Salmon with Nectariane Salsa1

Alright, I’m going on a limb right here and declaring that wild caught salmon is hands down my favorite protein source in the history of the Universe.

Yes. You read me right. The history of the UNIVERSE.

I’m talking healthy fats from omega-3’s. I’m saying high protein to help with satiation and repairing muscles after a hard workout.

If you’re tired of chicken then todays recipe is for you.

How to make Glazed Salmon with Chives and Mango-Peach Salsa. It just sounds good doesn’t it?

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When I first met Ami we had a discussion about why he wasn’t currently resistance training. He said he wasn’t sure where to get started, what exercises would be best to help him reach his goals, and that he was finding it difficult to find time between a full-time job and his duties as a husband and father.

When I finished high school way back in 99’, I was all done playing baseball but wanted to stay active and in shape. Like Ami, I had never worked out before and had no clue what to do. I was so confused about where I should start.

In todays article I’ll be removing confusion about how to start resistance training and discussing strategies used by Ami, myself, and others to make resistance training a consistent habit.

So, my question to you is are you ready to get started?

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022.365: Nutrition

When you’re reading a nutrition label what are you looking for?

  • Calories
  • Carbohydrate
  • Fat
  • Gluten
  • Protein
  • Salt (sodium)
  • Sugar
  • Or maybe a collection of some of these words:
  • Cage free
  • Good source of
  • Grass fed
  • Heart healthy
  • Organic
  • Pasteurized
  • Whole grains

If you’re like me, when you read a food label you’re probably looking for some of those words and the numbers or percentages that sit next to them.

But what you really want to know is if this food is good for you or not? Is this food going to make me fat? Is this food going to help me build lean muscle? Is this food going to improve my performance (in the gym people, geez)?

Maybe you don’t even really care and you’re just looking to look – Ever bought a pizza and a diet coke? 

Most nutrition labels don’t answer these directions directly but there are things you can look for to help you to get answers to those questions. Today’s article is all about nutrition labels and how, why, and when to read them.

We’ll also also talk a bit about the psychology of nutrition labels and how they affect your physiology. Believe it or not what you read on a nutrition label can actually hormones in your body that influence appetite and hunger… SAY WHA!!!!

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“Most people are the lion in the cage. Safe, tame, predictable, waiting for something to happen. But for humans, the cage isn’t made of glass and steel bars, it’s made of bad advice and low self-esteem and bullshit rules and tortured thinking about what you can’t do or what you’re supposed to do.” – Tim Grover, Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

 Most people fail to get what they want because they give up too soon. They’re not willing to put in the hard work. They just don’t want it bad enough. It’s too damn hard and they quit.

If you have a dream, a goal, a quest you’re going to have to be relentless in your pursuit. You’re going to have to push through pain, fight with adversity, and challenge yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

Last December I finished a book by Attack Athletics owner Tim Grover titled Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable. Tim has worked with Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and other high performing athletes that have excelled in their sport. He has also worked with athletes that have had all the physical gifts, talent, and ability but yet somehow found a way to underperform. 

In his book Tim details the differences between those that excel in their sport and those that do not – and in short, it is your ability to be “Relentless” in you pursuits.

Over the past year I’ve practiced “Relentlessism” – Yes, that is a word – and today I’d like to share how you can become Relentless not only with your health and fitness but in your life.

What does being relentless in your life look like?

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