Living as a Warrior: Strength & Honor: 2014

This updated version of this old article of mine is dedicated to Chris Young. Chris is beginning the biggest battle of his life and I KNOW he will win!! Chris, I KNOW you have the intelligence, strength and power to not only defeat, but become STRONGER through your current battle!! I love you like a brother, man!! Being a warrior requires having a strategic path. It also means that to achieve your goal, you must be committed and change or adjust your activities to further that commitment to your goals. This goes for achieving a great lift, competing in your first meet, or pushing forward through chemo. “Not everyone will have the [guts] to take it. The warriors path is demanding and calls for its travelers to reorganize their actions, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions in ways that will make them different from most of the people around them” (Robert L. Spencer). We as powerlifters, and strength athletes are a minority in this fat and lazy culture. We think that everyone works out because we are always in gyms or at competitions where they surround us. Now, narrow down that sub-culture even more. How many of the people you see in your gym are actually training? What made Ed Coan a legend and the greatest powerlifting champion ever? Ed had a warrior mentality, planned out his workouts to the exact poundage, and utilized animal intensity when he trained. Yes you are right, genetics always play a role, but it was only through his intelligence and intense training that he was able to realize his full genetic potential. He seemed mysterious...

The Mightiest Battle #1: Chris vs. Leukemia

I have made the decision to go public, which essentially means I’m going to be an attention whore on Facebook and YouTube:) I have Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia which has a good prognosis for full recovery but the treatment is a bitch. 28 days of 3 types of chemo 1 week recovery Repeat with different chemo 2 more times That is the plan for the next 3 months. I am incredibly lucky to have great people around me and I will do what is needed. The goal of this vlog is to help others who might face similar challenges, to use dark humour to make you laugh when you feel as though you shouldn’t, to get more traffic for Get Mighty Now, and no doubt I’ll write a book about all this:) As I said complete attention whore:) The real fun starts tomorrow; I won’t say bring it on just in case karma does exist! Want to Support Chris? Then pick-up one of his books! Get bigger, stronger or leaner than ever before. And if you need motivation, just remember that Chris would KILL to be in your shoes. Savor each rep and GET MIGHTY NOW! Becoming Mighty Master the fundamentals of training. The Mighty Method Set new records with advanced techniques. Fatso NO MORE! Boost your diet with fat-loss specific training. Mighty Mind Sharpen your mind. Fat Loss Training Print’n’go workouts for weekend warriors & personal trainers. Strength Training Print’n’go strength training workouts for weekend warriors & personal trainers. Muscle Building Print’n’go muscle building workouts for weekend warriors & personal trainers. Next...