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Client Case Study: Dr. Alan C

Client Case Study: Dr. Alan C

A long time ago, I stopped penning Client Case Study articles about clients who live in the gym and compete in physique contests, and work as trainers or whatever. I Coach people who have real lives and live in the real world with real demands on their time. My client...

Mental Must-Haves to Achieve Your Goal

Mental Must-Haves to Achieve Your Goal

I am continuing my series of articles on how to achieve your goal in ways that are beyond sets, and reps, and calories and grams and all the rest. The real truth is that we are now living beyond the information age. We are in a new strange cultural phase of facts and...

Why You Fail at Physique Goals

Why You Fail at Physique Goals

You’ve likely heard the expression, “with a strong enough why, the how will reveal itself.” People tend to fail at weight loss and transformation goals for all the wrong reasons. And most of the time people don’t fail because they don’t have good information or a...

How to Achieve Your Physique Goal in 2021!

How to Achieve Your Physique Goal in 2021!

Recently, I've been penning a series of articles on the key components to achievement that people most take for granted. Most of you seeking physique transformation and weight loss get way too caught up in magic workouts, magic formulas — or what the best tracking...

(Unorthodox) TIPS YOU CAN USE!

(Unorthodox) TIPS YOU CAN USE!

In my previous article I told you I would be writing a series of articles for you all to set you in the right mind for the coming New Year, since this is the time of year when many of you are setting or re-setting weight loss and physique transformation goals. But...

The ‘Sequence for Success Recipe that Never Fails’

The ‘Sequence for Success Recipe that Never Fails’

My book The Mindset of Achievement spells out right thinking that is common for achieving any goal. And while mindset is one thing, there is indeed a specific recipe that outlines how all high achievers accomplish long-term hard to reach goals. And this recipe also...

HAVING AN AFFAIR!

HAVING AN AFFAIR!

One of the things I’ve learned from my now 5 decades of one on one Coaching is to look for emerging patterns and what they might mean. And this past year I’ve seen a pattern emerge with people who have lost their way in terms of their fitness lifestyle or attempts at...

The Perfection Myth

The Perfection Myth

"You have to be perfect if you really want to reach your goal!" We humans are a curious bunch, aren’t we? We all have these private thoughts that run through our minds that we could never say out loud. From time to time we do something that even to our own minds makes...

TEACHER TURMOIL: This isn't right!

TEACHER TURMOIL: This isn't right!

Yeah, I’m pissed. I’m really pissed – but not for myself. When Covid hit, I am one of the very fortunate ones. My career has always allowed me to work from home. And I built a very decent home gym as well and I have advocated more and more people should do the same if...

Solving Training Dilemmas with Program Design (part 2)

Solving Training Dilemmas with Program Design (part 2)

Several years ago I had a client with a very specific training dilemma. In terms of finding a solution, his dilemma almost stumped me. But once again, the solution came by thinking of program design first and workout structure, strategy and application as it fit into...

“Coach, Why Do I Keep Blowing My Diet?”

“Coach, Why Do I Keep Blowing My Diet?”

There are numerous self-sabotaging land-mines to avoid within any attempt to permanently change eating behavior and diet-lifestyle in order to accomplish a weight loss or physique transformation goal. Here is the diet psychology reality no one talks about: Why are...

YRWESOFAT (An Overview)

YRWESOFAT (An Overview)

The way we were: The way we are! The other day I was looking through class pictures from childhood. I had some old grainy pictures from kindergarten and grade one and all the way up to grade 6 and such. In terms of calendar years we’re talking about the late 60’s to...

Beyond the “Wow” Factor of Exercise Porn

Beyond the “Wow” Factor of Exercise Porn

Or, Training Solutions for the Rest of Us: Beyond the ‘WOW Factor’ of Exercise Porn and the Essence of Program Design Exercise porn – yep, it’s a thing. I see it every single day, and you likely have as well – especially on some specific social media platforms that...

Simple Ways to Optimize Metabolism

Simple Ways to Optimize Metabolism

Let me ask you something: Are you interested in a simple diet-strategy tweak that could make all the difference to optimizing your metabolism in a healthy and sustainable way – optimizing it in a way that makes weight loss and weight control profoundly easier and...