Remember that time you successfully lost a bunch of weight during the weeks leading up to Christmas and the new year? Yeah, me either. For most of us, the month of December is full of holiday gatherings, unfriendly weight loss foods, and a whole lot of food justification. Although you could start a weight loss … More Why Bad Strategy Causes You To Fail
This article is going to hurt feelings. It’s going to make some of you mad at me. Why? Because you want SO badly to believe that what I am about to say is not true, but deep down you know it is. A person’s weight is a sensitive subject often times. I get it. I … More 3 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight
Do you know someone who lost a good deal of weight and gained it all back? I would surmise that most of us do. Not necessarily 100 pounds, but even 20 or 30. But why? The new body looks better. The new body feels better. The new body performs better. But, The new body is … More Are You a Fitness Imposter?
I love getting people fit in their older years. Whether it be the 63 year old who never seriously got into fitness or the 65 year old who wants to keep their abilities that they began all the way back in junior high school. This subset of people who are interested in making their quality … More It Doesn’t Matter Why You Start
The other day I was at an auto parts store. A younger guy was talking to me about some paint and another somewhat older gentleman was standing there as well. As I was getting rung up at the register, the second guy asks me “so, are you a gymnast or something”? Assuming he probably had … More Have You Thrown Out the Anchor?
If you were to picture the characteristics of the male physique from a health and fitness standpoint, what would it look like? Not the epitome of what you think a man can look like, but what the average man looks like. Overweight? High body fat? Big gut? Average muscle build or lack of? Poor posture? … More Do Females Who Strength Train Look Like Men?
Have you ever stayed up all night cramming for a test? Many people find themselves in this scenario in college. Perhaps you didn’t spend enough time studying leading up to test day, or you just wanted to make sure you had as much knowledge loaded into your brain as possible. Personally I never did this, … More Why Aggressive Diets Rarely Work
Were you taught to brush your teeth everyday as a child? Likely morning and night. Your parents made it clear that it was a daily necessity. If you don’t brush your teeth regularly they can be painful, rot, fall out, cause infection, and inflame your gums. Taking care of your teeth has probably been a … More Are You Doing Your Kids a Huge Disservice?
We all have different fitness goals. Some folks want to lose weight. Some want to put on muscle. Others want to increase their sports performance. While there are those that simply want to slow down the effects of aging. Regardless of what your fitness goals are, if you incorporate strength training as a part of … More Rest Periods During Strength Workouts
Self-awareness can make or break progress in fitness. The vast majority of people have a very hard time accepting that the condition of their body is a direct result of THEIR OWN actions. The blame game gets played more often than not. It’s the spouse’s fault. It’s the diet’s fault. It’s the kids’ fault. It’s … More Are You Self-Aware?