How To Get Rid of Belly Fat

Burn Fat

I normally don’t write blog posts like this but I’m checking out at the grocery store last night and I see three separate magazine covers about “shrinking your waist, “foods that fight fat” and “walk off belly fat.” I get that this is the stuff that sells to mainstream America but I figured I’d set…

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I Cannot Wait For 2016

Please note – I realize politics is a highly charged topic and many people get fired up about it. That’s good – passion means you’re alive. Just realize this post is meant to empower and provoke thought and a positive attitude…not to offend. What do you think I’m going to say??? I cannot wait for…

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TC and Chicago Marathon Tips

*SPECIAL* Blog Post I know many people running with Twin Cities and Chicago Marathons this weekend. I’ve done TC 3 times and Chicago 4 times, and here are my top 8 tips for having your best race possible: 1. Keep the calories coming in. Weather is going 2B cool – somewhere around 40 degrees at…

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17 Reasons Why Endurance Athletes Do Not Get Faster


  1. You’re insane. You continue to do the same thing over and over again but expect a different result. 2. Daily nutrition is bad. Forcing you to retain body fat. Not allowing you to maximize your workouts.

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Paying the Price of Admission

I honestly believe we are CAPABLE of accomplishing anything… BUT… the problem becomes when our goals are inconsistent with the price of admission we are willing to pay. Everything in life has a price of admission attached to it and significant achievements hold a lofty price of admission. The only question is, are you willing…

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Progressive Overload in Strength Training

Strength Training Program Template

Ask any trainer, coach, strength & conditioning specialist, or otherwise, what the most important component is in an exercise program and they will tell you progressive overload. You show me someone who is not making progress; I’ll show you someone who’s not employing progressive overload. Technical definition is: “gradual increase of stress placed upon the…

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Ironman 2012 Pity Party

Experienced athletes always say to expect the unexpected in Ironman. The day is long and lots of crazy things can happen. And they’re not lying. Ironman Wisconsin 2012 was my fifth Ironman and certainly my most “interesting.” Let’s get to it… The Swim: f&%king chaos. When I did my first Ironman six years ago, I…

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We are what we repeatedly do

We are creatures of habit and our routines make us or break us. Some of our routines are good. Some of them suck. And whether our routines yield positive, productive results or negative, self-limiting results depend on the person and the individual circumstances. Examples: Positive: wake up –> work out –> have healthy breakfast –> get…

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Been away for far too long

Scott Welle

I’ve obviously been away for a while. Not because I’m lacking thoughts or things to say…but because I was trying to think about the direction I’d like to take my blog and what I ultimately hope people will get out of it. I read a lot of other blogs in the health, fitness, performance or…

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Believing That Something Exists


n. an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists Belief is a powerful thing. Our entire existence is shaped around beliefs. Let’s separate the definition out into two parts. First, an acceptance that a statement is true: when we hear a “professional” tell us something we immediately believe it to be true.…

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