Posts in Jake's Blog
The Perfect Time Is Now

Like many people who try and get back into an old hobby or back into a fitness regiment, I asked myself a lot of the same questions “Am I going to be any good at it now?” “Will doing this actually make a difference?” Everyone has these thoughts when trying to step back into an old pursuit. And too often they are the lingering doubts that prevent us from starting or truly dedicating ourselves to going after that old pursuit.

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Why Your Injury Is Almost Definitely Your Own Fault

They are the product of what happens when we ignore the warning signs and continue on an improper plan of action rather then slow down, swallow our pride, and do it correctly. It’s not that you were exercising freely when injury beset you, it’s that you were exercising POORLY when injury caught up to you.

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The 5 Best Ways to Be Responsible For Your Health Without a Coach

Now this doesn't have to turn into you becoming the ultimate workout warrior and running 5 miles a day or doing 500 pushups, 500 situps, and 500 crunches. This can be as simple as adding a 10 minute walk several times a week. It could be adding an additional yoga class one day. It could be taking a hike, chasing your kid, literally ANYTHING!

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The Motivation Myth

Whether you choose to believe it or not, you are not an amateur when it comes to your personal health. You may not have the knowledge or the experience, but you are a professional. You have no other choice, not if you want to live long life that is worth living. And this is why we have to be proactively dedicated to this life long endeavor, not reliant on the coming and going of motivation.

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3 Guidelines to Not Be A Shitty Human

I kind of vomit a bit in my mouth saying it. It’s a bit of a millennial, entrepreneur, bullshit bio-hacker buzzterm right now. You can find articles and videos everywhere telling how you can optimize your entire life or bio-hack your way to the body of your dreams. And they aren’t totally wrong! I just have a problem with how they present it.

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Wednesday Musings: The Number One Reason Why People Fail to Accomplish Their Goals

Which sounds like a mindset that is setting you up for long term success? Which one will carry you to new goals and help you live a fulfilled existence and leave you feeling empowered by your choices? And which sets you up for a life of misery, being at the whim of what must be done? Don’t think about it too hard, there is an obvious answer.

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Wednesday Musings: 3 Habits to Start and 3 To Leave In the New Year

No matter what your approach to the new year may be though, you could probably use some help getting where you'd like to be. And the best way to ensure you are successful in your goals for this year is to begin building successful habits, as well as ditching habits that are holding you back.

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Wednesday Musings: It Ain't Rocket Surgery

See change isn't all that complex. It’s built upon doing a lot of small things correctly over a period of time. Unfortunately this is where most people get lost. They think it’s enough to work out and stretch for 2 hours a week, completely forgetting the other 166 hours in the week. During the rest of the week they think they continue to eat like shit and sleep like shit and sit around like a sloth, yet they still expect change.

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Wednesday Musings: The Haka Warm-up

Our warm-up is probably what we are most known for and probably garners the most questions from new people. But what often seem like small, seemingly random, and montonenous movements actually serve a huge purpose in preparing you for the rest of your workout. So here is what makes up the anatomy of the Haka Warm-up!

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Wednesday Musings: Happy Thanksgiving

Coming out of college I felt on top of the world. I was a cocky little shit who thought everyone needed to be in the gym every day and have their life in order. I mean hey, if the college kid could do it why couldn’t these grown adults? But as I got further and further from my sheltered existence on a college campus and started to make more and more decisions with real life consequences, my life felt like it was unraveling.

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Wednesday Musings: The Holiday "Freeze"

Instead we lose them to the undefeated champion of excuses, time. Not enough of it, needing to focus it elsewhere, needing to figure out a better schedule. And nowhere does this become more of a factor than during the holidays. “Oh, I just have so much going on right now, I’ll be back in January I promise!”

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Wednesday Musings: Elections Edition - The Tribe

Instead we spend our time on social media or watching the news, getting the worst of the worst news from faraway parts of the country about people we will never know and issues we will never face, and we get angry. We create tribes with people who don’t know our lives and our problems and we ignore the very people whose homes we drive by every morning and walk by the on the street every day.

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Wednesday Musings: How to Conquer the Morning (And the Rest of Your Day Too)

I haven’t always been an early riser. In college I partied quite a bit and getting up for an 8AM class was a struggle. Unfortunately I fell in love with a profession where my day starts before the sun rises. This required me to not only address my sleeping schedule, but also the way I started each morning. And though my morning routine has undergone changes and modifications over the last several years, several things have remained constant. Below you’ll find my three biggest tips to starting each day with intention and setting you up for success!

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