How To Follow Through With A New Years Strength Resolution - 7 Steps

How To Follow Through With A New Years Strength Resolution - 7 Steps

Lets have a moment of silence for all the sorry fucks committing to a low-fat, low-calorie, low-salt, cardio program this year. May God have mercy on your soul. No doubt they will be Rage-Quitting soon...again. 

Every January swarms of resolution exercisers flood the gym, but disappear by March. People fail to follow through, despite sincerest intentions, because poor planning and torturous programs. Another year will pass without the wonders of strength potential realized. What a shame.

Try something different this year - eat more fat, eat more salt, eat as much as you want (skip the processed carbs), and lift heavy things. 

Here are 7 simple steps to locking in your “new year, new you” fit resolution - the Ancient Gains Way. This post is written in the context of powerlifting, but can be applied to any sport.

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How to not train like a pussy and actually get stronger.

How to not train like a pussy and actually get stronger.

In a decade of training, I've only made legitimate strength gains in the last 2 years. #SadAF. Most people have no idea how to get stronger, especially personal trainers.

I'll prove this point using a recent study where trainers failed to produce any significant gains in trainees. I'll explain what they did wrong and I'll show you how to train in a way that actually works so you don't waste 8 years of your life, like me.

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Powerlifting - the best sport for busy dads

Powerlifting - the best sport for busy dads

“Physical strength is the most important thing in life. This is true whether we want it to be or not…”

“…A weak man is not as happy as that same man would be if he were strong. This reality is offensive to some people who would like the intellectual or spiritual to take precedence. It is instructive to see what happens to these very people as their squat strength goes up.”

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Dad Strength Circuits

Dad Strength Circuits

When the public gym gets boring I train like William Wallace in my backyard. 

I swing medieval weapons, hurl large stones and increase my savage points by 1000. It's a fun change of pace and nice to train at home, in the sun and fresh air.

This training builds Dad strength in a way the gym can't. It's unconventnional, dynamic and functional. This type of training translates well to real life. 

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KETO SUPERHERO - GETTING JACKED WITHOUT CARBS

KETO SUPERHERO - GETTING JACKED WITHOUT CARBS

PART 1 - WHAT TO EAT

“Ketosis is a panacea” –Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Panacea - a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.

In 2012 I began the ketogenic diet, made my first bulletproof coffee and lost 15 pounds. By 2014 I was running fasted half marathons, with no prior endurance training and grew my first six pack. 3 months ago I competed in my first powerlifting meet, lifting a lifetime personal record, without carbohydrates. Ketosis is working for me.

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KETO SUPERHERO - GETTING JACKED WITHOUT CARBS

PART 3 - SLEEP AND HORMONES

My Superpower

I can read scientific texts on nutrition and strength training all day long with fervor. Then I obsess until finding a practical application to daily life. Ok, so its not cool like supersonic flight but it's how I designed this program. 

I saw the need for a healthy and sustainable means to strength and size. Most online programs are more complicated than string theory. Everything here is based on the research of much smarter people. I pieced everyting together in a way that made sense to me.

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