It Was Worth It

The life I live today is AMAZING.

It’s for sure not “easy” although I love every aspect of it, therefore eliminating the debate over “easy” and “hard”. It’s just what I want to do with my life.

Along the way, there have been many obstacles that have helped get me to where I am today: 3 brain tumor diagnosis, torn ACL, countless concussions, living off my younger brother couch and out of my car when I was broke, depression, being physically and verbally abused as a child by a step father, being dropped from my bike sponsor mid recovery from surgery, and losing friends and family close to me to suicide.

Non the less, every obstacle, set back, and level of pain has taught me a valuable lesson and that is that shit could always be worse.

Through it all, I’ve been tempted over and over again with opportunity to make life “easier” as the cost of my integrity.

Whether it was taking a pay check to represent a brand that went so against what I stand for or even giving up on all the things I’m actively pursuing, including my own life.

The desire for the life I envision has been so strong it’s brought me out of very dark hole I’ve been in and kept me from taking the “easy route” when presented.

By doing so, it’s allowed me to continue down the path of living the life I desire and to choose to become who I want to be.

I’m grateful for my dedication to my core values and for all the love and support you all continue to show me as I navigate this life journey and sharing with all of you.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Are Abs Made In The Kitchen?

I believe nutrition is the majority of what manifest body composition one way or another.

That’s not to say we can’t get lean by training our asses off and eating poorly, because that was the case for me in the past.

What context lacks from that approach is internal health, which I learned the hard way after being accidentally diagnosed with a massive brain tumor during a concussion evaluation via an MRI.

We’re mislead to believe body composition improvements is all about eating less and moving more, energy balance. Calories in versus calories out, or calories stored vs burned for energy via dietary consumption and exercise.

No doubt, we have to intake calories (energy) accordingly to our goals but what’s rad is that we can shift our metabolism to running off of fat for fuel primarily, which allows ya to reach out body composition goals much more efficiently, effectively and enjoyably in my experience and my clients experience.

Exercise is the minority in this context when we talk about longevity and brian health. That said, exercise is a must in my opinion for overall health, strength (body and mind), and supplementing a healthy way of eating that’s aligned with the unfocused goals, which vary person to person.

This is a killer an workout to end a training session that has the abs engaged 100% and on fire to help them pop a bit more 💪🏽

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Cupping & Dryneedling

Lots of controversy surrounding #cupping and #dryneedling but, in my experience, it works every time. Even if the literature/research hasn’t caught up, personal experiences mean more to me than any text book or piece of paper. Same with “professionals” and “experts”.

Just because someone has letters following their name doesn’t mean they know it all. Just because you can’t read an article “proving” the benefits of something, doesn’t mean you can’t excuse the manifestation taking place in reality.

It’s more than ok to have your own opinions, but it becomes disrespectful to direct ignorant comments towards those like myself and Jackie sharing therapies that have been practiced for 1,000’s of years with others in an effort to help others become as well as possible.

That said, I’m all for friendly debates and conversation and I want to hear your opinions. Not told what does and doesn’t work for myself, but what your view and experiences is with cupping and/or dry needling is/has been. 🤓💚✌️

-Josh P.

Train With Push

Having a clear goal/vision is one of the most important things to me.

Data follows closely behind. @trainwithpush put together an article detailing how @coachmatthunter and I track progression at @athleticlab and how @jciake and I worked together to get me back riding within 4 months after ACL reconstructive surgery, along with a host of other issues with my knee from my stubborn ass pushing surgery off for 2 years.

I believe that you have to have a clear goal, know where you’re starting from, and know if you’re progressing forward or not. @trainwithpush makes that easy for us and other athletes from pro to the weekend warrior.

Tracking data helps anyone accomplish their goals that much easier and more effective. 💪🏽💚✌️

Read the feature PUSH interviewed Jackie, Matt, and I for.

-Josh P.