How to Build Your Best Body From Start to Finish


At some point all we really need is guidance. We need mentorship, we need for someone to simply point us in the right direction, tell us where to start and then what to do next. We need clarity so we can do what we do best, work. Motivation is something that will come and go, […]

Bringing Manliness to… Yoga?

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If there’s one area that I need to most work and discipline with regards to my body, it isn’t in dieting, nor training, but stretching. I’m not stretching’s biggest fan, yet I do it because it needs to be done. I understand its importance, but I need routine. I love routine. And so, not all […]

How to Maximize Results At A Bad Gym (or no gym)

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Most emotions aren’t real. Fear isn’t real, it’s merely a perception of a situation. Sometimes fear can be a good thing, like when it gives us more energy and a heightened awareness so we’re able to better defend ourselves. Other times fear can be crippling, paralyzing any chance we have of living a successful and […]

5 Ways to Stay Lean While Traveling

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To diet while traveling is a slap in the face of the experience, or what the experience should be. Part of enjoying a new culture and way of life is enjoying the cuisine. But how does a guy enjoy the pastas and pastries of Italy, for example, without also adding a dozen extra pounds of fat in the […]

3 Sure-Fire Methods for Peeled Six-Pack Abs without Muscle Loss

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One of the tricks with getting a six pack, and forging those defined abs, is keeping muscle loss at bay. As such, getting ripped abs isn’t simply a matter of reducing calories, it’s a little more complicated than that. Fortunately a good buddy of mine, Alain Gonzalez, has been kind enough to write an article […]

Bro, You’re Eating Like a Woman!


I grew up watching Westerns and Action films. It was Arny’s heyday, Stallone was on top of his game, and movies like Tombstone brought the wild west to my living room. As far as the cinema was concerned, there isn’t a better time to have grown up, and to say that these movies didn’t influence how […]

5 Simple Steps to Increase Testosterone Levels in Men

A few years ago something clicked in my often stubborn mind that led me down a journey to find the “secret” to a strong, powerful, alpha-esque body. A secret that I eventually found in the powerful, often vilified hormone, Testosterone. Alas, there I stood, weights in hand, sweat pouring from my brow as I lifted the […]

7 Badass Exercises You’re Not Doing

Round 1 wasn’t so bad. Although by the end of it my muscles began to seize, my lungs collapse. But as round two picked up and my trainer pushed me harder, my mind became numb. Quitting is all I thought about. At some point, though, your heart has to take control over your mind. If […]

27 Ways to Look More Alpha

On this site we’re re-defining the traditional “social alpha“. A true alpha is a master of his own domain (cue blatant Seinfeld reference). He’s his own ideal. He’s maximized both his potential and his ambition. He isn’t living in fear, he’s leading with courage. He isn’t the meathead Neanderthal; rather, he’s mastered his mind, his […]

3 Tips to Train Like a UFC Fighter

The first time I stepped into a boxing ring, I fell in love with the sport. The training, the battle in the ring physically, and in your soul when you’re in the ring, makes any combat sport the purest form of competition there is.  The world’s best conditioned athletes are fighters. The following is a guest […]

How to Transform Your Body

When we’re walking a journey alone, when we’re our only form of supervision, the man in the mirror, the only one we’re accountable to, we don’t always do the work, or do what’s necessary. That’s what makes the entrepreneur, the writer, or the artist so powerful – they do the work even when no one […]

The Core: A Deeper Look


I was exposed when I first started training as a fighter. For one, my conditioning was atrocious – at least in comparison to a fighter. I also figured throwing punches at someone wouldn’t be all that difficult, but the skill of fighting was the greatest difficulty I faced. Boxing is a tough sport to learn, […]

The Brotherhood


I remember walking into the ring for my first fight, I almost couldn’t breathe. The butterflies were unlike anything I’d ever experienced. And it wasn’t because of the likelihood of pain or that chance that I could get hurt, it was because of the notion that all of the hard work I’d put in preparing […]

Alkalize Your pH Levels to Build Muscle & Burn Fat

Having a healthy pH is important. An incorrect – or acidic – pH blood level negatively effects protein synthesis. If you want to build muscle, burn fat, or have high energy levels, this article is an important read. Life is about balance, true? I agree and disagree. To reach a goal I think we need […]

How to Gain Muscle, Lose Fat & Be Healthy on A Budget


It boggles the mind how much more expensive healthy foods – meat and produce – are than crap. Crap – the MacDonal’s, BK’s, and Subway’s, even the cereal and frozen sections of our grocery stores – is what leads our society to early death. That crap is also directly linked to our massive health care […]