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Top Tips On Setting up Your Fitness Environment for Success

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

All humans are products of their environment. Disciple and work ethic is important, but far too many people struggle with their fitness goals due to environmental misalignment. Losing weight, building muscle and improving performance is incredibly difficult when your environment is working against you. The solution is pretty simple, improving your environmental alignment can make reaching your fitness goals much easier. It also …

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6 Questions That Will Change Your Body and Your Life

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I want to present you with 6, simple yet profound questions that have the potential to change your body and your life. These 6 questions are part of the new Smart Bodyweight Training Digital Workbook which you can download here for free. This workbook is a quick-start guide to help you get the most out of my recently released second book, …

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Building Self Confidence for Fitness Success

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Building self-confidence is a crucial ingredient for fitness success. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or improve performance, a healthy belief in your ability to accomplish your goals will help you more than any supplement or program. But what if you’re lacking in the self-confidence and self-esteem department? Facing that sort of situation is kind of a catch-22 because …

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Overcoming Diet and Exercise Resistance

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Diet and exercise resistance can make achieving your fitness goals very difficult, if not impossible. It’s just like riding a bike with the brakes rubbing. It makes you work much harder while gaining little benefit. This week’s episode fo the R.D.P Podcast is all about the 3 biggest sources of resistance that can hold your potential in check. The first …

7 Myths About Progression

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Progression is the essence of what makes your fitness habits effective for fat loss, building muscle and improving performance. If you want your body to change in any way, then progression should be the focus of everything you do. Simply put, you get the results you want when you progression your training and fitness habits. If you fail to progress your …

Improve Your Physical Performance in Anything

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Your physical performance is the foundation of your workout. Whether you want to burn fat, build muscle or Just move better, your physical performance is the key to making those things happen. That’s why it’ important to strive for better performance even if you’re not a competitive athlete. This week’s podcast is all about how to train for better …

Top Fitness Myths in the Media

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Fitness myths abound and many of them are fueled by the media that’s all around us including the internet, TV, and magazines. Many of these myths are not created as a way to purposely scam or con you. Most of them are the by-product of years of subtle, almost subliminal, messages you’re told about how losing weight or getting in shape …

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5 Fitness Beliefs Holding You back

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Your fitness beliefs hold the key to your success as I explained in last week’s podcast.  Some beliefs lurk in your subconscious sabotaging your fitness at every turn without you even knowing it. They can handicap your weight loss, muscle building, and performance regardless of how your diet or exercise plans. While you may be able to temporarily achieve some success, your deeply held beliefs …

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The Unstoppable Power of Fitness Beliefs

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Your fitness beliefs make or break your success in everything from weight loss to building muscle. Even though the Henry Ford Quote about “whether you think you can or can’t your right” is becoming a bit old hat, it’s absolutely true. Your success hinges more on what you believe than what you may know. In this information age, we’re told the key …

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Calorie Balance vs Calorie Counting for Weight Loss

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The debate over calorie balance is a common example of how many people mistake a principle of fitness for a fitness method. Those who argue against calorie balance point out that counting calories or severe calorie restriction do not work very well. I agree that calorie counting and calorie restriction are not very good methods for long-term weight loss. However, …

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Staying Fit & Sane During the Holidays

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to trim and decorate, not to mention slack off and over indulge. Or at least that’s the general consensus among folks this time of year. But what do you do when you’re a fitness minded individual? The holiday season can create a tug of war between enjoying the holiday season and staying in shape. …

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How to Avoid Common Fitness Traps

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Traps and snares abound in diet and exercise. These traps lure you into their jaws with promises of results and security, only to snap shut and limit your potential. One of the most common traps is the cardio trap where you find yourself eating a lot because you workout, and you workout because you eat a lot. This creates a …

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Easy Fitness Part 2 Exercise

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

In the last post, I talked about the virtues of seeking the path of least resistance when it comes to diet and exercise. The basic idea is the path of success is forged by finding ways to make the necessary work easier to accomplish. In this post, we discuss strategies on how you can apply this philosophy toward your workouts. …

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Easy Fitness Part 1

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Easy is not a word commonly associated with a successful diet and exercise program. If anything, many experts will decry the very mention of the word and insist there are no short cuts. I sure used to be such a person, but I’m learning my lesson. Not only is striving for the path of least resistance possible, but it’s also possibly …

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Break Free of Diet & Exercise Dogma for Good

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Fitness dogma that dictates how you should eat and exercise is ever prevalent within our fitness culture. Most of the time these dogmas start out as simple ideas but grow into a mini-religion by the time they hit the masses. The issue I take with them is they both limit your freedom of lifestyle and results. It’s like locking both your …

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Integrated Activity vs Working Out

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

A super successful businessman once told me; “I don’t want work/life balance. I want work/life integration.” How novel. Wouldn’t it be great it we could do the same with exercise? Instead of having an exercise/life balance we strive for exercise/life integration. I think it’s possible and I’ve been doing just this sort of integration for the past few months. Check …

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3 Mental Weight Loss Barriers w/ Catherine Taylor

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

“75% of Weight Loss is Mental” -Catherine Taylor Catherine Taylor is a master when it comes to the emotional and mental side of fitness and weight loss. Understanding the science behind weight loss is only a small piece of the puzzle, and few people understand this like Catherine. In today’s podcast, I sit down with her talk about 3 of the …

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How to Make Fitness Simple and Easy

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Many of the struggles to build muscle or lose fat come from the needless obstacles we place in front of ourselves. We are making this whole diet and exercise stuff far too complicated and difficult. It’s not supposed to be so difficult it requires a herculean degree of motivation and will power. You also don’t need to become an expert …

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How to Balance Out Emotion and Logic Dominance

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Most folks are either emotion or logic strong in their philosophy and approach to fitness. You can check out this post to learn about emotion and logic dominance but here are the cliff notes: Logic dominant individuals: Keep looking for the best and latest science and information. Over-rely on knowing the “right” way to do things or the right program …

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Emotion vs Logic Dominant Fitness Habits

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Are you working your tail off and sticking to your diet or exercise plan, but not getting the results you want? Is pushing yourself to your limits the extent of your workout plan? Maybe you’re always looking for that one diet or workout program that’s going to work for you. Are perhaps you feel you know what to do but you …

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Tips For Calisthenics and Fitness Excellence

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Excellence in calisthenics and fitness is something we all want, but there are a lot of hurdles in making that happen. Some of them are all in your own mind. Some of them are all around you. Make no mistake, you can achieve far greater results than you currently believe are possible. Just imagine what it would be like to …

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The 3 Most Important Exercise Rules Ever

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I like to keep things simple when it comes to exercise, especially when it comes to building muscle and fat loss. It’s such a relief to take all of the fluffy information out there and distill it down into the basic principals. Not only does this greatly improve your chances of success, it also gives you the freedom and flexibility …

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How to Break Your Bad Fitness Habits

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Your habits will make or break your success. They can make it easy to shed fat and build muscle, or nearly impossible to make any progress at all. In this week’s podcast, I bring a refreshing, and slightly uncomfortable, perspective on what’s really holding you back from making the progression want. Hold onto your hats because this might get a …

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Rules of Progression & Results

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Progression is the bottom line in strength and fitness. If you have progression you get the results you want, it’s as simple as that. However, if you have the perfect routine, the perfect diet and the best equipment, but no progression, you’re stuck. So there’s a lot at stake here. With progression comes the results you want. Without it, nothing …

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Is Modern Fitness Ridiculous?

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

I came across this super cool video showcasing some of the fitness trends of the past century: I’m really fascinated by the history of our modern fitness culture and videos like this are both educational and highly entertaining. Despite its entertainment value, I can’t help but ask myself “How did people back then take this stuff seriously? I mean, why did …

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The Complete History of the Red Delta Project

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

People have been asking me about my personal history and how my current fitness ideas came about. Well, here ya go folks! This week’s podcast pulls back the curtain on my personal history, most of which I’ve been reluctant to talk about before now. I got into my years of struggling with various diets, and even why I never did …

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Is “Follow Your Passion” Bad Advice?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Following your passion is common advice in the business world, and it’s something I’ve stood behind for years. After all, that’s the “red” in Red Delta Project with red symbolizing passion and desire. While passion and desire is still a critical component to your success recent lessons I’m learning some new information that’s turning the idea of “follow your passion” …

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Why Even Small Distractions Kill Results

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Distractions are pure poison for your fitness results. No matter what you want, from weight loss to running faster, distractions make you work twice as hard for half the result. In this week’s podcast I expose why even small “harmless” distractions can halt your progress for years regardless of what your routine looks like.  

The One Thing Holding Your Fitness Back

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

A sound fitness plan requires many pieces and part. There’s diet, exercise, sleep, hormones, nutrients, technique and a host of other details. It can be confusing to keep track of all of it. Despite the complexity, there’s a very good chance that your current rate of progress is being held back due to one single tiny thing. Most importantly, all …

The Missing Link in Your Fitness Success.

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The massive explosion of diet and exercise related information available is proof that we are not lacking for knowledge nor motivation. We know far more about countless fitness methods now than we did a generation ago. The very fact that people are searching, for and buying a ton of fitness products is also proof that the motivation to get in …

Shatter Your Fitness Limits

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Most of your limits exist only in your mind. Maybe they are from the influence of a coach or a parent. Maybe they are just a small wall you keep bumping against and you’ve built it up to be bigger in your mind than it really it. Whatever the case, you must surpass those limits if you want to build …

Why Curiousity Builds Muscle

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

I used to yearn to be certain that I knew what I was doing when it came to fitness and building muscle. I used to hide behind my ego and claim that I always knew what I was doing. I thought certainty was the sign of an expert, someone who you could trust to provide quality information. Turns out, it …

Where You can Find Your Next Results

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

So. You want to build some muscle or lose some fat eh? No problem my friend, all you need is to apply the Delta Principals and you’re on your way. Be sure to make sure you’ve got that progression principal down cold too. That’s the thing that is 100% responsible for your progress. Without it you’ve got nothing, or at …

Your Results Depend on This One Thing

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Progression is the very essence of what gets you the results you’re looking for.  It’s the very fuel that makes your muscles bigger, stronger and more capable. It’s also what makes you healthier, leaner and happier. Whatever you want in fitness, and in life, comes through progression. So it’s kind of an important topic don’t ya think? The problem is …

Why Fitness Will Never Be Easy For You

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Fitness will always be a challenge to some degree. You’ll never reach a point where you’re on easy street and you have it all figured out. There will always be some sort of challenge standing between you and the results you want. But that’s not a bad thing! The whole point of getting stronger isn’t to make your fitness effortless, …

4 Fitness Struggles You Can’t Win

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Fitness Shouldn’t Be A Constant Struggle. If it is something is wrong. Our current fitness culture is in love with struggle and fighting the good fight. Facebook is filled with people showing off their blood sweat and tears. There are pictures of torn hands, and people laying on the floor in exhaustion. People love to tell their friends how hard they …

The Absolutely Most Important Rules in Fitness & Weight Loss

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

The Red Delta Project has a simple philosophy; When you understand, and follow the most important principals of fitness and weight loss you gain far greater results with much more ease, freedom and lifestyle flexibility. I don’t bother with many of the little fads or trivial trends that fill the blogs and magazines from week to week. All of this …

These Subconscious Thoughts Are Holding Back Your Fitness

In DIY Fitness Equipment & Reviews by The Fit Rebel

  Everyone has a few subconscious thoughts deep within their mind that are holding back their fitness and weight loss potential. Many of these beliefs are so deep we are not even aware of them. We are simply aware of the effects which are often frustration, stress and that feeling that nothing works. The simple, scientifically solid, fact is that …

Bragging About Your Workout Can Hold You Back

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

It’s sexy to tell other’s (and tell yourself) that you put 110% into every workout. It’s now a sign of weakness to admit that you only put 75% effort into a workout. No one brags about holding themselves back. The ironic thing is that going to that limit can set you up for a long and frustrating plateau. That said, …

Fitness Gambling vs Fitness Investing

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

In fitness there are investors and then there are gamblers. Investors are professionals at managing risk and making sure they make a good return on their investment. They are skilled at putting in little and making huge dividends. Then there are the gamblers. These are the folks who throw endless amounts of lifestyle resources at a wall and just pray …

Is Sugar a Super Food?

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition by The Fit Rebel

I’m not a fan of any sort of dietary methods that label a food as being either healthy or unhealthy. I look at foods and nutrients like I look at tools. The value and benefits they potentially bring depends upon your ability and need to use them. Any tool can be both very useful and completely worthless depending upon the …

Why Core Training is Not That Important

In Core & Abs Training, Playground Workouts, Progressive Calisthenics, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Core and abdominal training is great, but seriously, it’s not all that important. Back in the day,  core training was all the rage and everything that was supposedly “functional” was about working the core. Then it was about the hips, then the legs and so on. The lesson I eventually learned was that there is no part of human body …

A Better Way to Stretch Tight Hamstrings

In Leg Training, Playground Workouts, Progressive Calisthenics, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  I’ve always been plagued by tight hips and hamstrings and it’s held me back in everything from Taekwon-Do to various aches and pains in my lower back. The funny thing was, every time I got on a dedicated stretching routine, things got worse. I actually became tighter and my muscles were all the more susceptible to pulls and strains. …

A Fitness Rant From Mother Nature

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Hello there, Mother nature here, you know, the gal who’s running this whole show. I just thought I would drop you a line and get a few things off my chest. Don’t worry, this isn’t about how you’re filling the seas with garbage or anything. No, this letter is just to clear up some confusion you humans have towards this …

Training for Performance vs Training for Asthetics

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Some folks like to train for high performance. Other’s are training for aesthetics and to look good naked. One objective is all about being able to change how you look and the other is all about being able to perform at your peak. There is certainly a middle ground where you can train for both. After all cyclists usually have …

Humans Didn’t Evolve to Be Fat and Out of Shape

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

  As the theories go, we humans evolved to be out of shape in our modern society. Our bodies have been designed to survive, and survival supposedly means, craving junk food, doing very little exercise and  watching marathons of Breaking Bad. I used to accept this theory, but now I’m thinking it’s a great big myth. I don’t believe our …

What the Top 1% of Fitness Experts Know

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The top 1% of all fitness experts know how important it is to be disciplined about their lifestyle priorities. Your priorities determine how you spend your finite lifestyle resources in the most effective way possible. This is something that all successful people know be it in fitness, business and even a hobby. It’s also in stark contrast to how the …

I Don’t Care What Works in Fitness

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I don’t care what does and doesn’t work in fitness, dieting, exercise, training or anything else relating to those fields. Seriously I couldn’t care less about what the research says is the best diet to lose fat, or what program builds the biggest arms. To me that sort of stuff is relatively trivial. Personally, I stopped asking about what worked …

When to Quite a Diet & Exercise Program

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Sometimes the greatest success in fitness comes from knowing when to quit a particular diet or exercise program. Quitting is an art form. Like all things in fitness, quitting isn’t a black and white issue. If you embrace quitting you never get very far, but if you shun it you run the risk of forever sticking to methods that are …

You Can’t Make Gains Until You Give

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Our fitness culture loves to tell you that if you want to make gains then you must consume some sort of product or service. You need to buy the magazine, the equipment, the gadgets, the supplements and the clothes. You need the trainer, the gym membership and the coaching. All of this is fine, but buying any of these things …

Fitness Doesn’t Come From Luck

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

  “Awwwwww they’re so Lucky to be so fit and in shape.” Yea I get that a lot. I’ve been told many times that I’m really lucky to be in shape, or that I can eat pizza but still not gain weight. More often than not, I’m told this by folks who consider themselves unlucky when it comes to fitness. …

Beating the Deceptive Devil of Diet & Exercise

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” In the world of fitness, the devil has pulled an even greater trick. Instead of convincing you that he didn’t exist, but that he was actually the good guy. Every day people deceive themselves into thinking that unhealthy diet and exercise methods are actually good …

Technique Isn’t Everything

In DIY Fitness Equipment & Reviews, Methods & Success Mindset, Playground Workouts, Progressive Calisthenics, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  “Technique isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” If I ever open a gym I’m putting that up on the wall in big BOLD  letters. Everything you’re looking to gain from your training boils 100% down to your technique and how well you can maintain it. If your results are lacking, look to your technique.  Never consider anything other than …

Fitness Skills; Better Results With Less Cost

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  The attainment and refinement of you fitness skills is the path to not only greater results in fitness but also more lifestyle freedom. The reason is simple. The better your skills are, the less resources you need to spend to get results. When I was first getting into strength training my workouts were 2-3 hours long and I needed an …

Why Skill Trumps Ball Busting Hard Work

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  One of the traits with some of the most fit people I know is that they don’t have a massive selection of exercises. Their workouts are comprised of just a few fundamental moves and maybe a couple supplemental exercises. When asked what they do for their incredible physique or strength their answer is usually met with a bit of …

8 Ways to Avoid Fitness Mediocrity

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

  Mediocrity is running rampant within our fitness culture even though no one ever starts a diet or exercise routine with the intention of getting results that a “meh.” I sure as hell didn’t start doing push ups all those years ago so I could look in the mirror at someone who’s average at best. I’m willing to bet you’re …

The Art and Science of Exercise Progression

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Progression is the essence of success. It’s the very thing that causes your fitness to grow and mature. Without it you’re stuck. It doesn’t matter how hard you work or what your program looks like. If you don’t have progression, you don’t have……well…..progress. You  just end up working your tail off to stay where you are. In this week’s …

I Always Lift with My Ego

In Playground Workouts, Progressive Calisthenics, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Lifting with your ego is something many experts caution you against. I however, aim to lift with my ego as much as possible. The difference between my approach is that my ego isn’t attached to weight or reps. My ego is 100% focused on my technique. The technical side of an exercise is always what’s most impressive, especialy when …

Why You’re Fighting Success in Fitness

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  “If you fight for your limitations they will surly become yours.” Those words were courtesy of my Taekwon-Do instructor Master Stephen Barrett. At first, I thought he was crazy, Who would ever fight to hold themselves back? But after over a decade trying to teach people how to get in shape I’m realizing  just how right he was. So …

When to Improve or Ignore a Fitness Weakness

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, DIY Fitness Equipment & Reviews, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

  We all have our weaknesses when it comes to fitness. In some cases, focusing on a weakness can take your physique and performance to a much higher level. On the other hand you could spend loads of resources trying to fix  something that’s not really holding you back. The question is, how do you know when to focus on …

Lose Weight & Get Fit in 7 Days

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  This year, instead of thinking of how you’re going to change over the next 365 days, think of how you can progress over the next 7. I’ve learned that the results you seek aren’t miles away, but rather just ever so slightly out of reach. You can be leaner, stronger and more fit if you progress just a couple …

Lifestyle Resources, The Fuel for all Fitness Success…….and Failure

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  The Red Delta Project was founded upon the philosophy that lifestyle resources are the primary limitation towards your fitness. Fitness, as we often practice it, is just way too expensive to be a practical long term vehicle for health and fitness success. It’s simple, the more costly something is, the harder it is to achieve and maintain. Making that …

Fighting the All-or-Nothing Fitness Mindset

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Our fitness culture is fertile ground for the all-or-nothing mindset, that diet and exercise philosophy where things are black and white.  It’s about sticking to dogmas and rules that seem to make things so much simpler. It promises control. It promises results. It makes obedience seem cool. But over all it does nothing but shackle your potential and limit …

No, It Doesn’t “All Depend on Your Goals”

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, DIY Fitness Equipment & Reviews, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Many debates within our fitness culture are supposedly settled with the argument that each option has it’s merits but it all depends on your goals. This sort of argument drives me crazy for a number of reasons. – It doesn’t actually help anyone. – It’s often used to justify one side of the debate over the other sort of …

The Cause of Every Fitness & Weight Loss Plateau

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

  Someone once said that knowing is the enemy of learning. Once you feel you’ve figured something out then you stop searching and learning. Once that happens you stop moving toward your goal. The reason is simple. Your progress is tied to your potential to learn and grow in the knowledge on how to apply the diet and exercise skills …

You Are Not Unique (A Rant)

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

  One of my biggest pet peeves about fitness is this idea that everyone should get some sort of special consideration based on who they are. People tell me all of the time that they should somehow get a different routine or program based on their age, gender, weight, or some other factor. This sort of thing drives me crazy! …

Fitness Lessons From Silicon Valley

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  You might think computers and fitness might not have that much in common. After all, technology has arguably contributed to the obesity epidemic and a host of other issues. Even so, I believe we can draw inspiration from the trends technology has given us and learn a few lessons on how we can greatly improve our fitness culture and …

Never Trust Your Fitness Success to Your Memory

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  John Du Cane of Dragon Door Publishing fame  once said  “Don’t ever trust your success to your memory.” This is the very reason why it’s so darn important to keep a workout log. When I ask folks why they don’t keep a log they often tell me that they remember what they did in their last workout.  Trusting your …

The Root of Discipline

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

  The inspiration for this post  literally came from a fortune cookie. It reads ” Self-respect is the root of discipline.” Now it’s obvious (or at least it should be) that you must employ discipline in order to be fit and live free. There is no fitness nor freedom without it. It is the glue that holds the whole darn thing …