Problem: I don't have time to get into shape

Problem: I Don’t Have Time To Get Into Shape

Problem: I Don’t Have Time To Get Into Shape Hello friend, Just wanted to share an epiphany that I had yesterday. After getting my haircut ( let me know what you think) I was headed back to the gym for a consultation with a new client. I started to get excited. I always enjoy peoples stories & hearing all the avenues they have been down with diet & exercise. When someone comes to get personal training it’s not because they are overly happy or confident in their bodies or even within themselves. It’s not the frustration or the hopelessness that […]

Use The Scale Or Use The Mirror?

Use The Scale Or Use The Mirror?

Use the scale or use the mirror? I was texting with one of our nutrition clients yesterday. She was bragging to me that she is finally on track to reach her weight loss goal this weight cut. She is currently 20 lbs down from when we started working with her and the strongest she has ever been in her life. Pretty cool right? Well it got me thinking about a question I often get from people who want to improve their body composition. Should I use the scale or use the mirror to judge progress? I recorded a video outlining […]

What are 3 insider body composition tips every person who cares about their body needs to know?

What are 3 insider body composition tips every person who cares about their body needs to know?

What are 3 insider body composition tips every person who cares about their body needs to know? Lets face it, there is so much information on diet & exercise out there that it probably seems impossible for you to know who to listen to and what to follow. You try something new and it works for a bit, but then shortly after you are bored/unmotivated & more $$$ down the drain & time wasted. I don’t want that to happen to you. So I decided to share with you the 3 insider body composition tips every person who cares about […]

The Truth About Supplements

The Truth About Supplements

The Truth About Supplements It seems like everywhere you go whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or even just talking to a buddy at the gym it’s all about which supplements you take. The newest stack, the best BCAAs or the most effective fat burner. I hate to be the one who breaks this to you but the role of supplements in training and nutrition is largely overrated. While supplements can make a difference, they are exactly what their name suggests… supplements. They are to be used to supplement solid training and well thought out nutrition plan. They should not be […]

How To Eat well On A Budget

How To Eat Well On A Budget

How To Eat Well On A Budget As a college student, I’m very familiar shopping on a budget. It can be intimidating at first especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Here’s what you need to know: -Always have a plan (what you’re going to buy and when you’re going to eat it) -Buy in bulk when you can -Prioritize proteins then carbs and then buy the rest -Buy store brand -Check nutrition labels -Shop the sales -Check the price per unit Planning The first and most important step is planning. Know what you’re going to buy and […]

How To Strength Train Around Injuries

How To Strength Train Around Injuries

How To Strength Train Around Injuries. The number one rule when it comes to strength training is simple: Don’t Get Hurt. Not only will getting hurt dampen or halt your progress in the gym, it just plain sucks. It is important to insure that you are training within your means and doing your best to recover between sessions. However injuries can and do happen. Dealing with injuries can be a painful and painstaking process, but there are a few strategies you can employ to get you back on track as soon as possible. There is one overlying principle that will […]

Are Squats Bad For Your Knees?

One of the most common questions I hear from new/inexperienced lifters is something along the lines of “isn’t squatting bad for your knees?” The answer is squatting can have very serious and noticeable long term effects on your knees, such as making them stronger and more stable, and even preventing knee pain in the future. Your Form Matters The biggest issue with knee safety in the squat is your form. There are several components to this. The first is to keep your knees in line with your feet throughout the whole squat and not letting them cave in. This can […]

How Strength Training Prevents Injuries

How Strength Training Prevents Injuries

How Strength Training Prevents Injuries Strength training involves moving your joints against some sort of resistance. There are many different forms of strength training, but the most time tested and effective method involves free weights: lifting barbells and dumbbells in large compound movements. Strength training is an important part in most athletic programs for increasing performance. However, benefits of strength training go well beyond performance and good looks. Strength training is a critical element in injury prevention and rehabilitation. But how does lifting weights translate to injury prevention? There are a few mechanisms in which strength training can help prevent […]

Is deadlifting bad for your back?

Is Deadlifting Bad For Your Back?

Is deadlifting bad for your back? Let’s take a closer look. There are a few common causes of lower back pain during deadlifts. Deadlifting with rounded lower back is probably the biggest cause of back pain. Additionally, deadlifting too heavy and too often, even with good form, can lead to back pain as well. Overarching your back & under utilizing your legs can also put you in compromised positions. Finally, lowering the bar improperly is the final way you can upset your back while deadlifting. Deadlifting With A Rounded Back This can be caused by using too much weight too […]

The Ugly Truth About Commercial Gyms

The Ugly Truth About Commercial Gyms

The Ugly Truth About Commercial Gyms. It’s the New Year; and what goes with the New Year like Ross and Rachel? Resolutions. With the coming of 2017, thousands of resolutioners will swear off the sweets, commit to exercise, look themselves in the mirror, and promise themselves “This is MY year.” They will go to their nearest commercial gym, sign up for what seems like a cheap gym membership proceed to walk on the treadmill for an hour, and maybe test out each of the weight training machines. Then they’ll leave. Great start right? Wrong. Like clockwork, thousands of resolutioners are […]