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Monday Musings on Mental Toughness

Photo Credit: @HadelProductions MENTAL TOUGHNESS: On the field and in life, mental toughness usually all comes down to self-esteem and attitude. If you believe you’re a champion, you will think and feel like a champion. If you believe you’re a loser, you will think & feel like a loser. If you have a high self-esteem […]

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On Fridays We Flex

Just want to give a big #FlexFriday shoutout to the woman who introduced me to health and fitness when I was just a kid…and continues to be my fitness inspiration even to this day. From the infant swim classes…to using me as a weight for mom/baby workouts…to waking me and my brothers up at 5am […]

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From Hoops Reject to Local Legend

Photo Credit: @NatalieMinh Funny story: Growing up I played just about every sport… …football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track, tennis, swimming, lacrosse – you name it I probably played it. I was one of those kids that the youth coaches in my area would look at and say “dang dat boy got talent!”… …but there was […]

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How to Rise and Overcome – Against All Odds

Against All Odds: Many of us were born into challenging situations. Born into struggle. Born with the deck stacked against us. But you can reverse those awful odds by persevering, grinding and relentlessly fighting through the bad days and tough times that life throws at you… …and by not letting the voices of doubt be louder […]

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Today’s Thoughts on Greatness

Life will throw bullshit at you. There will be people who doubt you. Haters will try to drag you down. You will go through adversity. The path to greatness is never easy. There will be unexpected challenges. Doubters and haters will try to break you. There will be moments where you feel weak and insecure. […]

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Denzel Washington Pre-Workout Mooch Vine

We all have that one friend…either he is too cheap to buy his own supplements, or he just conveniently forgets to bring his own so he can mooch your stash. Whatever the case may be, every lifter can probably relate to this in some way. Enjoy. The Pre-Workout Mooch (Training Day Version) “When your gym […]

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How to do Flying Superman Pushups

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my training goals these days are focused on developing a lean, athletic physique that is strong and well-conditioned… …and a big part of that training is based around building my bodyweight and core strength as well as maximizing my explosive strength and power. If you’ve read this blog before you probably […]

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Shoulder Workout for Boulder Shoulders

Seems like I get asked all of the time “Jamin, what workout should I do to get jacked.” Or “Jamin, what is the best workout for <insert body part here>.” There is no easy answer to any of these questions as there is no one workout that is “the best for this” or “the greatest […]

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Muscle Building Cardio Workout | Cardio WOD

Cardio sucks, but it’s a necessary evil. Fact is, if you want to build up your conditioning, keep your heart healthy n’ strong, and lose ugly belly flab…you gotta suck it up and do your cardio.  But Jamin, can’t I get ripped without doing cardio? Sure, it’s possible to get ripped without doing a lick […]

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