The Healthiest Breakfast Ever

What Makes Something Healthy? I’m going to share with you my ultimate breakfast recipe. My definition of healthy includes: 1. It’s easy – if you won’t do it nothing else matters 2. It’s based on whole foods and super foods 3. It covers my main macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, fat) needs and micronutrient needs. Since this […]

Only have 25 minutes to workout? Do this!


Too Busy To Exercise? When I first started Excuse Proof Fitness, I surveyed a group of people to see what their biggest challenge was to getting in and staying in shape.  It probably won’t come as a surprise that the thing that came up the most was not enough time. The first hurdle to overcome […]

Mini Habits For Major Results

The Best Strategy Ever For Sticking To It? Today I want to share with you the most stupid simple strategy for reaching your goals and developing habits I have ever come across. Without implementing this approach, what tends to happen is people follow through on their resolutions when their motivation is high, but fall back […]

Why new fitness information is usually a waste of time

As an author, one piece of feedback I occasionally get from people either about my own work (particularly with motivation) or another person’s is that “it isn’t anything new.” And my response would be something like “do you want to learn something new that doesn’t work, or learn what’s age old and has worked for […]

The Best Fitness Book Ever?

Best Fitness Tips Book
Best Fitness Tips Book

The Fitness Tips You WISH You Knew I am super psyched to announce the release of what I consider to be hands down one of the best health and fitness books for the price you’re ever going to find.  My new book “50 Fitness Tips You Wish You Knew” has just launched and it reveals […]

How To Not Be Skinny – 5 Tips To Get Big Muscles Naturally

Building Muscle Naturally
Building Muscle Naturally

Overcoming Skinniness For Men I know first hand how much it sucks to be weak and skinny.  Growing up, I wasn’t very athletic.  Although I enjoyed certain sports, being smaller meant I would be one of the last picked on teams.  I also got teased for my size and although I was never seriously bullied, […]

EP Fitness Podcast 02 – How To Eat Healthy On A Limited Budget

Excuse Proof Fitness Podcast Episode 2   Click here to subscribe on itunes. In this podcast, Derek Doepker and Shane Edele discuss strategies for eating a healthy diet on a limited budget as well as ways to save money on health food. You’ll discover: How to get organic quality food at conventional food prices The […]

How To Keep Gaining Muscle – 5 Tips To Always Be Growing

Building Muscle
Building Muscle

Building Mass All Year Round When I first started training, every week I was excited to hit the gym and blow past my previous best lifts.  I can still recall the excitement of getting that much closer to a 200 lb bench press as each week went by.  I could literally see myself transforming in […]

Best Fitness Gifts For Men and Women


Gift Ideas For Fitness Enthusiasts Trying to find that perfect Christmas, holiday, or birthday gift idea for the fitness junkie in your life?  Look no further!  You’re about to discover the perfect gifts for guys and girls that can match any price point.  I can attest as a fitness lover myself that just about any […]