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Gordon Alexander Light

📋NASM CPT / Fitness Coach
🏅| Helping high performers master their bodies |
💊 1st Phorm Legionnaire
🎙Strength of Body & Mind podcast

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  • Dropped a video on Facebook last week about cubicle life and how it fosters really bad habits for a lot of people. It received a surprisingly high amount of engagement both in comments and DMs. Do you work in a cubicle and do you think it provides a healthy atmosphere or unhealthy atmosphere? Be honest!
  • Dropped a video on Facebook last week about cubicle life and how it fosters really bad habits for a lot of people. It received a surprisingly high amount of engagement both in comments and DMs. Do you work in a cubicle and do you think it provides a healthy atmosphere or unhealthy atmosphere? Be honest!
  •  16  2 23 hours ago

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  • Outlining some of the foundational concepts that go into customized fitness programming.
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    One-size-fits-all fitness programs do not work!
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    They just don’t.
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    Why?
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    We are all fundamentally different in so many ways, that it is impossible for an off-the-shelf training or nutrition plan to work for everyone.
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    Age, gender, activity level, training experience, metabolic state, occupation/activity lifestyle, etc ALL play a role in this.
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    Not to mention likes and dislikes, both in food and training. That’s right, NOT EVERYONE can eat chicken and broccoli 5 times a day, and work out the same as everyone else. What works for one person does not always work for another.
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    Feel stuck? Feel like all the programs and plans you’ve downloaded either for free or in the form of a $47 E-book aren’t working?
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    The solution is a fitness coach.👊🏻
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    Someone that is ACTUALLY experienced. That actually is a certified trainer AND has transformed lives for others.
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    Or continue to struggle to try and figure it out yourself 🤷🏼‍♂️
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    #youreincontrol
  • Outlining some of the foundational concepts that go into customized fitness programming.
-
One-size-fits-all fitness programs do not work!
-
They just don’t.
-
Why?
-
We are all fundamentally different in so many ways, that it is impossible for an off-the-shelf training or nutrition plan to work for everyone.
-
Age, gender, activity level, training experience, metabolic state, occupation/activity lifestyle, etc ALL play a role in this.
-
Not to mention likes and dislikes, both in food and training. That’s right, NOT EVERYONE can eat chicken and broccoli 5 times a day, and work out the same as everyone else. What works for one person does not always work for another.
-
Feel stuck? Feel like all the programs and plans you’ve downloaded either for free or in the form of a $47 E-book aren’t working?
-
The solution is a fitness coach.👊🏻
-
Someone that is ACTUALLY experienced. That actually is a certified trainer AND has transformed lives for others.
-
Or continue to struggle to try and figure it out yourself 🤷🏼‍♂️
-
#youreincontrol
  •  30  2 10 November, 2018
  • My goal is to change 100,000 lives through fitness, health and mindset transformation.
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    Why do I give a shit about helping that many people improve their lives?
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    The answer truly is because I’ve been in that situation of being obese, hating every day, despising what I saw in the mirror and feeling like a failure.
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    It’s one of the worst feelings, and when you’re there it feels like there’s no escape.
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    But I found the door to get out, and it would be incredibly selfish of me to not show others the door.
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    I hold something that can help people become, quite possibly, the happiest they’ve ever been IN THEIR LIFE from a health and fitness perspective.
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    I can’t NOT share it.
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    This is what drives me.
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    So here’s to helping 100,000 amazing human beings become the most fit, in shape and HAPPY versions of themselves 🍻
  • My goal is to change 100,000 lives through fitness, health and mindset transformation.
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Why do I give a shit about helping that many people improve their lives?
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The answer truly is because I’ve been in that situation of being obese, hating every day, despising what I saw in the mirror and feeling like a failure.
-
It’s one of the worst feelings, and when you’re there it feels like there’s no escape.
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But I found the door to get out, and it would be incredibly selfish of me to not show others the door.
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I hold something that can help people become, quite possibly, the happiest they’ve ever been IN THEIR LIFE from a health and fitness perspective.
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I can’t NOT share it.
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This is what drives me.
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So here’s to helping 100,000 amazing human beings become the most fit, in shape and HAPPY versions of themselves 🍻
  •  46  2 8 November, 2018

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  • Just because you’ve failed at fitness in the past, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a strong work ethic.
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    I’ve found that some of the hardest working people I’ve ever met are out of shape and have been unable to master their bodies.
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    It’s not because they don’t know how to work hard.
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    It’s not because they are incapable of following a strategy.
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    It almost always comes down to 2 things:
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    1. Mindset
    2. Accountability
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    Hard workers tend to have a tougher time getting into the mindset to be able to lock on to a long term goal while seeing little results on a day-to-day basis.
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    Hard workers also tend to experience frustration and burnout quickly when they start to plateau. It seems that literally any little thing in their life can happen and distract them when this occurs.
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    Have you ever downloaded a one-size-fits-all training program or nutrition plan from some website and not gotten great results?
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    Is it because you couldn’t understand it? Hah, I doubt it 😜
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    I’ve seen it too many times now over the years: the reason is because the key pieces were missing: mindset and accountability.
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    All humans need these things in order to get great results. It’s how we operate as a species. No one is unique enough to be so driven they can do and achieve everything they want without the help of others, it’s just not possible.
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    It’s time to put the ego aside and embrace the support from others who have achieved what you want.
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    #youreincontrol
  • Just because you’ve failed at fitness in the past, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a strong work ethic.
-
I’ve found that some of the hardest working people I’ve ever met are out of shape and have been unable to master their bodies.
-
It’s not because they don’t know how to work hard.
-
It’s not because they are incapable of following a strategy.
-
It almost always comes down to 2 things:
-
1. Mindset
2. Accountability
-
Hard workers tend to have a tougher time getting into the mindset to be able to lock on to a long term goal while seeing little results on a day-to-day basis.
-
Hard workers also tend to experience frustration and burnout quickly when they start to plateau. It seems that literally any little thing in their life can happen and distract them when this occurs.
-
Have you ever downloaded a one-size-fits-all training program or nutrition plan from some website and not gotten great results?
-
Is it because you couldn’t understand it? Hah, I doubt it 😜
-
I’ve seen it too many times now over the years: the reason is because the key pieces were missing: mindset and accountability.
-
All humans need these things in order to get great results. It’s how we operate as a species. No one is unique enough to be so driven they can do and achieve everything they want without the help of others, it’s just not possible.
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It’s time to put the ego aside and embrace the support from others who have achieved what you want.
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#youreincontrol
  •  32  2 6 November, 2018
  • Me. At midnight. Groggy. Putting together meal plan and training content for people 😴 🌙 -
    Why? Because I love it. And I love helping people.
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    You know that feeling you get when you work so hard and are so patient and you finally get the prize at the end: a new car, a big raise at work, the new house. And it’s amazing for a few minutes, hours or days, then life just becomes more of the same?
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    There’s really no way to avoid that. We all want instant gratification.
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    BUT after experiencing that feeling over and over and over again you start to see that the effort that you put in to get the prize IS the prize.
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    The journey is actually the fun part. It’s the part worth talking about later. It’s the part that you learn the most from. It’s the part that will set you up for the next thing you go after.
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    Fitness is such a prime example of this because there is no real end prize, only a continuous stream of micro prizes.
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    Because of this, you are forced to appreciate the journey and effort from very early on in the process and it’s that effort that makes it addicting.
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    Losing a 1/2” here, seeing more muscle definition there, having more energy all of the sudden...these are micro goals, and there are infinite amounts of them, all gained through the process of living a fitness lifestyle.
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    It’s all about putting in that effort over and over again...even if that means working up programs and meal plans for people at midnight when you have to be up at 6am 😜
  • Me. At midnight. Groggy. Putting together meal plan and training content for people 😴 🌙 -
Why? Because I love it. And I love helping people.
-
You know that feeling you get when you work so hard and are so patient and you finally get the prize at the end: a new car, a big raise at work, the new house. And it’s amazing for a few minutes, hours or days, then life just becomes more of the same?
-
There’s really no way to avoid that. We all want instant gratification.
-
BUT after experiencing that feeling over and over and over again you start to see that the effort that you put in to get the prize IS the prize.
-
The journey is actually the fun part. It’s the part worth talking about later. It’s the part that you learn the most from. It’s the part that will set you up for the next thing you go after.
-
Fitness is such a prime example of this because there is no real end prize, only a continuous stream of micro prizes.
-
Because of this, you are forced to appreciate the journey and effort from very early on in the process and it’s that effort that makes it addicting.
-
Losing a 1/2” here, seeing more muscle definition there, having more energy all of the sudden...these are micro goals, and there are infinite amounts of them, all gained through the process of living a fitness lifestyle.
-
It’s all about putting in that effort over and over again...even if that means working up programs and meal plans for people at midnight when you have to be up at 6am 😜
  •  46  2 4 November, 2018
  • Do you make all of your decisions with purpose and intent?
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    Most people make their decisions based on emotions or how they feel in that moment just prior to making the decision.
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    When you do this, unfortunately, you give up all leverage to that little shoulder devil 😈 -
    One decision made without intent of purpose often leads to 2, 3, 4 more.
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    From a fitness standpoint, this usually happens in the form of cheating on your nutrition, skipping a workout, or letting your mindset drift away from the goal you originally wanted.
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    This has been on my mind a LOT lately and I want as many people to hear and read this as possible: making unconscious decisions will almost always lead you to a place of no results and a lot of disappointment.
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    Making conscious decisions, however, will almost always lead you to the opposite.
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    You’re in total control! How will you decide to use your time today, tomorrow, the next day?
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    #youreincontrol
  • Do you make all of your decisions with purpose and intent?
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Most people make their decisions based on emotions or how they feel in that moment just prior to making the decision.
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When you do this, unfortunately, you give up all leverage to that little shoulder devil 😈 -
One decision made without intent of purpose often leads to 2, 3, 4 more.
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From a fitness standpoint, this usually happens in the form of cheating on your nutrition, skipping a workout, or letting your mindset drift away from the goal you originally wanted.
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This has been on my mind a LOT lately and I want as many people to hear and read this as possible: making unconscious decisions will almost always lead you to a place of no results and a lot of disappointment.
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Making conscious decisions, however, will almost always lead you to the opposite.
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You’re in total control! How will you decide to use your time today, tomorrow, the next day?
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#youreincontrol
  •  43  4 3 November, 2018

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  • Here’s something you probably aren’t doing and it is holding you back from being successful in fitness:
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    Filtering your decisions through the lens of “does this map to my goal?” -
    You probably make decisions about everything you do during the day based on how you feel at that exact moment. Especially for things like:
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    1️⃣ What am I going to eat?
    2️⃣ What am I going to drink?
    3️⃣ What am I adding to my food/drinks (sauces, sugar, etc)
    4️⃣ Will I go to the gym?
    5️⃣ Will I take the elevator or stairs?
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    If you begin to ask yourself before EVERY decision you make during the day “does this map to my fitness goal”, you will begin to change the way you operate daily.
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    Even asking yourself that question before brushing your teeth, pumping gas, feeding your dog, doing laundry...all things that are IRRELEVANT regarding fitness, will actually provide value BECAUSE it is instilling the habit of filtering your decision making.
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    One thing that sets apart high achievers and high performers from everyone else is that they are conscious about every decision they make.
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    You want the result but don’t want to be conscious about your decision making? It’s not going to happen.
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    Be conscious about your decision making and it will become effortless in time, to the point where you will make beneficial decision after beneficial decision, all basically on autopilot in the form of a habit.
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    #youreincontrol
  • Here’s something you probably aren’t doing and it is holding you back from being successful in fitness:
-
Filtering your decisions through the lens of “does this map to my goal?” -
You probably make decisions about everything you do during the day based on how you feel at that exact moment. Especially for things like:
-
1️⃣ What am I going to eat?
2️⃣ What am I going to drink?
3️⃣ What am I adding to my food/drinks (sauces, sugar, etc)
4️⃣ Will I go to the gym?
5️⃣ Will I take the elevator or stairs?
-
If you begin to ask yourself before EVERY decision you make during the day “does this map to my fitness goal”, you will begin to change the way you operate daily.
-
Even asking yourself that question before brushing your teeth, pumping gas, feeding your dog, doing laundry...all things that are IRRELEVANT regarding fitness, will actually provide value BECAUSE it is instilling the habit of filtering your decision making.
-
One thing that sets apart high achievers and high performers from everyone else is that they are conscious about every decision they make.
-
You want the result but don’t want to be conscious about your decision making? It’s not going to happen.
-
Be conscious about your decision making and it will become effortless in time, to the point where you will make beneficial decision after beneficial decision, all basically on autopilot in the form of a habit.
-
#youreincontrol
  •  48  18 2 November, 2018
  • I had this realization recently that, in our fitness and health, we are all either moving forward or we’re moving in reverse, there is no middle ground.
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    I’ve been a practitioner of this mindset for years but only recently it REALLY clicked.
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    Our bodies are intricate, dynamic, complex organisms that never sit still.
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    Every day we get older, and as we age things continue to slow down, and that never stops.
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    When you really understand that it never stops, you simultaneously realize that health and fitness is FOREVER.
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    It’s not this temporary thing to look good for a summer or for your wedding, it’s something that can (and should) last as long as you’re alive.
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    If you’re reading this far down, I want you to understand that a fitness lifestyle is just that, a LIFE style: it is for life.
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    I recorded a podcast about this that will be airing tomorrow November 1, 2018 on the Strength of Body and Mind Podcast. Go check it out, it should be available on ALL major platforms around 4:30am EST!
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    Remember, if you aren’t moving forward you are moving in reverse 👊🏻
  • I had this realization recently that, in our fitness and health, we are all either moving forward or we’re moving in reverse, there is no middle ground.
-
I’ve been a practitioner of this mindset for years but only recently it REALLY clicked.
-
Our bodies are intricate, dynamic, complex organisms that never sit still.
-
Every day we get older, and as we age things continue to slow down, and that never stops.
-
When you really understand that it never stops, you simultaneously realize that health and fitness is FOREVER.
-
It’s not this temporary thing to look good for a summer or for your wedding, it’s something that can (and should) last as long as you’re alive.
-
If you’re reading this far down, I want you to understand that a fitness lifestyle is just that, a LIFE style: it is for life.
-
I recorded a podcast about this that will be airing tomorrow November 1, 2018 on the Strength of Body and Mind Podcast. Go check it out, it should be available on ALL major platforms around 4:30am EST!
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Remember, if you aren’t moving forward you are moving in reverse 👊🏻
  •  66  23 31 October, 2018
  • Right: me at 23 yrs old. 245 lbs. No self esteem, no self belief, no confidence whatsoever, and borderline depression. Eating between 3000-4000 calories a day of pure shit, and going to the gym several times a week.
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    Left: me at 33 yrs old (today). 204 lbs. Married. A father. A business owner. On top of the fucking world! Eating 2900 calories a day of QUALITY food, still going to the gym several times a week.
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    Obviously my body composition is way different but the biggest delta between these two periods of my life are my mindset.
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    I’ve not only been able to figure out my own body but I’ve developed the skill of helping others master their bodies as well so they can achieve similar results and THAT is the most rewarding piece of this entire 10 year span.
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    It’s not magic. It’s not years of grueling sacrifice and agony. It’s not 4 hours in the gym daily.
    -
    It’s about utilizing a smart approach and having truly good intentions for your body every day.
    -
    But it’s also about learning to love yourself. When you get to that place where you actually respect and love yourself you start to treat it better, and that’s when the best development happens.
    -
    #youreincontrol
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  • Right: me at 23 yrs old. 245 lbs. No self esteem, no self belief, no confidence whatsoever, and borderline depression. Eating between 3000-4000 calories a day of pure shit, and going to the gym several times a week.
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Left: me at 33 yrs old (today). 204 lbs. Married. A father. A business owner. On top of the fucking world! Eating 2900 calories a day of QUALITY food, still going to the gym several times a week.
-
Obviously my body composition is way different but the biggest delta between these two periods of my life are my mindset.
-
I’ve not only been able to figure out my own body but I’ve developed the skill of helping others master their bodies as well so they can achieve similar results and THAT is the most rewarding piece of this entire 10 year span.
-
It’s not magic. It’s not years of grueling sacrifice and agony. It’s not 4 hours in the gym daily.
-
It’s about utilizing a smart approach and having truly good intentions for your body every day.
-
But it’s also about learning to love yourself. When you get to that place where you actually respect and love yourself you start to treat it better, and that’s when the best development happens.
-
#youreincontrol
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  •  116  30 30 October, 2018
  • Always take the time to remember why you do anything.
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    I definitely have some selfish reasons for doing what I do, but the primary driver is these two human beings right here.
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    Without them I don’t know what I would think, how I would act, or what I would do with myself.
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    This is my crew, and I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
  • Always take the time to remember why you do anything.
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I definitely have some selfish reasons for doing what I do, but the primary driver is these two human beings right here.
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Without them I don’t know what I would think, how I would act, or what I would do with myself.
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This is my crew, and I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
  •  59  16 28 October, 2018
  • Sleep is the #1 health routine I’m guilty of not giving enough attention to.
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    I do this even though I know firsthand just how important sleep is.
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    I make up excuses like:
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    1️⃣ I can’t turn my brain off
    2️⃣ I got an extra hour last night, I’m good
    3️⃣ I just have to finish this last thing
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    It’s all a bunch of BS.
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    Reality is, I don’t prioritize sleep as much as I should.
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    Meanwhile, if I chose to sleep more, I KNOW I would be more productive when I’m awake and therefor would actually get more done!
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    Everyone’s got things they struggle with, even coaches and trainers.
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    What’s the #1 health routine you struggle with? 🤔
  • Sleep is the #1 health routine I’m guilty of not giving enough attention to.
-
I do this even though I know firsthand just how important sleep is.
-
I make up excuses like:
-
1️⃣ I can’t turn my brain off
2️⃣ I got an extra hour last night, I’m good
3️⃣ I just have to finish this last thing
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It’s all a bunch of BS.
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Reality is, I don’t prioritize sleep as much as I should.
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Meanwhile, if I chose to sleep more, I KNOW I would be more productive when I’m awake and therefor would actually get more done!
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Everyone’s got things they struggle with, even coaches and trainers.
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What’s the #1 health routine you struggle with? 🤔
  •  54  2 28 October, 2018
  • Do you work on trunk rotation at all?!
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    This exercise is a variation of the land mine, and is all core strength, flexibility, and endurance.
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    I know, this video isn’t that exciting to watch BUT there’s value here, I promise.
    -
    What you can’t see is that my core is engaged from the neutral point (facing forward) all the way through the concentric and eccentric parts of the exercise, and back. -
    This activates everything in the abdominal region and improves its flexibility through the range of motion but also strength due to the stress of having a weighted load applied while rotating.
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    This is one of the secret weapon ab exercises that not only builds that 6 pack but improves the ability to perform squats, deadlifts, overhead press and many other exercises that rely on balance and stability.
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    Give them a shot this weekend and you’ll be feeling it for the entire day 😉
  • Do you work on trunk rotation at all?!
-
This exercise is a variation of the land mine, and is all core strength, flexibility, and endurance.
-
I know, this video isn’t that exciting to watch BUT there’s value here, I promise.
-
What you can’t see is that my core is engaged from the neutral point (facing forward) all the way through the concentric and eccentric parts of the exercise, and back. -
This activates everything in the abdominal region and improves its flexibility through the range of motion but also strength due to the stress of having a weighted load applied while rotating.
-
This is one of the secret weapon ab exercises that not only builds that 6 pack but improves the ability to perform squats, deadlifts, overhead press and many other exercises that rely on balance and stability.
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Give them a shot this weekend and you’ll be feeling it for the entire day 😉
  •  51  3 26 October, 2018