Four Audible Books I’m Listening To Now (April 2017)

Earlier this week in my birthday blog post I mentioned how important it is to take notice of what’s going on in your life (people, dreams, coincidences, omens, tendencies, attraction etc)  during the days surrounding your birthday. I first learned how powerful, accurate and resourceful this practice is from Stephanie Azaria. I’ve been receiving coaching from Stephanie for about a …

12 Birthday Rituals (today)

Today is my 38th birthday. My first birthday text came at 5:13 from our newest shining star coach at Strength Camp, Nick. Then from my buddy, and fellow Aires, Yahya Bakkar at 5:45. And at 7:25 my dad sent me a happy birthday text along with this picture from my 6 year old birthday party. Unlike previous years, this year I …

What strength training does to your brain?

Strength training is the most direct and powerful means for self discovery, physical transformation and mental mastery. Of course, that’s my personal opinion based on the experience of strength training myself for over 20 years, training dozens of clients, serving hundreds of gym members and supporting thousands of customers with my training products over the course of my career. But …

Advanced “White Belt” Gym Training

After a long break from lifting due to travel, injures and plain old restlessness… I’m back in the gym. What I love most about hitting the gym these days is my “white belt” mentality to everything I’m doing. I approach everything in the gym like it’s my first time ever. I’ve dropped all pre-conceived ideas, all previous knowledge and assumptions about training …

When the barbell calls you… GO!

My first encounter with strength, muscle, power, fitness and physical prowess came around the  age of four. My uncle Elroy was a black belt in Kung Fu.  He was also incredibly lean, muscular and powerful. Every day I would observe him in the basement of our home kicking a heavy bag, sprinting on a treadmill, strengthening his arms with one of those …

Music For Smashing PRs

This year marks Strength Camp’s 10 year anniversary. Ten years ago I decided that training in your typical “chrome and carpet” fitness center was not for me. I wanted to train like I always had, like an athlete. Dropping heavy barbells. Flipping 1,000 pound tires. Yelling. Chest pounding. LOUD music. Shortly after opening the first old n’ dirty Strength Camp gym in South …

Grounding Camp: Everything You Need To Know

(Heads up: There are 2 days left to take advantage of the Early bird $400 discount on Grounding Camp)  Click here for $400 discount off Grounding Camp. I’ve been getting a number of questions about the Grounding Camp so I decided I’d answer them all in this email. Here we go. Q: What Is Grounding Camp? Grounding Camp is a …

How Elliott Trains Today (new workout principles)

These last two years or so have brought about a tremendous shift in how I do things in my life. For many years I worked with reckless abandon on my body, my business and anything that stood between me and “success”. I’m a natural born sprinter. Not only do my muscles naturally work with fast-twitch intensity…. so does my mind. …

Tribute To A One-Legged Badass

Back in 2013 my YouTube popularity had just begun to rise after creating videos for over 6 years. As a way to show my appreciation to all of my new subscribers I created a contest and giveaway for people who sent me their most inspirational transformation story. I received tons of amazing videos from people all over the world, but …

The Biggest Challenge For Millennials

Back when I was making daily “Yo Elliott” videos on YouTube, I would receive thousands of questions every single month. Most of my audience is between 16 and 30, so I got a lot of questions from Millennials. A staggering number of those questions went something like this: “Elliott, I feel depressed”. “Elliott, I don’t know what my passion is” …