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Sore All The Time – What To Do

Once there was a 56 year old dude that was sore all the time…

That’s what he said in the email to me.

That sets off warning bells in my noggin.

“Progress is tough and I’m sore most of the time.” Were his exact words.

That tells me what could be a couple things: This Basement Barbarian was going too hard or had bad form or was not sleeping and eating adequately – he could also have an injury that causes compensations which cause cascading soreness.

Progress is not hard to come by given stimulation and then rest – soreness should be infrequent due to a completely new exercise or intensity factor – otherwise training should feel more like “practice.” You just get better and better more often then not.

If you are NOT getting better and better or you are sore ALL the time, then you’re doing things wrong.

Get it right with the free report I made for you on gaining strength, flexibility and cardio – all at the same time at

I elaborate a bit more in the podcast below.

Get gritty,

Keeping the reservation

Keeping the reservation

You ever see the Seinfeld episode about the car rental?

He shows up having already called in a reservation.

There’s no car for him.

The lady behind the counter says, “We have your reservation but we ran out of cars.”

Jerry says something to the effect of, “You know how to TAKE the reservation but you don’t know how to HOLD the reservation… and that’s really the most important part.”

Well that’s a lot like fitness and nutrition. People seem to KNOW how to do a lot of these things but they just never DO the things required to increase strength, endurance and flexibility.

They don’t DO the simple actions to get in fantastic shape.

Maybe the trip to the gym or the cost that gets in the way…

If that’s the case, check out my Commando Cardio bodyweight bodybuilding routine.

It can be done at home and costs less than one of my personal training sessions.

It’s right here:

Be gritty,

Why I Don’t Do The Gym

So you want to be “the man” (or woman)eh?

Wanna be numero uno?

The big dawg?

Then let me tell you about this jail yard cat…

It’s a story from a father in prison to his son. It was actually a series of letters of fatherly wisdom and about how the world works.

In this letter the father spoke about a mangy jail yard cat that all the other prisoners hated.

The father talked about how every day the cat would stalk the yard looking for mice. When it found one it would play with it.

It would bat it around. Pin it. Let it go. Nip it, then smack it around some more… and do this for as long as toying with the mouse pleased him.

This is the dark side of power.

You either have power in a situation or you don’t.

One of the easiest ways to lose power is to lose your physical ability.

And guess what?

You need to do training that doesn’t drain you, that challenges you, that makes you stronger, more flexible, muscular and leaner… without injury.

You need to be able to turn on POWER when the cat comes for you.

How do you do that?

Well, when I trained bodybuilding style at the gym… I had injuries all the time.

What’s the point of that?

Going to the gym to gain strength, flexibility and power only to end up hurt and incapacitated?

Not to mention the time wasted travelling there… and the cost… and the annoying people.


Those are some of the reasons I don’t do the gym any more.

To see what I do instead to build, strengthen, apply, practice, and get results from my ability to own my power, check the Commando Cardio program.

It’s only expensive if you look at it as a cost and not an investment.

If you’re the former, that’s your first road block.

(Thinking of skills that can make you powerful as costs and not investments.)

If you’re the latter, then here’s the link: