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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

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Myth #10: You need the best machines to get the best workout! 

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! 

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Myth #5: The _________ Diet is the Most Effective

If there was a diet bandwagon between 2000-2014, I was probably on it.  I tried everything:  Weight Watchers (where I impressively gained weight), Atkins, The Zone, Best Life, even The Grapefruit Diet.  I did lose some weight on Atkins, but I put it all back on.  The only "diet" that worked for me was The… Continue reading Myth #5: The _________ Diet is the Most Effective

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Myth #4 You Can Out Train a Bad Diet

One of the most frustrating things for any gym goer is to keep showing up day after day and not seeing any progress.  If you come to me and tell me that, you might be surprised when I don't ask you anything about your training program.  My first question is how you're eating. Yes, I… Continue reading Myth #4 You Can Out Train a Bad Diet

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Myth #2: You don’t need Weight Training

Let's just say this right now: Everyone needs strength training (appropriate for their fitness level! No lie, I trained a 99 year old man who wanted to be able to get up and down off his tractor.) Here are some benefits to strength training: improved muscle strength and endurance improved "Functional fitness" increased BMR increase… Continue reading Myth #2: You don’t need Weight Training

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Sit. Stay

This was oringally posted on my other blog, "Real. Fit.".  But when it came up on my feed, I realized I needed this reminder. Again.  You wouldn't believe how often I hear it: "I don't have time to eat." Which is even more silly than "I don't have time to cook." (Post on that coming,… Continue reading Sit. Stay

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How I lost 100 pounds (with no pills, gimicks or fad diets)

I see articles all the time with this same title. And trust me when I say, I’ve read many of them. In fact, there was a day when I would scour the internet looking for them. I read them for I suppose the same reasons you are reading this: I wanted the exact recipe that… Continue reading How I lost 100 pounds (with no pills, gimicks or fad diets)