4 Essential Steps to Build Muscle

Now that you have learned why building muscle is so important in the context of modern life, let’s go over how to build muscle.

Building muscle really isn’t a complicated process. If you get 2-3 things right, you WILL build muscle. Now obviously there’s some variance from person to person but these big rocks are generally true and applicable to almost everyone. Humans are adaptation machines and as long as the adaptation signal to build muscle is being sent to your body, your body will search for a way to build muscle.

Keep reading4 Essential Steps to Build Muscle

How to cut processed food from your diet

If you read the previous post, you probably are wanting to eliminate or at least reduce them from your diet. How to do this in a sustainable way will vary from person to person. Different people have their own tendencies and motivations that will determine their approach to sustainable changes in their diet.

Keep readingHow to cut processed food from your diet

How to improve your posture to feel and look better

Good posture of dancer

Yes, this is a post about your posture. no I’m not going to be like your grandma reminding you to pull your shoulders back sit up straight while playing the piano.

It turns out though, that your grandma had a good reason for nagging so much about your posture. There’s a lot of parts of your life that posture can affect both positively and negatively. I’ll highlight some of these and then provide a couple of recommendations for how you can work to improve your posture.

Keep readingHow to improve your posture to feel and look better

How to not gain fat while on vacation

[This is a follow up to a previous post.]

2 weeks in Italy and not a pound gained, or any strength lost

We got back home earlier this week and have been getting back into the swing of normal life. When I got home, I was curious after not having weighing myself for two weeks to see where I was considering I ate a lot of good food and wasn’t exercising beyond 5 to 10 minutes of calisthenics in the morning.

I was shocked to see that my weight was the same as it was the day that I left.

Keep readingHow to not gain fat while on vacation

Maintaining your fitness while on vacation

I’m currently having a great time on vacation with my wife. I’m not worried about getting workouts in. I’m not even being consistent at tracking what I’m eating. I’m focused on other things.

This might sound strange but this approach is the best way for me to get the most for my fitness while on vacation. Let me explain why.

Keep readingMaintaining your fitness while on vacation

Compounding in your life

Your actions affect other areas of your life. Figure out what changes you want to make in your life and what actions you’ll need to make to get there.  

A big reason why I talk about both health and money is because both are powerful drivers for every area of your life, improving one aspect of your life helps all the other areas improve too. A rising tide (of intentional improvement) lifts all boats (in your life). Much like your body is a complete organism with various systems that all influence each other, so it is with all the various aspects of your life. A choice you make in one area of your life has ripples throughout your entire life.

Keep readingCompounding in your life

Finding the Time and Energy to Lose Weight

I’m sure you’ve told yourself before that you don’t have time to cook better food or to exercise. Maybe you work a lot of hours, or have a lot of family responsibilities, or both! This does not mean you can’t be healthy and look good. Here, I’ll give you some advice to help you manage daily life and still reach your goals. But first let’s talk about the number one rule of losing weight.

Keep readingFinding the Time and Energy to Lose Weight

What’s the best alternative to Crossfit?

There’s no denying the impact that Crossfit has had. Few things have encouraged more people to build muscle and get in shape more than Crossfit.

However, Crossfit is not something that it ideal for the general population. Much like basketball or jiu jitsu, Crossfit is a sport and has specific demands that it requires of its athletes that doesn’t necessarily align with general fitness.

Keep readingWhat’s the best alternative to Crossfit?

Enough Sleep

Sleep. We all need it and most of us can’t seem to get enough of it. Sleep does so much for our bodies, much of which we don’t completely understand, but we do know that getting enough sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Healthy sleep habits look different for different people. Mainly depending on their chronotype, job and family situations, etc. Take the time to consider your situation. However there are some habits that seem to be true for all.

Keep readingEnough Sleep