Entries by Chad

4 Practical Steps to Becoming One of The Best

In today’s day and age there are so many, and I mean countless, articles, blogs, videos, and outlets where we can get information about building muscle and becoming a top competitor. The problem is that there is often too much information out there and much of it is contradicting. So many guys jump right into […]


There’s a sense of purpose and passion that every lifter should have in the gym. If you’re new to strength training, you’ve only begun to experience the growing pains of making progress in your training. At this point in your journey, you may leave the gym with a sense of accomplishment as you continue to […]

A Complete Guide to Changing Your life

I just got an email from a guy. It’s an email I’ve heard many a time, one that could have been written by me a decade ago. So, I feel I have some history that will help me answer it, and more than anything I’ll take the wisdom of others before me to answer a […]


Men need to be men. We need to be in contact, to feel a connection with the raw masculinity we had as wee ones. I have a Godson, he’s a good little fella, a typical boy who loves to fight and play with pretend guns and fight some more. Somewhere along the line, as our […]

Try This 1 Thing to Defeat Depression

Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value. ~ Albert Einstein I was listening to a podcast the other day, the Jocko Podcast. It’s run by former Navy SEAL Commander, Jocko Willink. His guest was former Canadian sniper, Jody Mitic. Jody, for those who don’t know, lost both legs […]

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Life-Changing Goals

There’s a pull that I can’t shake. I’m sitting at my dinner table writing while Teddy lounges at the base of the bay window that’s only a few feet from me and looks out onto my porch and then onto the cul-de-sac that I’m near the entrance of. I’m in a house that I love, […]

7 Simple Steps to Faster Muscle Growth

There are two ways to build muscle: the long and hard way and the longer and harder way. Despite what your favorite fitness model may have said in his latest YouTube video, there are no secrets and there are certainly no shortcuts. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to ensure you’re on […]

Man Up! Episode #17: How to Deal With Depression Like Theodore Roosevelt

Black care rarely lists behind the rider whose pace is fast enough. ~ Theodore RooseveltDepression, feeling down, melancholy, despair, defeat, and sorrow. Their grasp is vicelike. Sometimes it seems as though we can’t break it, but as Theodore Roosevelt has showed over and over again in his life, we can run through it. It’s an enemy that can […]

Dare Greatly or Die A Regretful Coward

DARE, PLEASE If you spend your whole life worrying about what might happen. Nothing ever will. Fear gripped me and it wouldn’t let me go. (Read This: Embrace Your Fears) Fear, for me, has always been about the prospect of something happening, which is what fear is. It’s never wholly set in reality. Always guided in […]

How to Deal With Sorrow Like Theodore Roosevelt

“The light has gone from my life.” ~ TR Theodore Roosevelt is a famous figure for what he did and said, but also for what he endured and how he endured it. In his twenties as a man on the rise in New York’s political system, Roosevelt’s young wife and his still vibrant mother (only […]