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