Becoming The Monolith

Strength for mind, body, and tribe


Weight Training

Motivation != Discipline

Everyone claims to be after motivation to do things.  The need to be motivated to go to the gym. They need motivation to achieve a personal goal.  They need to be "in the mood" to do something.  The problem is,... Continue Reading →


Carving The Colossus: Week 3

Getting into week 3 of CTC starts today.  I had a week that was pretty spot on nutritionally and physically.  I did cheat on Saturday as my we went out to eat to celebrate something for my daughter.  Even with... Continue Reading →

Carving The Colossus: Week 2

Today marks the first week down for my Carving the Colossus series.  I gave an intro to it last week when I stated my goals.  I want to get down between 175-180 lbs at around 15% body fat.  The weigh in today... Continue Reading →

Take Life Seriously

How many times have you heard someone tell you "Don't take life too seriously.  It doesn't matter.  Your life means nothing in the grand scheme of things"  I was listening to This Alt-Right Life's podcast with Rocky Mystery.  It was pretty informative... Continue Reading →

Carving The Colossus

The winds of change are among us.  It is a new year and everyone is packing into planet fitness, giving up their habits, and generally bullshitting themselves because they don't know how to make things stick in life.  Carving The... Continue Reading →

Becoming The Monolith: Best of 2016

What a year this has turned out to be.  I started this blog last summer because I wanted to write about things I had an opinion about, but to overall give a voice to men whose thoughts and ideas are... Continue Reading →

Christmas Vacation

2016 has been one hell of a year for everyone, myself included.  The world is in a crazy place right now and I think we all need to just unwind for a bit. I am not religious, but Christmas is... Continue Reading →

5 Accessory Lifts That Helped Me The Most

In the world of weight training, compound movements are king.  Deadlifts, bench press, squats, power cleans, and overhead press are perfect for gaining more strength.  I also like to incorporate some accessory lifts to help those main lifts, and also... Continue Reading →

5 Tips to Make Going To the Gym Easier

I try not to preach to people I know about strength training.  If they want to know something I'll tell them, but the number one thing I hear from guys is excuses.  Deciding to make yourself stronger is something I... Continue Reading →

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