he biggest mistake you can make? Paying someone else to tell you what you should be doing. That’s really all you need to know. Well, that’s not ALL you need to know. I can honestly say that most fat people know exactly what they shouldn’t be doing. Do you really think these people just walk around looking for the most effective way to pack on extra fat? Hell no they don’t; Trainers, stop treating these people like idiots. As a former fat person, I can tell all you skinny,little douche-nozzles who think you’re God’s gift to fitness, that fat people know they shouldn’t be eating like they do. Fat people
Whenever I meet new clients, and I start asking them what their goals are, they almost always set goals that will be extremely difficult to achieve, or they give themselves goals that have to fit into a specific timeframe — typically a very short timeframe with extremely successful results. Here’s an example of the latter: “I want to have a firm butt and lose my underarm fat by spring break.” (Let’s assume today was March 1st.) These types of goals are what I like to call “Old you goals”. Instead of telling my new client that their goals suck, or are not attainable, I tell them to imagine themselves after
I’ve read a few blog posts, Facebook comments and even some articles from some respected individuals with regard to a personal trainers’ duty to walk the talk, practice what they preach, etc. The implication here is that these people don’t think overweight personal trainers should be helping people lose fat, if they can’t even do it themselves. I agree with this to an extent, but, why do people always assume lean people know how to lose fat? Honestly, I know a lot of lean personal trainers that have not had to gain or lose anymore than 10 lbs for years. Ok, so, maybe based on appearance alone, I wouldn’t choose
Here’s a little video I put together with clips I had from the Competition. The contest was held at Durniat Strength in Wooster, OH. Andrew Durniat took 1st overall for the 2nd year in a row. Jedd Johnson got 2nd and was 1st in the 120k weight class (same weight class as I). There were some huge world records broken this weekend that I think will probably stand for a long time in the 74k and 83k weight classes. I’ll post more videos as people send them to me, hopefully with some commentary, also.
One thing that really makes me shake my head are all these “words-to-live-by” type quotes I see all over. You know, the “Strength is the product of struggle….” Or, “Do things with passion, or not at all.” I especially like the ones that tell you what you should do/feel/think/be. Like, “Keep trying. Keep believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged….” As a person who has changed my life in many ways, I scoff at these quotes. Not because they’re wrong. But, because they don’t actually help you do anything different. Or better. Instead of telling you how to be, (Because I don’t care who you are, changing a diaper with passion
I’m currently in the process of writing a much more in depth blog post about Intermittent Fasting and Metabolic Flexibility, so stay tuned for that. But, in the meantime, get over to The Movement and sign up! Boy, what a ride its been. It’s been just over two years since I walked into The Movement. Back then it was only a 1000 ft warehouse on the back side of the building where the Plymouth location is now. I had no clue what to expect — There were no machines. No mirrors. Everyone was either wearing Vibram five fingers or socks. I watched a guy deadlift more weight than I’d ever
Instead of always trying to adapt and reinvent your approach to getting better results, try just being better at one thing today. Who cares about tomorrow, really? Once you realize there is no spoon, and getting better is only a matter of getting out of your own way, you’ll be amazed at how easily everything else can be improved. Often times, without consciously trying. Everything affects everything else. Just do one thing better tomorrow. Goodnight.
Sometimes you just have to stop. Put the damn phone down. Plug it in. Walk away. Turn off the iPad. Nope, don’t even think about grabbing that remote. Get off your ass. Walk out your front door. Do it. Now. The world is passing you by. You’ve been stuck in a world created by your environment, but you have no idea what’s been happening. It’s time to stop. Grab your kids, your dog, your wife, your partner, your Vibram five-fingers or other minamilist shoes, and go live. Even if its for 10 minutes. Go outside and yell, at the top of your lungs, the first thing that comes to mind.
What is your reality? As a person with ADD, I have a difficult time perceiving my own reality. Meaning, it’s difficult for me to know how I’m perceived by others. Because of this, I’ve always surrounded myself with people who will tell me the truth if I ask them for feedback on how I’m perceived. It helps me be more self-aware. And awareness is the first step to changing, or improving, I should say. When I started lifting weights again in 2010, the way I moved in my mind, was not how I actually moved. At The Movement there aren’t any mirrors, like at those big box gyms. So, I
Here is day one of PSOTFED