Never Say Never!

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Kettlebell Extraordinare: Tracy Seffers of A Plate Full of Crazy.

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I want to say a huge thank-you to Strong By Choice for asking me to write a guest post for his fabulous blog. It is an honor to be asked, and to write for The Strong Nation!! My own (occasionally neglected) blog, A Plate Full of Crazy, tells a bit of my journey—physical, mental, spiritual—over the last couple of years. I invite you to check it out, especially those posts in the “Kettlebells and Strength Training” category. Continue reading

The Secret of Vince Lombardi’s Success

"Gentleman, this is a football. . ."

Back in the days of the late, great coach Vince Lombardi, the Green Bay Packers had a most interesting beginning to pre-season training. All the players knew that at the first team meeting, the legendary coach would waste no time getting straight to the point. Many of the men, half Lombardi’s age and twice his size, were openly fearful, dreading the encounter. The coach did not disappoint them, and, in fact, delivered his message in one of the great one-liners of all time. Football in hand, Lombardi walked to the front of the room, took several seconds to look over the assemblage in silence, held out the pigskin in front of him, and said, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” In only five words, Lombardi communicated his point: We’re going to start with the basics and make sure we’re executing all the fundamentals.(source) Continue reading

How To Copy Everyone Else’s Health Advice And Still Fail

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland - ©

What is your goal for the month of August?  Are you trying to burn fat and lessen your body fat?  Are you training for size and mass?  Are you focused on improving your eating habits from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to a nutrient dense food plan? Continue reading