May 4, 2016 mesacarvin

To all the mothers present, past and future Recently, Kevin Durant, a gifted professional basketball player, was named the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player. His skills are out of this world and he is among the top 3 players in the game but what really impressed me was his acceptance speech. No cue cards. No…

May 2, 2016 mesacarvin

One of my biggest influences in my life has been the teachings of Jim Rohn. In his great presentation, Challenge to Succeed, Jim points out the major pieces to the life puzzle and I continually listen to it as a major source of education and inspiration. For the uninitiated, Jim Rohn, according to Wikipedia, was…

April 22, 2016 mesacarvin

Now for a little silliness. Anyone who has ever exerted themselves from weight lifting to running to athletic competition are familiar with THE 4 letter words that sum up how you feel about that certain moment in time. You know which ones, the F-bomb, the S-hister. Well I want to talk about the other 4…

April 19, 2016 mesacarvin

Today we will delve into Traci Mann’s excellent book, Secrets from the Eating Lab. The basic premise is that diets do not work, willpower is bullshit, and the true scientific way to find the best weight for you. Traci Mann is a professor of psychology at the Unniversity of Minnesota and has been researching health…

April 15, 2016 mesacarvin

For the past 20 years as a fitness professional, I’ve been asked thousands of questions on fitness & diet and for the most part, some of these questions are very similar in context. So I will answer some of the most common fitness & diet questions I have been asked in the past 20 years….