SMART Tips of the Week

December 9, 2016

FUEL Smart Eat more protein…   Most people think they’re getting enough protein, but actually aren’t. If you are trying to lose body fat, gain muscle, get stronger, get faster, etc., you need protein to repair/rebuild those muscles you are breaking down in your workouts. Protein can help promote a healthy weight because high protein…

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Habits vs Willpower

August 12, 2016

Most people know that WILLPOWER is like a MUSCLE; the more you use it the stronger it gets. BUT also like a muscle, willpower has its LIMITS. Like a muscle it reaches a point of FAILURE. If this is true, how are we possibly going to be able to say NO to all of the…

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Habits, Systems, and Goals

January 23, 2016

As of today, we are 23 days into the new year. How are those resolutions going? Great? Not bad? Not making the progress you were hoping for? Don’t feel bad; most people have already given up on their resolutions by now, or will within the next few weeks. The question is… why?

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7 Fat Loss Tips for Busy Moms (You’re going to LOVE #2)

October 28, 2015

Most moms I know, including my lovely wife, lead extremely busy lives. And many also have full time jobs on top of that. Finding time to exercise and eat right can be a real challenge. Here are 7 tips to help all of the amazing moms out there reach those fat loss goals…

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Tabata Workouts and Why You Should Be Doing Them

October 1, 2015

So exactly what is a Tabata workout? In its simplest terms, a Tabata workout or regimen is a high intensity interval training segment consisting of 8 cycles of 20 seconds of work (exercise) and 10 seconds of rest with a duration of 4 minutes. Common ways to utilize the Tabata regimen:

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How to Perform the Push-up, Squat, Plank, and Pull-up

March 31, 2015

As promised, here is the video showing the recommended technique for each exercise in the 2015 Fitness Challenge. As always, any questions or comments are welcome. Challenge starts tomorrow. Are you ready?

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2015 Spring Fitness Challenge

March 30, 2015

I don’t know about you guys, but this winter I’ve been pretty inconsistent with both my exercise program and my eating habits (and blog posts. Ugh.). The result is an extra 8 – 10 lbs in my waist area that I’m none too happy about. And now that the weather is finally getting warmer, I’ve…

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Time Wasters (Goal Obstacle #2)

January 20, 2015

Yesterday we talked about how poor (or no) planning can derail you from the goals you’ve set for yourself. And, as I implied in that post, planning how you are going to reach your goal is critical. Would you go on a road trip across the country without a plan? Today we’ll talk about another potential…

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Poor Planning (Goal Obstacle #1)

January 19, 2015

As of today we are 19 days into the new year, which means that we are about half way to what Gold’s Gym has labeled the “Fitness Cliff”. According to an interview I listened to recently, between February 7th and 18th every year Gold’s Gym notices a significant drop in gym attendance. This drop is…

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What is Functional Strength?

December 31, 2014

One of the more recent phrases added to the fitness lexicon is something called Functional Strength. I’m not sure who actually coined this phrase, or I would give them their due credit. So what exactly is Functional Strength? In the simplest of terms, Functional Strength is strength that allows you to do everyday things with less…

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