What’s the secret to effective fat loss nutrition? Is it eating low fat? How about low carb? Is it the wheat that gives people a belly? What if you eliminate gluten, go paleo or become a vegan? Do you need to fast or only eat low glycemic foods? Is eating clean all you need to do? Maybe there are “4 foods you should never eat”. Maybe you just add a popular fat burning supplement such as: Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Green Tea Extract, Garcinia Cambogia Extract, Raspberry Ketones, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Glucomannan, Meratrim, Forskolin or one of the countess fat burners on the market. No, you’re smarter than that. You know that nothing replaces good old fashion hard work and dedication when it comes to fat loss. Once you come to terms with this, I can help you. I look for ways to help people make the hard things a little easier. I’ve got a simple strategy that will help make fat loss nutrition a little easier than most people make it.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Monday, 20 June 2016
When people talk about muscles it seems to always be the mirror muscles. It seems that everyone wants to focus on pecs, biceps and abs. Any lower body work was traditionally quad focused. Now the glutes seem to get all the attention. Hamstrings just don’t get the love they deserve! That’s too bad because if you are serious about your lower body aesthetics, your athletic performance or your knee health, you need to give your hammies some serious TLC. While there are a handful of great hamstring exercises, my all-time favorite is the Romanian Deadlift. And, with this new tweak, we are going to take hamstring training to a whole new level!
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Most diets fail. While it is controversial, many estimate that about 95% of all diets fail. Also, research from UCLA shows that 1/3 to 2/3 of those who lose weight on a diet gain the weight back. With that “encouraging news” should you even bother to try to lose weight? Well, the choice is yours. However, if you choose to lose weight, you will greatly increase your chance of getting and keeping the weight off if you avoid this costly and all-too-common weight loss mistake.
Monday, 6 June 2016
A lot has changed in the last decade in the strength & conditioning industry. In my previous post I started to answer the question a former student and athlete of mine recently asked me: “what’s changed in the last decade?” Last time I looked at this question from a fitness industry standpoint. Now, let’s look at some of the most important changes and advances to athletic performance training over the last decade and what that means for you and your training.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
A few months back, a former student and athlete of mine asked me one of the most loaded questions I’ve ever been asked – “What’s changed in the industry since I was a student?” Wow, great question! After much thought and reflection, I came up with a list of some of the most significant changes to the industry over the last decade. I’ve also included some of the mistakes I’ve made and how I’ve changed my mind over the last ten years so you can learn the easy way. I’ve also included a takeaway for each point that you can personally apply. Whether you are a trainer or you just love training, I believe that understanding these changes will help you with your training or professional journey.
Monday, 16 May 2016
You are not going to develop a hard, lean athletic body eating processed, sugary cereal out of a box each morning. As a result, many athletes and fitness folks turn to eggs. Eggs rock! They provide high-quality protein and are packed with nutrients. They are also fast and easy to prepare. The problem is that many people run into a breakfast rut and eat eggs every day. This is down-right boring for your taste buds. Also over-consuming a particular food can increase your risk of developing a food sensitivity or intolerance (this is particularly risky for eggs as they tend to be one of the more problematic foods for intolerances). If you want to break out of your breakfast rut, I’ve got a great alternative for you!
Monday, 9 May 2016
Guys, its time you get the results you deserve! Too many guys have unmet goals. Too many guys consistently invest their valuable time and energy at the gym and yet fail to get the results they are after. Whether you want to improve your performance, build muscle or re-define your dad bod, there is a critical thing you can’t afford to miss. Every successful guy I’ve worked with or heard about does this – do you?