Are You Tough?

January 30, 2017

Someone said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  I wonder what that person’s life was like. Did that person go through tough times?  Or was that person more of an armchair quarterback that watched life, made sage pronouncements from the comfort of his living room, and didn’t take any chances?  Who knows. For us–those that are striving to be excellent in every area of our lives–it is (...)

Today’s Fitness Success Action

January 9, 2017

What will you do today to make sure you’re headed in the direction you want to go physically? Remember, “Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”– Jim Rohn Here’s my plan for today.  Cardio. Specifically, I will do 20 minutes of rowing on a Concept 2 rowing machine. My goal will be to reach 5000 meters rowed in that 20 minutes. I’ve heard various arguments regarding what type (...)

One Way to Avoid Being Broken by The IRON!

December 3, 2016

Ecclesiastes 4:12  “Although an assailant may overpower one person, two can withstand him.  Moreover, a three-stranded cord is not quickly broken.” Imagine you’re in the middle of an intense set of the bench press.  You’ve pumped out 7 of a hoped for 12 repetitions.  Your breathing is heavy and your arms and chest both are giving you the feeling that another rep may or may not happen.  You go for the (...)

Turning a Sad Face Into “The Happy Face”

July 7, 2015

Around 10:30 PM one night about six and a half weeks ago, I was sitting in bed reading when my wife walked in our room with a sad face.  She didn’t say anything as she entered.  She just walked across the room to her side of the bed, sat down, and sighed.  I said to her, “Honey, what’s the matter?”  She said, “Nothing.”  I said, “Yes there is.  Tell me.  What’s (...)

Matt Furey’s Combat Conditioning – Review

May 13, 2015

A few years back a guy told me about Combat Conditioning.  Frankly, I was skeptical.  I was really into just lifting weights back then, so I gave the Combat Conditioning workout a half-hearted attempt or two, then set it aside to collect dust. Fast forward a few years to the present.  Last week I was sitting around the house after a day at work.  I wanted to exercise, but I (...)

Body Transformation Preliminaries — Measuring Your Body Fat Level

January 20, 2013

Checking Body Fat One of the habits that people who successfully lose fat and keep it off have in common is that they keep tabs on what their body is doing.  How do they “keep tabs” on their bodies?  They weigh themselves regularly — at least weekly. As you know, if you’ve read the last blog post or two, weighing yourself is vital to knowing what’s going on with your (...)

Body Transformation Preliminaries — Weighing Yourself

January 15, 2013

  How to Accurately Weigh Yourself People that are successful in losing weight and keeping it off weigh themselves regularly.  Now, why would that be a trait of successful weight losers?  Before answering that question, think about this: some people go to the doctor on a yearly or bi-yearly basis for a checkup.  Why do they go for the checkup?  Answer: To make sure that everything is functioning ok; (...)

Starting a Body Transformation

January 14, 2013

So you want to make your body over for 2013 and beyond?  Take the first step toward doing that today! The first step toward any goal is determining where you are and where you want to go.  Based upon where you are currently, you can make aggressive, yet achievable plans to get to where you want to go. For example, if you’re starting a trip from, say, Knoxville, TN (...)

Keeping Fat Off Permanently!

August 13, 2012

After a person loses some body fat, how can that person keep the fat off PERMANENTLY?  Well, after you’ve lost the fat you want to lose, then you’ll keep the fat off by performing these 2 key permanent fat loss activities: 1) You’ll continue to do some of what you did to lose the fat, and 2) you’ll regularly monitor yourself. 1. Do Some of What You Did to Lose (...)

Being a Fit Person

July 14, 2012

Blogging is kind of tough.  Well, ok, just writing something and putting it out on the web is easy, but actually trying to come up with something interesting on a regular basis is tough.  However, if you’re committed to something — like blogging, or marriage, or a job — you stick with it, even when it seems tough or when you don’t “feel” like sticking with it. To be a (...)

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