A couple of years ago, I had a certain job for a certain company that paid pretty well. It was the biggest base salary I’d ever made up to that point. It was also, by my estimation, both the most miserable I had been and the most “out of shape” I’d felt over the past several years.
Physically, I hadn’t gotten lazy at all — all of my routines were still pretty much consistent. I was weight training four days per week, eating a consistent diet, and walking an average of 10,000 steps per day. …
Everyone talks about tracking their nutrition. But what about your training?
There’s a reason why you see the same people showing up at the gym week in and week out, for years on end, doing what’s seemingly the same routine— yet they never seem to look any different.
It’s not because they’re lazy. It’s not because they’re not trying.
It’s because they don’t have any direction.
They just got shown some basic movements, with no rhyme or reason behind why they’re doing them, and that was about as far as their complimentary personal training session at the local health club…
There are three things that a lot of us have in common: Life is busy, time is limited, and we spend too much time sitting.
That’s where this mobility drill comes in handy:
Performing this drill is something I highly recommend for people who would like to do some sort of physical activity each day but don’t — most often because they simply feel like they don’t have the time.
Whenever the topic of weight loss or gain is brought up, the word “metabolism” is often mentioned.
“I have a fast metabolism, so I can eat whatever I want and stay skinny.”
“I have a slow metabolism; if I even look at a cheeseburger, I gain 10 pounds.”
We’ve all heard statements like these before, but do we understand what a “metabolism” actually is and how it functions?
As a fitness enthusiast, I spent the majority of my teens and my 20s looking for ways to “look better”. I still certainly care about that, but age and experience has taught me that making sure you feel good should be first and foremost. If you don’t have that, you’re missing out on the real benefit of exercise in the first place.
Over the years, out of all of the lifestyle changes I’ve made for myself and have recommended to clients as a personal trainer; I believe that three of the simplest habits also happen to be some of the…
“Eating healthy” is often associated with “eating expensively” — especially when it comes to high protein meals, given that it’s the most expensive macronutrient on a cost-per-gram basis.
But I’m here to tell you that you’ve got options — because nutritious, healthy, high protein meals don’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are many recipes that will cost significantly less to prepare than a typical meal at a fast food restaurant.
Below is a list of 12 simple recipes that I’ve personally eaten and have actually enjoyed over the last several years, and as a Fitness Nutrition Coach, I’ve…
I always thought the idea of working until a traditional “retirement age” of 65 years old was a little bit ridiculous. It just didn’t make sense to me. A retirement “number” always seemed more logical — that is, a certain amount of money you should save up in order for work to become optional.
But that’s not the usual discussion we have in America. The life advice we’re accustomed to is typically along the lines of “go to school, take on student debt, graduate college, find a job, get married, buy a house, finance your cars, go on vacations, and…
If you’re an aspiring writer, it can feel bit daunting to see some people churn out new content on a weekly, or sometimes even a daily basis — while you might struggle to get past the opening paragraph of your own work.
A trend I’ve noticed among many of the best, most consistent writers is that they all seem to have some kind of system in place. Most of them aren’t just flying by the seat of their pants and writing whenever the mood strikes. …
I’ve been working with people for the better part of a decade as a personal trainer, and for those who are just getting started on their fitness journey, the biggest initial hurdle to overcome has almost always been mental rather than physical: they feel like they need to change their entire lifestyle overnight in order to see results.
But that’s simply not the case.
In fact, I’d advise that if it’s long-term, permanent results you’re looking for, then taking things slow and steady is a much better way to go. Because whether it’s related to food or fitness, I’ve found…