Make Progress Every Single Day: 4 Proven Ways To Get Consistently Great Results—In The Gym and In Life

consistent progress

A few years ago, at the end of one of our training sessions, UFC fighter Demetrious Johnson (DJ) told me a story about the day he spent installing rain gutters with his father-in-law. DJ thought he was going to learn the tricks of the roofing trade, but what he learned instead was a powerful mantra—a mantra that everyone in my gym now recites every day—that helped catapult him to champion status and changed his life forever.…Read More

The Beef-Brain Connection: 3 Ways Protein Impacts Your Brain Function

Protein and the Brain


We all know that eating protein can help you build muscle. But new research is showing how protein can also reduce food cravings, help us eat less, and reduce impulsivity. (And let’s be honest here guys: We could all afford to be less impulsive, especially when it comes to food.) Because I always want to bring in the best, I asked my friend Dr. Mike Roussell, who has a PhD in nutrition, to give us a quick take on this new research—and provide some practical tips we can start using immediately.…Read More

17 Lessons Learned After 17 Years of Coaching: My Biggest Breakthroughs and Takeaways

Joel Coaches for 17 years

Over the past 17 years I’ve coached combat athletes, cheerleaders, housewives, executives, roller derby girls, ultimate frisbee players, and just about anyone else you can think of. I’ve seen what’s worked. And I’ve seen what doesn’t work. Today I want to share with you my 17 biggest lessons learned over my 17-year career—from both the training side and the business side. Whether you’re an athlete or coach, I’m confident you’ll find something valuable here to take and use in your own life.…Read More

The Strongest Guy in the Room: Patrick Castelli

Patrick Castelli Lifting

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve featured some amazing coaches in my article series, The Smartest Coach in the Room. That’s where I talk with a wide variety of experts from the fitness, sport, and performance industry about the profession they’ve dedicated their lives to — and the tips, tactics, and trade secrets they’ve used to get to the top of their field.…Read More

The Smartest Coach in the Room: Buddy Morris

Buddy Morris Physical Preparation


This fitness industry is growing and changing so rapidly that many coaches will be left behind if they don’t continue to surround themselves with new people and new ideas.That’s why in The Smartest Coach in the Room, I talk with a wide variety of experts from the fitness, sport, and performance industry about the profession they’ve dedicated their lives to — and the tips, tactics, and trade secrets they’ve used to get to the top of their field.…Read More

The Smartest Coach in the Room: Gerry Ramogida

It doesn’t matter if you’re a coach, therapist, or athlete: becoming better is a continual process. This field is growing and changing so rapidly that many coaches will be left behind simply because they won’t grow along with it. In order to build a successful career, it’s imperative that we surround ourselves with new ideas and new people to learn from.…Read More

The Fat-Burning Workout and Nutrition Program That Won’t Kill Your Performance

Every January, millions of Americans flood gyms around the country looking to shed the unwanted pounds of fat that come with eating too many cookies, drinking too much alcohol and dealing with the stress of the holidays. By the end of February, half of those same people (or more) stop going to the gym and fail to reach their new year’s resolution to look and feel better.…Read More

3 Program Design Mistakes That Lead to Plateaus — and How to Fix Them

Is your training program making you a better, more efficient athlete — or is it leading you straight to a frustrating plateau? In this article, I’ll highlight three big program-design mistakes that inevitably lead to stalled progress and subpar results. Plus, I’ll show you how to fix them by doing the opposite of what most athletes and trainers do.…Read More

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