How to Build More Muscle When All You Have Is Lighter Weights

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Welcome! As a Gift, Check Out This FREE ProgramThe other day I walked into yet another gym that only had light weights. It’s been an issue throughout my travels, gyms that have only lighter dumbbells and if they do have barbells, the bar is 15 kilos and the plates are fine but few in number. [...]

Would the 15 Year Old Version of You Be Proud of the Man You Are Today?


Would the 15 year old me be proud of the man I am today?Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Life isn’t a stagnant thing. It’s not something that we can do sitting still or experience in a motionless state. Life, this grand journey, needs movement and progression. It requires of us that we try things, new [...]

Men Need Freedom, But Not Necessarily the Kind We Want.


This may sound like the most obvious statement that can be made, but men need freedom, and in ways we may not want it. Hopping in the car I’ve rented for 3 weeks here in Italy I’m in control, complete control. If I want to take a left and have no idea where that left [...]

5 Ways to Live an Unrealistic Life

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The world of the warrior, the real man, the entrepreneur, the hero, whatever moniker you want to use it matters little, is one of unrealistic expectations and effort. Their ideas, their goals, and even the hours they work are what the average and the majority would coin as “unrealistic” if they were ever asked to [...]

Does Porn Have a Place in a Man’s Life?

Porn and manhood

Where does porn fit in to your life’s narrative? That is, with you not being a guy who’s content with mediocrity but instead a man who has a fundamental understanding that we have one, brief life that’s but a flicker of light in the story of eternity, giving us a responsibility to make the best and be the best with [...]

How to Maximize Results At A Bad Gym (or no gym)

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Most emotions aren’t real. Fear isn’t real, it’s merely a perception of a situation. Sometimes fear can be a good thing, like when it gives us more energy and a heightened awareness so we’re able to better defend ourselves. Other times fear can be crippling, paralyzing any chance we have of living a successful and [...]

8 Lessons in Manhood From the Vikings

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What we think of men today is far different from what men used to be, and what men were meant to be. Men were once warriors and farmers. They were leaders and kings. They were strong, smart, and dangerous. They conquered and they defended. There was a time when the TV remote wasn’t yet invented and [...]

The Ideal Start to an Ideal Day

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Greatness doesn’t happen accidentally, nor does it occur in an instant. Greatness, or a grand life, an epic adventure, a legacy filled with impact and meaning to the individual and those who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life, happens over time. That life we want can’t be a life we seek, [...]

The Leg Day to End All Leg Days


Prior to writing this article I spent a couple of wonderful days visiting family in the north of Italy near a town called Udine. As Italian families do, I was spoiled with some of the most delicious food my tastebuds have ever had to pleasure of coming in contact with and in amounts that sent [...]

How to Live a Story Worth Reading

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The best books and films aren’t always those that are done on the grandest scale, but when your boundaries are limitless and you perfect the details, something legendary is created. The Gladiator and Braveheart found this balance in cinematic form. Lord of the Rings and Narnia in the literary form. Theodore Roosevelt and Alexander the [...]