Hi all! I want to give a detailed update to anyone interested, so here it is. This is my 5th day of this eating experiment I shared called Protein Sparing Modified Fasting. Tomorrow, I will have some carbs in the form of delicious popcorn as Maura and I watch Incredibles 2, and from there work … Continue reading Report On My One Week Eating Experiment
We want to make sure that you have the best form possible, so we created these quick guides to make sure you are at your best. The idea is to use the guide to get the general movement down, and to correct any imperfections through video analysis. When performing a barbell squat, we want you … Continue reading Squat Quick Guide
I want to update on my own fitness this week, not so I can bore you with pretty pictures of food I haven’t eaten yet, but in hopes that you get something from it and to show you that what I post about isn’t just words. Several months ago, I realized that I had long … Continue reading What I’m doing with my own fitness right now, and why
Think of your metabolism like a kid you’re trying to teach to walk. You don’t take them out in the street, walk to the next block, and say “walk these two blocks to daddy!” You start with inches, and you go from there. If you’re trying to lose weight, don’t suddenly drop to eating 1000 … Continue reading Don’t make the kid fall
We want you to press with a stable base and full body tension. We want to push through any sticking points. The bar should move in a diagonal line from above your shoulders at the top to mid chest at the bottom and back up. Think of yourself as trying to climb up a chimney. … Continue reading Bench Press Quick Guide
I want to introduce you to a guy named Ego. Ego is kind of the worst friend you can have. He’s one of these guys that people post about as “toxic”. Ego makes friends with people, shows up sporadically when he feels like it, and then encourages them to do things that are not good … Continue reading Don’t Be Friends With Ego
Yesterday, I wrote about confronting your fear with logic and coming to the realization that the outcomes in your mind are probably not as horrible as they seem. Today, I want to give you my first piece of practical advice on not getting injured in the gym: keeping proper form. Before you even think of … Continue reading Avoiding Injury in the Gym: Strategy #1
Fear leads to hesitation. Hesitation leads to procrastination and/or lack of intensity. And those things lead to a lack of progress toward your fitness goals. Fear is a topic that we don’t discuss often when it comes to lifting weights, but it shouldn’t be, because all of us deal with it in some form or … Continue reading Does Your Fear Hold Back Your Progress?
Nowhere is meal timing more important than before and after your workout. Your workouts break down muscle and use glycogen stores (glycogen is a store of carbs used for energy), so it is important to have protein (for muscle repair) and carbs (to replenish glycogen) standing by. Without them, your workouts are like fighting a … Continue reading What Should I Eat Before and After My Workout?
Our fears are so often irrational. We think about our fitness goals, and they seem so daunting. So far away. So unachievable. But we don’t really know why. You can attain these goals, and the first thing that you need to do is banish your fear. We sometimes don’t realize that it’s fear holding us … Continue reading Are Your Fears Justified?