Threats to the Glory of Young Men

“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair” – Proverbs 20:29   This Proverb crowns the young and old man with his distinctive yet complementary qualities: the young man with his strength, and the old man with his wisdom. These two traits, when intertwined in both use and fellowship across

3 Problems With Counting Calories

The Convoluted Maze of Nutrition   To me, nutrition is extraordinarily convoluted. Cited studies contradict each other, trends and fads regularly enter and exit acceptance, and everyone has their own opinion when it comes to the foods they either will or won’t eat.  I always recommend that you do your own research, and/or consult your doctor or nutritionist.  Recently I’ve been

The One Exercise Goal for 2023

The One Exercise Goal for 2023   This one goal completely reshaped how I thought about setting exercise goals, and I hope it serves you well in 2023.   👊Exercise 3-4 times a week. Each Week. Rinse/Repeat.    Most exercise goals have a more specific outcome. Lose 10 pounds in 3 months. Put on 10 pounds of muscle in 6

20 Ways to Steward Your Strength in Your 20s

Habits Are Like Trees   Your 20s are a pivotal decade for habit formation. It is a decade of beginnings. As you launch a vocation, a marriage, and a family, you are making decisions and, knowingly or unknowingly, forming habits.  JC Ryle, in his book “Thoughts for Young Men”, quips: “Habits are like stones rolling down hill — the further

Avoiding Crooked Fitness Paths: Stewardship, Skills, and Strength

“Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.” – Proverbs 4:25 – 27   The Fitness Intersection    There is an overwhelming amount of information in

Swole with Conceit

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self… treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…” – 2 Timothy 3:1-2, 4   An Unexpected Injury   Growing up, my parents had slowly accumulated equipment they used to build their home gym. It

Diligence, Hastiness, and the Yo-Yo Diet

The Yo-Yo Diet   There’s a phantom phenomenon that lurks in the corners of fad diets and weight-loss programs. Its clinical term is weight cycling, but it’s popularly known as yo-yo dieting. Yo-yo dieting is a term that describes the process of regaining poundage after it is lost. Harvard Health Publishing shared a 2016 study that followed 14 participants during and after the show “The Biggest

Gnosticism and Exercise

“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer” (1 Timothy 4:4-5).   Gnosticism Shames the Body   Gnosticism was a belief system that even the early church had to deal with. It incorporated a type of secret knowledge

4 Biblical Reasons for Exercise

Murky Motivations “Be the very best you”. “Get that beach body ready”. “Boost your self-esteem”. “Impress others with your gains”. “You deserve to look good”. If you have spent any time in the exercise and fitness world, no doubt you have encountered motivations like these. You may have experienced them through popular marketing and advertisements, or in the familiar tugging