Big Man Runs Episode 1: A New Beginning

February 12, 2017

Hey, everyone,

I am back from a short hiatus. Actually I have been working on a new website to compliment www.mfactorfitnessandnutrition.

So if you are a larger than average runner or slower than average (I am both), check out the new website

Here you will find training tips, my running logs, pics and all kinds of stuff related to cardio. My plan is to alternate podcasts. So if you see this logo, be expected to hear cardio things come out of my mouth.

Podcast 137: 12 Fitness Myths…Or Are They???

October 6, 2016

Sometimes I wonder if I am just getting cranky in my old age. Why do I think most fitness writers are wrong? Then I come to realize the simple fact that I am right and they are wrong. Simple as that. So in this episode we tackle 8 of 12 fitness myths.

This is taken from an article in My Fitness Pal,

Myth #1: Strength training will make you bulk up.

Myth #2: You can focus on losing fat from certain body parts.

Myth #3: Doing lots of cardio is the best way to lose weight.

Myth #4: Not feeling sore means you didn’t get a good workout.

Myth #5: You should give 100 percent effort during every workout.

Myth #6: Strength training means using machines and heavy weights.

Myth #7: Sweating a ton means you worked your ass off.

Myth #8: Crunches are a great exercise for your abs.

Episode 135: Appeasing the Running Gods When They Demand a Sacrifice!

September 16, 2016

So what exactly is your mindset when you enter a competition? Ever think that there may be a higher reason that you entered a certain race and the gods are going to test your resolve? 


Well, you just might after listening to this weeks show.

Episode 134: Would It Kill You To Go Outside and Workout?

September 9, 2016

This is part 1 of a multi-part series. Or at least that is my plan for now. In this episode we talk about why functional training has been bastardized. What is really is and what it should never be. And how to build a functional gym with stuff around the house.


Episode 133: Simple Ways to Fix Lower Back and Knee Pain You May Not Have Thought of.

September 1, 2016

This is a strange episode. I am perfectly well-behaved but why would you listen to a podcast on standing and walking properly?

What are the odds you are standing and walking properly? 

You already know how to stand and walk?

 If you have lower back or knee pain, I am not buying it. Change the way you do these things and watch your aches and pains start top go away.

In todays show you will learn:
  • How to stand.
  • Exercises to strengthen your feet and ankles.
  • Correct walking to maximize efficiency and reduce force going up the leg.
  • How walking translates to running.

Episode 132: People Have weird Ideas About Fitness

August 25, 2016

Well, I think the title says it all!

Episode 130: # Big Mistakes Beginning Runners make and How To Fix Them

August 11, 2016

Yup, this episode is about correcting 3 huge mistakes I see runners make. Am I an authority on running? A running guru? Of course not, but at 240 pounds, I have to make my running as efficient and effective as possible. You are probably in the same boat. Fixing these 3 things have saved me from unnecessary fatigue, injuries and pain. 

In the podcast I talk about a few a couple really good YouTube channels to find videos.

Chi running at  (Although you can just Google Chi Running and find a ton of videos.


That should keep you guys busy for a while.

Episode 128: Converse All Stars…Best Workout Shoes?

July 28, 2016

I thought it was about time to give Chuck Taylor's their due. Really this episode discusses whether you should wear shoes with support and how to fix over-pronation.

Give it a listen, it is good.

Episode 127: 100’s…These will get your attention.

July 21, 2016

Hi everyone,

A couple of things going on this week.

1. First ever Spartan of the Week nominations. Average people stepping out of their comfort zone. Go to my Facebook page and let me know what you are doing.

2. Throw some heat in your workout with 100's. If you dare.

3. Rude woman hogging the bike path.