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Got Tacos?

Growing up in a Mexican family, we were always asking, “Got tacos”. It got me thinking, how healthy/unhealthy is the Mexican food diet? I read […]

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Who is Coaching You?

Have you noticed all the rage lately? Seems like everyone out there is a coaching expert.  Everyone seems to ask “Who is coaching you?” How […]

Got Tacos?

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Growing up in a Mexican family, we were always asking, "Got tacos". It got me thinking, how healthy/unhealthy is the Mexican food diet? I read an article in "Scientific Daily" which noted the following : "If Diabetes in Mexico continues unchecked, at least one in three people, and as many as one in two, could be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetimes."   Can … [Read more...]

Why CrossFit Can Stop Making Fun of Zumba

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CrossFit is known for cute slogans like My Warm Up is your workout.  There is truth to the intensity and deliberateness of the CrossFit zeal and regime.   Also characteristic is a joshing regarding Zumba.  There are many references in the Meme stratosphere regarding squats creating an uplifted rear and well Zumba such and such. So I as a fitness instructor have been … [Read more...]

With Pain, No Gain

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Seems like the saying "No Pain, No Gain" gets used quite a bit in the fitness world.  I however would like to say with pain, no gain. So, what does this mean? For me, it means when you are in pain or sick, there are no gains, it is time for healing. Recently, I allowed myself to suffer needlessly.  Some  say I have a high pain tolerance which I would agree with.  I … [Read more...]

Adjectives are NOT Identities: The Unlimited Future is YOU

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Education, Politics and the Diet Empire are all teaching one action step. There is a Part Two so to speak.  And here is where everyone gets caught. It's not that something, an idea or a result is good or bad.  It is that it is information. We know that Edison didn't invent the light bulb in one experiment.  It was a series.  He was preceded by Ben Franklin attracting … [Read more...]

Who is Coaching You?

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Have you noticed all the rage lately? Seems like everyone out there is a coaching expert.  Everyone seems to ask "Who is coaching you?" How did we get so many coaching experts in so many various fields? Scroll through your social media and see how many people are attempting to get you to sign up for their coaching program or upgrade to that other coaching … [Read more...]

Micro Cheats: A Easy Route to Longevity

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Ever feel glee doing some small action while no one was looking?   Maybe you know other people don't do it or would stare at you looking puzzled?   You feel a tiny bit of excitement and snicker to yourself.   Let's say these micro cheats could improve your future and allow you to get away with being well?   Your day is busy and you are preoccupied. … [Read more...]

More Stress More Success

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I have been thinking about stress lately.  We all have the same amount of time in any given day, right? Why do some people get paid more than others?  Is it because they are smarter?  Is it because they came from wealth?  Is it because they work harder? Does more stress mean more success? Have you ever thought about that? How far can you go before you break? We all … [Read more...]

Mental Game: Fitness Thought Replacement Therapy

Mental Game-Fitness Thought Replacement Therapy

The babble that rattles around in between our ears can make us or break us.   How can we improve our mental game? It’s a detail that can be used to foster greatness.   There was a Schwarzenegger story where he fired a woman who delivered bad news to him first thing in the morning.  Your mental clean slate upon rising is a fresh start at a new life, everyday.  Arnold … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Life Optimization Guide

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After 3 years of writing and becoming an authoritative online resource for fitness, fat loss, anti-aging, hormonal optimization and wellness, we offer our daily guide to becoming the leanest, healthiest and happiest version of you! Regardless of your age, if you choose to follow these instructions as closely as possible, you will completely change your life. Start your … [Read more...]

Life Begins on the Edge of Your Comfort Level

Life on the Edge of Your Comfort Level

It's Sunday morning and I have just completed my 5th NPC men's physique competition. I have a mixture of emotions floating to the surface.   (Guest Post from Men's Master Physique Competitor Mike Hardy) Despite my burning desire to win another overall sword, I came up short.   I earned a 2nd place in my division (which is no small feat) and I should be proud of this … [Read more...]