Ulysses Contract: A Tool For Reaching Goals

This post was spawned by my current interest in cognitive neuroscience. I find it completely fascinating and feel that as I learn more, I will be able to apply much of what I am learning to helping my clients achieve results in fat loss and muscle gain by modifying behaviour more efficiently. Reading about the Ulysses contract in the book Incognito sparked my interest in writing this particular post. I feel that using this method may help a lot of you get to where you want to go in the near future.   Ulysses Contract: A Short History Lesson [caption id="attachment_922" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shits about to get real... Yet Ulysses kept on course. So can you.[/caption] 'Ulysses, King of Ithica, and hero of the Trojan War, was on a protracted…
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My Current Frankenstein Diet

As many of you know, I followed a pretty strict 16:8 (fast:feed), Leangains type diet for a while. Although I still use fasting as a large part of my lifestyle I wouldn't really say I follow any particular "school" of fasting. For those of you who care about what I personally do to keep my lady-like figure (LOL), read on. You may learn a thing or two. First off, let me tell you what my goals are. I'm pretty much at maintenance right now and am not trying to gain weight. If I do go through with the meet, I will need to weigh in at 205 or under. This is not a weight that I can maintain easily. 215-218 is easy for me to maintain and I prefer to…
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The ‘Bidness’ of Recovery

This is a subject that I have been fooling around with (not literally of course) since the beginning of this year. I've learned a ton about recovery from edu-macating myself as well as seeing it's effects on myself, my main training partner and a few of my clients. This article should open your eyes to the possibilities of what the body is capable of as well as some methods that you can implement if you are having recovery issues. I will admit that I am strongly influenced by the high training frequency crowd. Guys like Jamie Lewis and Matt Perryman have been instrumental in my learning processes of training frequently the proper way. Although both have dug into the research surrounding the topic considerably, they both have their own distinct…
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