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Relentless Podcast

Always Show Up

Always Show Up
In Episode 10 of the Relentless: Real People, Real Results, Real World podcast we talk about asking questions, evolving from amateur to professional, and consistently executing your highest ROI activities.


State of Relentless: 

  • Press: Train along with our public Spartan Training workouts via Last week? Grip strength training. This week? Bodyweight manipulation.
  • The Dr. Colin Champ (aka Caveman Doctor) podcast interview talking about training health versus training fitness and questioning everything, including your physician.
  • Next up on the interview front: “Powerful” Tony Federico!

Relentless Main Event: 

  • Evaluating your day-to-day, targeting high ROI (not just $) activities, batching your efforts, and creating a concrete calendar.
  • Growing as an “entrepreneur” from someone who takes on too much to someone who subtracts in order to add.
  • Using a realistic calendar to remain consistent no matter what occurs.
  • Referencing Steven Pressfield as a mandatory resource and model of professionalism.
  • Extending the analogy to your physical world – training consistency compounds.

Relentless Actions: 

  • Mind: Highlighting the Pressfield book The War of Art, and this quote: “Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.”
  • Body: Challenging you to tackle one of our #RelentlessPope workouts, a collection of videos our trainers recorded at Relentless Fitness to have fun with the Pope’s arrival.
  • Business: Analyzing your highest return activities based on your long-term goals. Will your day-to-day schedule repeated over and over produce an end result that you can be proud of in several years?

Relentless Ask:
Send me a question! Comment right here, shoot me an email at, Facebook me, or Tweet me. Let me know what you want to hear about in future episodes. You ask, and I’ll answer!

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Transformation 5.0

33% Complete: A Look Back


33% of my Relentless Transformation is complete.  Done.  Gone.  Over.

I both can and can’t believe it.  It feels blink-of-an-eye short and grind-your-nails-on-chalkboard long, all at the same time.  I’m comfortable I have plenty more weeks to achieve my vision and terrified that they’re not even close to enough, all at the same time.

That is the transformation rollercoaster.  Put more broadly, that is the positive change rollercoaster.  It’s simple, but it ain’t easy!

I’ve written about the absolute importance of periodic reflection, so let’s reflect, shall we? Continue Reading

Transformation 5.0

Embrace Fear, Set a Goal, and Start Now


Set a goal.

Set a goal that lights your world on fire and makes you want to be better.

Set a goal that is inspires a healthy dose of fear and nerves, because you know you want it badly, and you know it’s the right time for it.

That is the single best thing you can do for yourself.  Right.  This.  Second.

If you conduct a study of everyone that I’ve ever worked with, you’ll find the following to be true:

  1. There are many different exercise approaches in practice.  Yes, there are common fundamentals, but there is also disparity in workout quantity (2-6 workouts/week), type, and intensity.
  2. There are many different nutritional approaches in practice.  Again, there are common fundamentals, but I’ve worked with vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, and meat lovers alike.  There is disparity in meal number (2-6 meals/day), frequency, timing, and type.

Above all you’ll find this to be true:  strength of current goal is the single biggest determining factor of ensuing progress and success. Continue Reading

Transformation 5.0

Sleep, Sleep, and More Sleep


How much do you value your sleep?

Whatever your answer, my response is probably not enough.

Back in the Relentless Transformation Stone Age (5 years ago), sleep wasn’t on the priority radar.  Sure, sleep was important.  Sure, sleep was recommended.  But those statements came with no oomph, no zest.  99% of the time and effort was spent revolutionizing exercise and nutrition.

Today, sleep is smack on the priority radar.  The oomph and the zest have arrived, and a proportionate amount of time is being spent on it. Continue Reading