I got a great question this week, and realized it deserved an answer that everyone could read. The question was about how a person's activity level influenced how many calories they needed-- as in "I do this, this, and this during the week. How do I know how many calories to figure in?" The short… Continue reading Ask the Trainer: How many calories do I need to lose weight? What about my activity level?
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
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
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
As I mentioned in my Pumpkin Spice Shake post, I like whey... in theory. I love that it's a great way to know that I'm getting the protein I need, and an easily digested, complete amino acid profile... and that's super important for not only muscle building and weight loss, but you know, for life. Amino… Continue reading Raise Your Glass: York Patty Edition
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