General Health

11 Ways to Clean Up Your Act

People are disgusting.  Both men and women…disgusting.  It’s not that you have to be a clean-freak but you have to keep your house in order and I’m not just talking about the home you live in.  You have to clean up your act.

This involves more than tidying up.  We have germs.  Germs make you sick.  Germs spread and make other people sick.  Quit making other people sick with your nasty germs and sanitize yourself.

Squat-Butts & Blue Jeans

I hate shopping for clothes. Particularly, blue jeans. Nine times out of ten, shopping for blue jeans is a horrible experience for me. In fact, within the last 6 months I’ve been shopping for jeans twice. And twice, I’ve come home with nothing.

Buying jeans can be a complete time-waster. Besides the fact of having to go in the store and try each and every pair on, I suffer from SBS…


For those of you who aren’t familiar with SBS it goes like this. You go to the gym, get in the squat rack, put the bar on your back and start squatting.

Over time, as you do this more and more your glutes become well-developed. Big, round, rock-hard glutes. Also referred to as “squat-booty”.

Cheaters Never Win: 10 Ways to Deal With Deceivers of the WhiteBoard

“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis 

Sites like Wodify and BeyondtheWhiteBoard, allow gym-goers to compete with one another even if they’re not in the same class.  The ability to post your WOD time and understand how your fitness level compares to your peers is normally good and healthy competition.

That is, until someone attempts to ruin it.  That is, until you get that infectious disease.  This type of disease is deadly to the morale of a CrossFit box and spreads ill-will.

“Watch” Out – How the TV Killed Clyde

So what, I like to watch Grey’s Anatomy just as much as the other girls, but that’s about as far as it goes.

Spending hours in front of the “Idiot Box” (we’ll now refer to the TV from here out as the I.B.) is not the way anyone should spend their life.  Yet, people do.  How have we become so bored in our lives that all we can find pleasure in is living out our dreams through the lives of our favorite I.B. show?

Maximizing Muscle: Chill and Build

As a guy who loves being in the gym and pushing myself, I take it very seriously when it comes to my health.  Yeah, I have fun lifting weights and there are enormous benefits from physical activity but I want to see my hard work pay off and obtain that sense of satisfaction with muscles popping and veins pumping.

So, how do we do it?  Of course nutrition is involved.  I would venture to say it’s 70% of the work to getting a tight physique but what else outside of lifting and conditioning work can you do to add slabs of muscle and shred the fat?

80/20 Rules of Fitness-5 Rules of Efficiency

The Pareto principle, or the 80/20 rule, states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. – Wikipedia

Mostly used in business, the 80/20 rule can be applied to general health as well.  Whether it’s food in the kitchen or working out in the gym, let’s cut the crap.  Use these tips and focus your attention on what really matters.

Pensacola Beach Brawl 4 – A Review

Competition brings out the best in all of us.  I mean, we compete with ourselves everyday.  Whether we’re lifting heavier weight, attempting to run just a second faster, hitting that AMRAP for just one more rep, we want to be better than we were yesterday.

We compete not just with ourselves, but against others.  How good are we?  How far have we come? We find the answers through competition.  Competing against others is a testing ground and the testing ground came this past weekend at Pensacola Beach Brawl 4.

The Work Out: When Is Enough, Enough?

If you’ve been lifting for a while,”You must workout.” is a statement you are probably familiar with hearing when meeting someone new.  A popular question that seems to go right along with this is, “How many days do you work out a week?”  For me, I usually give my answer without all the little details.  Haha, but if they only knew!

10 Reasons to Become Jacked & Strong

In order to get Jacked, in order to get Strong, you must take action.  It’s not for everybody.  Not everybody can hack it.  It takes a certain mentality and a certain mental toughnessYou either want it or you don’t.  For those of you that do, I have a simple tip for you…”Go Get It.”  It’s that simple.  Get your butt in the gym, take care of yourself in the kitchen and get a proper amount of sleep at night and you can dwindle the fat away and become a lean muscle-building machine.

I can sit here and give away all the many health benefits you will receive just by reducing your overall fat level and packing on some hard-earned muscle but that would be rather boring.  I would rather stab myself in the eye.  So for yours and mine benefit I am going to give you 10 reasons on why you should become Jacked and Strong.