Protein, Muscle Growth, and The Gospel

“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:17 For body-stewardship, it’s important to understand the basics of what protein is and its role in muscle growth. It should come as no surprise that there are traces of God’s nature in how our bodies function (Romans 1:20). There are glories to be displayed in

How to “Make Time” to Exercise

When do you make time to workout?   This is by far the number one question, challenge, and concern I’ve heard from other men when it comes to exercise.      Since this has been such a regular question and salient challenge, I want to offer a few thoughts and ideas by sharing my own tips and schedules that have and still work for

5 Tactics for Exercise While on Vacation

Summer months are nearly upon us, and with these months come travel and scheduled vacations. And vacations are gifts from the Lord.    There tend to be two approaches to exercise while on vacation: No exercise — I’m on vacation! More exercise — I’m on vacation!   Regardless of which camp you fall into, the responsibility to steward our bodies

A Minimalist Home Gym: 6 Exercise Equipment and 10 Workouts

The Home Gym Home gyms vary in size, equipment, toys, and costs. But they do not need to be elaborate to be effective.  You don’t need to invest thousands of dollars into recreating your local gym at home. Trying to mimic your local gym in your garage will create both an “analysis-by-paralysis” equipment evaluation, as well as cost you far

5 Tips for Sticking to an Exercise Routine All Year

  “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty” – Proverbs 21:5 Plans and Routines It’s commonplace for fitness resolutions to fizzle out as January progresses. Excitement on January 1st turns into reality on January 14th. Lack of planning creates room for reasons and excuses not to exercise. Overdoing it

The “Non-Fluffy” Christian Workout Playlist

Sifting through the myriad of Christian music out there is getting more difficult, especially if you are on the hunt for songs that teach sound doctrine. The most popular Christian songs today teach vague truths about God and lack artistic creativity, as they use hazy choruses and the same four chords on repeat for minutes on end. These songs are

Nutrition Basics: Calories, Macros and Good Food

Fit Tip Friday – Nutrition Basics Nutrition and fitness are inseparable. Food is the fuel for your movement, and the man in the pew should be familiar with the basic nutritional concepts. There is a lot of nutrition-related information out there to wade through. New diets, new fads, new rules, new super-foods, and new studies come out faster than we

What is an Exercise Regression?

The Movement Pyramid   Think of each exercise movement as the top of a pyramid. There are several fundamental skills and strength, the pyramid’s building blocks, that can be trained and developed before the movement at the top is mastered.    Taking apart the movement, brick by brick, is essentially what an exercise regression seeks to do. The goal is

Bodyweight Training: 6 Reasons Why You Should Master It

Four months into my marriage, my wife and I moved from a college town in Texas to a Hudson River town 40 minutes north of New York City. Calling this move an ‘adjustment’ would be a gross understatement.   Prior to this move, I had spent the previous 18 months focusing on a combination of weight training and indoor rock-climbing