Bodyfat norms for all you rascals out there! I usually preach an improvement in bodyfat over looking solely at weight loss due to it being a better indicator of health program adherence ( food, exercise, sleep, hormonal balance, etc). Where you at??
Hey! I was chatting with a client the other day and he had a question that made me say 'Hmm'. He asked the question in the title of the post. As with every other answer I ever give, I want to be confident in saying Yay or Nay. On this one I more concerned with … Continue reading Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?
If you're reading this you probably know who I am. If not, here's a quick wrap up - I am completely, utterly obsessed with college basketball and March Madness. We are coming off the craziest weekend of March Madness that I can remember. Tons of upsets, a rough loss for my Spartans but a ridiculous … Continue reading Lessons from March Madness
Gout. Just saying that word makes me smile. I'm not sure why and I couldn't care less. But it's one of those words that just rolls off your tongue. Which is sort of the opposite of what gout is. Gout is when urate accumulates in your joints, forming little crystals, leading to tons of inflammations … Continue reading All Bout Gout
What are some general reasons people fall into a workout rut? There are so many ways you can fall into a rut with your workouts! One of the most important pieces of the 'health puzzle' is integrating a realistic plan at an appropriate intensity. Especially at this time of year, individuals are motivated … Continue reading Breaking out of a Workout Rut
Energy Balance Whether you are in the middle of deciding to increase mass or drop bodyweight, the very first and most important step in achieving a healthy nutritional balance is figuring out how much energy your body needs. The most simple form of measurement is keeping track of the amount of food you eat. You … Continue reading Improving Your Nutrition: Part 1 – Energy Balance
The last couple of weeks I have been riddled with ideas, thoughts and new ways of thinking. I've compiled a small group of testers to track a few measureable data points each day, week and month. The intention of the data is to keep track of your health and see how you progress with a … Continue reading Getting Fit 101: Measurements Worth Tracking
Wake up. Brush your teeth. Take a shower. Eat Breakfast. Go to work and make money. Go home. Eat dinner. Go to sleep. Far too often, I see this kind of routine. It is a pleasure of mine to learn and work with all of the professionally successful people I do. At the same time, … Continue reading Behavior Drives Results
YO! A topic I probably should have addressed in one of my first blog posts ever...sugar cravings. Everyone knows it's terrible to consume a metric crap ton in one sitting, but I'll be the first to admit I've destroyed a bag of Twizzlers or Skittles in my day. With no regrets. That shit is like … Continue reading Killing Sugar Cravings
There's a guy I know who's scared shitless of the gym. Mirrors everywhere. Jacked dudes and beautiful women with wandering eyes. There's an unspoken pressure to lift at least as much as the person next to you. And an uncomfortable feeling of asking someone to spot you...and being so nervous that you just try to … Continue reading Day 1 in the Gym