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For the Fathers and the Fatherless on Father's Day God is the perfect father.
Risk Versus Reward If we all sat inside a cage and didn't go anywhere, we would certainly be safer with less chance of injury or death. However, what kind of life would that be? There are people in this world who enjoy pushing the envelope. Some people want to see how many flips they can do on a snowmobile while representing their country in the Olympics.
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip - The ONLY Way to Build Confidence Uh-oh, full name… Well, that is one way to kick off a conversation, and man, does JM Blakley kick it off. JM doesn't believe in negative motivation, which is basically someone being told "they can't do that," and then that person does it anyway.
A Fair Assessment of the CSCCa and NSCA Not sure if you should attend the NSCA Coaches' Conference or the CSCCa National Conference? Which exam to take? Take a look at some of the pros and cons of each organization and figure out which is best for you.
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast #14 with John Meadows John Meadows, CSCS, CISSN, has been passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition from a young age. He played football, wrestling, and track. Then, at age 13, he entered his first bodybuilding competition and was hooked ever since.
What's Up With Big Ramy? We know, Big Ramy has reached as high as 2nd place at the Mr. Olympia. We know he's worked with Dennis James, Chris Aceto, Bader Boodai and most recently, Neil Hill. We know he's doing a movie with Mike Tyson in Egypt.
Legion Success: Gary W. My first real cut was 6 months after I had been training for about 18 months where I had already lost 7 lbs and gained some lean muscle, the 6-month cut I went from 159 lbs to 150 lbs and 16% body fat to 12% body fat. 5-day split. For cardio, I will do short 5x1K runs in the gym and 3×30 minute Watt Bike sessions a week.
Dave Kirschen's Daddy Hacks Originally published in June of 2015. On August 12, 2013, I became a father. While I knew that my life would now be different, I didn't exactly know how yet. And to be honest, although there are tons of "what to expect" types of resources out there for expecting parents, I never really found any that were of any appreciable help.
The Hows and Whys of Fitting Exercise into an Entrepreneur's Busy Life As a busy entrepreneur, your focus is going to be primarily on your business. With so many things to get done, meetings to run, employees to check on, and business lunches to eat, your health and well-being are often last on the list of priorities. This often leads to weight gain and health issues that go with the excess of kilograms.
From "Skinny Fat" to Fit in 4 Easy Steps I remember the day I first realized I was skinny fat. I was in my early 20s, hanging out with my then-boyfriend, when he casually asked me, "Hey, have you ever thought of working out? You know, like lifting weights? I think you should." I know what you're thinking.
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast #3 with Jim Wendler Jim Wendler is currently the strength and conditioning for the London Red Raiders high school football team. He played football and graduated from the University of Arizona, where he earned three letters. Jim's best lifts include a 1,000-pound squat, a 675-pound bench press, a 700-pound deadlift, and a 2,375-pound total in the 275-pound class.
How to Progress in Your Strength Program There may not be one right training system or program for everyone, but there is certainly one way to screw them all up. Choosing the right program involves looking at your goals and where you're currently at, and then identifying your physical and technical needs, as well as what fits your personality best.
What the Hell Could Kai Possibly Want? I've tried to so long to ignore this "news story," because it's not a news story. It's not anything - except for clickbait. I don't fault Kai, because he does appearances and agrees to do interviews because he's promoting a lot of projects - he has no control over what he's asked, and even if he did, do you think journalists won't ask anyways?
4 Non-Training Podcasts You Should Listen To If you're like me, you are in your car quite a bit. My commute is between 20 and 30 minutes most days. This gives me ample time to learn something new, listen to an author answer questions about their new book, and get motivated or called out on my own BS.
Grad Assistants: Read This Before Applying Anywhere My last two graduate assistants just graduated last month, and I am on the hunt for two new ones. This happens every two years, and I seem to forget how difficult candidates make it on themselves. The last two coaches were awesome, did a great job, and really matured as coaches.
Bone Broth Protein: Yah or Nah? I love everything new and exciting from pre-workouts, to BCAAs, to proteins, to fat-burners, to everything in between. One product that I never really looked into that much, yet seemed to be on the rise, was bone broth protein. A lot of Paleo diets include bone broth, so I figured I'd do a little digging as well as trying some out.
Is Microwaving Food Bad for You? What 23 Studies Have to Say If you want to retain the nutrients in your food, then you want to cook them quickly and with as little water as needed, which is exactly what microwaving does. In some cases, microwaving actually makes foods more nutritious because they're easier to digest and absorb.
Diet Without Dieting More than half of all Americans say that they're actively trying to lose weight, and millions of us are trying to do so by cutting calories or going on special diets.
Beginner Workout at Home Without Equipment We all know that exercise makes us healthier, stronger, less stressed, more energetic and also helps us live longer. Yet we neglect to work out as often as we should. There is the difficulty of getting on with it, of complying with the exercise on a daily basis since we all have a busy life.
10 Things You Can Start Doing to Extend Your Lifting Career This took me way too long to learn. When I first started competing, I would never deload until the week before my competition. I would train for weeks without taking a break, and eventually, my body started to break down. I remember at one time every joint in my body hurt that I could barely move in the morning.
Black Mamba VS Black Viper Today we're covering two popular fat burners; Black Mamba by Innovative Labs and Black Viper by Dragon Pharma. Black Viper is fairly new to fame, while Black Mamba has held it's popularity for several years. But besides their association to snakes and color of capsule, how do they compare?
The Westside Barbell I Remember The issue here is the lifter didn't care, so why should we invest any more time in someone who doesn't give a shit when it's one of our top priorities? Many lifters who couldn't make it to meets to help, for whatever reason, came in the gym that following Monday and were told never to come back.
Sports Nutrition for Seniors: Is Anyone Paying Attention? Supplement companies have forever been targeting a certain demographic and it made me wonder if anyone is paying attention to those consumers? What I mean is, what happens after those consumers turn 36? If you have loyal customers, they are going to want to remain loyal but what if your brand no longer resonates with their needs?
New Pulse Formula: The Best Preworkout Just Got Better! Pulse has been at the top of the preworkout sales charts since it launched in 2014. Now it's even better.
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