As I youngster, I knew I needed to read to learn about training and accelerate my career. I quickly found that while I didn't always like reading in school, training about training was fun and interesting. In those days, determining what to read was straight-forward. I just went to the local library or bookstore and picked one of the 4 books they had on strength training. However, fast-forward 20 years and we are know drowning in a sea information overload! How do you keep up with all the information out there? How do you decide what options are work your limited reading time? While I enjoy reading more than ever, I have had to figure out a way to read smarter and effectively filter information. Check out the latest article I wrote for the PTDC: Smarter Ways to Read: 7 Reading Habits That Can Boost Your Career.
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Every new year brings new goals and those famous New Year’s Resolutions. While you have likely already set some goals for 2017, I have important news for you – you are not done yet! You are missing out on the next level of goal setting. This is the level that will help you to actually stick with your goals and effective guide you on your journey to these goals. Are you ready?
Saturday, 31 December 2016
Well, that wraps up another year! To finish up 2016, here is a list of the 10 most popular posts on my blog over this last year. Whether you missed one or want a quick refresher read, here you go!
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Ever wonder why they call Christmas time the holidays? For many people this is a very busy time of year. Also after a year of hard training, it may be time to take a break. If your body is honestly asking for a break, I've got just the program for you!
Monday, 12 December 2016
While life is full of uncertainties, there are certain guarantees such as death and taxes (I know, such an encouraging start to this post). There are also laws that always apply as the law of thermodynamics and today’s topic – the law of gravity. While it may sound simple, you would be amazed at how many times people set foot in the gym and try lifting free weights while failing to realize how gravity works and what that means for effective, results-producing strength training. Are you one of them?
Monday, 28 November 2016
Want to actually lose fat? Your smart enough to know there is no easy way to do this. You know not to fall for the quick-fix scams, miracle creams, special exercises or that “magical” supplement that combines herbs from the east side of the Himalayan mountains with sea weed from the south pacific. We are all subject to the law of thermodynamics and we need to burn more calories than we consume to lose fat. Does that mean you need to spend your whole life counting calories? Nope. Calorie counting takes a lot of time that you probably don’t have. Also, it is very inaccurate unless you meticulously measure or weigh your food (doesn’t that sound like fun!). Here’s the deal: calories count, but you don’t have count them to reduce them. Here are 6 simple ways to eat less calories without counting them.
Monday, 21 November 2016
“If you get sick, you need to ask yourself, ‘what did I do wrong?’” I heard this many years ago, but I’ll never forget it. While there are of course exceptions, you can usually apply it to your average cold and flu. If you are a healthy adult, you don’t need to follow the masses and keep getting sick each cold and flu season. You can stay healthy this year and here is how to do it.