Mental

Say YES To Cardio


I've officially had it with fitness pros who tell people cardio is bad.
I wish I were kidding. But I'm not exaggerating here. There are fitness guys saying all cardio is bad for all people.
In fact, as a result of one of my (former) affiliate partner's recent blog posts on his site, I am now totally dropping him....
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Mental

Progress Equals Happiness

I think I know the source of happiness.  Took me over 40 years, but it’s this: Progress. Progress in career.  In family relationships.  In fitness.  In understanding.  In friendship.  In health. Even if the progress is slow (like it is for our turtle friend pictured here).  In some cases, slow progress is even better.  In some cases, progress that’s...
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Mental

Bodybuilding Snobs vs. Strength Training Snobs vs. Running Snobs



If I were to say to a roomful of average Americans, “I’ve run 4 times a week, every week, for the past 10 years, without an exception, even when I was sick,” I’d get most of the audience nodding their heads in appreciation and admiration. I’d probably even get some spontaneous applause and a few people would be...
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What Do You Think About When You Lift? Part 2 of 2



We went over the 8.5 Types Of Thinkers While Weightlifting last week. What you think about while lifting is critical for your progress.

This week, let's talk about what you should be thinking about!

p.s. If you are serious about building muscle while burning fat, check out Tom Venuto's Burn the Fat, Feed The Muscle at http://bit.ly/wfnburnthefat .

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Mental

What Do You Think About When You Lift? Part 1 of 2



A few weeks ago we had fun talking about what we think about when we run. I figured it would be cool to do the same think with lifting.

I've identified 8.5 different "thinking types" - which one are you?

p.s. I'll be reminding you tomorrow about Vince's meal plans, but if you haven't seen his program for...
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Happy (and Strong) Father’s Day


In many countries around the world, today is a day to celebrate fathers.

Being a proud father myself, I like this holiday!

This will be a short post, with a few notices at the end, so that you all can get back to the day's celebrations.
Father's Day And Fitness
"Winners" For the Modified 5x5 Program
New LeanLifters E-Books
Survey Results


Sincerely, Darrin
p.s. make sure...
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Exercises & Routines

What Do You Think About When You Run? – 11 Thinking Types



The other day my ipod shuffle wasn't working so I did my run in "silence". The good news is that it didn't affect my motivation or speed or anything. The bad news is that I figured out I'm a pretty weird guy...

You see, without my audio, my brain simply started thinking (I hear that's what brain's do...
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