New blog is up!

•July 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I’ve moved from here to http://www.willofiron.com stop by and check it out! It’ll be my flagship from now on!

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Almost ready to make the switch

•July 8, 2009 • 1 Comment

So I’ve been working pretty hard on getting the new blog set up. Its not quite where I want it yet but its getting closer all the time. If its not up this week it’ll have to wait a couple weeks.

I’ll be out of town next week for military training, but there will still be posts for the blog. I’ve got some great guest posters lined up for next week so even though I won’t be here you don’t have to go without your will of iron…ness

Just had some cardio and abs today. I was feeling like crap this morning so I just did some low intensity steady state ellipticalling today. Then did my usual abs routine and nothing much to write about on that front.

Heading out now to get my second cardio in for the day, a light 3 mile jog around my neighborhood.

A little inspiration from a song

•July 7, 2009 • 2 Comments

So I’m doing my legs day thing today (Man did it ever get done! If I walk tomorrow it’ll be a miracle) and a song comes on at the gym that is actually one of my regulars but I never actually stop to listen to the words or how it corresponds to fitness.

The song is called “Remember the Name” and its from Fort Minor (I think its a Linken Park spinoff)

Anyway they break down a percentage of how I assume the music business goes, but oddly enough as I was crying, because I still had another set of front squats to do, it hit me that the song almost perfectly talks about how weight loss and fitness go.

10% Luck – It takes a little bit of luck to avoid injuries and to have the moral support of those around you to really make a lifestyle change for fitness.

20% Skill – If you go in the gym and sling weights you’re going to injure yourself. It also takes skill to make a program or change that you know that you can stick with.

15% Concentrated Power of Will – Well like my site is name Will of Iron so obviously I agree with this one. This is all about finding that last little bit of energy to get your rep. Or its that little bit you do to fight the urge to eat that cake or pastry. This is the most important one. Without discipline you cannot make the change.

5% Pleasure – Looking at that scale, seeing yourself in the mirror, hearing someone compliment you on how you look, or even just knowing that you’ve beaten a personal record and just ran for 3 miles. Its that 5% that drives us to be great.

50% Pain – Yeah. We all know this one. Working out can suck, eating healthier can suck, and for legs day I might bump this up to a higher percentage. But the other 50% is what keeps up going through the pain. To take a quote from the book FIGHT CLUB “Without pain there can be no progress” So while it hurts and we don’t want to do it anymore we still fight through the pain.

Back on track and it feels great!

•July 6, 2009 • 5 Comments

Whew it feels good to be back on my game. Last week was a crazy hectic mess and the worst part is I just have this week before I have another crazy week. Next week I’ll be gone all week for military duty.

Between my test on wednesday, finding out on thursday that I had to go to a wedding on friday, going to the wedding and drinking heavily. My diet this last week has been less then optimal. But setbacks happen in fitness, the best you can do is just chin up and get back to work. And that is exactly what I’m starting today. That and doing some price checking on liability insurance for being a personal trainer.

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented on my test, I really appreciate everyone stopping by and reading what I write, whether it rambles sometimes or not 😉

Now that my test is out of the way, I’m getting ready to make some changes around here. I’ve been toying with the idea of self hosting my blog and I think that’ll be a reality here after I get back from my training next week.

So lets get some good work done this week! And to all that are working on becoming more fit or losing weight themselves keep up the good work!

Hopefully the hotel has a gym.

•July 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

So I’m in Cleveland today. I found out yesterday that there is a wedding I have to go to today.

Here’s hoping they have a gym at the hotel we are going to because I still have shoulders and triceps to do today.

If I don’t get access to the Internet by tommorow have a great 4th of July weekend!

BOOYAA!

•July 1, 2009 • 10 Comments

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So I passed my test!  After three weeks of studying multiple hours a day I can finally take a couple days off. 

So now I have to wait for my certification to come in the mail in four to six weeks and bam!  That actually works out great because I can’t go job hunting anyway until mid july because of military obligations. 

Its not all smiles and sunshine though, while I passed it also showed me what I got in each little subsection.  And obviously my weakest point was my lowest score.  Though it was my Achilles heel so to speak during this whole process.  It says right in the ACE book on like page four or five that if you’ve never been a fitness professional before you are going to be severely handicapped.  So never having been a fitness professional before my weakest point was program progression, modification, and maintenance.  So this is an area I need to work on, and now that I’ve got the test out of the way I can start to focus on areas that are more important.

Yeah I didn’t get any sleep at all last night worrying about this test.  So afterwards I slept until a few moments ago and it felt pretty awesome.  Honestly I’ve never worried about a test before so it felt weird to say the least.  Even before I graduated from college I never worried about the tests.  But anyway.  Time to get some food and maybe go see transformers as a treat!

Tommorow is the day

•June 30, 2009 • 1 Comment

So its 6:37pm and I’m as learned as I’m going to get before tommorow.  So I’m taking the rest of the night off, going to play some video games and relax and then head out at 7 am tommorow for my test at 8.  Wish me luck and hopefully after tommorow I can change my about me page and my twitter profile to “Certified Personal Trainer” as opposed to “Future Personal Trainer” 🙂

See you guys tommorow.