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F*ck What They Want


They want to give you a trophy when you’re a young athlete whether you’re victorious or not. It’s a better representation of the world you’ll grow up in. One with no competition. No winners. No losers. Everyone just claps for you and wishes you the best in life. Always. They want you to go to […]

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Are You Making This Depression-Causing Training Mistake?


Let’s assume you’re sitting on the couch on a Sunday in November. You’re watching the Indianapolis Colts but during commercials you flip over to the Oklahoma Thunder game. On one channel you’ve got the 5’9”, 228 pound Trent Richardson. On the other channel you’ve got the 6’9” Kevin Durant. You, we’ll assume, are a genetically […]

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A 4-Step Cure For Complaining


A Guest Post By Nate Miyaki, Author of The Way of the Cancer Warrior Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others. – Musashi What IS is more important than WHAT SHOULD BE.  Too many people are looking at “what is” from a position of thinking “what should be”…Circumstances? To hell with circumstances.  […]

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Monday Morning


The cold, harsh reality of Monday morning. Potential unfilled, promises broken, dreams unlived. The lack of control, the lack of discipline, the lack of structure. Wants, hopes, desires. Self doubt slowly becoming self-loathing. Check email, check status updates, check feeds. Comparisons, envy, jealousy. Stay busy, blend in, play it safe. Swimming in mediocrity. In an […]

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10 Fitness Predictions for 2014


People Will Train More For Performance If you have good genetics, eat and sleep properly you can probably gain about twenty pounds of muscle your first year of training. The next year you can gain about half that and half that again the third year. That’s best-case scenario. After that it’s peanuts. For some people […]

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50 Shades of Jay


I wrote this list back when Shades of Grey came out but completely forgot about it for some reason. Today seemed like as a good a day as any to post it. So here are some useless, trivial facts about the dude behind this here blog you’re reading. 1) I only puke two to three […]

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