Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

Frank Zane

As you might recall from the Ten Commandments of Training, consistency is one of the most crucial elements of fitness (yes, it’s in stone). So this week I’ve decided to take a closer look at what it means to be consistent and also discuss a simple hack that can prevent you from sabotaging your results. (more…)


While I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions, I am a fan of self-reflection and a plan for self-improvement. So for those of you who are planning on making a New Year’s fitness goal(s) here are 5 tips to help them become habits that may finally prevent you from getting caught in the endless cycle of failed New Year resolutions.  (more…)

Top Ten Badasses of All Time

Posted: December 8, 2014 by TRU in Motivation, Random
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This week I’ve decided to take a break from health and fitness research and simply pay homage to some of the best in the business. Why? Directly or Indirectly, these individuals have inspired many a couch potato to get off their arses and head straight for self-improvement, whether that be in a gym, a dojo, or a jar of pomade. And while research can be terrific, sometimes we just need a little good old fashion inspiration. (more…)

Buff Turkey

Thanksgiving is often at odds with people’s fitness goals, with many accepting the fact that their fitness is probably doomed until New Year’s (sound familiar?) But if you have what it takes to prepare a Thanksgiving feast than you may also have what it takes to stay ahead of the fitness curve. So read on to learn 5 ways a Thanksgiving Feast is not all that different from your workout. (more…)


The final 5 of The Ten Commandments of Training has arrived. (more…)

Training: The Ten Commandments

Posted: November 4, 2014 by TRU in Fitness, Motivation, Physique


Since my post on training for an aesthetic physique, I realized I should probably also discuss training in more universal terms. Because whether you’re new to the pursuit of fitness or not, there are fundamental ingredients that will surely make or break your training success…and I’d hate to keep them all to myself. (more…)

Spotlight: Steve Reeves

Posted: October 31, 2014 by TRU in Motivation, Physique, Random

In this series I’ve decided to feature individuals who have inspired and shaped the fitness world as we understand it today. And my first selection is as well-deserving as any. This person has helped define if not defined what we have come to know as the aesthetic physique, and very much remains in a league of his own. Yes, I’m talking about the one and only, Stephen L. Reeves.



A Unique Way to Mix-up your Gym Routine

Posted: October 26, 2014 by TRU in Motivation, Random


Looking for a new exercise…a new routine? I am all for variation when it comes to resistance training, so here’s a way to mix things up that’s not often considered: (more…)

The Pottery Mentality

Posted: October 19, 2014 by truworkout in Motivation



Some things in life are intuitive, and many things are not. Some things matter, and many things do not. I for one am not bothered by the reality that I am no expert at pottery, because while I can appreciate it, the fact that I suck at pottery is not going to directly impact my wellbeing in any significant way. While somewhat personal, this is my pottery mentality. The problem is that many incorrectly apply their pottery mentalities to things that ARE of significance; trivializing and/or disregarding a thing of true importance and long term impact. One such example, is the health and fitness of one’s body. (more…)