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Thursday Q and A (While at Dick’s): “Aren’t You Cheating on Your Diet??”

I was at the great Dick’s Drive-In on Friday night (how many nutrition blogs start like that?), when a Rockaholic named Alex asked, “what are you doing here, aren’t you cheating on your diet?” as I was about to order a Deluxe, fries, and strawberry shake! He was totally cool about it for the record...
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[Watch] Phil Anselmo and Duff McKagan join Alice in Chains on-stage for “Would”

You read that headline right! This clip is from 2006: Video of Alice in Chains (ft. Phil Anselmo) - Would? (HD) It also reminded me of another time Phil and Duff shared a stage for one of my all-time lifting anthems, with all the members of Loaded coming out to join Down for Bury Me In Smoke in...
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What you should eat to lose weight for summer...

People ask what they “should” eat to lose weight all the time. Less overall calories. There ya go. Now allow me to shine some light on how you can actually DO that, without going insane and obsessing over details and rules. All “ diets ” work because they help you eat less calories. They also focus...
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How I Start Every Workout to Move and Feel My Best. (Very simple!)

I'm all about simplicity. My workouts are primarily push ups, pull ups, rows , deadlifts, squats, and lunges . You won't be suprised to learn that I start my workouts with something super simple like breathing. You might be surpised at how beneficial it can be. You already breathe. Do it deeply 10...
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Your Spine is Important, Show it Some Love with These 3 Simple At-Home Moves!

Today’s average posture and lifestyle lead to the average person's spine being locked into one position for long periods of time like sitting and sleeping. Those positions usually aren’t “optimal”. Shoutout to the laborers who are dealing with a different set of positions and outside forces leading...
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Thursday Q&A: 5 Tips to Handle Junk Food Cravings

We’re living in the golden age of junk food. Straight up. It’s everywhere. It’s affordable. And a lot of it is delicious. Philosophically, I have aboslutely no issue with someone who wants to fully indulge in that (matter of fact, see the 4th tip below!) because honestly, hedonism and nihilism make...
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Don’t Let D-Bags Keep You From the Gym.

The intimidating stares. The obnoxious grunters. The weight-slammers. The selfie-kings and queens. I get it, the gym may not always feel like the most welcoming place. The gym is also where you can develop the confidence and grit that come from overcoming difficulties to accomplish your goals...
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Weight Loss Starts With Your Grocery Trip. 5 Tips to Shop, Cook, and Snack Healthier:

Losing weight, keeping it off, and staying sane in the process, is no easy feat. It IS do-able and pretty simple, though. I’ve helped a lot of people with this stuff as a nutrition coach, and each person’s “formula” looks different based on their goals, starting point, taste buds, etc… Trust me, if...
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A Fun Healthy Way to Spend Five Minutes. (Probably more fun and healthy than scrolling more)

Five minutes of smooth, controlled movement a day doesn’t seem like much to many people. Many of those people also DON’T take five minutes to throw on one of their favorite songs (Woodshed by Woodshed in this case) and explore some different positions to find stuff that feels good, which is really...
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4 Simple At-Home Moves That Can Burn Fat and Build Muscle For Summer

Summer is just around the corner! Let’s be real, being strong, healthy and happy is awesome year-round, but for whatever reason(s), swimsuit season seems to motivate people. There's never a bad time for this full-body workout that needs zero equipment! (Unless of course you're hurt, in which case...
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