Relentless Commitment: How Rhys Made the “Impossible” Possible

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek - Mario Andretti Wise words, but here's the problem. There's a world of difference between knowing something intellectually (I must take more exercise, [...]

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Holiday Weight Gain? Here’s Why it’s Not a Big Deal

You're starting to make some decent headway, then - BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. They come at you like a rapid-fire three-punch combo: • Thanksgiving • Christmas • New Year The scale confirms your worst fears - your bodyweight is back to what it was a month ago! All that hard-won progress annihilated in just a few days of [...]

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Are There Different Kinds of Strength? (I Found Out the Hard Way…)

OK, we know that strength is the fountain of youth. Stronger muscles, stronger bones, increased resistance to dysfunction and disease. (Not to mention a whole slew of other hidden benefits) But here's the problem: There's this idea floating around that there are different kinds of strength. And it seems plausible enough, right? I mean, how else would you explain [...]

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Stack Your “WHY” to Skyrocket Your Results

You want awesome results, fast. (You do, right?) Whether that means: • Losing weight • Building a global business empire • Deadlifting 405 lbs • Getting ready for your first marathon Or pretty much anything else... But for most folks, what usually happens is something like this: Three steps forward (Hey, we're cranking!) ↓ One step back (Life [...]

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5 Surefire Ways to Improve Workout Performance (Science Backed)

So, you're working out regularly and putting in a ton of effort. That alone puts you way ahead of most folks on the planet. But somewhere at the back of your mind you're thinking: Is there anything I can do to get a bigger bang for my workout buck? Well, you can relax because here are five proven ways to [...]

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Does Rice Make You Fat? (I ate 22 lbs of it in 31 days to find out)

Even people here in Japan thought I was crazy... After all, what sane person would eat through a 10-kg/22-lb bag of white rice in only 31 days? I mean, that's a whopping 37,000 Calories from processed carbs. (Hell, even I can't believe that I managed to pull it off!) And here's what that looks like, with a can of ice-cold Sapporo [...]

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Kiai Master Yanagi Ryuken vs an MMA Fighter: The $5000 Lesson

You have to feel sorry for Yanagi Ryuken... ...even though the kiai master had an incredible 200 – 0 record. That’s 200 fights with a grand total of zero losses. Let's put that into perspective: Floyd Mayweather (one of the greatest boxers of all time) retired in 2015 with a mere 49-0 record over a 19-year career. So [...]

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Running My First Marathon at 45: Am I Crazy?

Here's the honest truth: I suck at running and I'm not a natural athlete. But at 10am on October 2nd 2016, I lined up with over 1000 other folks for the Pilot Marathon in Betsukai, Japan. Why the "Pilot Marathon"? Well, not because you had to be dressed like one (although Yukako and Tomohisa chose to)... ...but because [...]

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YOU Are An Athlete (Even If You Think You Aren’t)

Confession: I've never been a natural athlete. I didn't play any sports in college... ...foosball and pool don't count, right? And my standing vertical jump (the acid test of athletic ability) is a pathetic 14 inches... Want to know how extreme a natural athlete performs? Check out Shane Hamman. His standing vertical was a whopping 36 inches and word [...]

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