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No One Can Do It Alone

Like most small business owners and entrepreneurs, I often made the mistake of trying to do everything myself. I was the trainer, the receptionist, the front desk person, the janitor, cleaning person, marketing guy, and everything in between. Eventually, I smartened up and learned how to run a training company more efficiently. That simply meant hiring help. When I started the online component of my fitness business I repeated the same mistakes and had to learn the hard way. I made changes and improvements on a yearly basis. But they came at a snails pace. I was still my own… continue reading.

Stop Being a Spectator and Start Playing to Win

By Jack Penner, one of the coaches in the Renegade Strength Club Two types of people walk through the world. Spectators and Players. Which kind are you? Do you let others fly by, achieving the goals you dream about? Sit there on Facebook, seething at photos of those living a better life than you? You don’t wake up as the person you’re proud of by watching things happen. You don’t leave a legacy by cheering from a position of comfort. The Signs of a Spectator 1. You… continue reading.

How to Struggle Less & Accomplish More

Guest Post by Mitch Calvert Are you struggling with a goal right now – unsure how you will accomplish it? Maybe it’s finally getting around to building the body you want. Maybe it’s a career change you’ve been dying to make. Or maybe it’s popping the question to your girl, moving into new digs and starting the next chapter of your life. Whatever it is, do you have the goal written down with actionable steps to get there along the way? The make-it-up-as-you-go approach might get you there eventually (if you’re lucky), but it’s not optimal. Sure, that paddle… continue reading.

Charity Water Campaign Update

What’s up, everyone? I just got some incredible news that I had to share with all of you. Combating the lack of access to clean water is a huge passion of mine, and back in September, we ran a Charity Water campaign alongside my 40th birthday. I am still blown away by your support, which helped raise $30,000. You guys are amazing. There was so much energy around this campaign that Scott Harrison, Charity Water’s Founder & CEO, was kind enough to come on the podcast and talk about building a start up, developing leadership skills, and generating support… continue reading.

How The Shy Guy Took The Stage & Kicked Some Ass

Guest Post By Chad Proud When I signed up for the inaugural Renegade Live event back just before Christmas I really had no idea what to expect or to hope for. In fact, I almost didn’t sign up at all. When I opened my e-mail and read the invitation the “Resistance” as Steven Pressfield would call it crept in. “That would be nice.” “I don’t have enough money right now.” “Would I have enough vacation time?” “Who’s going to take care of the dog?” After doing some research and realizing that it wouldn’t actually be that expensive, I said “fuck… continue reading.

Breakthrough Weekend Recap

Guest post by Stuart Mullins This weekend was the first time Jay’s message sank in with me. He has talked for years about he was a shy, skinny fat, D student kid that had giant failures. And that he got to where he is today by implementing certain daily habits, reading, and then practicing what he learned. It wasn’t until I watched him in person that I really got it. Yes, Jay is a larger than life character. He has command and presence. At a table full of guys, the waitress talks to him first. People naturally fall behind him… continue reading.

Vote For The Winner of Our Latest 60 Day Fat Loss Contest

We recently wrapped up our 60 day fat loss contest in the Renegade Strength Club. All of these guys followed the Battle Ground workout (an RSC Exclusive) and used the Renegade Diet. There were a lot of great submissions. But we’ve gone through the after pics and, after an initial round of pre-judging, have narrowed it down to the final four. Now it’s up to you vote for the grand prize winner. What’s up for grabs, you ask? An ALL EXPENSES PAID beach vacation to Santa Monica, California where the winner will hang and train with… continue reading.

My “Midlife Crisis?”

I always laughed or rolled my eyes when I heard about people going through a “midlife crisis.” It was usually associated with buying expensive cars, getting hair transplants and dating younger women. Seemed like a bunch of weak minded bullshit to me. Then I kind of went through one myself when I was turning forty. And it fucked me up. Confused the shit out of me and made me question who I was and why I do everything I do. I didn’t like the answers I came up with I had a long, serious sit down with the man in… continue reading.

An Open Letter To Your Excuses

When the average 30-40 year old guy like you decides to get in shape, the first thing you think of are thousands of reasons why you can’t do it. How can I stick to my diet while maintaining a social life? Am I supposed to never go out and have a drink again? What am I supposed to do on holidays or birthdays? I can’t just say no to my daughter when she bakes a cake for the family. It would crush her.  My family isn’t on board with this lifestyle. I’m doomed to fail, so… continue reading.

Why I Decided to Give Up $150k This Year

I woke up one morning last November and something felt different. It was later than my normal rising time. The sun was already shining. I didn’t hit the ground running like I always do. I wasn’t amped out of my mind and busting with excitement to get to work and dominate everything in my path. It was a feeling I wasn’t used to. I knew it was time to check myself. Where was the passion? Where was the hustle? Where was Jay?! What the hell happened? After some deep thought and introspection I discovered that I was lying. Lying to… continue reading.

What’s Your Story? (Hint: It’s Probably Holding You Back)

Everyday, thousands of thoughts bounce around your head.  Dictating your moment-to-moment emotions, the thoughts that stick in your mind will shape that story and dictate your actions. What story are you telling yourself? For most of you, it’s one that’s holding you back. You’re letting your own thoughts stifle your progress. “I’m just not the type of person that will ever get ripped.” “I’m so tired today, my workout will suck. I’m just gonna take it easy.” “This week is crazy, I know… continue reading.

Who Wants to be Our Next California Beach Vacation Winner?

We do transformation contests in The Renegade Strength every year. The way it works is simple. You take a before pic and send it to us. Then you take an after pic and do the same. People vote. I fly the winner to Santa Monica and put them up at a nice hotel near the beach. Here’s recap from our last winner… Cali Beach Trip Recap by Josh McManus I got to spend a weekend meeting Jay a few weeks back. Just thought I’d give a little recap of how it all went.

 I got to Santa Monica on Thursday… continue reading.

Featured Member – Jeff Kushmerek

Jeff “Koosh” Kushmerek is a living legend inside the RSC. He’s like Norm from Cheers. Everyone knows his name. To join Jeff and hundreds of others, click HERE to join the Renegade Strength Club. Give us a little background on your training history, what brought you to the RSC in the first place, and how you’ve changed since you joined. I started lifting in 1988. My brother’s roommate from college lived with us that summer. He was a RB for UColorado. We did 21’s and I couldn’t move my arms for 2 days. I was doing workouts from the magazines… continue reading.

Real talk

If you’re ever scrolling through Instagram and you see a fitness model hashtag #RealTalk… Immediately un-follow that person. Unless you wanna read a 7,000-word diatribe about how they don’t always have visible abs. The comments are always about how brave they are. I’m guessing veterans who lost limbs in battle might disagree. We’ve really lowered the standards on bravery, huh? Somehow defending your nation, volunteering in war torn countries, and battling cancer are now on par with posting a pic of your belly spilling… continue reading.

Do You Have to Train Heavy?

Frank K. is a 48-year-old guy who messaged me about Thursday’s email. He told me that he had some nagging injuries from his years playing football. Because of that, he couldn’t lift heavy if he wanted to. I told him I didn’t want him to. When I say you have to get stronger people often misconstrue what I mean. I don’t intend for you train like a powerlifter. The last thing I would recommend is ultra-heavy low rep sets. Especially a workout full of them, like some of the popular… continue reading.