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In support of Movember (mens health awareness month) I just wrote an article on my other blog about being active and fit all your life.

Too many guys are dying way too you! It shouldn’t be that way and doesn’t have to be!

Read it here

 

It seems that being in terrible shape is very accepted in our current culture.

How in the world did that ever happen?

Simple, it starts in the mind. As people people renounce any notion of being responsible for their actions and play the victim card, they get weak mentally. It gets worse the more they do it.

The excuses that go along with that never really change–

  • I’m too busy to workout
  • I don’t have time to eat healthy
  • It’s too expensive to eat healthy
  • I’m too old to workout
  • I have kids
  • I can’t afford a gym membership

These are all things that lead to mental, and eventually, physical weakness.

None of these excuses are valid!

Whatever your current situation is, you can rise above it.

Stop making excuses and stop accepting excuses from others.

Get the negative people out of your life and get around some dedicated folks.

Take action!

 

 

My buddy, Al Ernst, used to weigh almost 400lbs. As a professional comedian for a major cruise ship line, he has traveled continuously worldwide for about twenty or more years.

Needless to say, spending that much time on cruise ships is not the healthiest way to live.

Here’s a video of Al doing a skit when he was really overweight (he’s the guy wearing the ball cap)

Fast forward to now, he has lost 130lbs, and did it the right way.
He ran a 4 mile bridge run this weekend and I couldn’t be more proud of him!

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Al has worked very hard at my friend Tony Spain’s boxing gym, Absolute Boxing Fitness, as well as at my gym, the Cave.
When he is traveling he follows the workouts I post on my blog, Coach D’s dewussified training

He improvises if the exercises involve equipment that is not available wherever he is at the time. He has been very consistent with this, and it has paid off.

Here are two things that Al shared with me on the day of his race that inspire him (and me)

What inspires you to take your fitness to a higher level?
Find out what will give you the guts to do it and then attack it with 100% effort!

Two holidays back-to-back can set you back more than you think, unless you are an extremely disciplined person.

Many in America will gain about ten pounds during the holidays. This seems to be repeated every year, and it adds up. Most people never take that extra weight off.

However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here’s a simple solution for 2016

  • don ‘t wait until New Years to start improving your fitness, start now
  • don’t get caught in the fitness and miracle diet hype that comes each New Years
  • do think seriously about what changes you are willing to make
  • do set achievable fitness goals
  • do take action consistently

It’s just that simple, though it is not easy!

Here’s a few “take home points” for you–

  • if you know how to train effectively already, get to work!
  • if you don’t know how to train effectively, hire a good coach and stick with him
  • you do not need a gym to get in shape, you can train at home just fine
  • don’t waste your money on new equipment,  used equipment is just as good and much cheaper
  • if you want to follow an online coaching program, make sure you do your homework. There are some good ones out there and a whole lot of phonies too. Choose wisely!

For those of you who are experienced in training, this will seem like just plain common sense, however, that is in short supply for the general public. Many people will get scammed during the  New Years rush to get 6-pack abs or movie star figures (without doing any  serious work for it, of course).

Friends don’t let friends get involved in fitness scams!

 

quarterly strength test starts March 30
Every 3 months we test our crew on five different lifts, the tests are conducted throughout the week

  • squat
  • deadlift
  • bench press
  • clean (replaces hang power clean)
  • strict press (replaces Strongman log lift)

summer body & brawn contest starts April 1 (men & women)

Note:  This is not just about losing weight!

twelve weeks of training

winners are determined by

  • most improved figure or physique
  • heaviest deadlift
  • highest number of kettlebell swings in 10 minutes

Their 1 RM deadlift will be added to the weight moved on the kettlebell swings (lbs x reps) for final score

cash prizes and trophies for the winners (no, everyone is not a winner just because they entered)