Are Carbs the Culprit?
So I came across this really great article from JC Deen (Fitness Coach, Writer, and Former Fat Boy) that I wanted to share with you because he does a really great job at clarifying the common misconception that carbs make us fat. It is totally unnecessary and (in my opinion) unsustainable to adopt a Ketogenic or Paleo diet. And it definitely is not the "make or break" for you to achieve your health and fitness goals: Here starts JC Deen: "I was listening to a Joe Rogan podcas
Achieve Non Stop Gains with Non Linear Programs
Using the standard strength training protocol? Consistently hitting those trusted 4x8-10 sets and reps to get those gains? If you’re seeking to burn fat and gain lean muscle mass, fluctuating your routine can speed up the process and promise you consistent results over the long haul. This fluctuation is referred to as periodization. Periodization Used since the 1950s, periodization of resistance training refers to purposeful sequencing of different training variables (dura
Fitting in Fitness for Telecommuters
This post is inspired by my handsome, hard-working fiance, Ryan. Telecommuting AKA working from home is becoming more and more common with many companies embracing the trend. Whether you are a full-time telecommuter or take the occasional "work from home today" day, here are some strategies to keep you as mobile as your work space. Use your commute time for fitness. Use the time you would normally use to commute and go for a walk instead. Long commute? Head to the gym and ge
Get Results with a Single Set?!
As a fitness professional, I feel that it is my responsibility to be knowledgeable and familiar with all schools of thought so I can better serve and educate my clients. So I’m currently reading The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss. Most of you are probably already familiar with this book or have already read it considering it is a best-seller from 2010. I know… I’m late to the party, but being form
6 Most Ineffective Exercises That You Are Doing Right Now
You're killing it! You’re building a healthy body with a steady gym routine and you’re putting in all the time and hard work. Do yourself a favor and don't waste time with ineffective or downright dangerous moves no matter how popular these exercises may be at the gym. 1. Adductor/Abductor Machine: Not only does this machine look and feel a little awkward, but it’s effectiveness in properly training the inner and outer thigh fails to hit the mark. Firstly, spot reduction do
10 Minute Rituals to Start Your Day Stress Free
A couple weekends ago I attended the Perform Better Functional Training Summit in Long Beach, CA. This fitness summit is put on to provide trainers, coaches and therapists with lectures and hands-on learning seminars with many of the top professionals in the industry. Among the valuable information that I took away from this experience- aside from exercise programming and sales tactics- were the everyday habits and behaviors that all the most successful leaders in the indus