Category Archives: Beyond the Books

Struggling to Reach Your Goals? Time For a Paradigm Shift (And Maybe Some New Friends)

Setting and reaching a short-term goal isn’t easy, but most people are capable of doing it. Partly because they know where they’re going, and they know what’s required to get there, but predominantly because there’s an expiry date, so their goal is a priority for the 30, 60, or 90 day period. Unfortunately, the same…

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5 Small Nutrition Tweaks That Make a BIG Difference

They say it’s the little things that make all the difference, and this is especially the case when it comes to nutrition. Although, I’d take it one step further and say it’s the little things done consistently that make all the difference. Since this is usually the piece that’s holding people back from reaching their…

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – The Most Common Autoimmune Condition You’ve Never Heard Of

Thyroid receptors are present in every cell in the body, and the thyroid hormones affect all major systems – having a direct impact on digestion, metabolism, cholesterol, body temperature, glucose tolerance, cognitive function, and fertility (to name a few). Sadly, thyroid dysfunction is on the rise. And though it’s rarely discussed, synthetic hormone medications are…

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Strength Innovation – Bridged Floor Press

Not every exercise needs to be functional, and not every exercise needs to maximize strength. The end result is the same, in that we get stronger and move better, but often times this is because we’ve improved our muscle activation and coordination. “Is the Bridged Floor Press more functional than the Bench Press?” Yes. “Does…

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Beyond 1% Fitness – The Advanced Program

Even though the research on optimal loading (weight lifted) is somewhat contradictory, it’s clear that as you gain experience and transition into an advanced lifter, it’s critical that you continue to progress. For instance: Strength gains can be achieved at 60% of 1RM for novice lifters, while 80% is required for trained individuals and 85%…

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Moving From Healthy to Healthier in The New Year

Recently, I posted an article called 6 Simple Steps for Success in the New Year. Which was great for those looking to turn their health around in 2017, but wasn’t much help for those already ‘Living It.’ If that’s you, and you’re looking to make the jump from ‘healthy’ to ‘healthier’ this year, here are…

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5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Daily (aka Lifestyle Movements)

Anyone that’s done a 12-week exercise plan, stopped completely, and lost all their results, understands the importance of consistency. Similar to the way someone busting their butt in the gym every day, and getting nowhere understands that it’s what you do the other 23hrs that matters. (or maybe they don’t…lol) Provided you have your sleep…

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The Foot Rebuilding VIDEO

Last week an excerpt from my 1% Fitness book was posted as an article on Charles Poliquin’s website, StrengthSensei.com: The 20+ Muscles You’re Forgetting & Why They Continue to Weaken It discusses the importance of strengthening your feet, which account for “25% of the bones and muscles in your body.” And shows us how each…

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