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09/03/21

Ever watched someone doing something and thought, “I can’t do that” or “I can’t do that anymore.” Unfortunately, age seems to make “I can’t anymore” a more readily available excuse for not trying. And, before you jump on me about trying to do something that can get you hurt

08/18/21

Joey Votto reaches milestones seldom touched over a MLB career, and he accomplish them all at home. The man who the pundits have written off is still banging in a career resurgence

08/16/21

Let’s just say Rip does not mince words. He says what he means to say. There is no beating around the bush with the man who says, “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.” So what does he mean when he says, “CrossFit doesn’t have the capacity to program strength increase.”

04/20/21

Are you battling with your weight? I do constantly, so I created this twelve-week weight loss plan to triumph over my scale.

02/25/21

Nutrition must be 80%+ of Weight Management. I’m at a desk in a hotel in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, with my family, catching up on work and preparing for the week ahead. I’m also thinking about this website (innismcmahon.com), blog, company, or whatever it is after reading Fitbit’s Google Announcement. The founders of Fitbit set…

12/16/20

If you are like me, goals usually mean reaching a specific amount in a set amount of time. In other words, a goal should follow the SMART mnemonic–Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. We love expressing our objectives in this fashion. How many of us start the year by saying we will lose so much…

08/04/20

At the beginning of the year, I wrote down a goal. It was action-based, yet it was not defined enough to accomplish what I really want. So, I rewrote it.

08/03/20

When I was an athlete, training had a purpose. I lifted weights so I could hit harder on the football field, and I ran sprints to steal bases or chase down flyballs. Gains were easy to come by, and exercising wasn’t an end in itself. At forty-six, it is different.  Gains are slow if they…

04/27/20

Life has slowed down! Instead of running around the countryside chasing high-school softball games, messing around in the city on the weekends, or squeezing in a Red’s game on a night my daughter doesn’t have an event, we are staying in town and hanging around the house. It’s something right out of the past, and…

04/25/20

The human species is an amazing and resilient organism. Lock us down for our protection against a novel virus, and we will continue to find ways to survive and thrive. Post Malone did just that last night. In the world of modern communication, he provided everyone with a free hour-long Nirvana tribute broadcasted from his…

04/24/20

Last night was undoubtedly the most significant night for sports since the onset of the pandemic. Sports fans, glued to their screens, satiated their thirst for action momentarily as the NFL commissioner announced each NFL teams’ draft picks. I joined them, and I learned a few things as I simultaneously watched the ESPN broadcast on…

04/23/20

I, like many of you, set my yearly fitness goal at the end of last year and started to work on it immediately after New Year’s Day. I made it simple–work out five times a week. No more chasing max lifts, PR’s, or learning a new movement like double unders this year. I wanted to…

04/22/20

Before the beginning of the year, I sat down and figured out my goals for 2020. Just like I said I was going to do in Goal Setting: What happened in 2019, I limited them to three and emphasized action over achievement. I even went as far as to study James Clear’s Atomic Habits to help me overcome…

04/19/20

If you are looking for a good laugh, you need to follow John Wooley, aka @makewoodsgreatagain. He is a CrossFit enthusiast and satirist. His humor hits home to those of us who are long past our competitive prime but still hold onto our high-school athletic dreams. He swipes fun at everything from CrossFitter’s unnatural desire for…

01/31/20

Typically, our day begins at the time we get out of bed. For some, this might be early in the morning, and for others, it will be later in the day. It all depends on our schedules, but universally this is the start of the day, and it should begin with a routine–a morning routine. …

01/28/20

Our days are full of activity. Some of those actions lead to positive consequences, while others end up being destructive. To avoid the destruction, planning each day will favorably tip the scales, but creating daily habits will ensure a lifetime of satisfaction.  What follows are sixteen daily habits, split into four aspects of life that…

01/12/20

In Life Purpose: Defining Yours Is Important, the first article in the series, I provided reasons why we should define our life’s purpose, and in Life Purpose: How to Define Yours, I outlined a process to help you craft a life-purpose statement. In this article, we are going to put it all together by exploring ways to…

01/04/20

In the first article of this series, Life Purpose: Defining Yours Is Important, I provided an argument to define your life’s purpose and a definition with characteristics of a meaningful purpose statement. In this article, we will go a little further with the idea and explore a process to help with identifying your own.  Let’s begin….

12/19/19

I belong to a great fitness community, and it has helped me stay on-track and motivated. We playfully call ourselves the fitness mafia, and we have seen members come and go and come back. There are no fees, other than the occasional bombardment of text messages. So, it’s simple and basic. We post a workout,…

12/17/19

Prioritize your fitness to find greater enjoyment in your life. Many of us like to use the lack of time as an excuse when it actually is a matter of priority.