How to Get a Six Pack After 40 (Case Study)

First off, some awesome news: You already have abs. OK, they might be small, they might not be very strong… …but you have them all the same. How do I know? Because for over 30 years, I thought it was impossible for me to have six-pack abs. (Call it genetics, bad luck or whatever) Well, I [...]

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How Weight Creeps Up (and What to Do About It)

Look, I’m almost too embarrassed to admit it… …but over the past few months, I’ve had first-hand experience of how weight creeps up. Yep, I’m looking at 15-20 pounds of weight gain since last summer. Now, this was very different to my insane weight-gain experiment back in 2014. (That’s when I piled on 55 lbs in just over a year, then lost 61 lbs [...]

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I Finished Last… (and it was AWESOME!!!)

Confession: I’m no more disciplined or motivated than anybody else. But there are a few tricks I use that work like gangbusters. That’s how I went from barely being able to stand up on cross country skis… …to completing a 10-km/6-mile event only 13 days later. (Sure, I came home in last place, but it was an absolute [...]

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Are Japan’s “Marathon Monks” the Toughest Men on Earth?

So, who’s the toughest person you know? Maybe it’s an Ironman triathlete, a Navy SEAL or an MMA fighter. Guys that regularly push themselves beyond what most folks would consider impossible. But the “marathon monks” from Japan’s Mount Hiei operate on a whole different level. Put it this way, marathon runners that have tried to keep [...]

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