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Mental Game Part III

In our continuing series about the mental aspects of health and fitness I wanted to cover a subject I have been considering a lot lately and that is SACRIFICE. It is not lost on me that every time we step into the box we are sacrificing every other thing we could be...

10/8/2018 Update

    So I started out a few weeks ago all gung-ho to get into the September Challenge and get back to working out but it didn't quite work out the way I had envisioned it. I made a lot of excuses for myself and basically chumped out. Instead of practicing what I...

September Challenge Update 9/18/18

Excuses We all have them. I have found myself making a lot of them lately. When we started this challenge I was highly motivated to start getting back to my old self and I hit a lot of roadblocks and I let it slow me down. The exact thing I preach against all the...

September Challenge Update 9/10/18

Hierarchy for Fitness The above pyramid shows the approach to athletic development and is also a good guideline for fat loss. It all starts with nutrition. Unless you are under say 25, you can't outwork a bad diet. If your nutrition is off you will not see maximum...

September Challenge

We are doing a body composition challenge this month starting today and ending Sept. 28th. I am going to be using this blog to keep A record and to keep myself accountable. I will update at least once a week and add a photo to see if theres any improvements or...

Monday Musings- Testing Your Fitness

  We are constantly talking about "Prove your Fitness", testing our fitness, increasing our fitness, etc. Why? There's a few reasons. First, after you have been around a while, lost a few pounds and not feeling like your going to die each time after each workout, its...

Food, fasting and frosted flakes…

Hello again, Ion family! John here. I hope you all had a great Christmas and that you are looking forward to the New Year. I know many of us got a head start on the whole resolution thing by signing up for the “Body Comp Challenge” last week. That’s actually why...

The Reason Why You Are Unhealthy

You eat like shit and you don’t work out at all. That’s the secret. But you can fix it. So, we recently have started a Body Composition Challenge at the gym. Over the years we have had a few of these and have seen some amazing results. For the first couple of body...

Mental Game Part II- Honor/Cheating

“The greatest way to live with honor is to be what we pretend to be” Socrates STRENGTH DISCIPLINE HONOR Those are our guiding virtues at ION S and C. I have gone into some detail on strength and discipline in other blog posts that you can read or review later. I am...