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3 things to check out – 2/10/18 edition

3 things to check out – 2/10/18 edition

Mindset, Personal development, Things to check out
There are 3 things on my mind for the last two weeks.  I'm working through them for a bit and figuring out how to put them into words but I think they are worth sharing with you. #1 Daniel Pink's book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsPink describes motivation being influenced by a sense of autonomy, mastery, and purpose. I find this fascinating because he goes so far to say that motivation can be triggered by external influences but ultimately lacks the performance of intrinsic factors like a sense of being in control, learning something new, and having a purpose beyond yourself. This has huge implications for how business motivates employees, how we motivate ourselves for goals, or how we motivate others. I'm sure for most of us, the intrinsic…
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You’re too damn lazy…

You’re too damn lazy…

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You’re too damn lazy… You don’t want it bad enough… You have to starve to lose weight… These are all fitness cliches that we’ve been conditioned to believe. They become guidelines that ultimately lead to failure. I think a good program should do the opposite than make you feel like a failure. Check out my online program that closes down later this week: https://tucsonstrength.lpages.co/nutrition-program/ Let’s break these cliches down. #1 You’re too damn lazy… We all have a finite amount of hours and resources in a day. Most of us work for a living and that takes a lot of effort and time. Throw in a family and other responsibilities and we start getting tapped out on energy. Now I’m not saying this is an excuse to not workout and buy…
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About last night…

About last night…

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About last night…. My car was at the dealer having work done so my wife picked me up from the gym. I’m talking to her about the nutrition program I just opened up and how excited I am to get to work with new people. The details for the program are here: https://tucsonstrength.lpages.co/nutrition-program/ Basically, if you are someone who is looking for: • lifelong health • a smart and sustainable program that isn’t crazy • someone to coach you through life changes (kids, diagnosis, age, etc) • a way to help you find more energy and time, not less Then this is for you: https://tucsonstrength.lpages.co/nutrition-program/ Back to the story… Remember, she’s the one driving. She’s nodding along, saying things like.. “That’s great honey.” “You’re going to do awesome.” “Tell me more about…
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Jesus’ Nutrition Program

Jesus’ Nutrition Program

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Jesus’ Online Nutrition Coaching Program Now Open for 7 days only! Next chance won’t be until June… These folks will work with me on unlocking the secrets of the universe, finding lost unicorns, and yea... nutrition stuff. Seriously, all jokes aside... If you want to: • Figure out why you eat, and what’s the best way to eat for YOU • Master your own personal nutrition journey • End the cycle of starting over…and over…and over… • Work with someone who has been there and done that (I was 280 lbs at one point and understand the struggle) Try out the first 30 days for ONLY $17.75. Click here for details --> https://tucsonstrength.lpages.co/nutrition-program/ Here's what some former clients have said: "I like that the program doesn't expect perfection and realizes we're all humans who…
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6 Kettlebell Moves You Should Know How to Do Correctly (Vids Inside)

6 Kettlebell Moves You Should Know How to Do Correctly (Vids Inside)

Strength Training, Videos
Kettlebell strength training can be the best thing for you and the worst thing for you.  When done correctly, any exercise can add value to your life. Unfortunately, doing an exercise incorrectly can be disastrous. I think kettlebells are a perfect example of this.  I work a "kettlebell" gym.  All of our instructors have gone through rigorous training and/or certification to use and teach kettlebells. These means we have a particular standard when it comes to using the bells. Yea, we're kind of snobs when it comes to technique and form. But it's only because we want you to have the best experience. I can't count the times someone who shared how a kettlebell swing hurt their back, or a press killed their wrist. Most of the time, the person saw the kettlebells…
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3 tips to THRIVE at goals by writing your own story

3 tips to THRIVE at goals by writing your own story

Personal development
Life is full of bandwagon passengers. You’ve probably been on one yourself.  I know I have. It’s not a bad thing, but it can be. Following the crowd can be a crutch. Following the crowd means you never get the result YOU want. In fitness, it means you join the next challenge… because that’s what everyone else is doing.  In nutrition, you do the next diet because everyone now is in ketosis.  At work, you eat the box of doughnuts because Sally brought them and they’re there. In life, you take the safe route because, well, it’s safe. Like I said, these aren’t bad routes.  Following the crowd is very safe and comfortable.  Those are desirable qualities of a good life. But if you’re reading this, it seems you want…
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Want to lose weight? Here’s how to maintain muscle and lose fat when doing it.

Want to lose weight? Here’s how to maintain muscle and lose fat when doing it.

Nutrition
Is it possible, yes. Is it the norm, no. Back when I was 280 pounds, I'm sure my lean body mass (muscle mass) was a lot more than the 160 pounds it reads today. However, you couldn't see any of it because it was all covered up by a protective layer of baby fat. Back then, the goal was to lose weight. It didn't matter to me how the ratios broke down.  I was desperate to drop the pounds and gain a new life. I can see how this is the same mindset of most folks who are looking for weight loss. The fear of failing, again, becomes blinding.  So much so that you will do whatever it takes. Weight loss supplements prey on this fear, crash diets are built…
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What’s the BEST method to lose weight?

What’s the BEST method to lose weight?

Nutrition
The best method to lose weight is to master the common denominator between all weight loss. The common denominator is a negative calorie balance. A negative calorie balance is when you expend more calories than you take in. You can do this by: Increasing exercise Increasing non-exercise physical activity (i.e gardening, labor work, etc) Increasing your metabolism via nutrition manipulation or drugs Eating less Wiring your mouth shut And probably some other more aggressive strategies… So, what is the best method to lose weight? It really depends on you. I’ve worked with people who lost weight by switching their medications. They worked with their doctor to do it safely. Some lost weight by walking more. They walked to and from work every day and lost 15 pounds in 3 months.…
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Success, is chasing perfection keeping you from it?

Success, is chasing perfection keeping you from it?

Mindset
It's interesting how we always aim for perfection and rarely do we find it. In doing so we often miss all the success we have along the way. How does this apply? Nutrition, fitness, training, ... life can't be solely about reaching perfection and getting the golden star. The trips and falls, the failures, the struggles, they're all part of your journey to success. They make you... YOU. Through the struggles you will find courage, triumph, learn new skills, develop ideas and insights, you'll find what you're made of and what works for you. Take a moment to feel and notice what you're already doing that works. Take a moment and acknowledge that you are doing the best you can and doing what you can.
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Are Your Limiting Factors All in Your Head?

Are Your Limiting Factors All in Your Head?

Mindset
Let’s talk a little about mindset. I recently heard a story that I wanted to share. It describes how one of the world's strongest and largest creatures is held captive by a mere rope. When a baby elephant is born. It's wild instincts are fully engaged. It wants to run, be free, and go where it pleases. It knows that it is large and in charge. As soon as the 200-pound newborn comes into the world. Trainers shackle a metal chain to its foot and tie it to a stake. The baby elephant struggles and uses all their strength to break free of the chain. The chain resists. After days, or weeks, of struggle. The elephant's spirit is broken. It gives in and knows that it cannot win. This lesson…
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