Do you have a good track record with your body? No? It may be affecting your ability to lose weight in a big way! Here’s what to do about it.
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?
Everyone has a beginning. But it doesn’t have to be the whole story! Here’s my starting point, plus advice I would give to “old” me...
Sometimes, you need a little push. 4 reasons why everyone needs a trainer.
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
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
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
Let me take this opportunity to make a public service announcement. The time you spend in the gym does not necessarily equal the time you spend actually training. When I'm on the gym floor, I see it all the time. People come in, look at the clock, head to the locker room. Get changed. Chat… Continue reading Myth #22: Longer Workouts Are More Effective
You've seen the commericals and ads right? Buff bods that are covered in sweat, and the person is drinking guzzling some sports drink. The ad lets you know that you need to replenish your electrolytes. While I don't necessarily think that an expensive, sugary sports drink is the way to go, at least not proactively,… Continue reading Myth #17: Electrolytes only matter if you sweat a lot
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