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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 #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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Myth #23: Women only need 42 grams of protein, Men only 56

As I might have mentioned at least once during this series, Protein is really, really important to your body's survival... and thrival? Ok, spell check alerts me that "thrival" is possibly not a word, but onward.  I hear making up words is the thing to do these days. Even the word itself says how important it is. … Continue reading Myth #23: Women only need 42 grams of protein, Men only 56

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Myth #20: It’s Just About Weight Loss

According to the CDC, over 1/3 of the United States is Obese! Another 1/3 is listed as overweight.  If math is your thing, then you realize that only leaves 1/3 of the population as healthy. That probably isn't news to you... or at least not that there is a problem. You've heard it before.  But… Continue reading Myth #20: It’s Just About Weight Loss

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Myth #16: You can’t cheat if you want to succeed

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

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Myth #15: As long as you don’t go over your calories, you’re A-OK

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

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Myth #14: Intensity is Irrelevant

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