I had been going solid for a month, and I was down 8lbs, which was awesome! (Note: 1-2 pounds per week is healthy. You do not need to lose weight any faster than this!) Then he told me it was time. Time for a...wait for it!...A cheat meal! First, that's a thing? Really?! But second, holy biscuits,… Continue reading Myth #16: You can’t cheat if you want to succeed
As a personal trainer, I looooove it when clients come in for a workout and their response to my daily question of "what did you eat" is something like "5 saltines, 2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and a banana. Oh, and I had a yogurt." I try not to actually make the face palm gesture,… Continue reading Myth #15: As long as you don’t go over your calories, you’re A-OK
If there is one mistake I see in the gym (besides knowing that people are trying to out train a bad diet) that is sabotaging their success, it's this one. The most common scenario is this...and it's really common. Someone comes in, all fired up with a new program in hand. Maybe even it's a… Continue reading Myth #14: Intensity is Irrelevant
This is another fitness myth that just won't die: the more sore you are, the better workout you had...which is pretty closely related to "no pain, no gain". So the bro-science myth that got handed around was that muscle soreness was caused by a buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. Truth-- lactic acid doesn't… Continue reading Myth #13: It’s only a great workout if you are sore
Everyone has heard of this cleanse or that, and most of us have (embarrassingly) tried at least one. The idea seeems great: the environment and the food you're eating isn't great, so your body is hanging on to stuff it shouldn't. And if you get rid of the "stuff", voila! You wake up skinnier. This… Continue reading Myth #12: Detoxing will help you lose weight
One protein is as good as the next, right? As long as you're getting enough, it doesn't matter whether you get your protein from plants or animals? Wrong. Protein is the most important Macronutrient. Every piece of your body from your skin to your eyeballs to your hair to your muscles is made up of… Continue reading Myth #11: The Type of Protein You’re Eating Doesn’t Matter
If you want to know how comfortable someone is in the gym, watch them walk into a new place. If they get excited that you have several squat racks and free weights up to 150, they've earned their place. They know what it takes to succeed, and equally know that it ain't machines. Yet, that's… Continue reading Myth #10: You need the best machines to get the best workout!