Pondering the Future


As I ponder the future I realize that I can do a much better job than I have done before. I have so much more room for consistency, especially with getting the cardio done. As I ponder what comes next I realize that while many people do not need cardio and can just do weights to lose fat, I am not one of those people. Fat Loss Is a Job For Me I have come to realize that … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Farmer Carries for Cardio


Farmer carries are an amazing exercise that is under utilized. There are so many benefits that I think if you aren't doing them already, you should continue reading and then add them to your normal routine. Today we are going to discuss using them as a form of interval cardio. Farmer Carries - Go Heavy If you want maximum benefit then you need to go heavy. Too often I see … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Absolute Ab Training


Ab training is something often overlooked or misunderstood. I have gone in many directions with it. I have now come to believe that an intense training is necessary to strengthen this area of our body. Today I present Absolute Ab Training, a system that uses intensity and volume to work your mid-section and strengthen your core. The Program This program uses 2 exercises each … [Read more...]

Why I Got My CPT


After my back surgery 10 years ago I struggled to get rid of the weight I gained. All my life I had never had trouble, but the back surgery came in my late 30s and my body wouldn't let go of the weight I gained. I struggled tremendously. Then I met Chris Albert and he changed that for me. He taught me how to take off the fat and how important a consistent plan was to doing … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Get Ripped


Ask most people and they will agree that they would like to be "shredded" or "ripped" like the people on the fitness magazine covers. I am not talking about bodybuilding magazines, I am speaking of magazines like Shape or Men's Fitness. There are 10 great reasons why you should get ripped and I am going to share those with you today! You will have healthier internal organs. … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Lift Weights


Lifting weights is something that many people look on with scorn and disdain. I generally hear things like "I don't want to get big and disgusting like the bodybuilders in the magazines!" or "All I want to do is lose some fat!" or "I only want to be leaner." When I hear these objections to lifting weights I think of my 5 reasons to lift weights. You will lose more fat by … [Read more...]

Desk Work – Dangerous to Your Health


Desk Work = Sore Neck     Who would have thought that office jobs could be hazardous to your health?  A person in a job that requires long hours of sitting in just as at risk for health problems as those individuals doing manual labor or heavy lifting in their jobs. Some of the risks associated with desk jobs are: chronic low back pain weak abdominal … [Read more...]

How Does an Old Guy Get Lean?


When you go over the age of 40 building muscle and losing fat becomes more difficult if it hasn't already become a lifestyle for you. Testosterone levels are down and cortisol levels are up. These things conspire against you to keep the fat on your body. The fact that it is difficult to gain muscle at this age also contributes to the fat loss quandry. Following an 5 step … [Read more...]

Do You Even Lift?


So many people have seen memes like the one to the left. "Do you even lift?" is the question to be answered. It got me to thinking about the topic of lifting and what that means. I know that the memes approach it from many different angles, but I came up with one angle and one angle only and I discuss that in a brief video. Lifting means you go to the gym consistently and … [Read more...]

How to Reduce Catabolism


Catabolism is a word that strikes fear in the hearts of bodybuilders. It is the process by which the body begins to break down muscle to be used for energy. Doing too much cardio can cause catabolism. Not eating enough will cause catabolism. Catabolism is obviously something bodybuilders want to avoid. While it is not possible to completely eliminate catabolism, there are … [Read more...]