CrossFit. Hearing the word (if you know what it is) probably brings up one of three emotions: excitement, disgust, or concern. For me, which emotion I experience depends on who's saying it. When I hear it sometimes, it's excitement, because I've seen the person's progress and am confident that they know what they are doing. … Continue reading CrossFit
Are you thinking of trying a new diet or workout plan? If so, i want to help. I’d like you to ask yourself 3 things. 1. Is this going to challenge me at all? It may not be too big of a challenge, but it needs to push you beyond what you’re doing now. Adaptation … Continue reading New Goals? Ask yourself these three questions.
A lot of fitness coaches and personal trainers sell their knowledge. What I like to do, though, is give that part away. Don’t get me wrong. If I am your coach, I can write you an exemplary workout program, customized to you and your specific situation and preferences, in a way that I can’t just … Continue reading The Plan
I made this infographic a while back, and have actually received a little negativity about this way of thinking. I want to clarify this. I don’t like to call foods “good” and “bad.” I think it’s an unhealthy way of looking at it. Calling a food “bad” brings with it a sense of shame and … Continue reading Think of foods in terms of frequency
Regardless of whether you’re new to the gym or are a veteran who needs a reminder, here are ten laws to follow at the gym if you want people to like it when you show up. 1. Stay in the right zone for what you’re doing - If you are doing push-ups, don’t do them … Continue reading How to be a decent person at the gym
Hi. I’m Brandon, and I’d like to share with you today a little about high-rep training. Anything I mention in this post could have its own post entirely. I’m not trying to be exhaustive today, but am taking my shot at dispeling a few things that a lot of people have in their heads. First, … Continue reading Slightly Organized Info About High-Rep Training
Hi, my name is Brandon, and I don’t like pets in my house. I know that you already think I have issues because of that last sentence, and maybe I do, but hang with me here. They say that the first step to healing is admitting it, so here I am. I am a firm … Continue reading Journey of a guy who does not like pets trying really hard to like pets: Entry 1: 7/30/18
I want to give a little scenario that may sound familiar, and then explain what’s actually happening with it in an effort to encourage you: Blossom regularly eats fewer calories than she expends (a calorie deficit), and the number on the scale gets smaller most weeks. She has been noticing her clothes fitting a little … Continue reading Why Did I Gain Weight So Quickly!?
Think about where you want to be (down 50 pounds, etc), but also think about one thing you’d like to do when you reach your goal that you wouldn’t want to or couldn’t do now. Let continuing to progress toward that be a motivator. I don’t know about you, but the right music at the … Continue reading How to Get Pumped For Your Workout
Until I put a poll out on Facebook earlier this week, I was convinced that 112% of the world's population believed that soreness was one of the best indicators of a workout’s effectiveness. Turns out that, at least in my little virtual corner of the world, it’s probably pretty split. Here’s the truth: When you … Continue reading Is Muscle Soreness a Good Indicator of a Workout’s Effectiveness?