Relationships Matter

You eat well. You work hard. You sleep on a schedule. You read. You give your time, energy, and intelligence to causes that matter.  At first glance, youve checked every box that matters to a healthy life. However, there’s one box you might be forgetting about (many, many of us do) and that’s relationships. Relationships,…

Muscle Building 101

We talk a lot about making gains around here, and that sort of encompasses the entirety of fitness: whether your goal is shredding, putting on muscle, boosting your endurance, etc … “making gains” is making strides toward that goal. Today, I want to talk about making “actual” gains, in the form of muscle. Typical talk…

How to Get Up Early (and Why You Should)

We all know that one person … the morning person. They’re up at dawn, they’re smiling, and they seem ready to take on the world. When I was younger, and like most people who regularly slept in, I used to think when I saw these people, “someone give me some of that juice!” (Haha), Ironically,…

The Kettlebell Shortage of 2020

Of all the surprises of this year, this one was pretty up there as far as “unexpected” goes. So, we all obviously know that I’m a sucker for a kettlebell workout (haha). Seriously, hand me a single kettlebell and an open space, and I’m in on a full-body crash course to fitness.  Here’s the thing,…

Benefits of Cold Showers

The thought of stepping into an icy shower might already be giving you chills, but bear with me here when I say: if you start integrating them into your regime, your body will shortly be thanking you for it. Before we get into why, I’ll share a little background on the start of my cold…

How Often Should You Work Out?

Typically, getting started is always the hardest part when it comes to accomplishing anything.  From writing your grocery list to planning an epic event, figuring out where to begin and what to do first is the first hurdle to clear.  The same is true when it comes to developing a workout regime; you may know…

Killer Resistance Band Workouts

Resistance bands look all innocent and light, but let me tell you: resistance band workouts can be killer three times over. To begin, they’re a great starting point for beginners, providing an almost injury-free way to venture into weight training. Second: resistance bands offer an easy home workout option to keep your regular weight training…

Strength Training with Kettlebells

We use kettlebells around here like they’re always new, but in reality, they’re old school. Like, 18th-century-old-school. Kettlebells have been around since at least 1704, when they were used as a measuring tool to weigh dry goods in Russia. However, it didn’t take long for people to observe the opportunities kettlebells presented for functional training,…

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