Nutrition

The Difference Between Diet and Lifestyle

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health and wellness

The Difference Between Diet and Lifestyle   By this point in our society we have created, disproved, and recreated hundreds of different diets all for one singular purpose. To lose weight, and look great of course. First let’s take a look at some of the biggest fads in the weight loss lifestyle.     1800s […]

Mindset

How To Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

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Most people have goals for what they want in life and what they want out of life, but are they ideal? Do they work for you? Do you work towards them? One of the biggest problems people face dealing with their goals is it’s not written down. That is number one and as strange as […]

Fitness

4 Tips for Training Youth Athletes

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Youth Soccer Team

When I was a kid, I had a friend with an extraordinary skill. He could fix the Nintendo. We’d put a game in and push the power button. If a static-y blur popped up he’d take out the game cartridge, blow on it, and put it back in. If this didn’t work, he’d repeat the […]

Strength

5 Reasons Everyone Should Lift Heavy

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Power Lifting

I am sick to death of hearing that you shouldn’t lift heavy because it is “dangerous” or “unnecessary”. That claim is utterly ridiculous. Name one thing that is better if you’re weaker. I’ll wait. Didn’t think of anything? That’s because the stronger you are, the easier and safer life is. Life Lessons Recently my Dad […]

Fitness

Motivation for When the Scale Doesn’t Move

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Motivation Giant Carrot

When it comes to fitness, we have been conditioned to expect dramatic physical changes at the beginning of a new regiment.  On one channel it’s a talk show with amazing potential as a platform for fat loss motivation; instead pushing a miraculous “all natural supplement” that will help you lose 40 pounds by next month. […]

Nutrition

The 6 Major Health Supplements

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Common Supplements

How Health Supplements Work. There is no part of fitness with higher expectations and lower regulations. I’ve received so many supplement questions over my life as a trainer, my answers could fill a couple books. Instead, I’ll spare you some time and condense the info to the important parts: what they are, how they work, […]

Nutrition

Fat Loss Simplified

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What To Eat for less fat

Major confession: I’m an eavesdropper at the gym. I got in the habit as a young trainer strolling around the floor. I’d listen to see what quality fitness info people were exchanging. Helping strangers sort through the unregulated waves of fitness info on the internet that constantly claim new ways they made fat loss simplified, […]

Fitness

When To Quit Exercising

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Quit Lifting

It can be a fine line between pushing yourself and hurting yourself. That’s the razor’s edge of the gym and a question not everyone knows how to answer; when to quit exercising.   “SHIT. There it goes again.” This was Alan’s third attempt on a squat. We had rolled, stretched, performed a custom dynamic warm […]