Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Well, I am super excited.

I have a new book that I am working on.

I was walking to my office the other day and the proverbial lightbulb turned on and freaking blew up in my head. What do people need? They love and need motivation. But it is not just motivation to get you through a workout or two. People need some way to make training, diet and cardio a need to be consistent and to change their bodies forever.

It is about transformation of mind and body. Because it is freaking time for you to get yourself straight and to keep it that way, isn't it? Your gameplan is coming, so get ready.

It is about getting ready for the summer in the short term, but it is about getting ready for LIFE and sticking, sticking, sticking to it in the long run.

The chapter that I am working on right now is about a bunch of mental stuff to get YOU to stick to it. To all of it--the diet, the cardio, the lifting. The toughness to persevere when life is kicking you in the ass and you feel like it's selfish for you to worry about yourself and your training. When the damn basement is flooding or your spouse or your buddies or whomever is saying, "Oh, you can have just one." And you get it done, because it now has become a need.

And of course, there will be diets and training and cardio programs. Probably no recipes, though. And I will include options with the cardio. That was a joke about the recipes.

But it won't be long and boring with a bunch of pictures on how to do a squat. And it will be cheap, so you can afford it and nobody will have to steal it. I'm gonna write 500 words a day until it is done.

Also, The Bas' Barbell Hoodies will be in tonight. The design is badass--check out the picture in the store.  I haven't advertised them yet because I want to hold one in my hand and check them out before I put them up for sale. And I only ordered 24. That's it. I didn't want to get stuck with a bunch so I only ordered a few. Hopefully tomorrow we will be selling them.

                             Storm on Alert                           Future Highlander                              
Calm before the pull. BLS.

 Rehoboth Beach. After training. At the bar. Dark & Stormy.


All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a year...it's for life. Whether its training or your family or your job...it doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.