Training (11)


They Say the Grass is Greener

We are all born with a unique way of looking at the world.

Through diligence and training, we can often improve and change, but change when it comes to human beings is rare.

Its rare because the desire for change has to come from within.  And that has to come from more advanced levels of self-awareness.

Anywho, I was born with a lense that allows me to quickly look at the positive in any situation.

When people say the grass is always greener, they don’t realize that its only greener because that is where they are watering the grass.

And the ‘watering of the grass’ is an analogy for where they are putting their attention.

Remember this: where your attention goes, energy flows and results will follow.

It’s green right underneath your feet, right now:)

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!

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

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

 

  1. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. 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: ‘30’.



Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All

A few weeks ago, I made a video for the Newell Strength Tribe about fatigue.

We all have times where we are going to feel fatigued, it happens, that’s life. Just as we cannot and will not always have a feeling of happiness, we are not always going to have great energy.

And the reason I made the video was because I was feeling zapped for a few days.

It was easy to have thoughts of self-pity or wanting to take it easy but I knew it was just fatigue coming at me as resistance.

When you realize that fatigue will make a coward of you, no matter how tough you are, then you can weather the storm and make it through the day, knowing that tomorrow you can turn it around.

The key is to not let the fatigue win.

And if you are fatigued often, then we need to look at your lifestyle and habits.

One of the main things about training is that you train your mind to overcome tough situations.

Be the Victor, not the victim.

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!

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)
http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

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. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. 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: ‘30’.




Member Experience of the Week: Peter Mora

Peter began with us a number of years ago in one of our exclusive Ripped Dads contests.

At the time, Peter was a new father and a busy professional.

Here is Peter in his own words:

I was an active athlete through HS and other than that, my health strategy has been through general DIY research, workout DVD’s etc.  I would say the closest I could compare this training experience to is that of my HS sports training, where you have a coach invested in your success, counseling you on form, explaining the reason why, being supportive of your goals, holding you accountable to show up and throwing out the gauntlet to improve.  I am very happy with my choice in working out at Newell Strength and it has been a positive and great experience for me.

My strength is improving, I have learned more about my physical shape in the past month than I had understood in the past 20 years, my physical shape is improving whereas I can feel and see muscle where its not been in years, my attitude is healthier, my mind is clearer, I sleep better, I’m more at peace knowing that I am on a tangible physical health improvement journey with Kyle and his team.

I would say, this isn’t a typical gym, if you want to improve your physical health, you are open to being coached on form and strategy, you have a positive attitude, you don’t mind hard work and sweat, you need to check out Newell Strength to see if it’s a fit.  In four weeks, I was able to drop 5% body fat and add 10 lbs. of muscle to my body, which I feel is an impressive accomplishment.  I am very grateful to have the opportunity of being guided by the Newell Strength team on my physical health journey and would recommend the gym without hesitation.

The next Peter is out there, maybe it’s you….

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!

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

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

 

  1. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. 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: ‘30’.



Member Showcase: Bob the Bullet

I first got to know Bob back in 1991.

Bob, aka Bullet, Coached me and his son Casey (my good friend) and my brothers along with my dad, in various sports.

Bob began coming to Newell Strength a few years back to prep for a knee replacement, which he made look like a breeze!

And the Bullet is 70 years young!  That should be an inspiration to anyone who thinks they are beyond picking up strength training.

Here he is in his own words

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-We have officially started our HUGE referral contest.  If you refer a new member to Newell Strength, your name gets put into the pot, once we reach 50 referrals, we will draw a name and that family will have an all-inclusive paid vacation to Mexico!  Pretty awesome, keep it in mind:)

P.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:

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

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

 

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



Member Showcase: Ryan Ross

Ryan first reached out to Newell Strength in early October of 2018.

He was actually the first dad to reach out for our first ever Ripped Dads contest in Flemington.

He was the father of 2 year old Owen and was expecting another son in December.

Well, Ryan now has two sons, a full-time career and managed not to miss a beat with his training at Newell Strength.

Listen to Ryan in his own words recall what’s different about Newell Strength compared to the other places he has been.

Keep it up Ryan!

 

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:

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

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

 

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



Member Showcase: From Nervous to SuperWoman

I remember the very first time that Linda walked in to Newell Strength.

She happened to come by during a very busy athlete training session, which meant there were primarily big, strong dudes everywhere.  Add to the fact that Newell Strength is in a warehouse and she simply couldn’t get her head around this place being a fit for her.

She had to think about it.  However, Coach Dana reached out and was able to calm her fears and get her to commit to just 30-days.

Welp, that was 2 years ago.  Linda is one of the great success stories of Newell Strength.  She feels better, has lost a ton of weight and has become an important part of the Newell Strength community.

Here Linda tells you in her own words why you should never judge a book by its cover

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:

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

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.      Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit.  You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.




Member Showcase: Taryn McLean

Taryn and I go way back to 2009.  Yup, we met, right around the time I met Devon.  And that only makes sense since Taryn is Devon’s older sister.

Putting biases aside, I couldn’t be more proud and happy for Taryn.  She realized that for her destiny as a mom, wife and individual to be achieved, she would have to step outside of her comfort zone.

Here is her experience from the past few years of training at Newell Strength in her own words:

“I started going to Newell Strength back in May 2015 after a series of failed attempts at breaking 2 hours in the half marathon distance.  At that time Kyle told me if I committed to just 1 gym night per week I would meet my goal at my next race (November).  I took him up on the offer, and started my weekly gym nights.  About 12 weeks out from my half marathon I started my normal training plan (about 4 runs/week including speedwork, easy runs, and long runs).  Once the race got closer I started to let doubt creep in, but a mind mapping session with Kyle allowed me to put those fears aside and just go for it.  I am happy to report I finally broke the 2 hour mark that November, coming in at [1:59:45].  I called Kyle from the finish line to thank him 🙂

Fast forward to September of 2016, and I once again set my sights on a PR.  I started doing the MET classes the May leading up to the race, and added a 2nd gym night to my week.  I was able to break my standing PR by 21 seconds, crossing the finish line in [1:59:24].  I still do the MET classes twice a week, and have a goal of breaking [1:59] this fall.  I firmly believe that I could never have achieved these goals without the Team at Newell Strength!”

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-whenever you’re ready, or if you’d like to get started with a step in the right direction, just like Taryn did…

  1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.

Just respond to this email with CALL in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  1. Book a free consultation. We’ll sit with you and talk about your goals, experience with exercise, current nutrition program and any things that may be preventing you from getting in the best shape of your life. From there, you’ll get our expert advice on how to achieve your goals and leave the meeting with a clear plan for success.

Just respond to this email with “Consult” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you!

Just respond to this email with “JUMPSTART” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.




Client Showcase: Donna WyKoff

Donna has now been training with us at Newell Strength for 2+ years!

I can remember during those first months that she was a member, the frustration she had because she wasn’t getting to where she wanted to be…YET.

Well, she stayed the course and had a mindset of being inspired and disciplined.

To date, she has lost over 30 pounds and has shown commitment of the highest order.

Here she tells you in her owns words…enjoy the video!

https://youtu.be/mJvtmZLhV7M

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’ve been having that voice in your head that keeps telling you it’s time to try something different in terms of your fitness, then you should check out what our 30-day trial is all about.  This is for you if you want to learn, be held accountable and add some spice to your fitness routine or heck, even just get started on one.  You can find out more about it here: http://www.newellstrength.com/30-day-risk-free-trial/




Yoda, Einstein and Seinfeld

Yoda, Einstein and Seinfeld

What do these 3 characters have in common?

They all had a life philosophy to live by.

Yes, I know this is the second time this week we are talking about philosophy.

And in case you are behind, on Wednesday I wrote about my training philosophies.

Well, today my good friend, I am going to let you in on some of my life’s philosophies.

You know, as each year goes by, I get more and more confident.  Not arrogant, but SELF-confident.  After some reflection, I realize that is because my life philosophies are really becoming more ingrained and taking ‘root’.

I cannot state the importance of having a list of principals you live by.

I will not list them all here, but I will be covering this in much more detail in an upcoming podcast (you do realize I now have a podcast, right?:)).

Without further ado:

  • My mind must be nurtured each day through learning new things and connection with a higher power.  A weak mind equals a weak life.
  • I get final say of who I let into my life.  If someone drains me, they get banned from my life.  And no, this doesn’t have to be a confrontation.  I just cut off my life’s energy from them leeching off it anymore. I know who’s opinions to value and whose don’t.
  • Time is the most precious thing that I have, I must protect is like my life depends on it, because it does.
  • I cannot reason with emotion.  It’s a losing proposition.  Don’t offer up ‘coaching’ in any relationship in your life if the person doesn’t ask you for it.
  • Nearly any skill can be learned through repetition.  And repetition is what separates the successful from the tire-kickers.  Enthusiasm is easy, endurance is the hard part.

Wo-MAN, that is therapeutic just writing it out once again.  Give it a try.  I could go on forever, but my workout with the Wolverine is calling my name.

Be different.  Get clear on your philosophy.

-Kyle Newell

P.S-Wednesday was the first day of the sale of the new Time Mastery Manual.  25 pages in all.  Only 9 lucky people were selected to hear the live workshop.  You can check out now in honor of Black Friday for pennies on the dollar:  http://kylenewell.com/time

P.P.S-Today is the last day of our Black Friday sales at Newell Strength.  You can get any of our products or services for 15% off.  If you are looking for holiday gifts, look no further.

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Will and Skill(s)

Will and Skill(s)

As I am sitting here in my basement office, beginning this piece, I am now a 35-year old man.

Far too old to even attempt to enter the Navy, which would be the first step to becoming a Navy SEAL.

Nor would I even attempt it at this stage of my life.  Devon and Braxton depend on me, but I have often fantasized what would have happened if I was a young, single guy and I had the wisdom of life that I have now, compared to when I was 20.

In my fantasy world, I think I could have made ‘it’.  I wouldn’t be worried about the physical tests, but I was always highly intrigued by knowing whether or not I could have made it mentally.

The SEALS are known for their mental and physical toughness.  I have read many SEAL books and have even employed some of their methods into some of the ‘mental toughness’ portions of workouts at Newell Strength and in my own training as well.

But enough of my fantasy world.  Why I am talking about SEALs in this article?

Well, I’ll tell ya why…

SEALs to me are associated with a certain mindset.  And this article my friend, is about the biggest mindset myth and a new way to achieve success.

In my humble opinion, the biggest mistake that people make in terms of trying to create a habit (your entire life is nothing but a bunch of habits: what you eat, how you work, whom you hang out with) is they rely on will-power.

Somewhere along the way, it was taught to us that will-power was the key to success.  And while a little bit of it is great, too much will lead you right back to your starting point or perhaps even a lesser starting point from which you began.

The human brain (PFC) runs on will power.  And that part of your brain runs on glucose.  Once the glucose is ‘burned up’, you will go into a mental fog so to speak.

You have to let that area of your brain replenish before tapping back into it.  Yes, you can try and push through it, but if you ever have in the past you will know that it feels like moving through quicksand.

And that is because you enter into a ‘tension zone’ and tension is pretty much like sand paper for creative thought.

What this also means though is that our supply of will power is finite.  BUT, most people never use their will power at all.

They go through life like a robot, happy to be mediocre.  They do what they are told and their entire life is one big comfy routine.  They never try to get out of their comfort zone.

Being that most people never use their own will-power, you can and should use other people’s will power.  How can you do this?

Simple, whatever it is that you are trying to do, whatever you are trying to achieve, tell them about it and tell them often.  They are going to ask you about how your quest is coming along, and they will do this constantly if you tell enough people.

I’d say that nearly 100% of people that have lost significant amounts of weight and have kept it off have used this little trick.  People start to cheer them on and every time they see them, they will ask, ‘How much more have you lost?’

I use weight as an example because the physical visual is very easy to comprehend.  Now, if they used will power and didn’t tell anyone about their journey, you could be sure that they would have failed.

The brain doesn’t form habit around will-power based activities.  The brain can only form habit around things it finds easy and pleasurable to do. So yes, you will need a little will power but that also means that you will have to rob it from other areas of your life.

Trying to become a best-selling author and lose 50 pounds at the same time?  Good luck, unless you are writing a best-selling book about your journey in real time (which would actually be pretty smart now that I think about it).

Ok, so now that you have some understanding of the biggest myth of the mind; the myth of pushing through everything you don’t enjoy doing and hoping that success finds you on the other side of that rainbow, let’s move onto my new views on goals and goal setting.

I was recently exposed to an outside the box thought, one of the first that I have heard in quite some time and by that, I mean an idea that I have never heard anywhere else.

In the book, ‘How to Fail at Almost Anything and Still Win Big’ by Scott Adams (this will be this month’s book of the month), he talks about goals and they are the wrong way to go.

Goals leave us in an almost perpetual state of feeling like a failure, IF you set them like most people set them or if you even set goals at all.

We are never quite there when it comes to goals, so that will leave a feeling of: still haven’t made it or, man, I still have a long way to go’.  Who wants to have our numero uno environment, your brain, having thoughts of failure constantly?

I sure don’t.  But what’s the solution? It’s to have systems that you can work every single day.  A system is binary, it’s did you do it today, or didn’t you?  Systems are habits and now you can see why I am so intrigued by this idea.

Systems will move you towards anything you want to achieve and they will leave you each day feeling like a positive success.

This may take some thought on your part, so to help you along, here are some of my systems that I need to employ every day:

  • Wake up by [4:30] AM at the latest every day
  • Workout in the morning or get some kind of sweat on every single day
  • Perform my ‘brain’ exercises immediately after taking the dogs for their walk, first thing in the morning
  • Setting my schedule for tomorrow, the night before. And doing a recap of the current day.

I have more, and I won’t explain why I do each of these just now because this is quite lengthy and I want to make sure you get through this before that brain sugar burns off.

I do know though that if I do these systems every day, I will move closer and closer to what I want to achieve in life.  Notice too that there are no specific goals because a specific goal would be just that, a goal.  These are general systems, although specific to me, that will and have been working magic in my life.

Enjoy your newfound brain knowledge and as always, be sure to put it to use.  Otherwise, you just wasted 10 minutes reading this. Peace.