15 Things That Elite Athletes and Fitness Superstars Don’t Wait For
How do some people manage to get and stay in great shape, year round, with minimal effort, and still have a life?
One of the main reasons is because they stopped waiting to be ready. And if you want to achieve your ambitious fitness goals, you should stop waiting, too.
Stop waiting to be ready. Because if you can’t be ready now, you never will be.
Stop waiting for clarity. Get moving in the right direction and course-correct later.
Stop waiting until you feel like it. Your feelings shouldn’t be running the show.
How to Enjoy Your Favorite Foods in Moderation, Have a Normal Social Life, and Still Get the Nutrition You Need for Your Health and Fitness Goals
“I believe it’s healthier to be happy on a B+ diet than stressed out on an A+ diet.” – Matt Fitzgerald, Nutritionist and Endurance Coach
How is it that some people can just eat and eat and eat whatever they want and still stay healthy, lean, and fit? And how is it that many of the world’s longest living people are able to enjoy food and drink that isn’t healthy?
14 Different Models From 9 Of The Top Kettlebell Brands: Which of These Pro-Grade, Competition-Style Kettlebells Is Right For You?
If you’re in the market for a new kettlebell and you’re not sure which one would be best for your unique needs, goals, and budget, this review will help narrow down your options, and hopefully, help you choose just the right one.
In this kettlebell review, you’ll learn:
- Which companies sell the highest quality kettlebells
- Which companies sell the most budget-friendly kettlebells
- Which companies sell the highest value kettlebells (i.e. the best for the money)
- Which kettlebells are best for kettlebell athletes or those interested in competing in kettlebell sport
- Which companies have the most customer-friendly policies and provide the best customer service experience
I was asked this interesting question the other day.
What does training encompass?
Is it merely physical exercise? Athletic training? What about diet training? Here’s my answer.
If you’re not familiar with Charles Staley, let me introduce you to a world-renown strength and conditioning coach, a well-accomplished powerlifter, and a prolific fitness writer.
Charles is a tall, somewhat lanky, but quite muscular, competitive powerlifter who can squat roughly twice his body weight and deadlift over 2.5 times his weight. He also set a new PR last year in chin-ups, scoring 17 reps. Oh, and did I mention that he’s in his late fifties and in the best shape of his life? I tip my hat to you, sir. You are walking the talk and leading from the front.
I first started following Charles work around 2004 when I read one of his articles about Escalating Density Training. Charles has since updated that article here: EDT Revisited. He’s a regular contributor to big name sites like Breaking Muscle, T-Nation, and Bodybuilding.com.
Just the other day, I ran across one of his articles, Making Continued Progress in Your 40s, 50s, and Beyond, which I loved because not only do I get a chance to learn from someone who has gone before me, and is a little older and wiser than I, but it also helps me prepare for things when I’m in my 40s and 50s, too.
So, after reading that, it struck me that, “I’ve known about this guy for awhile and have learned a lot from him. I should reach out to him for an interview.” One quick email was all it took, and he happily agreed. And in no time, we were talking training for nearly 90 minutes – and probably would have gone longer had I prepared some more questions.
I’ve always admired Charles “stick to the basics” approach to strength training. And the fact that he’s in his late fifties and still healthy, fit, injury-free, and very strong is a good indicator that his methods are sound.
Check out this recent video of Charles deadlifting 495 pounds. That’s 2.5 times his bodyweight, which is a very impressive pull no matter who you are.