Every human possesses super abilities, you just have to know how to tap into them. Be the person you want to be, without any doubt. Never limit yourself to what is possible. Here are four steps to reach your superhuman status: No Fear: Fear is one of the […]

4 ways to possess your superhuman abilities


Do you have goals? Chances are, yes!  Goal setting is an excellent motivational tool, but how we set them can make or break our success in reaching them.  Vague statements like, “I will lose fat” or “I want to compete” may get us started, but it’s important to have firm […]

Are your goals SMART? Easy steps to plan for success.


Tis’ the season to get in shape.   If you have a friend of family member who loves to stay fit. How about purchasing one of these fit gifts to bring in the New Year.   Jump Rope- Stay indoors or take it to the great outdoors. It’s portable cardio. […]

Tis’ The Season To Get In Shape.



Though it’s still 90 degrees here in central Missouri, September is almost over and the season of “pumpkin everything” is upon us. I personally love pumpkin; from pumpkin spiced coffee to old-fashion pumpkin pie, and everything in between. There are many ways to add pumpkin into your everyday meals, keeping […]

It’s Pumpkin Season!


  It’s not the amount of time we spend in the gym but rather the quality of the program. Often times we feel like more is better. In reality we could be utilizing our time more efficiently and reaching our goals faster with less gym time. I witness many gym […]

Is it possible to spot reduce? (part 2)


Competing has been a part of my life the past couple of years and I am currently 9 weeks out from my next NPC figure competition and wanted to share with you my thoughts on the sport and my reasons for doing it. Though very important to me, competing is […]

What’s the Deal with Competing?



            I’ve been asked many times how I can look the way I do without being a slave to the cardio deck at the gym.  Most people dread cardio, and I am no exception.  The mere mention of cardio has been known to elicit groans because people associate it with […]

Do You HIIT???


Carrot Cake Protein Bars 1 cup Oat Flour                                                                               2 scoops vanilla whey protein 2 teaspoons cinnamon                                                                1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4  teaspoon salt                                                                          1/8  teaspoon allspice 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg                                                                   4 egg whites 3/4 cup splenda                                                                              8 oz. baby food carrots 4 oz. water   ·         Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ·         Mix […]

Carrot Cake Protein Bars


Many people hit the gym everyday inspired to achieve a hardcore physique. A physique most would say seems unnatural. If thats the look you want, It’s vital that you train hard to get it. The main key besides training hard is to provide the body with the proper fuel and […]

3 Tips on Achieving a Hardcore Physique



Did  you ever ask the question “What can I do to get rid of this belly fat?” or “How can I lose the fat on my thighs?” As a trainer I hear this question often.  You can target a muscle through specific exercises, however, you can’t spot reduce. In other […]

Is it Possible to spot reduce? (part 1)


Hello Everyone! I am very excited to be writing my first article for HardCore Physique! I love having the opportunity to share with you my fitness lifestyle and the knowledge and information I’ve gained through my experience. I am learning and progressing everyday, and hope I can help and inspire […]

Can Meal Planning Help You Reach Your Goals?


Nutrition Label Tricks Not Treats It seems that many food manufacturers have resorted to using trickery to give consumers the impression that their brands are healthy. I cannot stress how important it is to READ the labels.  It is very important to read the ingredients AND the nutrition facts.  Many […]

Nutrition Label Tricks Not Treats



1) Pain If you can’t work through pain, you will not work yourself to a better body. Most people do not like pain, and will do anything to avoid the burn. Pain is the reason most people stop working out completely. Remember, NO PAIN, NO GAIN! 2) Family and Friends […]

Top 5 Reasons People Do Not Succeed in Fitness Goals


Set a fitness goal and stay committed. ~Without a plan, we plan to fail.   Everyone wants to get in shape but what are your reasons for getting fit? Maybe your doctor told you need to lose weight or maybe you have a High School reunion to attend where you want […]

Set a fitness goal and stay committed.