Monday, 15 December 2014

4 Important Training Lessons

One of the things I love about training is that it teaches so many great life lessons such as hard work, dedication, commitment, sacrifice and delayed gratification. However, life also offers great lessons that can be applied to training. Earlier, we took on the task of re-painting our house. In doing so, I was reminded about 4 important training lessons that will help you get better results with your training.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Lean Eating Strategies for the Christmas Party Season

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Tis the season for Christmas parties! December is when most people sabotage a year’s worth of hard training with a month of “Christmas cheer”. This leaves them frustrated and kicking off the New Year with more than a few extra unwanted pounds of fat. However, this does not have to be you. Here are some ways to help you get through this Christmas party season without adding unwanted body fat. 

Monday, 1 December 2014

How to Personalize Your Rest Intervals for Optimal Results

When people think training variables, they often think about sets, reps and weight. However, what about the time between sets? Whether you want to burn fat, build muscle or improve athletic performance, rest intervals are another important training variable. Get this wrong you and you will fail to give your body the correct training effect and you can kiss your results goodbye. Finding your optimal rest intervals goes far beyond just following a generic chart from a book. Here is how to you can personalize your rest intervals and get the best results possible. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

A Simple Way to Get Better at Pull-Ups

Want to build muscle, burn fat, test your strength, improve your performance, train in a time efficient manner or just impress people at the gym? If so getting good at pull-ups can help! However for many people – especially ladies, pull-ups can be a real struggle. This is why it is so impressive to see a lady cranking out quality pull-up reps. If you want to get good and pull-ups and you are willing to put in the work, I have just what you need to seriously improve your pulling strength. Are you up for it?

Monday, 17 November 2014

Optimizing Pre-Workout Nutrition

Is your eating helping or hurting your training? In addition to what you eat throughout the day, the foods you eat (or don’t eat) before training can have a big impact on your training session safety and your results. If you are going to spend your valuable time in the gym training, you want to make sure you are getting the very best possible results for your time investment and sweat equity. Before you grab your barbell, be sure you are eating the right foods at the right time.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Is Your Body Battle Ready?

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With tomorrow being a special day for many as we honor our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Because of this and in light of recent world events, I have been thinking about some questions that I encourage you to think of. If someone tried to attack you, would you have the ability to protect yourself or get away? If someone tried to attack one of your loved ones, would you be able to stop it? If an innocent victim was being harmed, could you step in and help? If our country had to go to war that required ground fighting, would this generation be physically ready for it? While there are many skills that could be invaluable in these situations one important aspect to being ready for emergencies is making your physical body can handle what these situation could require. Here are some guideline and a complete sample program help you be ready when you need to be.

Monday, 3 November 2014

The Greatest Secret in the Fitness Industry

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The fitness industry is full of “secrets”. Secret routines, secret supplement formulas, secret exercises and secret tricks all promising to get you the body of your dreams faster and easier than you ever dreamed possible. With all this marketing hype it can be easy to get side-tracked from what is truly important for getting you to your goals. Therefore, today, I want to tell you about the biggest and greatest secret of all in the fitness industry…