How running into a half-naked muscle brute showing off on a city street might hold a secret lesson in transforming your world into a more tolerant place.Read More
Head Coach and Next Level founder Christian Matyi – a/k/a "XN" – gives notoriously complex answers to even the most simple of questions. He'd always rather you "think more" than "know more." So you can only imagine what'll happen when there wasn't any question even asked . . .
You never know what his many years of coaching will inspire him to claim as "relevant" to your progress.
Competitive bodybuilder Collin Clark has down syndrome. His approach to the sport is an example of how we all may be seeing bodybuilding all wrong.Read More
You might already have what it takes to have a competitive physique. This graphic will show you.Read More
How should we regard a loss of identity? If you've ever owned an identity – like "competitive athlete" – you may not know what to do when you are no longer that thing.Read More
Leadership and social change is not based being the best. It's not about "who's alpha." It's about who stands up for something they believe in. Stand for something that deserves recognition, don't just stand there and be recognized.Read More
What is the most valuable human commodity? And how do you use it? This clip from the Fall 2015 team reveals what may just be the most valuable thing you possess.Read More
Bodybuilding and strength sports are like the "going to the movies" of athletics. Just as with a movie, everyone really believes something is happening; that the events they are watching are relevant and important...Read More
So many people talk to me with great concerns of winning. And I often respond flatly and simply, with: "Well, if everything goes well, and you do indeed win, so what? Then what?"
Smaller-minded people are quick hear this as me bashing the idea of winning. But because folks like us want to focus on improvement over time, it is apt to let this comment be the launching point for any plan you have that you want to succeed.
if success is a concern for you, please have a listen. And please leave comment below with your thoughts and responses!
PLEASE SHARE THIS TO ANY COMPETITORS YOU THINK MAY BENEFIT FROM IT.
AND PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW!
Working out is neither a right nor a necessity. It is a leisure activity. Yet still, those of us who achieve enviable goals often slack on their human courtesy. In your eagerness to achieve your gains, are you losing social courtesy in the name of social regard?
After the record-breaking snows of Boston's Winter of '15, Coach XN looks at how the hubris of the deeply-commtted takes over regardless of harm to others.Read More
A text message comes in: "I think I'm lacking inspiration. How do you get it?" So, I dust off the old sorcerer's cap and direct some attention to the source of the question. While it seems deep, one answer is surprisingly pragmatic and simple – and probably something we all sort of knew all along anyway.Read More