Avoid the Second Mistake

So often, we make the mistake of believing that sticking to good habits is an all-or-nothing game. (I say “we” because I’ve been there before as well.) We assume that if we slip up on our diet, then we have ruined the whole thing. We act like missing one day of writing means we simply…[click to continue reading…]

10 Lessons Learned from Squatting 400 Pounds

Last week, I set a new personal record by squatting 405 pounds (184 kilograms). If you’re interested, here is a short video of the lift… I have plenty of friends who can squat more weight—and a few who regularly squat over 500 pounds—but this was my first time passing the 400-pound mark so I’d like…[click to continue reading…]

How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest

My dad and I were standing in the front yard. Maybe that’s why I remember it. We typically practiced baseball in the backyard, but for some reason we were out front that day. I was around 9 years old and learning how to pitch. My dad was walking me through the basic mechanics. On this…[click to continue reading…]

Hacking the Workout Journal: How to Track Your Workouts in the Simplest, Most Effective Way Possible

Today I’m going to share my system for recording my workouts. In my opinion, tracking your workouts (whether it be with a workout journal, a fitness app, or something else) should accomplish 3 goals… It should be quick and easy, so that you can spend your time exercising. Your time should be spent doing the…[click to continue reading…]

Sisu: How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity

Without warning, Soviet Union planes came roaring over the city of Helsinki, Finland on November 30, 1939. Finland was about to receive a violent shove into World War II. The Soviets dropped more than 350 bombs during the raid. Innocent civilians died. Entire buildings were turned to dust. And it was just the beginning. Three…[click to continue reading…]