Get Disciplined: Fixing Your Diet And Training Mistakes And Realizing Your Goals

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2 weeks ago, I brought up a handful of ideas based on why you might might be screwing up your diet and training combination. Today we’re going to cover exactly why you’re messing up, and how to fix it.

1. Nutritional Tracking, and Accountability

As I mentioned, most people mess this up because they

  • get too lax with their tracking
  • try to rely on ‘eyeballing’ their intake
  • saying ‘to hell with it’ and sabotaging themselves

And by doing any of the above, you’ll likely not make the progress you want.

Scratch that. I know you won’t make the progress you want.

Tracking your intake is just as important as nailing your training sessions with intensity and consistency. Why? 

Two reasons:

  • recovery and nutrient insurance
  • it ensures you have the data to make sound, logical changes when necessary

When you track your intake accurately, and properly, you ensure you get enough of the right nutrients. Time and time again, many of my potential clients and readers complain of their inability to hit their protein targets. [Read more…]

Fitness Goals: Understanding Why We Give Up

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It’s the second week of February, and if you set a physique-related resolution, but have since given up, I want to help you to determine exactly why.

Today we’re going to focus on figuring out exactly what went wrong, and why you gave up. Then in part 2, we’ll wrap up with a surefire system that will allow you to not only set a proper, realistic, and achievable goal, but actually do the work on a daily basis to stick to your word.

So if you’re not someone who’s since given up your resolution, and have been somewhat consistent but with lackluster results, I’d encourage you to read last week’s piece and figure out where you might be messing up. [Read more…]

The Diet And Training Combination: Figuring Out How You’re Messing It Up

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You hit the gym 3 (or 4 or 5) days per week. You’ve been tracking your meals, and watching portions. You’re even starting to think about your rest and recovery habits as a part of this whole process of improving your aesthetics.

It’s the first week of February… You could be on your newly formed resolution to get fit, finally, or you might be on the continual course of self-improvement.

Regardless of whether or not you’ve been at these changes for only the past 4 weeks, or 4 months, you might not be seeing the results you’d hoped for.

This is understandable. Most of us are impatient, and want everything yesterday.

And it doesn’t help that the media is shoving unrealistic images, and catchy phrases down our throats every second.

In fact, here’s one crazy statement I saw in the supermarket. [Read more…]

Physique Development: Being Better Than Your Blind Spots

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For the physique-conscious individual, we aren’t plagued by what we don’t know, but more so by all the unknown unknowns.

It’s a blind spot. We all have them, but rarely cognizant of this fact. It can keep us stagnant for far longer than it should.

What do I mean exactly?

We are a people in pursuit of excellence. We want to be bigger, leaner, stronger, faster, more flexible.

We desire to create a better version of ourselves, and to reach new heights – no matter the cost of time or effort.

This is an admirable pursuit, and one many can benefit from, but the process is an arduous one.

Weights get heavier. Progress is harder to come by. We’re nearing the final floors of our genetical high-rise.

But we yearn for more. [Read more…]

Weighing The Risks – How Weekend Athletics Can Ruin Your Gainz

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What do you want?

Strength? Aesthetics? More athletic ability?

It’s important to know because the goal you choose will determine the steps you take take, as well as the precautions you may have to consider.

A few weeks ago I got the email every coach hates to get.

It read something like the following:

“JC, Really Bad news.. We had an Alumni Rugby game this Saturday, and I went up for a kickoff and got hit wrong, landed on the ball and broke two ribs.. I can’t workout or run or anything for 4-6 weeks. What am I supposed to do now?”

This is the worst. Here we have someone who started off so well, only to be derailed by an injury.

While most people won’t find themselves breaking ribs too often, injuries incurred from physical activity are bound to happen the longer you’re pushing your limits.

Something I always discourage clients from is activity that interferes with their primary goal, as well as those that come with high risk and little reward.

This is why I highly discourage my  otherwise inexperienced clients (those who have no previous athletic experience) from sprinting, or even going for long jogs as a part of their cardio plan.

Intervals? Sometimes, but only as long as the impact is low, and controlled. [Read more…]