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    Wait! Read This Before Making New Year Resolutions! By Mike O'Hearn

    Wait! Read This Before Making New Year Resolutions! By Mike O'Hearn

    A Clean Slate⁣

    Today, at the very beginning of a brand new decade, is the perfect day to give yourself a clean slate…by cleaning out your kitchen. Take a look through your pantry, fridge, freezer and cupboards. Chances are high that you’ll find unhealthy packaged foods that are not in line with your healthy eating goals. Get rid of it all! ⁣
    Give yourself an advantage by starting 2021 with a wholesome kitchen that’s free from temptations and pitfalls. ⁣

    Did you accomplish your goals this past year? (YES or NO)

 If “NO” then answer these 5 Questions for insight into your failure.

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    1. Were your goals clearly written down and reviewed regularly?⁣⁣

    If you’re ambiguous about what you are setting off to achieve then it will never culminate in anything concrete. By writing down your goals in specific, clear terms and reviewing them regularly, you’ll be on track to achieve huge things in 2021.⁣

    2. Did you use the SMART System for defining your goals?⁣⁣

    SMART Is an acronym for setting achievable goals. It stands for SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ATTAINABLE, REALISTIC and TIME BOUND. Don’t skip over this step – setting SMART goals is the difference between achieving your dreams and having yet another year slide by without any measurable results to show for it. Use the SMART filter for setting goals — and REFLECT on and REVIEW your RESULTS with regularity.⁣

    3. Did your goals align with your values?⁣

    If your goal was to lose weight and to finally achieve a lean, fit, healthy body then why did you continue to glorify greasy, unhealthy food? Why did you look at exercise as a punishment to be avoided? Your value system must line up with your goals. In fitness this means having a positive attitude about exercise and healthy eating. ⁣

    4. Did you create accountability around your goals?
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    Who did you tell about your goal to finally lose the weight and get fit? If you kept it to yourself then you missed out on a huge opportunity for accountability and support. This support is what you lean on through the tough times when jumping off the wagon seems like the only option. ⁣

    
Take a moment to reflect on the answers to these questions above BEFORE answering the next question.

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    5. What was the root cause of your failure?
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    I don’t know what your specific root cause of failure was, only you do, but I can tell you confidently that if you join my program in 2021 you will blow past your failure to achieve the success that has always alluded you. 

You get one shot — one life — so what are you waiting for?⁣

    It’s time to expand, grow, seek, achieve.

 Feel the fire — fall down, get up, shake it off and get back in the game.

 2021 has the potential of being the best year yet... but it starts right now.

    Let's Keep training like Warriors and keep dominating your path. For more lifestyle and training philosophy, or nutrition tips, check out www.mikeohearn.com

    @mikeohearn on Instagram

    - The Titan Mike O’Hearn, 4x Mr. Universe

    Cardio: Fed Or Fasted? By Team ICON Meals Athlete Brandan Fokken

    Cardio: Fed Or Fasted? By Team ICON Meals Athlete Brandan Fokken
    Feeling frustrated your fitness endeavors are starting to feel like past math classes? When it all seemed straight forward and simple, they threw X, Y, and Z into the mix, and from there is quickly escalated from making sense to extremely complicated (remember deciphering proofs in college?). 

    Think back to the days when cardio was just, well, cardio. The concept was pretty straight forward and simple, but as time has passed you’ve quickly learned that cardio isn’t as simple as you once believed. The type, frequency, and time can be confusing enough…and now they’ve thrown another element into the mix… 

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    Scott Herman | Fitness Content Creator | Everyday Icon

    Scott Herman | Fitness Content Creator | Everyday Icon

    This week we're excited to feature Scott Herman! An online fitness coach who balances work, fitness, the day-to-day grind, and of course living and eating healthy! Here's why Scott is our Everyday ICON of the week...

    What do you do? (Job-wise)

    I am an online fitness coach and one of the very first influencers to begin teaching fitness on YouTube back in 2009! I currently have over 2.3 Million subscribers and deliver educational fitness content on a weekly basis through my videos and my website MuscularStrength.com!

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    Cardio Around an Injury

    Cardio Around an Injury
    It happens to everyone at least once, if not several times. You train hard pushing your body to the limit, and those little aches/pains you felt after training persist. You know what I’m talking about. That tendinitis in your elbows, lower back pain, neck stiffness, knee pains, shoulder aches, etc. If you want gains you’ve got to push through the pain, right? Not exactly, you don’t want to make the injury worse by continuing training like normal, so it may be smarter to take some time off. But if you’re like me, you don’t want to lose any time at the gym from a minor injury. We put together some short workouts for some of the most common aches and pain areas to help get back to 100% and not miss a beat.

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