Re-post: Why Taking Care of Yourself Helps You Care for Others

Are you a stream or a puddle?

“…but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” – Jesus (John 4:14) Several years ago I served as a volunteer worship leader for our church. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to be […]

My Favorite Supplements for Energy, Health & Longevity

There's a pill for that -- your mileage may vary, however

“I don’t care how old I live; I just want to be LIVING while I am living!” – Fitness pioneer Jack Lalanne In previous posts, we’ve talked about the principles of fitness, the proper technique for pull-ups, and the correct macronutrients for getting strong and staying lean. Today, I’d like to tell you about some […]

Re-post: Want to Get Lean? Eat Fat and Protein

Optimize your fuel mixture and staying fit gets easier

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz Recently, I wrote about how I broke through from fat to fit. In that post, I promised to share what I’ve learned over time about eating for optimum fitness. Some of this might be new to you […]

Re-post: Seven Principles of Fitness

Get in shape for life

“The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger If you’re committed to becoming the best possible version of yourself, you can’t ignore your body. Maybe you have a gym membership, or maybe you own some weights, but do […]

Gain Amazing Strength and Resilience in the Wait Room

Just because you haven't found your destiny doesn't mean you don't have one

“The waiting is the hardest part…” – Tom Petty It doesn’t matter whether you call it being a late bloomer, a slow starter, or failure to launch. Plenty of guys these days are finding it difficult to establish themselves in life. Formal education is expensive, and the return on investment is questionable. Full-time employment is […]

You Can Save A Life by NOT Doing Something

Give your razor the month off

“See my beard ain’t it weird? Don’t be skeered It’s just a beard” – George Carlin November is the month dedicated to men’s health issues, and let’s be real — men, we’ve got issues! Between prostate cancer, testicular cancer, emotional or psychological disorders, addiction, and poor fitness, it almost seems like we’re doomed. Notice I […]

Re-Post: Crisis? What Crisis?

It is  is hard to describe the condition of masculinity in the US  as anything other than grim.  Women earn close to 60% of the college degrees awarded each year, and since a college degree is the price of admission to most salaried jobs, this places men at a disadvantage in launching a career.  The knowledge […]

Want to Get Lean? Eat Fat and Protein

I'm not a doctor, and no, I don't want to play doctor with you...

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz Recently, I wrote about how I broke through from fat to fit. In that post, I promised to share what I’ve learned over time about eating for optimum fitness. Some of this might be new to you […]

Re-Post: Mastering the Pull-up

Combine these with push-ups and you'll hardly need a gym

If you want to improve your appearance and boost your confidence, there is no substitute for building muscle.  The good news is a man can build muscle at any age, and you don’t need a gym membership or even a set of weights to do it.  If you’re healthy enough to exercise — and if you […]

How I Broke Through From Fat to Fit

It's surprisingly simple, but not easy

“The decent method you follow is better than the perfect method you quit.”- Tim Ferriss During my school years, it was easy to stay in shape. For one thing, my young metabolism thrummed like electronic dance music, making it extremely difficult for me to put on weight — good or bad. During my sophomore year […]