Living With A Seal [Book]

Book Overview:  When Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month – an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be “the toughest man on the planet”!  Jesse is about as easy-going as you can get.  SEAL is…not.  Jesse and SEAL’s escapades soon produce a great friendship, and by the time SEAL leaves, Jesse is in the best shape of his life, but he gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, Living with a SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.

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  1. How To Add More ‘Suck’ To Your Life – And Why That’s Not A Bad Thing.


Never Underestimate The Power of One Percent Gains.

Never Underestimate The Power of One Percent Gains.

The idea of one percent gains has allowed me to level up my workouts in a HUGE way by giving me a clear path of growth that I could focus on week-to-week after each workout.  There is no bigger motivator in life than progress and when I was able to see my numbers go up every week, my excitement and drive uncontrollably spiked!  Pay attention, because there is incredible power in this idea when applied properly—Good luck!

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When I was in the early stages of building up the habit of writing down my workouts ahead of time, I came to a particularly rude awakening – one that I had been overlooking in all of my years of working out:  My workouts all-in-all and over the long run – were essentially the same.

…They didn’t feel the same.  Week-to-week I felt like I was switching it up and making gains.

But the more that I thought about it, the more I realized that every time I did a specific workout or targeted a specific muscle group, I would work to a similar rep count with a similar number of sets and with a similar weight – under the impression that I was progressing.

…I wasn’t.  I was working out in essentially the same comfort zone, to the same weight limits, and to the same point of exhaustion. Continue reading

The Next Time You’re Feeling Tired and Lazy, Remember This.

The Next Time You're Feeling Tired and Lazy, Remember This.

“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.” ~ Unknown

Whenever I find myself wanting to sleep in, skip a workout, or turn down the intensity, I try and think of this quote – because it almost always pushes me forward and through.

When you’re in competition mode, you have to go above and beyond what your competition is doing – it’s the logic of winning.

And as far as I know – when I’m sitting there feeling lazy, tired, unmotivated and wanting to check my Facebook – my competition has already finished their workout, plus some.

…Plus some?

That’s right.

They went above and beyond and ate healthy too; or had a bonus session on top of their regular workout; or read a book on taking the competitive edge!

My competitors are dedicated, focused, and willing to work hard – even when they don’t feel like it. Continue reading

What Are You Thinking About While You Practice? …It Could Change Everything.

What Are You Thinking About While You Practice? ...It Could Change Everything.

This article is an elaboration from my previous article, What Rep Club Are You In?  If you haven’t already, read that one first.

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If the biggest distinguishing factor between a beginner and a master is repetitions, what then, is the biggest distinguishing factor between a ‘good’ master and a ‘great’ master?

I have certainly seen masters that are really sharp and knowledgable and others that are… well… not so much.

Why is that?

Well, if repetition is the mother of all teachers then quality repetition is the mother of all mothers.

What does that even mean?

In other words, quality counts – just as much as the number of reps.

I look at there being two types of reps: quality reps’ and blind reps.’ Continue reading

The Importance of Increasing Repetitions and How That Leads to Mastery.

The Importance of Increasing Repetitions and How That Leads You to Mastery.

What is the biggest distinguishing factor between a beginner and a master…?


Hands down.

The master has not only tried significantly more than the beginner, but has likely tried and failed more times than the beginner has ever tried.

Some people might start out ahead with born talent and natural ability, but nobody starts out as a master.

Nobody. Continue reading

Don’t Get Frustrated, Get Better.

Don't Get Frustrated, Get Better.

Being a Martial Arts competitor and coach for Martial Arts athletes, I am oh so familiar with the feeling of frustration, and regularly experience it with athletes during training.

Frustration is the feeling you get when you try, try again; yet fail, fail again.

And what do most people do when faced with ‘fail, fail again?


They stop trying to do whatever move or skill that was outside of their comfort zone and move onto something else.

…Something else that is most likely back inside of their comfort zone so that they can succeed and feel good again.

But that’s the amazing part.

…Did you catch that? Continue reading

“Really successful people feel the same boredom and the same lack of motivation that everyone else feels. They don’t have some magic pill that makes them feel ready and inspired every day. But the difference is that the people who stick with their goals don’t let their emotions determine their actions. Top performers still find a way to show up, to work through the boredom, and to embrace the daily practice that is required to achieve their goals.” ~ James Clear, Blog

“What you do in practice is going to determine your level of success. I used to tell my players, ‘You have to give 100 percent every day. Whatever you don’t give, you can’t make up for tomorrow. If you give only 75 percent today, you can’t give 125 percent tomorrow to make up for it.‘” ~ John Wooden

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