When the Wolves Come


So you’re several hours in to a drive to visit family for a nephew’s graduation. Your bladder has been telling you that it’s time to make a pit stop for the last thirty minutes, and your pregnant wife’s craving for the mini donuts found in rest stop vending machines served as the impetus needed to pull in for a stretch when you saw the sign on the highway. Read the rest of this page »


The Show Goes On!


After months of debate, soul-searching, Peyote fueled vision quests rife with interpretive dance, and extensive polling of people on the street who have no idea who I am, I’ve finally decided the fate of the JPL (formerly StrengthVillain) forum. Read the rest of this page »


“The Look”


What is “the look”?

The look is what I consider to be the default physique that I’ve found to be most desirable by the males whom I have coached and worked with over the years, as well as the most desirable physique for a male according to extensive polling we’ve conducted with those of the fairer sex.

The look is also what one can expect to develop while training hard in the Greyskull methods. Read the rest of this page »


Your Personal Gold Mine


Wouldn’t it be great to own the deed to a gold mine that was recently discovered, and not yet mined for gold?

Would that not be a pretty amazing discovery, with almost limitless upside potential in your quality of life?

What if I told you that you DO own such a gold mine, and that you more than likely have not begun to harvest from it the riches that lay buried within its boundaries? Read the rest of this page »


Ducks in a Row


Waiting to embark on a new journey that will benefit you and enhance your personal success until you’re “ready” and have all of your proverbial “ducks in a row” is one of the most crippling, and counterproductive things that you can do.

Recently I had a session with a new client who told me that he hated his job (all too common), and that he really wanted to start a personal training business. Read the rest of this page »




Do you want to make more money than you’re currently making?

Would You like to increase your monthly income by 10%? 25%? 50%?

How about 300%?

Would that help things? Read the rest of this page »


Lean Body, Fat Pockets


There are certainly worse ways to go through life, are there not?

What man would not want those words to describe his conditions?

Given the choice, would you rather be carrying 15-30lb more body fat than you probably should, with far less muscle than the person you envision when asked what your ideal body would be Read the rest of this page »


Setting the Ships Ablaze


I’m frequently asked what prompted me to get tattooed to the level that I am (as if it was a decision that I made on one given day). Recently, while visiting some friends in a neighborhood bar after leaving my office, I was asked that very question by a rather inebriated young girl. Read the rest of this page »


Are You a Self Made Man?


Everyone has used or at least heard the term “self made” at one point or another in describing someone who has accomplished something remarkable in their life. The term is used nearly exclusively in speaking on those who succeed, to the point that the term itself carries with it a strong linguistic association with success.

During a recent lunch outing with a good friend and client of mine, I chose to conduct an experiment on this very idea, in an impromptu manner, because it was relevant to the work that we were doing. Read the rest of this page »


What You Don’t Want Requires No Effort


James Allen, in his classic book “As a Man Thinketh”, makes the observation that weeds will grow in your garden, in your lawn, or through cracks in the sidewalk in spite of your lack of effort to provide them with water, sunlight, or proper soil. Conversely, if you should want to grow roses, orchids, tulips, or any other sort of plant, you will need to put some serious effort into the process if you are to develop your crop.

This idea is profoundly metaphorical of our lives, and is one of the most impactful lessons that a person can learn. Read the rest of this page »