I first met Rog at an industry conference in the US last summer. It was good to meet people in the industry outside of Japan and confirm that, contrary to my suspicion, internet people are actually real. A likeable fella, I invited him over to Japan to stay if he ever had chance to visit, which he did just last week.
The greatest things in your life won’t happen by chance, they’ll happen by choice. In the article What is the Value of an Online Diet Coach? I talked about the specific benefits I think working with an online coach holds vs one you can hire locally. This article focuses more on the specifics of what I personally do and my thoughts … Read More
The online diet coach/trainer is a new concept. There are very few online coaches, each with their own methods. I can’t speak for them. I only talk here about my own views. Most personal trainers you’ll meet at your local gym want you as a customer for life. I don’t. I think that is a shitty business model. – Keep you … Read More
A Little Story: All around the world people are waking up hungover, gulping down gallons of water, looking at the holiday damage in the mirror and thinking, “Gotta get in shape!” [You have that moment this morning too?] The problem is though people’s intentions are good, the plans they make are doomed from the start and I don’t want yours to … Read More
In most gyms you go to nowadays you will find a few of the membership take steroids. It’s a fact of life. Though sometimes it’s obvious, rarely will anyone admit using them so you end up guessing who is on them. The unfortunate side of this is that many members look up to these guys at the gym. They may … Read More
Intermittently-fasted Lambo Let’s say your rich uncle dies and leaves you his Gallardo. On your first track-day you get spanked. To make matters worse it’s by guys in cars half the price. They are laughing. Do you get out your spanners and start fiddling with stuff in the hope this will make it faster, or do you learn how to … Read More
Patience for a Kendoka: Waiting for the perfect moment to strike. – Shot by George McCall. kenshi247.net Patience. When to wait and when to make a change? As a coach this is the hardest part of the job. Everyone wants results now. There’s pressure to make the change, but you can’t bow to it. You have to stay objective. Have to choose the right … Read More
A couple of weeks back I stumbled upon a truly great article on StartingStrength.com. Though generally I settle for sharing good articles on my Twitter feed and the Facebook page I think this one deserves special attention calling to it. Enter Michael Wolf…. Strength & Barbells: The Foundations of Fitness If I had a dollar for every time a client or athlete has asked me … Read More
Borobudur, Java, Indonesia 2004 So you’ve built up a good physique or are looking your best; have you ever thought twice before booking a vacation? Did you double-check that the place had a gym, perhaps even turned down the opportunity of travel because you didn’t want to ruin it? I can relate to that. I used to be like that. … Read More
Greetings from Phi Phi island. I’m on official business investigating the effects of two weeks of island life on body recomposition. It’s a tough job, so consider yourselves lucky that I have volunteered to take the bullet on this one. I was recently asked to do a podcast by a couple of trainers that know me through the Fitocracy network.