Targets, Goals, and Missions

Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 3.

Today’s topic:  Targets, Goals, and Missions

Once you get to your goal, your new model is you.  It is your proximity to the target.  You have a range you like to stay in.

Once you achieve your goal, the new model is you. It is now your responsibility to maintain a close proximity to the target. Find a range you like to stay in that suits your lifestyle.

Maintenance is hard.  At some point you arrive at a point of diminishing returns.

You have arrived at your goal.  You reach a point where you look in the mirror and say “That’s my body and that’s me, and that’s pretty good.”

Before you got to your goal you may have had a picture of someone else, a role model or a fitness model.

But once you have arrived there, you have photographic evidence.  You have pictures, which now serve as a new point of reference.

You can’t have goals, targets, and missions for maintenance without undergoing a personal transformation first.

It’s also VERY important not to compare yourself to others, but it’s okay to have a model to help visualize your goal.

Once your goal is achieved, the new model becomes yourself.  You have entered the “Realm of Maintenance” and want to maintain close proximity to the target range of your ideal Adonis Golden Ratio measurements.

There will be times when you are not as tight, muscular, or sharp,  but you are able to reel yourself in; returning to the “Ideal” version of  YOU.

Tracking your measurements serve as a guide; keeping you on track as life comes at you.

Once you achieve the body you want, then the next goal is to work to keep it in a desired range that requires the least amount of effort on your part.

In the Fitness Model Industry we refer to it as walking around within “Striking Distance” of your “Peak Physique” typically one or two weeks out from being “Photo-Shoot” ready.

Once you decide on your target, goals, and mission, it’s  time to then set up your “inner circle” support group.  You need to include people who are going to help you stay on track and exclude those who would want to hinder you.

Set a goal date to help keep your team or inner circle on your side.  It can be an special event, a vacation, another photo shoot, whatever you want to keep you motivated.


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What is Maintenance?

Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 2.

Today’s topic: Maintenance


What is Maintenance?

How do you enter maintenance mode? How long should you stay? Discover the answers to these questions and more.

What is maintenance?

The real answer is that you’re never actually just sitting in one spot at the exact same weight, and bodyfat %. You’re always fluctuating a little bit throughout the day, and throughout the year.

Maintenance is more of a transient state that you can dip in and out of when you you’re not necessarily trying to gain more muscle or burn more fat.

You can ‘hold’ and maintain a certain level of bodyfat and muscle for a given length of time and then get ready to push it hard again.

 The step-wise progression

In all the body transformations I’ve ever seen it’s always a step-wise pattern. This means you will improve for a given amount of time. Then you’ll need to take a break. Once you feel ready you can push forward again. The amount you move forward is dependent on your goals and how hard you expect to push things.

Thinking about maintenance is also about managing expectations and where you expect to go based on the energy you’re putting forward.

Moments of maintenance happen for many reasons including lifestyle factors, seasonal changes, periodic moments of being sick, and even generalized stress.

For example over the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season you may simply set a goal to just make it from nov to jan without gaining fat mass.

In this case you’re actually working to just maintain, and you’d probably have to consider it a win just to make through the holidays without gaining fat.

Maintenance is a mode you go into throughout the year, and it’s normal to go through phases of  “muscle growth vs muscle maintenance” and “fat loss vs maintenance.”

In this podcast we discuss what maintenance is, how to define what it is and how often you should expect to be in maintenance mode.


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Getting Ripped and Staying Ripped

Getting in amazing shape is the first step of the journey, the second and much longer step is staying in that shape. And there is no better person to talk to about this critical second step than Mark Levy. Mark won the senior open category of the Adonis Index contest. His pictures speak for themselves.



Adonis Index Senior Open Winner Mark Levy


Mark is Shredded!


We talk of the evolution of working out being a major part of our identity to simply becoming a tool that simply gets you a result that you want.

There is a fine line between defining yourself by your workout and simply using it as a means to an end.

This doesn’t mean that you blow off your workouts and don’t take them seriously…but rather it means we all need to learn to categorize where our workouts and diet planning fit into our lives.

The point is making a lifestyle change and give your workout and diet it’s fair place in your life without letting it consume your life and your identity.

Maintaining a great physique is an active step just like transforming your physique. Learning how to live in maintenance is where we all strive to get and Mark has many great insights on his life in maintenance.

Listen up because this is the goal we’re all shooting for.