Archive for the ‘health’ Category

At the Cave, I do my utmost to provide the most effective training that I can.

However, what people do when they are not there can sabotage all their hard work.

I advise people to do several simple things, besides training consistently:

  • get plenty of sleep
  • eat plenty of high quality protein, fats, & carbs
  • stay hydrated
  • handle the daily stress of life well

If a person does not dial in all these things, in addition to their training, then their results will be minimal at best.

It’s not rocket science, none of it is complicated or magic.

However,  no one can make anyone do these things.

It requires a lot of self-discipline and many people do not have enough of  that, mainly because it requires some sacrifice. It requires leaving their comfort zone for good.

That’s all it takes, and it works.

 

 

 

 

20170319_151544I had the distinct honor of having Gary Reinl stop by my gym, the Cave, while he was in town working with a Pro sports team and take the time to do this podcast.

His approach to recovering from injuries makes too much sense to ignore.

Listen to the podcast here

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Iced!: The Illusionary Treatment Option

20151211_095217Well, 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 later (in the hospital).

The smarter guys will heed the advice and take consistent action on it.

No one gets healthy and fit by accident, it is not something you are entitled to as I wrote in my earlier article “Being Healthy Is Not Your Default Condition”

Eating clean, getting enough exercise, getting regular check ups with your doctor, etc. is not rocket science.

My hope is that many guys will wake up to the facts of what it takes to get fit and healthy and actually do something about it!

thae8nfbufAs 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.

Joint problems can result if you are not careful!

It is great when a person decides to finally get in shape, but don’t let your enthusiasm or desperation cause you more health problems.

So after enjoying your Thanksgiving, don’t go crazy on exercise. Get solid training advice from someone actually has a good amount of experience.

Forget what your buddies say or late night infomercials. Also forget about the photo-shopped guys in fitness magazines and their “amazing secrets to 6-pack abs”.

Do your homework and then make smart choices!

 

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 (you are not homeless), who you love (many people have no one).

Thankfulness is essential for good health and happiness is a concept that is centuries old, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” (Col. 3:15)

Instead of bemoaning how terrible you think the world is or people are, why not focus on the good things in your life. Recently one of my favorite writers, Lisbeth Darsh, wrote about focusing on what is right and good in your life.

You can go through life griping, complaining,  and being miserable (while irritating everyone else around you); or you can choose to take the high road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You see it and hear it almost everywhere. People are all churned up inside and are constantly stressed out.

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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) but this is for the guys who are notorious for not dealing with things that bother them in a constructive way.

One thing that has been triggering stress in a huge way is the recent election. While some people are thrilled about the results, others are seething in anger.

To make matters worse, most of the election signs are still up in peoples yards and of course on their bumpers stickers. This “in your face” childishness doesn’t help ease the tensions at all. Getting rid of them, now that the election is over, is a good idea.

Also, give yourself a break from the news since it just stokes the fires of resentment each time you watch it and relive it mentally.

One last thing is quit being a hater on social media, nothing good can come of it. Any coward can play “tough guy” on his key board. Just knock it off!

Constant stress is a killer!

Don’t bring it on yourself or those around you.

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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 can get really hectic. Add the election on top of it and people are feeling overwhelmed.

Training can get pushed aside during times like these, and that is not good. This when you need it the most!

Tough times and unexpected calamities require more discipline to keep your training schedule intact. Getting a big dose of endorphins is almost worth it by itself; but getting stronger and healthier is never a bad thing.

Stay focused on your training goals and life goals, you will not regret it!