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When You Teach, You Learn Twice

6 and half years ago, I resigned from teaching. Those of you that knew me then know how difficult a decision that was.

In fact, it was the most difficult decision that I have ever had to make.

And it was difficult for a multitude of factors, one of which was that I loved teaching, I absolutely loved it!

Once I reframed my situation and realized that I would still be teaching, just to a different audience, then it made the pain sting a little less.

I have no problem saying that I am a world class teacher; but the reason I am confident in saying that is because I am a world class student. I can’t get enough learning in.

One of my methods for learning was teaching what I recently learned, way before I had a full grasp of whatever the said concept or lesson was.

In today’s episode, I discuss the concept of teaching and learning twice. You can take a listen here: http://kylenewell.com/podcast/episode-149-when…-you-learn-twice/

Think differently- Kyle Newell

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy (this is your last day to get in on the Fat Shredder and possibly win $10,000!),
1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

2- Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game. In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

3. Our annual, 6-week Fat Shredder contest. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach. A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to devon@newellstrength.com with the subject: ‘shredder’.

You Don’t Have Time to Be Sick

I often like to think of myself as Bruce Willis’ character from the movie, Unbreakable.


*SPOILER alert.


In case you’ve never seen it, he survives a horrific train crash in which nearly everyone else is killed.  Except, he doesn’t even have a scratch.


As the movie goes on and you learn more about him, turns out he has never broken a bone (neither have I!) and never so much as even had a cold in his entire life.


He is a closet super hero.


Well, I used to get sick quite often back when I was teaching.  And no, it wasn’t from the kids as much as it was that I was just running my body into the ground by teaching all day and building Newell Strength in the early morning hours before school and heading back there until late night, each and every night.


And then I stopped teaching.


I’ve only been sick once in the past 4 years and that was a quickie.


As a man, you don’t have time to be sick.  Yes, part of not getting sick is a belief system.  Call it crazy if you want but it’s true.  Look at the most successful and accomplished people that you know and I am willing to bet that they rarely, if ever get sick.


It’s probably not something that you’ve noticed before but that’s because you weren’t looking.  Take stock.


How could part of it be in the mind?  The mind and your emotions play a great deal into your immune system.  If fact, too much stress throws off the internal environment of our guts, which is home to 80% of our immune system.


But I’m not going to go too far down that path right now (I’ll save that for the super heroes in training for another workshop and article).  Nope.  I am going to give you some practical advice that will help you to be the healthy superman that you need to be.


First off, make sure you are getting at least 6 hours of quality sleep per night.  6 hours of quality beats 8 hours of tossing and turning every night of the week.


Second, drink water and lots of it.  A minimum of ¾ of a gallon per day.  Have you ever noticed how weak you felt when you last had the flu?  That’s because your cells began to become dehydrated.  Use a little reverse engineering and realize that if a bug is trying to fight its way into you, one of the ways to fight it is to hydrate yourself to clear piss.  Trust me, it works.


Next, you need to be taking the right supplement protocol to stay healthy.  As I was saying, the majority of the immune system is housed in the gut, so you need to do everything you can to ensure that it maintains a positive environment.


For that, you want to make sure you are taking a very good, live probiotic.  I take two per day at lunch.  Second, make sure you are taking a digestive enzyme.  I take hydrochloric acid, HCL.  Stress depletes levels of this in the gut.  Without it being present in the amounts that it should be present in, the bad bugs can begin to proliferate in the gut and weaken the immune system.  Take one in the middle of each solid meal.


Another key supplement is D3.  You are very low in this vital ‘pro-hormone’, I can guarantee it.  If you have had blood work recently, you are looking for a number north of 110.  Don’t buy into the norms that the doctors provide you, those norms are developed for all the Homer Simpson’s out there and that ain’t you.


The only way to get this number up to that range is to take 35,000-50,000 IU twice per week.  Most doctors will tell you to take 2,000 IU or so per day.  That noise you hear is me laughing.  That won’t do diddly.


Charles Poliquin told me a story once of a high-level CEO that was under his care.  This CEO had a HUGE business meeting in China that was potentially worth over $100 million.  The only thing is that the CEO had a very bad flu and felt like crap.


Poliquin injected him with something like 1.5 million IU’s of D3.  By the time the CEO landed, he was totally fine.  Every cell in your body has a D3 receptor.  Yes, vitamin C is good but it doesn’t compare to vitamin D in terms of fighting off illness.


Lastly, we have a bunch of lymph sitting in the gut.  Your lymphatic system (which is fluid connective tissue) stores the majority of your disease-fighting cells.


However, the lymph ducts and tubing are an odd one-way highway:  there is no upward movement out of the ducts and tubes other than being pressed and squeezed through motion, position, palpation or muscular contractions (this is another reason why regular exercise is SO important).


Motion will help pump the lymph into your blood stream which will help to fight off any bugs.


Now that you have the Bill Nye explanation, how do you do it?  Well, besides exercise, I use a small purple ball.  It’s called a ‘coregeous ball’ and I got it from Jill Miller’s website.  It looks like a miniature stability ball.


I lie face down with the ball firmly pressed into my gut.  I begin to roll all areas of my gut while also working on my deep belly breathes.  I do this for a couple of minutes each morning.  It is uncomfortable at first but it is well worth the return on investment.


And there you have it, my protocol for not getting sick.  Being sick will cost you financially but even worse it will rob you of your most valuable asset; your time.  Don’t get sick, you don’t have time for it!

The Path Is Immediate

The Path Is Immediate

When I was 17 years old, I wanted to be the best strength coach in the world.

I didn’t even really know what that meant because I had no one to set the bar against.

All I knew was that I was consumed with this idea of being the best.  Looking back on it, it was being the best that I could become.

It was reaching my full potential.  Am I there yet?  Nope, not even close.

However, I far surpassed my ‘movies of the mind’ from way back when.

You never really know where you are going to wind up.  Most people never even sniff their best self because they are unwilling to see how far they can actually go in life.

The path, your path, is immediate.  You are on it right now.  You can see the next step or even maybe the next couple of steps.

But the path is going to wind and zig-zag and go up and down.  Most people try to see the end from their current position.

You cannot see the end from where you are right now.  All that projecting does is increase your level of anxiety and makes you feel like a loser.

If you are feeling the great anxiety gap, just know that it is caused by trying to focus on the end of the path (which doesn’t really exist, it just keeps going) rather than your current and next steps.

Success is yours for the taking.  So what if it means you gotta show up and do the work every day.  So what if it means that you didn’t see anything after one day of doing visualization exercises.

The time is going to go by anyway.  You and you alone are in charge of your destiny.  If you don’t think so, it’s because you’ve bought into the lie of ‘out there’.

I will be teaching some really cool stuff that will help you activate regions of the brain that you didn’t even knew existed and fusing that with some serious mental work to make 2017 your best year ever.  This one is going to be a bit different, so there’s only room for 6 people.  You can find more info and sign up here, if you dare to be great in 2017: http://kylenewell.com/december

Be weird – Kyle Newell


It’s Not What You Comprehend, It’s What You Retain

It’s Not What You Comprehend, It’s What You Retain

I am going to let you in on a little secret of mine.

But you have to promise not to tell anyone!

Ok, here it is:  when I learn something valuable, I teach it and implement it immediately, like that same day-immediately.

That’s it?

Yup, that’s it.  So many people go to seminars and learn and get all jazzed up but never take the shrink wrap off of their ideas.  They never implement.

Just last week, a friend and mentor of sorts of mine, Roy G Biv, was giving me some nifty pointers and advice.  I made sure I took action that very night on the two things he had taught me.

If I had waited, they would have become just some other cool ideas that never saw the light of day.

Every time I learn a new Mind Map technique or style of writing or exercise, I teach them or put them to use in the very next session.

Teaching is the greatest learning tool we have.  Teaching is how you implement.

Teaching will cement ideas into your nervous system in ways that mere comprehension never can and never will.

Comprehension is what everyone does.  No one retains much these days.  Be different, start retaining the lessons you are learning in life.

In December’s Mind Map workshop, I am going to be teaching YOU some very cool things that you will implement the very same night to understand your brain more and to unleash some hidden powers within that you never knew you had.  You can register for one of the 6 spots here: http://kylenewell.com/december

Think differently – Kyle Newell


Wanna Know How I Went 4 Years Without Getting Sick?

Wanna Know How I Went 4 Years Without Getting Sick?

When I was teaching, I used to get sick all the time.

I was over-extended and run down.

But a funny thing happened as soon as I stopped teaching; I ceased getting sick with things like the common cold or sinus infection.

My streak came to an end last year during a period of high stress (hmmm, I wonder if there is any correlation?).

Now, I am back at my streak.  Although Devon’s bronchitis tried to weasel its way into me this past week, I told it to go find someone else to bother because ‘I don’t have time for that non-sense.’

Yes, I actually talk to my brain like that and often.  And there’s your first clue as to why I don’t get sick anymore.

  • Besides a strong belief in my immunity, I also eat a ton of good, organic, cholesterol-laden foods.
  • And I roll my gut out each morning as part of my morning routine. Why?  Because 80% of your lymphatic fluid and immune system are located in the gut, but there they stay if you don’t do anything to ‘pump’ them to the rest of the body.

And these are two things that we are going to be adding into our clients programs in terms of education and practice.  What other fitness facility would even dare to make such claims?

None that I can think of.  But then again, there are none that I know of that are striving to BE the best in the world.

If you’d like to try some of this wizardry out, then you can inquire about our 3-Week Test Drive this holiday season.  I must warn you, we are highly selective and spots are limited to just 5 for the month of December since it’s our super busy season.  http://www.newellstrength.com/3wtd

Be weird-Kyle Newell



Do You Know What the Answer to ‘Overwhelm’ Is?

Do You Know What the Answer to ‘Overwhelm’ Is?

On our Sunday morning hike over in the mountains this week, Devon and I were having a heart to heart conversation.

She was letting me know that she was quite overwhelmed with life right now.

And who could argue with her?  She is a full-time teacher with a very active 14-month old son.

She is pregnant with number 2.

We are going to be moving into our new home within the month.

Life seems to pile on at times.  I am sure you are familiar with the feeling, right?

Well, I asked her, ‘Dev, what’s the answer to overwhelm?’

Being the good student that she is, she said, ‘I know, I know, it’s to be present.  I am thinking too far out into the future.’

While that may be, I was looking for something even simpler.  So  I said, ‘Yes, but the real answer to overwhelm is never more.’

Dax Moy taught me this long ago.  So simple, yet profound.  The brain wants to pile more and more on when it gets caught in the endless momentum of all the ‘to-do’s’ of life.

But the answer is never more stuff.  It’s to take a step back and do one thing and only one thing at a time.

You can’t do 10 things at once, you can try, but I’ll save you the time and tell you it won’t end up pretty.

You have a lot on your plate.  Life happens.  Sometimes what we need is a little R and R.

That won’t happen unless you plan for it though.  Do yourself a favor and write out a time this week when you are going to take 30 minutes for yourself.  30 minutes to just enjoy life and to breathe.

Never more my friend, never more.

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The Last Time I Shed Tears of Frustration

The Last Time I Shed Tears of Frustration

The night of November 7th, 2014.  Coming up on exactly 2 years ago.

That’s the last time I shed tears of frustration.

Devon and I had just turned the ambulance away at the local basketball league I was playing in.  I knew what had happened.

I didn’t need to go sit in an ER for a few hours.

I had ruptured my other patellar tendon, just 2 years after doing the same to my left leg.

When we got upstairs for bed, I made a stop in Devon’s hallway bathroom.  I looked at myself in the mirror and I started to cry.  Real tears.

Devon knew why.  I didn’t have to put it into words.  A part of me was heart broken.  I had triumphed after rehabbing for two years from the previous injury.

Geez, I even competed in two bodybuilding shows for the first time in years the prior summer as a way to complete my comeback.

This wasn’t supposed to happen again, not like this.

I let myself feel pity and sorrow for 5 minutes (listen to one of the upcoming ULYIS podcasts in which I explain why I only feel sympathy for dogs) before hitting the clear button on the calculator of my mind.

I am currently writing the second volume of the best selling patellar tendon rupture book in the world which I created after the first injury.  You see, there is a silver lining in every situation.

Where have you been in need of a ‘clear’?

I’ll be teaching ‘how to clear the calculator of your mind’ at the upcoming workshop, ‘Theater of the Mind’ in a few weeks.  As of last night, I still had 1 or 2 spots left.  http://kylenewell.com/theaterofmind

-Kyle Newell


‘Tis the First Time I Ever Saw a Lady Bug Swarm

‘Tis the First Time I Ever Saw a Lady Bug Swarm

We went for our usual Sunday morning family hike in the Sourlands last weekend.

Still no bears.  Still no Bigfoot Sightings.

We went just about to the edge of the preserve, by far the longest we had gone.

Even though we didn’t see anything unusual on the way out, when we got back to our access point we saw a father, a mother and young daughter.

The man was pasty white and had an English accent.  But that’s not the weird part.

They had a swarm of ladybugs around them.  Almost like they had stirred up a hornet’s nest, but of ladybugs.

It was quite the site to behold.  We went towards them only to have the ladybugs start swarming us.

Munchie tried to eat a few, which I wasn’t opposed to because protein in the raw is the best form to grow the muscles:).

It was an unusual site.  And a good omen.

If it were indeed hornets, our perspective would have shifted and the seen would have been quite terrifying.  That would have been a bad omen.

I could have brushed it off as coincidence, but since I don’t believe in coincidence, I chose to look at it as a sign of things to come for me.

When’s the last time you had an omen?  Is God trying to send you a message that you just keep ignoring?

Here’s a sign you can’t ignore.  If you are struggling to figure out your direction in life and you seem to be at a glass ceiling, then come out (2 spots left) to the November Theater of the Mind workshop.  I’ll be teaching stuff that I’ve never taught to anyone else, anywhere.  http://kylenewell.com/theaterofmind

-Kyle Newell


The Guy that Had Two Livers

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The Guy that Had Two Livers


Before you go looking up whether or not humans have two livers, let me save you the time.  We don’t.

We have two kidneys.

But just one liver.

Recently, a ‘big shot’ personal trainer was telling me about how one of his clients had to get a liver removed.

And how the client’s brother donated one of his livers to the cause.

A great and noble thing indeed.  But you don’t have two livers.

This personal trainer, much like the infamous Tool Boy would do, was spouting out about liver health and nutrition, yada yada yada.

No, this was not a slip of the tongue.  He kept repeating it over and over.

Unfortunately, this is how most personal trainers are.

They try to teach and educate about things they have no clue about.

They try things on clients that they themselves have never done.  (But it sure did look cool in the magazines).

Personal trainers are a flighty bunch.

Coaches on the other hand are much harder to find.

A true coach will inspire, teach through stories and BE a mirror into the client.

A true coach knows that very often, it’s not a lack of information that is the problem.

It’s a lack of inspiration.  It’s a poor ‘brain set’, but it’s not a lack of information.  If it were, Google would be able to solve everything.

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How Jimbo CR Escaped His Golden Handcuffs

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How Jimbo CR Escaped His Golden Handcuffs

My friend Jimbo CR just made a BOLD decision.

He is leaving his corporate job of 10+ years to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

Jimbo CR has a family, a mortgage and very little time.

So when we were having a (very) early morning coffee recently, he asked for my opinion on what he should do.

Did I tell him to say FU to his bosses and leave it behind? NOPE.

Did I tell him he’d be foolish to quit? NOPE.

I told him, “Whatever path gives you more energy when you think about, go that way”.

Many people would have told him he was crazy if they knew he was leaving his cushy job.

Heck, many people told me I was stupid, a moron, arrogant and more when I decided to resign from teaching.

But I knew my path because I knew where my energy was flowing.

This is Jimbo CR’s last week at his old job.  Will this path be easy?  No way.  Will there be struggle?  For sure!

However, I know he won’t regret this decision for one minute.

What are you scared of?

If you’d like to learn how to use your mind to put yourself in state to make a decision of this magnitude, then you’re gonna want to check out the November workshop that I am putting on (6 spots left): http://kylenewell.com/theaterofmind