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Master your decisive moments, master your life

We rarely give conscious thought to our daily habits. So much of our day is driven by them. For example, brushing your teeth in the morning, buckling your seatbelt, checking your phone, getting home from work at the end of the day and turning on the TV, etc. Habits...

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Do you really know the benefits of resistance training?

Resistance training is about more than solely lifting heavy weights for the hell of it. Many people that have never attempted this type of training are often intimidated by its nature and they may have the fear of getting hurt, or have the impression that it is...

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How sugar is killing us slowly

Approximately 420 million people in the world have Type 2 diabetes. In the United States alone, it is believed that in the next few decades, as many as one out of three Americans will develop the disease. You have heard it before, and you’re about to hear it again:...

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Why you should be doing more single-leg exercises

Consider this situation...You come into the gym for a workout and Back Squats are on the menu. Today’s workout calls for a 1, 2, or 3-Rep Max attempt for the day. You haven’t been doing Back Squats routinely, so you don’t expect much out of yourself today. You start...

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Goals vs. Systems: a concept to improve your habits

It’s great to have goals. Most of us have them, even if they aren’t written down. We may have something we want to accomplish in our minds that gives us meaning to what we do every day. Goals provide us with direction and something to strive towards so we can improve...

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Foundry Open 2019

 The Foundry Open begins on February 22nd. Welcome! It’s Open season!  That time of the year where you get to put your training to the test, celebrate all the progress you’ve made, and have a great time with the rest of the Foundry tribe. Meet Your Captains: Sanny...

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Are you getting enough quality sleep?

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. Sleep. Why do we need sleep? How much of it do we need? How do we get the best quality sleep possible? These are all questions that I’ll cover in today’s post. But before I get to those questions, I want to address some...

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Overcoming your fear of the gym

When it comes down to it, much of what prevents people from embarking on a journey to become more fit and healthy is FEAR: Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of getting injured, fear of not fitting in, fear of embarrassing yourself… Much of this fear may be...

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Do you read food nutrition labels?

Have you ever wondered how to decipher a food nutrition label? Or did you even know that these nutrition labels exist? Perhaps you do, but you decide to buy that particular item you’re staring at on the shelf in the grocery store because it’s on sale and you think to...

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