Category Archives: Life Thoughts

Having FUN While Working Out

I’m pumped up right now!

I just finished up teaching the Total Bodyworks class at the North Shore Wisconsin Athletic Club and it was so much fun!

We started with a short, 5 minute, in-place warm up working on some basic body weight movements.

After the warm up we progressed to some strength training exercises with light dumbbells – performing exercises such as squats, shoulder presses, and rows.
To follow up the strength training we did a bit more cardiovascular work. Half of the group did some core development exercises while the other half did some different movement exercises up and down the gym floor. Continue reading

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Waking Up To Opportunity

When you wake up each morning how do you view the day? Do you look at it as just another day – the same as any other day of your life? Or do you view it as an opportunity? Many … Continue reading

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Elon Musk: Constant Improvement

This is one of the picture quotes I have up on my wall in my room and it really hammers home the idea of constant improvement which I believe so strongly in. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla (I talked … Continue reading

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Getting Back On Track

After having to do a couple of S.U.D.S. workouts the last week or two I was finally able to get back on track today – completing some heavy squats, presses, pull ups, and auxiliary work.

I’d been in a bit of a funk recently with my workouts, due in large part to a lack of sleep and a low amount of energy from my current low-carb diet (I’ll talk more about the specifics later), but today felt great! Today felt like a brand new beginning.

Many people deal with the same situation I was in the last week – lack of sleep, elevated stress levels, and an unwillingness to workout. Continue reading

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Striving For Greatness

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I firmly believe that everyone has greatness within them.

There are so many things that hold us back from greatness, but one thing in particular that prevents us from being great is our tendency to be realistic.

Of course, in some situations you need to be realistic – let’s be honest, you can’t just jump off a bridge and expect that you’ll fly (Without any help at least). Continue reading

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Avoiding Complacency: Never Stop Learning and Growing

We all get complacent at times – staying in our comfort zones and taking the path of least resistance.

This way of life is easy, but also something we have to be careful to avoid.

As we become complacent more and more we stop learning, we stop growing, and we settle for mediocrity. Continue reading

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How To Find Inspiration To Succeed At Anything

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At the beginning of the summer before my 8th grade season of basketball I attended a basketball camp.

Like many of the camps I ended up attending in middle school as well as in high school there was a guest speaker.

This particular camp was the Brown Deer Basketball Camp and so the speaker was Steve Novak, current NBA basketball player and a Brown Deer High School graduate. Continue reading

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The Importance of Perfection

I have a love/hate relationship with perfection.

On one hand perfection is crippling.

We see examples of how crippling perfection can be every day. If you want a real world example just look at a few magazines.

The people on the cover are often photo-shopped to make them appear to be “perfect” in the eyes of society.

This standard of perfection is seen by millions of people which henceforth causes problems like eating disorders. Continue reading

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E:60 Marshawn Lynch – Beast Mode

With the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl I thought it would be cool to have you watch this story on running back Marshawn Lynch. He is the guy with one of the most memorable runs of all time in … Continue reading

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Enjoying Every Moment

I’m headed to La Crosse Saturday and I can’t wait to see a bunch of my friends from college. It has been a few months since I’ve been back so I’m definitely looking forward to the trip.

I must say that I debated making the 7 hour round trip journey out there this weekend because I’ll be there less than 24 hours.

After debating for some time about whether I should go or not the answer became crystal clear. Continue reading

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