Another LCI Method Success Story


Hey guys, I’m happy to be able to bring you another featured Greyskull Gladiator here today. This time it’s Chris, who contacted me a few days ago to share his progress with me from running The LCI Method for the past ten weeks.

As you can see from the above photos, his transformation and progress has been remarkable, and he is just getting started. Read the rest of this page »


Veterans Day 2015


This past week has been a hectic one to say the least. It unfortunately kicked off with a scare involving my youngest son (13 months) having to go to Children’s hospital with pneumonia and a partially collapsed lung, something that any of you who are parents know can be quite nerve-wracking. I’m happy to say that he is doing much better now, and that the latter portion of the week, though incredibly busy, was much more enjoyable.

As you know, this past Wednesday was Veteran’s Day. For some it is just another day, one which you probably don’t even have off from work or school for. For those who are Veterans, or those who have Veterans near and dear to them however, it is a very important holiday. Read the rest of this page »


Green Light a Vet


For those of you who are not aware, there is an excellent movement taking place in the States that I am in whole-hearted support of, and that I would love to see as many of you take part in as possible.

The movement is called “Green Light a Vet”, and getting involved is as simple as changing one of your outside light bulbs, visible to the community, to green as a show of support for the brave men and women that make up our Veteran’s community.

You can read more about this by clicking here to view the official site. Read the rest of this page »


TEAMPAIN Fall/Winter Mass Class: Pack it on with JP!


The last several months have been a chaotic mess for me; between illnesses, recurring complications from my service injuries (I highly discourage any of you who are considering breaking your neck from actually doing it), and a host of other professional, and personal life situations, my physique has whittled down much farther than I am comfortable with.

In response, I’ve launched an all-out assault on being a weaker, smaller version of myself, and have begun an intense mass gain campaign. I’m proud to say that I’m already up six or seven pounds from when I began (about ten days ago), and will be hitting my target of a solid 240 lbs within the next two months.

Here’s the thing; I want a handful of you to join me on this quest, and make some major progress in the next twelve weeks.

I’m launching a new TEAMPAIN class, with a new, exciting format, that will allow you to train with me, with all of the guesswork removed, and pack on some solid mass with a quickness. Read the rest of this page »


The Johnny Pain Show Episode: 001


This is the first episode of my new podcast “The Johnny Pain Show”.

If you’ve been following things here since the beginning, you will enjoy the return to our podcasting roots involving a collection of buffoons spouting off about a variety of topics.

The show will be on available on iTunes shortly, as well as Soundcloud, and other outlets, but for now, you can download or listen to this episode right here on JPL.

We will be recording weekly for now, but are already discussing the option of making this show a five days per week debacle. I’ll certainly keep you all updated as we go. Read the rest of this page »


The Uncomfortable Truth About Comfort


Comfort is a word that has a nice positive ring to it.

The word invokes a warm, fuzzy feeling that we all universally can recognize as something to be desired.

We all like “comfort foods”, the “Comfort Inn” sounds like a nice place to stay, the last tape measure I bought advertised a “comfort grip” (as if I’m returning home at night with my hand locked in a claw from overuse of one of the classic, much less “ergonomic” models after a long, long day of measuring the shit out of some things), hell, even the elastic waisted Mom jeans that I’m wearing right now with my Pro Keds feature a “comfort waist”.

Call me old fashioned, or crabby, or a copophile, but I think that comfort is downright evil.

Allow me to explain… Read the rest of this page »


What are You Worth to the World?


So what’s so special about you?

What can you do?

What skills, talents, or abilities do you have that make you more valuable than the next guy?

While these questions may come off as abrasive, it is critically important that you possess the answers to each, and I’m going to let you in on the simple reason why:

Your worth to the world is entirely predicated on what you can do for other people. Read the rest of this page »


Still One Team, One Fight


Myself and WW2 Vet Fred Borda at this Past Weekend’s Event

We’re facing a major epidemic here in this country in this day and age, one that troubles me, and that I’ve taken a major interest in helping to resolve.

Each day in America we lose a staggering twenty-two Veterans of our Armed Forces to suicide.

Each loss of veteran life to this plague represents a horrible tragedy, and a tremendous loss to our society. Read the rest of this page »


What’s Prison Really Like?


I was recently reunited with my good friend George (pictured above) who, after a series of unfortunate events and a few rough decisions, was incarcerated for three years. George is a Greyskull “OG”, being one of the original crew when the “gym” was an outdoor dungeon of rusted metal and handmade equipment in my backyard many years ago. I’m ecstatic to have him back home, and back in action at Greyskull, and am also thrilled that he has agreed to share with my readers his experiences while he was away. Read the rest of this page »


Greyskull Eight-Week Shootout


So one of the guys at our recent live event here is also a current member of one of my TEAMPAIN classes, the R&D program to be precise. His visit, his crazy progress, and the awesome feedback he received from literally everyone he shared his experience with while he was in town sparked an idea that I’ve decided to put into action. Read the rest of this page »