Entries by Chad

Why You’re Failing with Failure

Engaging “beast mode,” going all out, trashing your muscles and performing an exercise to the point of absolute failure seems pretty damn hardcore, right? After all, you need to create muscle damage to grow. And the best way to damage your muscles is to punish them, put them through their paces, and train each and […]

A2A Podcast Episode #3: Becoming The Man You Want to Become

How can you know where you’re going and who you’re becoming if you have no clue what this man looks like? This is where models come in. Now, models aren’t idols. These aren’t heroes you worship but flawed men who have characteristics that you want to acquire and develop. In this podcast we’ll talk about […]

A2A Podcast Episode #2: How to Reach Your Potential

This post focuses on two main quotes from none other than Theodore Roosevelt. “There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first, ranging from grizzly bears to ‘mean’ horses and gun-fighters; but by acting as if I was not afraid I gradually ceased to be afraid.” Fear shouldn’t be a repellent, but […]

A2A Podcast Episode #1: Confidence

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ~ Ernest Heminway The focus of this podcast is simple, it isn’t “the alpha” as defined by society or within a group, but “your alpha”, as defined by your own journey of self-improvement. The focus […]

How to Get Shit Done

There are days when I wake up and attack my tasks as if they were a plate of pasta and I hadn’t eaten in weeks. Other times I mosey on into my day, check my email when I shouldn’t be checking email and looking at the facebook or one of those other time wasters when […]

20 Minute Bodyweight Workout for Size and Strength

When most people think of bodyweight training, they think of fat loss and conditioning. Fair enough – for the first decade or so of my training career, that’s how I thought of bodyweight exercise too. In my college and pro football days, we focused primarily on the big barbell lifts – squats, bench presses, power […]

Be the Bull in the China Shop

What’s lost in Theodore Roosevelt’s story is the fact that he was a big time nerd. From a young age he collected bugs. He learned taxidermy very young and began collecting birds and studying them and categorizing them. He was fascinated with science and learning consumed him. If born in today, he’d have stayed a […]

Flanking Your Passions

Some days back, I had just stepped into a favorite coffee shop of mine when I noticed the owner, Paul, an Aussie who makes incredible coffee, clearing objects from the counter top so that an award might be prominently displayed: Best New Coffee Shop in Charlotte, 2015. I asked him how it came to be […]