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Inspiring true story of a student-athlete’s journey through The Process

In 1985, I developed an obsession with getting my football players to “the next level” for three reasons: I saw a lot of wasted potential during my high school football career and more during my police career. During my football playing career in the early 1970’s, no one on my team was recruited. No one […]

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Fitness Soul of a Lifter

Psychology of Fat Loss – Part 5

“Get over it” is one of the most useless statements in the English language. It’s meaningless. It has no value. And it’s used by parrots who simply echo what they hear. No mind of their own. Here’s why: First, try telling them exactly how to get over it. Secondly, not getting back to it is […]

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Fitness Soul of a Lifter

Wind sprints Melt Fat – Part 1

Coaching football has taught me one of the secret exercises for fat loss – wind sprints. Intervals of sprinting mixed with jogging or walking. Running as fast as you can several time in a row with minimal rest. Wind sprints have become fashionable by other names like HIIT but wind sprints have been around forever. […]

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Fitness Policing Soul of a Lifter

Core Strengthening – Part 1

I was taught the best core-strengthening exercises in 1973 long before the word ‘core’ became fashionable. Nothing compares. Since then, I’ve incorporated the entire program and ideology in my own workouts and every single football practice I’ve ever coached. Nothing builds stronger midsection. Nothing increases athletic performance better. We’ve published the principles and give them […]

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Fitness Policing Soul of a Lifter

Psychology of Fat Loss – Part 4: Lifting is a life-saver

My cure was iron. Lifting weights SAVED MY LIFE. Several times. Here’s how: First, lifting weights helped transform my childhood obesity and dysfunctionalism.  Lifting weights was part of the fat-fighting trilogy – lifting weight, running, eating right. Secondly, lifting weights saved me from a manual labour Darwinism that chewed up over 90% of my peers. […]

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Fitness Soul of a Lifter

Psychology of Fat Loss – Part 3

(excerpt from my next book) It took me two years to change my childhood obesity. It’s taken another 40 years to keep it off. I lift or run or both almost every day of my life. On a typical day, I run 45-60 after my lifting workout. On average, I work out at least 26 […]

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Fitness Soul of a Lifter

Psychology of Fat Loss – Part 2

Here’s a surefire workout guaranteed to work out for game-day or just to test what you’ve got: 84/24 split. Back + Shoulders. Underhand pulldowns + military press – 8 sets increasing weight, 4 decreasing. Total 24 sets. The key is the rep-range. Re-defines the concept of heavy weight. #liftheavy #dontquit This workout is just one […]

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Fitness

The Psychology of Fat Loss – Part 1 (excerpt from one of my new books)

I have anabolic fat cells. They seemingly grow for no reason. The most important factor in fat loss is most often obscured. We’ve been conditioned to believe that fat loss centers on magic – magic diet, magic pill, magic workout. But the real magic is typically overlooked. The magic of mindset. It’s the top factor […]

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Fitness Leadership

The Reality of Fat Loss

There are no natural shortcuts to fat loss or muscle-building – physically or mentally. #dontbelievebullshit I was an obese dysfunctional 12 year-old. My fat loss was excruciating. My muscle-building was even more hell. I’ve been working out like a maniac for 42 years continuously – naturally. No anabolic steroids. No fat loss pills, No performance-enhancing […]

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Fat loss part 3

I experienced childhood obesity. I know the struggle of fat loss. I lost fat on my own because I had to. There were no fitness coaches and we couldn’t afford one if there were. As it turned out, I have coached thousands on the football field and in the gym and I’ve come to a […]