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  • A bittersweet finish on all-stars “Broken Skull Challenge”

    A bittersweet finish on all-stars “Broken Skull Challenge”

    The time had come on the all-stars “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” to see if all my training had paid off. I had been dreaming of running the Skullbuster since I lost the chance in Season 2.  It’s an obstacle course that attacks the strength, endurance, and willpower of athletes who endure as the last one standing on each episode of the reality TV show. Continue reading
  • Recipe: Chocolate Brownie Protein Waffles

    Recipe: Chocolate Brownie Protein Waffles

    After you work out, you need to fuel your body to rebuild your muscles as quickly as possible. You should consume protein immediately after you finish if your goal is to increase muscle mass. Continue reading
  • Seeking Revenge on all-stars “Broken Skull Challenge”

    Seeking Revenge on all-stars “Broken Skull Challenge”

    For the all-stars episode of “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge,” the producers picked the closest matchups from the past five seasons and pitted them against each other during the first challenge to see if they have what it takes to wreak revenge on the guy that took them out before. Continue reading
  • The Mental Game: American Ninja Warrior Finals

    The Mental Game: American Ninja Warrior Finals

    Five years, six seasons, nonstop training. I’d overcome dislocations, sprains, and tendonitis for more than three years. And I made it! I made it to the ninth season of “American Ninja Warrior” finals course in Las Vegas. Continue reading
  • Ramp Up Your Fitness Routine to Prepare for Thanksgiving

    Ramp Up Your Fitness Routine to Prepare for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time to sit back and enjoy some time with family, friends and of course food. Well, this tradition sure does conflict with your fitness goals heading into the holiday season. Let’s take a look how you can do some “damage control” heading into the week of Thanksgiving. Continue reading
  • Functional Fitness for Firefighting

    Functional Fitness for Firefighting

    I have been in the fire service for the past 15 years, and I can remember to this day exactly how I trained to start my career. The first thing I had to do was get into the fire academy, and in doing so I had to go through a physical agility test. This test consisted of climbing 6 flights of stairs while carrying hose on your shoulder. Once at the top you had to pull a rolled hose up the 6 stories, then put it down and go back down the 6 flights of stairs. Once you got back to the bottom you had to hit a sled with a sledgehammer until it moved about 10 feet. Continue reading
  • Never say “I can’t”

    Never say “I can’t”

    It was the second night at Daytona International Speedway for the filming of “American Ninja Warrior,” season nine. I had made it through five treacherous obstacles in the qualifying course and was on to the second round and the city finals. Continue reading
  • Which Type of Strength Training Is Best For You?

    Which Type of Strength Training Is Best For You?

    When it comes to “lifting” weights there is a common concern and question we get all the time. Depending on what an individual’s goals are, they are typically trying to tone up or gain size and mass. When somebody wants to “tone up” they are looking to become leaner while somebody who wants to increase size and mass are looking to achieve hypertrophy (overall size increase of a muscle). In this article, we are going to look into each definition first, then we can decide which option is best for you and your goals. Continue reading
  • Mind Over Matter – Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge – The Finals

    Mind Over Matter – Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge – The Finals

    This was the moment an athlete dreams of, the moment you train constantly for, the moment to prove yourself. The finals of Season 2 of the TV series “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” were here to determine the best of the best and which team had enough grit, teamwork, strength, and endurance to take home the grand prize of $250,000 for Season 2. Continue reading
  • Set A Realistic Goal to Ditch Intimidation

    Set A Realistic Goal to Ditch Intimidation

    "That's impressive!" That’s what people would say about my diet and training regimen when I competed 2 years in the bikini division of physique competitions. That compliment usually was followed by, "I could never live like that." Continue reading

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