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Myth #31: You Should Do Cardio Before Weights

Every day I see it... people dutifully slogging away at some cardio machine.  First, face palm. Cardio isn't the body-making superstar you think it is.  Cardio burns calories while you're doing cardio, and for a little while afterward.  But muscle burns calories even at rest. There are lots better ways to train than pedaling on… Continue reading Myth #31: You Should Do Cardio Before Weights

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Myth #30: You can spot reduce

When I meet with a new client, the first things they tell me are all the places from they want to lose weight.  She (it's almost always a "she" saying this) points first to her belly, then to her butt, and finally grabs the fat on her arms.  They want me to focus on fixing… Continue reading Myth #30: You can spot reduce

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Myth #29: You can’t follow a meal plan

As this series is coming to an end,  you've heard me mention meal plans a plethora of times. I've told you  You Can't Out Train a Bad Diet.  I've talked about why you need Protein and  said  you need more than you think.  But my mama didn't raise no fool! I know both from my own personal fight experience… Continue reading Myth #29: You can’t follow a meal plan

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Myth #28: Hydration doesn’t really matter

Feeling tired? Lethargic? Cold?  Have a headache? Feel like your feet have lead blocks on them? Having a really crappy workout and don't know why? Ready to eat your whole town?  Aching joints? Before I start sounding like a 3 a.m. infomercial, let me cut to the chase.  Those are all signs of dehydration. People… Continue reading Myth #28: Hydration doesn’t really matter

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Myth #27: You Need to Go All-In, All the Time, to See Results

One of the first rules I teach my clients, besides “Eat enough so you’re not flopping around on the ground after one of my classes” and “No, you really can’t out train a bad diet” is “Slow your roll— you gotta rest.” He doesn’t realize this, but my dad actually taught me this rule long… Continue reading Myth #27: You Need to Go All-In, All the Time, to See Results

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Raise Your Glass: Apple Pie Protein Shake

In today’s edition of “hide the taste of your protein”, here’s a great one that’s easy as... well, apple pie. If you want to know why I think whey is great (though not great tasting) or why protein is so important and how much you need, check out some of my earlier posts! But for… Continue reading Raise Your Glass: Apple Pie Protein Shake

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Myth #26: Posture doesn’t affect weight loss

Shocker-- posture is getting worse. We're hunched over all sorts of things, like computer screens and cell phones.  You know that's not good, and if you're like me, perhaps you have several dear people who nag pester helpfully remind you to stand up straight. One of the first thing my trainer taught me is that we spend so much… Continue reading Myth #26: Posture doesn’t affect weight loss

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Myth #25: Eating Fat will Make You Fat

Remember in the 90's when we had big hair and shoulder pads? And thought that fat should be avoided at all costs? If something could be made low fat, it was. And we didn't even mind that the product was tasteless, because we were healthy! Now back to my schpiel that "Food is Fuel" and… Continue reading Myth #25: Eating Fat will Make You Fat

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Myth #24: Supplements Work for Fat Loss

I’ve already told you that if there was a diet train between 2000-2014, I was on it.  But the truth is that I tried my fair share of supplements too.  I’d save my money, cringe at the cost, but figure that eventually I’d stumble on the golden ticket.  I mean, something had to work, right?… Continue reading Myth #24: Supplements Work for Fat Loss

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The Courage to Be a Beginner

I was at a networking thing (Yay! Go Introverted Me!) a few weeks ago and met a lady that I just sort of instantly liked. Added bonus: she teaches yoga, which made yogi-wanna- be me a little bit thrilled. I told her that I kept trying to make yoga a part of my life, but the… Continue reading The Courage to Be a Beginner