Nate Miyaki

Fitness Author - Physique Athlete - Vagabond Strategist

Iron Warrior – Karen

Karen quit her habit of consuming sugary snacks every day and learned that making even just one “small” change at a time can add up to big results. Here’s her story… For some of us the idea of changing from a fat lifestyle to a fit lifestyle is overwhelming. It is not just changing a diet or workout program, it’s changing everything. “I need to start working out and eating better. I need.. Read More

Iron Warrior — Shawn Toussaint

Can the Iron lifestyle change more than just a pair of biceps?  Can it also change a life? My life was not what I had expected it to be when I first embarked on the journey of becoming a physique athlete. I had recently been divorced from my wife of 6 years. I was not eating well. I was eating donuts and chocolate everyday to compensate for a feeling of un-fulfillment in my.. Read More

Public Health Enemy #1: Fructose

I have a bone to pick with the fitness and commercial diet industries. If you listen to the trends and fads, you “gotta go low carb” to get fat loss results. Carbs are the enemy right? And a 300lb, insulin resistant, sedentary, office worker should be eating the exact same thing as a 180lb man or 140lb woman — both of whom are regularly active, relatively lean, but trying to take it to.. Read More

Principle #2 — Set Goals

First, you must choose a goal before you can achieve it, and second, the more difficult and dangerous your goals is, the more effort you must put into achieving it.  All achievement starts with goals, and Musashi emphasized that you should be ambitious in setting them. — Samurai Strategies   One must edge forward like the inchworm, bit by bit.  The gods and Buddhas, too, first started with a vow. — Hagakure.  .. Read More

Kaizen – Constant & Continual Improvement

Principle #1 – Kaizen Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today.  This is never-ending. — Hagakure.   There is a tendency in other cultures for most people to stop training, to stop trying to improve, after they reach a certain level of skill — and this is one of the reasons why the Japanese have had an advantage in virtually everything they do.  They have been.. Read More