The Greatest

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This past weekend I watched a documentary called I Am Ali.

It was a close, in depth look at the life of Muhammad Ali, as told through his personal archive of audio journals and interviews with his inner circle of family and friends.

Many of you have heard of Muhammad Ali as the “The Greatest Boxer of All Time.”

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Why Bodybuilding Workout Splits Don’t Work

“Just doing my workout – Tuesday is arms and back.”

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1001, 1002….

We all know the typical bodybuilding split.

Most dudes go to the gym and follow a routine similar to that of Mr. Burgundy’s:

Chest on Monday, Back on Tuesday, Legs on Wednesday, Shoulders and Traps on Thursday, and Arms on Friday.

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My Top 5 Ab Exercises

Crunches and Sit-Ups.

Those are probably the first exercises that come to mind when you think of abdominal training.

They are also two exercises that I NEVER include in my training routines.

Here’s why:

Unless you have an incredibly strong “core” to begin with, the chances of you performing a sit-up or crunch correctly are pretty slim.

I see this almost on a daily basis: the pulling of the neck, the rounding of the lower back—it makes me want to cringe!

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Fat Loss Made “Easy”

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Fat loss is simple.

It’s simple in that once you realize that it’s hard and takes A LOT of discipline and effort, it actually becomes quite uncomplicated.

You see, most people want an “easy” way out.

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Don’t Be Like Everyone Else

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Mediocrity and Unhappiness.

It would seem as if the two go hand in hand.

There are too many of us out there just “getting by,” not living life up to it’s full potential.

In my opinion, the problem with most people is that they are content with just being average.

The problem with that is that they really aren’t at all that satisfied.

Deep down inside they are miserable.

You can see it on their faces and in their actions.

At some point in their lives, they settled; they gave up on themselves.

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Supplements

“Mind Blowing Fat Loss!”

OK….

“Feed your muscles for up to 8 hours!” 

Huh?

“The most explosive pre-workout intensifier in supplement history!”

What does that even mean?

“No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative; It get’s the people going!”

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Sprint!

Efficiency.

I like that sh*t.

If I can do something in less time and get the same (or better) results, I’m all for it; and I’m sure that most of you out there reading this feel the same way.

That’s why I’m here to tell you that if your goals are to burn fat, build muscle, and get in ridiculously good shape, you need to stop jogging— I believe it’s a soft J — and start sprinting!

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The Chronic (Inflammation)

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1,2,3 and to the 4….

Chronic Inflammation is at the door…

Ready to make an entrance, so back on up…. 

So you know you got to read this up!

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Eat Dinner Like A King

One of the biggest dietary myths floating around out there is that you should eat as soon as you wake up, and consume most of your calories in the morning and early afternoon.

Anyone that has ever tried this, however, will tell you that about an hour after eating their chicken breast and steamed broccoli for dinner, they soon find themselves raiding the freezer for that half pint of Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked that they were supposedly saving for “Game of Thrones” on Sunday. #CheatDay

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Oh Captain, My Captain

 

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If you know me personally, then you know that if there is anything else in the world that I love as much as health and fitness it’s film.

I’m at the movies at least twice a month, and I have been mesmerized by “movie magic” ever since I can remember.

I am fascinated by the process of character development, and to me, watching a great actor perform is like a looking through a window into the depths of the human soul – some performances can make us cry, while others can make us laugh.

Once or twice in a generation, however, there comes an actor that can make us do both; and for over 30 years Robin Williams was that actor.

 

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