Recognizing and Controlling Your Habits To Change Your Body

It’s said by social scientists that we make thousands of decisions, some big, some small, every day.  The truth of the matter is, though, that we don’t really make a lot of those decisions, at least not like we think we do.  We make decisions, sure, but most of the … Continue reading

Add Conditioning To Your Strength Workouts – Three High-Intensity Finishers

The problem with trying to live a life where you’re always looking to be your best is that you often run into the issue of too much stuff and not enough hours in the day to do it.  It’d be great if you had plenty of time to get all … Continue reading

How To Write a Workout – Your Simple Workout Programming Template

There’s all kinds of training programs and workout plans out there.  It’s easy to get lost in all of the ins and outs of what is a good program methodology.   There are times where a complicated workout scheme is the way to go, but sometimes you just want to come … Continue reading

Muscle Building for Performance Sounds a Lot Like Bodybuilding

Whether you’re still a competitive athlete or you’ve reached the “I want to be athletic and look good but have a desk job” stage of life, you realize you need to spend some quality time in the gym working on muscle building for performance.  It’s hard to argue that there’s … Continue reading

The Relentless “Perfect Breakfasts” – 3 Under 5-Minute Muscle Breakfasts

I used to train this guy, Tim, who had a schedule that kind of alternated.  One week he’d be an 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning guy and the next he’d be a 5:00 or 6:00pm guy.  When he came in for the afternoon sessions, he was a lion.  He’d … Continue reading

Building the High-Performance Physique From the Ground Up

Back when I worked in big box gyms, before opening Relentless, one of the biggest non-working activities I would engage in was people watching.  While it was usually in NASCAR-mode (ie not really paying attention but waiting for a crash), I did keep my observation sharp enough to get used … Continue reading

Performance Buffet – 5 Tips To Stay Lean, Be Strong, and Train Relentless

If you’re like me, sometimes you like to dig in to a big meal of steak and potatoes.  Honestly, when it comes to steak… by “sometimes” I mean “all the times”.  With that being said, though, it’s nice on occasion to hit the buffet and get a little something of … Continue reading

How The High-Performance Lifestyle Is Keeping You Fat and Weak

If you’re someone who wants it all, from the Job to the Family to the Body (and who doesn’t?), then you know how easy it is to just keep piling more and more on your plate.  If you’re like me, then it seems like every time you turn around there’s … Continue reading

Training Plateaus – How They Happen and How To Break Them

There’s certain things in life that are inevitable.  You know, like the old saying says… Death, taxes, and hitting training plateaus.  Ok, so the last one is a little bit niche, but if you are in the iron game long enough and are trying to get better long enough, which … Continue reading

The Mental Side of Success (Podcasts)

There’s some interesting times in the Wilkins Household.  The Woman has just left her job (18 years in the vet field) to pursue dog training, which is closer to her true passion.  I, of course, couldn’t be happier and more proud of her.  It also means that she’s facing some … Continue reading