The Common Denominator of Success

How often do you see people who just settle into a job they hate that pays terribly, because "that's just the way it is"...or "that's just life". It is easier to settle for mediocrity and to go through the motions like a zombie, collecting your paycheck every week, than it is to hunker down and

What Do You Stand For?

There are moments in life where we find deep inspiration from the people around us.  I want to share a short story with you and leave you with one thought to think about.  I’ll be using fake names to respect the participants’ identities.

The Perfect Steak

“Wow this is great.  Who made this?  Oh yea, I did.” What a great feeling it is when you create something that even you are impressed by.  Whether it’s a doodle on a piece of scrap paper that turns into inspiring work of art or a PowerPoint presentation that rivals a professionally animated cartoon, it

80/20 Principle Applied to Weightlifting

For those of you not familiar, the 80/20 principle–also known as the Pareto Principle–suggests that for many situations, 80% of the effects are a result of 20% of the causes. This rule has many applications, and a common example comes from the business world: 80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients. As

Warrior Diet – One Month Transformation (Before/After Photos)

Booyah! I have officially completed my goal of one full month on the Warrior Diet–and the results were beyond what I expected.

Top 5 Adrenaline-Inducing Commercials

The only reason I am crying, is because of the adrenaline!  Do you remember a time in your life when you used to push your body to the breaking point? You would do down-ups, suicides, Green Bays, the Burma Road, Bear Crawls, Texas Tarantulas, 50-Yard Jimmy Shimmies, and countless other physical gauntlets just to get

Warrior Diet Week 3 Update (Photos)

Week Three Thoughts After three weeks, this “diet” really no longer feels like a diet. Following the Warrior Diet has been incredibly easy. Throughout the course of the day, I no longer feel hungry, and most days this week, I hardly ate anything before my first feast meal in the evening. As I write this

What Does the Best Version of You Do/Say?

Did you ever see the movie “Limitless”?  If you haven’t, Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer who happens upon an unknown drug that can unleash the full potential of his mind.  He takes it out of curiosity and becomes addicted to the power and development of himself.  It’s a movie that will make you wonder

Ghrelin – The Super Hormone You Aren’t Taking Advantage Of

Throughout our entire lives we have been programmed to believe hunger is a bad thing. Three meals a day or bust! And if you are in the business of building muscle and/or burning fat, you are more likely to practice the 4-6 meal a day trend. But why? Who determined that three meals a day

My Warrior Diet Workout Plan

I am a big believer in compound lifts, meaning multi-joint movements that require several muscles to work at one time. For example, chin-ups are more effective than a bicep isolation exercise such as curls. I have always tried to structure my workouts around the main compound exercises for each muscle group. I have experimented with