85 days…and counting

So, by my count I have 85 days left in this diet Eric Hulse has prescribed for me. I have never wanted a summer to pass so quickly before. At present I feel like shit. My muscles feel flat, my energy is low and every little ache and pain is glaringly apparent. Oh yeah, and my attitude and general demeanor are shitty, too. If you can’t tell I’m an absolute joy to be around and here we are just five days in. The first part of the week wasn’t so bad but I totally bottomed out on Friday. I don’t … Read More »

Mental Meat Heads

I’ve got that after Christmas feeling. Not the one where you’re all bloated from too much turkey and sweets and disappointed that you didn’t get that pony again this year, but the one that’s the natural denouement that comes from getting all ramped up for something awesome, and it was awesome, but now it’s over and you’ve got to start thinking about going back to school, maybe even finish that book report you were putting off. This past weekend was nothing short of amazing – the culmination of several months effort and planning, but also the high point of my … Read More »

Luis Carrillo

Happy New Year! To kick off 2013 I’ve included an interview I did with Strengthology student, Luis Carrillo.  Luis lives and trains in San Diego, California. Luis traveled to St. Petersburg in June of 2012 for a Strengthology I workshop with Elliott Hulse.  There he discovered several imbalances, or what Elliott calls “muscle viruses.”  Empowered with a new knowledge for correcting those imbalances and a rekindled passion for change.  Luis set to work. In three short months he gained five pounds of muscle and made great strides in his mobility and athleticism — all with just bodyweight training. To learn … Read More »

Elliott Hulse

Happy Wendesday, ya’ll. Today’s interview is with Elliott ‘The Incredible’ Hulse.  If you’re not familiar with Elliott by now, you clearly haven’t been paying attention.  Not only does he frequently get a nod of acknowledgement here, he is one of the most prolific authorities on YouTube. Husband, father, pro-Strongman, gym owner, Mental Meat Head, Non-Jobs guru and purveyor of knowledge both profane and profound, Elliott has been a huge influence in both my business and my life. In today’s interview we wander off the beaten path, digging deep into the philosophical side of fitness and becoming truly the strongest version … Read More »

Strengthology Lessons

Hey there , Yesterday I spoke about how we are all perfectly imperfect.  This was an epiphany I gleaned from my weekend in St. Petersburg at Elliott Hulses’ Strengthology Workshop. The way this epiphany came, however, was not the usual flash of insight that is accompanied by excitement and a rush of good feeling.  In fact, it came up slowly, on my blind side, and when I first became aware of it, my first response was, “Aww, really?” Elliott’s workshop was on what he calls the Fourth Layer of Strength — presentable strength.  It’s the ability to showcase your unique … Read More »

Perfectly Imperfect

As usual, I had a great time in St. Petersburg.  Elliott Hulse always delivers and this workshop was no exception.  I am, however, glad to be home. Now that I’m home, I have work to do. I faced some hard truths this weekend.  Whether he was aware of it or not, Elliott held up a mirror that showed a face I had been running from.  It was time to take a hard look and accept some truths. Here’s a story: A monk, having spent years of study and meditation approaches his master, “Sifu, what should one do when faced with … Read More »