Slowing Down To Speed Up


Plateauing is one of the most frustrating things that can happen when trying to reach your fitness goals.

While I define plateauing simply as ‘the worst’, the dictionary is a little more technical, saying plateauing occurs when you:

“Reach a state of little or no change after a time of activity or progress” (

So you keep pushing yourself harder, but the effort you put in just doesn’t seem to coincide with the results you see.  This isn’t only demotivating, but Continue reading “Slowing Down To Speed Up”

Ultimate Lower Back Stretch to Improve Form & Posture

blakeblasterlowerbackYour lower-back is one of the trickiest things to properly exercise.  Do it wrong, and you could face a series of negative consequences.  Do it right, and the benefits are never ending.

One of the most telling signs of a poorly treated lower-back is the dreaded spare tire.

The spare tire (sometimes called muffin top) can be broken down into three components:

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Getting Blaster Fit


I’m Joe.  I made this blog to share my journey to Get Blaster Fit with anyone who would like to do the same.  My goal is to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to transform your body and life.

Before we get any further, I’ll be up front and let you know I’m a strong advocate of the Blake Blaster squat trainer, and attribute a lot of my personal fitness progression to this device.  Here’s me at my heaviest (245), and after losing my first 50 pounds.

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A Brief Introduction

Kaleigh & I, Jan. 2016

…you’re both in great shape when you meet. You’re excited about your new relationship so as you spend more time together, exercise and healthy eating starts to seem less important.  The attraction is so strong that you don’t realize how out of shape you’re getting.  Then one day you wake up, see a picture from last year on Facebook, and ask yourself how the heck you could have slipped so much. Continue reading “A Brief Introduction”

Squatting in Sports

Chances are you’ve heard that squats are one of the best exercises for athletes.  Or maybe you’ve noticed how being a talented athlete and naturally good squatter seems to go hand in hand so often.  Whether or not you’ve realized it, effective squatting is the foundation of most athletic motions.

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