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Fitness Soul of a Lifter

Foreplay

Here’s a workout tip – get the right music. Don’t cheap out. Workout music is an investment into peace of mind, body, and soul. Workout music is essential to get uplifted while lifting. I have an eclectic iPOD – a strange blend of past and present. The daily choice depends on mood and attitude. The […]

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Fitness Football Soul of a Lifter

A Decade of Delusion

My football team, the Niagara X-men, was contacted today by a representative of an NCAA Division 3 university asking us to play them at least twice each year. The purpose is to recruit Canadian players. The X-Men would act as a pipeline to their school. At the same time, our players and their junior varsity […]

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Fitness Soul of a Lifter

Lifting Facts & Myths – Part 2

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=3209621640433&set=a.3204415950294.2125795.1262976148&type=1&theater The cage in the above photo was designed in 1985 by an equipment company in Toronto. It became the central piece of equipment at our first gym. Every lift can be executed in this cage. An entire workout, every day without leaving it. Championships were built inside this cage starting in 1985. Student-athletes who […]

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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

Lifting Facts & Myths – Part 1

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=3204417270327&set=a.3204415950294.2125795.1262976148&type=1&theater Dip bars are not created equal. Free-standing dip bar custom built in 1985 by designer who claimed the dimensions are perfect. He was right. Nothing beats dips for triceps. Those of you who need to increase your 225-lb bench press for combine testing, do weighted dips. Guaranteed to increase 225 reps. #Neverignorebasics During my […]

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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 Leadership Soul of a Lifter

Psychology of Leadership – part 2

Do an honest inventory of your team, your organization, or your business and find out how much waste there really is. Not what you assume there is. Not what you guess there is. Not what you want to believe. Wasted time, wasted talent, wasted potential. How many people are coasting? How many are giving everything […]

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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 Leadership

Psychology of Leadership – Part 1

Psychology of Leadership – Part 1 (excerpt from my new book to be released in 2012) Waste. Waste is the greatest threat to any team, any organization. Everything other threat is secondary. Wasted time, wasted talent, wasted potential. The psychology of leadership starts with waste management. Leadership theory is stuck deep in an abyss of […]