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How To Naturally Increase Testosterone Through Nutrition, Training and Lifestyle Habit Changes

Ask any random guy on the street if they’d like to increase their testosterone levels, regardless if they’re low or if they even know where their levels are at, and I guarantee he’ll say yes.

It’s the nature of man. We know that testosterone plays a huge role in what makes a man manly, so we naturally want more of it.

The sad part is that 1 in 4 men have low testosterone levels, at all ages.

While 40% of all men over the age of 45 all have low testosterone levels.

These studies are dated back a few years and to be completely honest, my guess is that it’s even worse now because many of the things that cause low testosterone levels are getting more and more prevalent in todays society.

But before you freak out and call your doctor for TRT, there’s good news too… You can reverse this, avoid this decline, and take your man card back once and for all – that’s exactly what I’ll be helping you do today.
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12 Simple Strategic Changes To Make Nutrition Work For You

This is a guest post by Alex McMahon.

When it comes to making dietary changes a lot of people feel intimidated because they’ve been lead to believe that you need to make massive changes right away to get results.

However we know that diets based on deprivation and too much change too soon are destined to fail. This is why the diet industry is worth billions of dollars, yet has such a poor success rate.

The reality is when you make changes to your nutrition there are two distinct battles that are being fought that you’re neglecting to recognize.
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EP040: My 3 Biggest Insights From Attending This Top Entrepreneurial Event

Last year I went to an event my friend, Adam Bornstein puts on called two12. This annual event brings together some of the top entrepreneurs in the US, and gives attendees the opportunity to spend time with them in an intimate small group setting. It’s the place to be if you want the latest business, life and relationship building advice.

When I was there I got a number of key insights from both the speakers and my fellow attendees that I’ve been putting to action ever since. Here are my most memorable.


  • How I’ve been able to build so many quality relationships in the industry plus simple tips on how you can too
  • Why doing more of less and finding out what your unique abilities are is going to improve your life and exponentially grow your business
  • The reason you sedate and spend a lot of time and energy on things that don’t move your business forward and how to turn it around
  • The simple formula I use to break down any goals so that I can see the daily actions I need to take to succeed
  • The reason behind why even just 5 habit changes in a year can completely change your life — which 5 are you focusing on?
  • The quote of wisdom to live by and put on your wall
  • How you can extract wisdom from your life that is as profound as the one from the Greek philosophers

Book: How To Win Friends And Influence People (Dale Carnegie):  
Book: Never Eat Alone (Keith Ferrazzi):</a
Two12 Event:
Unique Abilities 2.0:
Best Self Journal:

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EP039: Dietary Myths Debunked and Nutrition Coaching For People Struggling With Progress with Cody McBroom

One of the most frequent questions we receive at Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance is about our nutrition coaching. The inquiries come from both clients and coaches (from other training facilities) and typically include a note about how the tactic they read about on the Internet didn’t work.

The messages also include the question, “What do I do now?”

In this episode Cody and I discuss the strategies that we use daily to successfully give our clients amazing results. We also go into the deeper principles surrounding HOW we help clients crack to the code to their nutrition and make a long-term change to their lifestyle.


  • Common dietary myths and how they continue to distract people from the correct nutrition principles
  • The “Mindless Margin” and how it is slowly causing you to put on weight unknowingly
  • The reason why people eat old popcorn without noticing that it is stale and how this behavior will affect your body transformation results
  • Three easy changes that you can make to your environment that will help you achieve your fat loss goals
  • The kick ass strategy that will teach you how to focus on smaller segments of your macros and how it will make everything easier for your clients on a weight loss journey
  • The mysterious reason why we eat past full — that has everything to do with our beliefs and experiences — and how to break the pattern
  • Why studying Sherlock Holmes and being a detective is critical to be a great nutrition coach
  • How food companies created a perfect combination of foods that create a dopamine reaction in our brain that makes it hard for us to stop eating
  • The answer to the question, “Should you prescribe macros or not?” and how to apply the answer to a client’s (or your) nutrition plan
  • What to do when a client gets discouraged and starts falling off of their nutrition plan
  • The reason people lose self-esteem and how to fix it
  • How to make bad habits harder to do and good habits much easier to do
  • The answer to the question. “Does intermittent fasting work and when should I use it with clients?”

Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance:
Book: Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness:
Mind vs. Muscle Podcast:
Luka Hocevar YouTube:

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17 Parts To Building An Extraordinary Life and Body

We all strive to live an extraordinary life, because who in their right mind wants to stay at ordinary? That’s right – Nobody does.

But the sad truth in today’s day and age is that a very small amount of the population truly understands how to achieve a life that is extraordinary and a body to carry you through it. Not to mention there’s even fewer out there who will take control and ownership of leading other men through that process.

See over the last decade or more Luka Hocevar has ran businesses, traveled the world, studied everything under the sun, learned from some of the greats, had amazing relationships, went through terrible experiences (physically, emotionally, and mentally), and experienced massive ups and downs through it all.

I myself have a similar story, except I had the honor of starting that entire process at a much younger age. Over the last 7 years I’ve transformed my body losing 50lbs of fat, started mentoring under Luka – and some other greats – soaking up insights from all of Luka’s experiences above, started traveling to experience life, had outstanding relationships and plenty of not-so-outstanding ones, built my own successful business, coached hundreds of people and reached thousands online around the world, and have worked harder then ever to fight my own mental battles and demons along the way.
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EP038: How To Become The Master Of Your Craft And Accelerate Your Learning In Any Area 

One of the questions that I get asked over and over again is, “How do you and your team at Vigor Ground learn so much so fast?”

Growing up I was a kid who always got into trouble with teachers and had a tough time learning, so I am continually humbled by that question.

As an adult I am obsessed with learning (and perfecting) my craft. In this episode I cover some of the principles around how I learn and accelerate results at Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance. I also dive into how to apply those principles to your life. Everything from the best way to learn for YOU, the 5 components of learning, the pyramid of deep learning and the exact way I go about becoming a master at my craft.


  • The 3 main learning styles and how to know which one will help you learn the fastest
  • The shocking truth about how little you learn from “just reading” and what you can do to maximize your skill-set
  • Why you should learn, take notes, do it yourself, then present to people to warp speed your coaching
  • The “secret” behind my accelerated learning and why I have gone to 170+ seminars and courses in the last 10 years
  • How to get deep knowledge infused in your brain like Neo in the Matrix by using my stacking model of learning
  • The reason we call it “active learning” and the link missing from your life that will help you increase your learning speed
  • How you can apply this framework to your life and have people asking you how you accelerated so fast
  • The 5 components of learning and how to use them to become a Jedi learning master
  • Why the real philosophers took action and didn’t just pontificate (wisdom comes from action)

Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance:
Vigor Life Podcast:
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel:
Book: Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday:
Mark Fisher:

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EP037: Your Greatest Asset And How To Get The Best ROI On Your Body, Business and Life

Most people don’t have an investment plan (personally, financially, etc.). But as I have said before, without a path and a plan the default is always struggle.

For people that do invest, it tends to be in others.

In this episode I cover the most important philosophy when it comes to personal development and why even people that “know this” end up investing in areas that lose them time, health, money and life!

Learn how to change where you invest and get the best return on investment ever.


  • How to brainwash yourself to success and my strategy to go from a knucklehead who barely showed up at school and got in trouble all the time to reading 100+ books every year and owning multiple successful businesses
  • The shocking answers that I got from some of my close friends when I asked them what their number one asset was (and why these answers should scare you)
  • The not so hidden secret behind what your number one asset is and why most people STILL don’t invest in it
  • The difference between your number one asset and your number one investment and how they are closely related and either making your life amazing or miserable
  • Why you should become a linchpin even if you don’t own your own business or work for a company
  • Where your “daily deposits” go and how they’re building your human life capital
  • Why you’re betting your hard earned money into someone else’s “bets” and expecting to win
  • My morning investment for my mind, movement and emotions
  • The secret to beating failure and making it your bitch
  • The “take it to the bank” mentality and how it applies to every area of your life
  • Why you need to invest daily if you are struggling with your relationships
  • => What “the King eats first”means and why a lot of people misinterpret it as selfish (when it’s really the KEY to a better relationship with yourself)
  • The exercise that will help you create clarity around the question, “Are you working towards or away from your goals?

Wake Up Warrior:
Book: Linchpin – Are You Indispensable?
Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia:

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EP036: How To Be Ruthlessly Productive, Successful As A College Drop Out, And A Recovering Fitness Junkie w/ Nate Green

Have you ever doubted yourself and what you can achieve? So did Nate Green after having a 1.7 GPA in college. After dropping out in his first semester, Nate decided to pursue a career as a personal trainer, and hasn’t looked back since. Despite all his self-doubt, he took action. First transformed himself, then helping others do the same; which opened a world of opportunities for him.

From being an editor at T-Nation, a key figure in the growth of Precision Nutrition, a marketing genius behind some of the most successful launches in fitness, and a thoughtful and inspiring writer for his own Nate Green brand, Nate has a ton of wisdom to share.

In this episode Nate opens up about the skill-sets that he feels everyone can benefit from (no matter what field they are in). How to become ruthlessly productive, how to cut out the things that slow you down and enjoy your life (while still checking off everything on your to do list) and how he became a recovering fitness junkie.


  • How Nate had a 1.7 GPA in high school
  • Why he dropped out of college in his first semester, had low self esteem and how _________ changed everything for him
  • Why the secret of better writing is hanging out on the Eminem fan forum – Nate gives us the details
  • How gaining 40 lbs of muscle in a year changed Nate’s confidence, mindset and drive to succeed in other areas of life
  • “How to not have a real job ever” – a question that may spur you to find new possibilities in your career
  • Why finding mentors and building relationships is “fast-tracking” for any industry
  • The 3 best ways to become a better writer that will help you with marketing, better communication and beating your competition if you own a business
  • How to never be out of business and always be valuable, and why it’s all about building “transferable” and “base level” skills
  • The secret to better writing and marketing
  • The two questions that will make all of your communication clearer, more effective and successful
  • How Nate wrote, ‘The Hero Handbook’ in hours and how you can create great work fast
  • The daily rituals that make Nate happier, healthier, more productive and took his relationship to the next level
  • Why you shouldn’t take in any more information and why it may be stopping you from achieving your goals

Nate Green:
Precision Nutrition:
Book: Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown)

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EP035: The Price You Pay For Being Unremarkable And How To Fix It

Being able to look at the obstacles in your life, as well as observe others struggles (and extract the lessons) may be one of your greatest skill sets… especially if you’re able to apply what you learn.

In this episode I share two of the lessons I extracted this week. One being that marketing is the price you pay for being unremarkable – and how this applies to your body, being, relationships and business.


  • The 4 things you must do to constantly improve yourself, your competence and your business
  • The strategy that I took from Ryan Holiday that will help you create endless content, ideas, team strategies and write a book
  • How ________ is the price you pay for being unremarkable – and how to fix it
  • The question that will help you face some hard facts while also creating more opportunity than you can imagine
  • The small habit that helped me drop body fat and look the leanest I have in a long time
  • How changing your body can be done with strategic shifts day-by-day and how that can create massive results for you over time – in this episode I outline three shifts that changed mine


Vigor Ground Fitness and Business Summit
Book: The Obstacle Is The Way – The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph (Ryan Holiday)
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel (Subscribe Here)

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EP034: 18 Things All Great Coaches Do

Would you like to discover the formula to build a new skill-set? In this episode I break it down for you.

I’m always studying what the greats do in the areas of their art/skill. When I want to improve a particular skill-set I study coaches who have it – by reverse engineering who they are, what they do and how they do it.

After studying the greatest coaches and working with/under some of the world’s best, I asked myself four questions which helped me reverse engineer the 18 things great coaches do.

Discover what they are and how to use them.


  • The four questions to ask yourself when reverse engineering the greats coaching skill-sets (or any other skill-set for that matter)
  • The three daily action steps you must take if you’re working on dominating your niche and leading the marketplace
  • The “UPR” skill that most coaches don’t pay attention to that will cause you to fail with your clients and prevent you from getting results if you don’t work on it
  • “Be the _________ not the guru.” (and why this sentence is at the core of true coaching)
  • Why you’re not the hero, your clients are
  • The “Three L’s” that make up a key skill-set (this is something that most coaches don’t put enough effort into)
  • Why you’re not getting enough data
  • The “Cascade of Consequences” and how it affects you, your clients and your team (and why you MUST understand this concept to succeed)
  • How not “getting” your clients will create a wall between you and them and why you won’t be able to help them until you do
  • Why fixing weaknesses is NOT what you should focus on with your clients
  • The “Radical Candor” and why you need it to be successful with your coaching, communication and business

Vigor Ground Fitness and Business Summit (Learn More Here)
Luka Hocevar YouTube (Subscribe Here)
Vigor Life Podcast (Subscribe Here)
Book: Radical Candor – Be A Kick Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Gary Vaynerchuck (View Now)
Vigor Ground Team Blooper Reel (Watch Here)

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