New Years Fitness Resolutions – keeping motivated!

"Scooby, how do you stay motivated?" I get this question all the time. Its easy to stay motivated when you are experiencing rapid strength increases as beginners often do but that "newbie-effect" doesn't last long. How do you stay motivated when the gains are imperceptibly slow or seemingly nonexistent? The first important ingredient is having realistic expectations, many beginners have the distorted notion that muscles are going to see their muscles growing weekly right before their eyes - not gonna happen! Most people fail at their fitness resolutions, not because they are lazy or have no willpower, its the opposite....

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New Years Fitness Resolution

What's your 2011 new years fitness resolution? Are you confused about how to achieve your fitness goals or unsure if they are realistic? Most people fail at their new years fitness resolutions but not because they are lazy or have no willpower, its the opposite. Most people fail because they are impatient for results and work at it TOO hard! They have unrealistic expectations which just sets them up for failure. They start a starvation diet instead of sensible nutrition which soon leads to binging and failure. They are too aggressive with their weight workout program and end up injured...

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ScoobySnack Protein Bars for busy people who want to eat healthy

I perfected this recipe for all you students and hard working folks out there who don't have time to eat 6 healthy meals a day but want to maximize your ability to gain muscle and lose fat. These are healthy, cheap, and convenient. They don't even involve cooking! The only problem with this is that they taste so good that you might be tempted to eat too many of them. These are meal replacement bars, don't overuse them! Although they have lots of protein and healthy fats they don't contain vegetables, fruit, nor as much fiber as I would like....

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Why I do shirtless videos

I get this question all the time. I'm not showing off, in fact, I'm kinda embarrassed about it because there are about 10,000 bodybuilders with better physiques on YouTube. So why? To show I practice what I preach! Would you trust my advice as much if I didn't keep myself in top shape all year long? If I were fat would you listen to my advice on nutrition and cardio? If I wasn't muscular and strong, would you listen to my workout advice? If I was fat 51 weeks a year and just got lean for one week for some...

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High school football player dies bench pressing in basement

People always ask why I dont have videos about how to squat, benchpress, and deadlift on my website and YouTube channel. They also ask why I dont have these powerlifting exercises in my teen workouts, this is why:High School Student Dies Lifting WeightsThese exercises are dangerous when done incorrectly and one cannot learn to do them properly thru watching a video, you need a coach standing by your side to instantly correct your form. Typically a coach will have someone lift the bar without any plates at all until the student can do flawless form with their eyes closed. This...

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