What’s Your Favorite Part of ALL GAIN, NO PAIN

The impact of mindfulness on all aspect of your life

My month-to-date report shows that over 52,000 pages of ALL GAIN, NO PAIN have been read. I’m truly thankful that so many are finding the book helpful. We all have different needs and will find different concepts in the book of benefit. Here’s one example of how mindfulness impacts all other aspects of the program […]

Get Outside for Your Health

Kettlebell swings on the minute.

Saturday workout: Goal:  Build capacity 10 Kettlebell swings on the minute x 10 minutes (outside!) 30 minutes at 8% grade on the treadmill (using the Talk Test to monitor intensity) Get the 7 Secrets to a Pain-free Comeback to the Gym! Just fill out the form below

Learning (AKA Behavior Change) Occurs at the Point of Struggle

No Pain Principles, Meditation, PTSD, and Self-Regulation

I recently had a patient who was also managing recovery from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). As part of his recovery program, he was prescribed exercise and meditation. I had to smile as this may be the most brilliant of prescriptions on many levels and for many reasons, not mention that it reinforces the No Pain […]

What book would you gift to someone trying to improve their life?

Changing your lifestyle is more about how our brain works, how we learn, and our behaviors than it is about the workout, the diet, or any of the specifics. That’s not to say that the specifics don’t have importance as they are the executables that ultimately represent the change. One of the keys to making […]

ALL GAIN, NO PAIN Knee Pain Solution for Lunges and Split Squats

Rear Knee Emphasis

If you experience knee pain during lunges or split squats, it’s often not tight quads or hip flexors. Many times it that the quads are working overtime to stabilize the pelvis because your hip musculature is incapable of doing so. Foam rolling and stretching will typically fail or provide only a partial or temporary solution. […]

How Answering One Simple Question Can Keep You on Track for Success

This morning’s meditation was a good one. Not only did I feel confident in my efforts and level of concentration, but I was left with the powerful phrase “is this useful?” For meditation purposes, “is this useful” was intended to be used as means to determine the importance those thoughts that seem to invade our […]

Client Wisdom: On Consistency

No Pain Principle #1: Know Thyself

Dave S. is one of my favorite humans. He’s a client at our gym IFAST in Indianapolis, but he began his story as a patient in my purple physical therapy room. He was dealing with back pain that began during workouts at another gym. Like many, he wasn’t broken, but pain severely curtailed his ability […]