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Avoid Unwanted Weight Gain Over the Holidays

In the majority of the consults I do with new members, whether in November, April or August, the subject of the holidays comes up. I’m not sure if people are more scared to make a mistake in a situation they know will be challenging or more scared that I may ask them to pack a Tupperware with plain chicken and broccoli for Thanksgiving Dinner.
I’m here to let you know that it’s okay.

The holidays are nothing to be afraid of.
If we go about them with some strategy, we can have the best of both worlds.  We can indulge in the things we like with the people we love and avoid unnecessary weight gain. Here’s how:

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3 Rules For Training Young Athletes

Improving an young athlete’s ability to run faster, get bigger, produce more force, and be more explosive is one of those things that is so simple, yet can be so complicated at the same time.  It is so simple in the fact that there really isn’t a whole bunch of fancy things we need to do to get there.  We sprint, jump, land, throw, push, pull, and lift. When it comes down to it, that is really all there is too it.

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An NFL Linebacker Vs. Your Grandmother

We are all humans. Sure, we all have our individual differences, but at our core, we are very much the same. Your Grandmother and an NFL linebacker are very different in a lot of ways. They are also very similar. Their exercise programs are going to look very different on the surface. However, if have a closer look and really have a look at what a human being needs to do to perform better in their sport or at life, they are going to be very much the same.

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Can We Have Too Much Exercise Variety?

The topic of exercise variety is a hot one. In the quick fix, low attention span society we live in, performing the same exercise or workout twice is often seen as a chore. “It’s boring,” they say. Between weight loss TV shows, social media, celebrity workouts, and everything in between, the desire to show off or try the next “cool” thing is as important to everyday exercisers as the actual benefits an exercise may have for that person, if not more important. (more…)


Weight Loss: You’re Smarter Than You Think

“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.” – Mark Twain

 

-Eat Protein and Vegetables frequently

-Control portion sizes

-Drink enough water

-Sleep 7-9 hours nightly

-Exercise 3 days per week

 

Raise Your hand if you learned something new there.

 

The answer is likely no. The fact is, most of us generally KNOW how to lose weight. We may not have mastered all of the intricate details like dialing in exercise technique or calculating how many carbohydrates to eat per day. But do we even need to? (more…)