully TG.com regular contributor, Shane McLean, was a champion and took it upon himself to pinch write for me. Thanks Shane! The Lost Art of (Adult) Play When you were a kid, (I… Read more

Achieving a Goal Versus Achieving Success: My Take

I’m currently reading Dan John’s latest opus, 40 Years With a Whistle: Life Lessons From the Field of Play. I enjoy Dan, and I really enjoy his writing. One chapter in particular – Chapter 8: Achieving a Goal versus Achieving Success – resonated with me, and I wanted to take today to pontificate, mirror, and… Read more

The Anti Highlight Reel

“Things are going to get interesting.” That was the message my coach, Greg Robins, relayed to me two weeks ago after our weekly program check in. I had just hit a new squat PR that week and he proceeded to congratulate me on a job well done and then followed suite with his “things are… Read more

You Want to Get Leaner. Here’s Why You Should Still Lift Heavy Things

With Avengers: End Game right around the corner it’s inevitable we’re going to be inundated with articles, interviews, and videos on how to get a Thor or Black Widow bod. Follow “x” routine, and you too can look like a superhero. To be fair: I have nothing against said routines. Pretty much anything will get… Read more

Porcelain Post: Fitness Marketing 101

NOTE: The term “Porcelain Post” was invented by Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2. Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Enjoy.   Fitness Marketing 101 The fitness industry is growing fast…. Read more

Limit Your Mistakes

Learning from our mistakes is what we do as humans. Like that one time I was a teenager taking my driver’s exam and I forgot to put the car back into “drive” after the “reverse” part of my 3-point turn attempt. Oops. Or that other time I wanted to warm up my previous night’s dinner… Read more

The (Other) Most Important Three Words in Strength and Conditioning

NOTE FROM TG: I’m traveling this week – in Europe (if you live Munich, Ljubljana, or Vienna hit me up) – and figured I’d take the opportunity to re-purpose some old content. Enjoy! A few weeks I stole a blog idea from Dean Somerset and highlighted my list of 8 Non-Fitness Books Every Fitness Professional… Read more