During an interview I once told Muscle and Fitness Magazine that “being in shape and contest ready was like wearing bullet proof armor on stage… I felt invincible like no one could touch me.” That armor extended way beyond the competition stage. Being in shape can provide us with an identity, a persona¸ make us [...]
Have you ever struggled to find motivation for what you’re trying to do? It can be tough and quite often frustrating to be out there on your own trying to achieve something challenging. I want to share a secret with you today. Actually it’s a secret component in the fitness success formula. And if you [...]
Twice a month I contribute to Muscle and Fitness online; my take on how to maximize your attitude, inner language, psychology and perspective for empowering greater levels of success in your body, mind and life…I call the video series Max Mind Set. In this addition I share my top mindset strategies for starting and sticking [...]
At the stroke of midnight January 1, 2013 millions of people raised their glass as they have countless years before and toasted to a new beginning. This year like years past they resolved to lose those extra pounds, kick the two pack a day habit, get out of debt or finally find a better job [...]
I often call the gym or workout environment “the strength of will proving ground” because we have an opportunity while in that environment to not only test our will but develop it as well. But the physical training environment is even more than that. It can also serve as an acute opportunity to identify the self [...]
Not every first time exerciser starts out with Mr. or Ms. Universe aspirations but we all have one thing in common, a desire to improve.
Understanding where that desire comes from along with its antagonistic counter parts is the first key to finding the motivation to get up off the couch and moving as well as the ability to stick with it long after the temptation to quit presents its first convincing argument.
If you’ve been working, striving and planning for IT and IT still has not shown up yet, I have a potential epiphany for you. You and I both know that wishing, hoping, and waiting and for some unexplainable reason even “hard work” won’t always bring into your life more of anything except disappointment and frustration. [...]
I was recently asked competition advice by an old friend who has been competing as a body builder for several years. He’s had some great success over his 20 plus year career but he has also faced some frustration and disappointment. His goal has been to capture a prestigious IFBB pro card which continues to allude [...]
I think you and I can agree that, without extensive experience, assembling an intricately detailed mechanical device – like a motor would be next to impossible without a set of blueprints or schematics to guide us through the process. Putting together or building a successful business, relationship or great physique is no less challenging – [...]
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just working on chiseling down for the beach, you have, in large part placed the fate of your success in the palm of someone else’s hands. Like it or not, once you’ve stepped into the public eye or worse yet, once you’ve slapped on the last coat of tan, [...]