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Best Supplements for Fat Loss, Strength, and Muscle

People always want to know, “what can I take to speed up fat loss” or “build muscle faster” or “recover better?” And you know what? You don’t need to spend a dime on supplements to get results. By definition, a supplement should be supplemental to your diet – something to fill in the gaps between…
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This is What’s Standing in Your Way of Getting in Amazing Shape

YOU are the only thing standing in your way.   I’ve heard it all before: I’m too busy, it’s too expensive, I don’t like running/lifting/broccoli.  Heck, I’ve made the same excuses myself. Thing is, no one is going to do it for you. No one is going to make you go to the gym. No…
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Getting Back to the Gym After A Long Break

Gyms are starting to open across the United States as Corona virus restrictions ease up. After a week of meeting with clients who were excited to lift heavy things again, I know a lot of people are eager to get back into their training routines. Here’s how you can get back into a strength training…
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Staying Fit During Lockdown

Quarantine Fitness I don’t know about you, but the last three weeks have been pretty tough, mentally and physically. Rather than complain about how I’m stuck at home when it should be baseball-watching, rock-climbing, patio-beer-drinking season, here’s what I’m doing daily to stay fit (and sane) during this lockdown. Sticking to a regular sleep/wake routine.…
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Is Your Metabolism Broken?

So many of us who struggle to lose weight use our metabolism as an excuse for why we get stuck. Could your metabolism really be broken? A “broken metabolism” is highly unlikely. It’s time to bust some metabolic myths. Myth #1: Your metabolism grinds to a halt as you age Losing weight doesn’t get harder…
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How To Build An Effective Strength Program

You know that guy or girl who you see in the gym nearly every day, doing pretty much the same thing every workout? Or the person jumping around on a BOSU ball, doing different tricks every time? They’re both making one fatal fitness mistake: failing to follow a progressive training program. Going into the gym and…
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Lessons Learned from Years of Yo-Yo Dieting

When it comes to losing weight and getting lean, I’ve struggled with all of the same stuff you’re struggling with right now. The biggest thing that’s allowed me to be a better coach for my peeps is the fact that I’ve made (and learned from) most of the nutrition mistakes in the book. Being able…
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Should Men And Women Train Differently?

Should Men and Women Train Differently?   Spoiler alert: there is no such thing as a “women’s” workout.   There are a lot of misconceptions about strength training, and no debate is more rife with confusion as “should men and women train differently?” I’m here to clear up the confusion and show you how to…
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Exercises to Prevent Knee Pain While Hiking

Strength Training Can Help With Knee Pain While Hiking   An online training client recently hiked two 14’ers while training to summit Kilimanjaro next summer. (For those who don’t live in the Rockies, that’s a mountain peak whose summit is 14,000 ft or higher.) She reported that her hike to the dual summits went really…
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Athletic Abs

Athletic Abs   If you’re hitting the gym, chances are you want to look like you lift. That’s why six-pack abs are so coveted. But if you’re reading this blog, you also want to perform at your peak. Developing your entire core is essential to performing well on the playing field and out in the…
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