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Enter the 90s: My Early Coaching Career

As I mentioned in the last article, I returned from Muscle Camp a changed person. I had just lived out a dream. My goal had always been to get to the bodybuilding Mecca on my own, and up until Muscle Camp I’d naïvely thought the only way to do that was to win an...

My First Bodybuilding Contest: 1983

I believe there can be tremendous value in nostalgia. Nostalgia can bring mixed feelings, and yes, it is possible to spend too much time in it—but I really believe there can be tremendous value in it. Recently, I discovered some old photos. With some help, I was able...

Client Case Study: Melissa S

In a recent email about my new coaching page, I hinted at the remarkable journey of one of my clients: Melissa S. Today I want to talk about that remarkable journey. When Melissa first hired me, she was concerned with metabolism issues she’d been experiencing as a...

You can do this. Against all odds, you can do this.

I’m going to tell you about a once in a lifetime achievement against all odds. I often say that how you live is a direct reflection of what you love doing. If you love “doing” fitness, then diet and training doesn’t feel like a struggle. It’s just an extension of the...

Dealing with Food Bullies

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had to help clients deal with the problem of food bullies, part of a larger category of problem I like to call “navigating the nonsense.” Navigating the nonsense usually has nothing to do with diet and training, and everything to do...

How to Change Your Life

You can't change your life in one area without changing it in others. Whole industries lie in wait for you; they're hoping to tell you that you can change your entire life by tweaking one or two things. They're lying. They're slapping a new coat of pain on old ideas...

Client Case Study: Maxx's Before and Afters

Why I do these client case studies? To illustrate that everyone’s journey is different and a definition of triumph and success is different for everyone as well – therefore there are no linear pathways – but there is expert guidance. Some people aren’t even aware of...

You're Not “Struggling” With Weight Loss of Physique Goals

I get one or more emails every day expressing something like this: “Coach, I’m really struggling with my diet…” “Coach, I’m suffering because of all the sacrifices I have to make to lose this weight…” Let me ask you: are the words “struggling” and “suffering” really...

Lessons In Metabolism: A Case Study of Yours Truly

“Metabolism” has not truly been understood in our industry, but it’s one of these industry buzzwords that capture people’s attention. Today, in order to explore what metabolism really is—and what it’s all about—I want to share my own personal (and recent) example, and...

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