Closing thoughts on men’s health awareness month (Movember)

Well, this is the final post for Movember. As with most things pertaining to improving the health of men, many guys will ignore it, unless it pertains to getting 6-pack abs without doing any hard work or dating a woman 1/2 their age. That is to their own detriment, which they will probably regret laterContinue reading “Closing thoughts on men’s health awareness month (Movember)”

If you are overweight, don’t start off by running to lose weight

As we wrap up Movember (men’s health awareness month) I wanted to caution guys who are overweight not to begin their weight loss program with running. I am not saying they should never run, just get your body more prepared for it by cleaning up your nutrition and doing other types of exercise first. JointContinue reading “If you are overweight, don’t start off by running to lose weight”

Be thankful, it’s good for your health

This Thanksgiving I am not giving the usual advice I normally do about eating, drinking, etc. Nope, this year I am just urging people to make the most of the holidays with the people they love. Be grateful for what you have where you live (you could live in a war zone), what you have (youContinue reading “Be thankful, it’s good for your health”

Get a grip

I love pull ups, all kinds of pull ups! However, doing them on an extra thick bar is very humbling, especially if you are used to doing a lot of them. It is well worth seeing your number of reps drop as you get stronger in a more challenging way (at least it is forContinue reading “Get a grip”

Chaos + fear =stress which wrecks your health

You see it and hear it almost everywhere. People are all churned up inside and are constantly stressed out. As part of men’s health awareness month or Movember we are looking at numerous things that can wreck your health. Not that ladies don’t deal with a lot of stress (and they do in a big way)Continue reading “Chaos + fear =stress which wrecks your health”

Your buddies will help you get stronger

Having a few solid guys training with you somehow makes you dig  deeper into your strength reserves  and push yourself further than you normally would training alone. While there are some exceptions to this, it is true for many guys. Competition and accountability important aspects of having good training partners. They will not let youContinue reading “Your buddies will help you get stronger”

Don’t limit yourself

Simple mace warm up from Frank DiMeo on Vimeo. There are many ways to get stronger and more fit. One of my favorite mentors, Zach Even-Esh, said, “I won’t discriminate against anything that can make me stronger.” I agree 100%!

Staying focused when life gets tough

Many things can break your focus if we let them. Staying true to your goals is especially important when things go wrong. Chaos does not have to be your default way of life. Much of it we bring on ourselves through  TV, news, and social media. Add busy work schedules, parenting, school, etc. and things canContinue reading “Staying focused when life gets tough”