How to Spot a Terrible Personal Trainer in Five Easy Steps!

  For the most part, I’m a pretty positive thinking dude. My football coach told me that if I didn’t have something positive to say that I should keep my mouth shut. Good advice and it’s served me well.   Breaking that promise to my football coach is a tough one but necessary with this…

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Stop Stretching Pre-Workout!

What? Don’t stretch before I workout? What kind of nonsense is that?   It makes perfect sense to use the right type of pre-workout stretch.   The first thing we need to look at is the different types of stretches and how they apply to the different types of workouts you do.   There are…

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Nutrition Basics Review (excerpt from Your Best Body)

  Let’s take a moment to cover some nutrition basics to refresh your memory. It’s important for you to know and understand these basics and come to the realization that there are no “bad” foods. However, there are better choices.    Food provides the fuel our bodies need to function properly and contains essential nutrients that are…

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The Five Daily Actions for Great Nutrition

Excerpt from Unlock the Five Doors to Your Best Body by Trent Mitchell, M.S., C.S.C.S.    Now that you’re physically active, you’ll need the proper nutrition. Don’t panic…this isn’t another fanatical diet plan. This is about learning how to eat for the purpose of fueling your body while satisfying your taste buds!    I learned lots of valuable…

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How to Weaken Your Immune System

No one wants a weak immune system. Can we all agree on that?   So, why are we making our immune systems weaker? The answer is good intentions.   Currently, most of us wear face masks. Businesses won’t allow us in unless we wear them. We’re told to keep at least six feet of distance…

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Strength Through COVID19 Struggles

  Has COVID19 knocked the snot out of you?   Being forced to stay at home can be a struggle and challenge for most of us. Beginning March of this year (2020), the way we live changed drastically.   Fitness was one of these big changes. We were forced to make the change from our…

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Can You Get Fit Training With Resistance Bands Only?

  Due to COVID19, many have opted for home workouts.   Let’s look at four aspects of using resistance bands…   1. Why use resistance bands (RB’s)? 2. How do RB’s work? 3. When should you use RB’s? 4. Types of RB’s    WHY USE RB’S?   What’s easier while being stuck at home during…

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Can You Gain Muscle With Sissy Pink Dumbbells?

I’d like to talk to the women out there if I may?   Sure, you can gain a little muscle with sissy pink dumbbells (SPD), but not for long!   These are a few reasons why sissy pink dumbbells may work initially…   You’ve never done any strength training before You’re rehabbing an injury You’re…

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Please Don’t Get Sucked Into the Black Hole Again!

Deceit is defined as… …“the action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth.”   A few days ago, a good friend sent me via email an advertisement from a very notable fitness expert. Basically it said (and I’ll paraphrase here to make myself feel better)…   Getting old sucks because you might have the…

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Is there a BEST Diet Plan to Follow?

The most frequent request I get is for a specific eating plan to follow. If it were that easy, every one of you would have one.    The truth is that it’s not that easy. When I first began my journey as a personal trainer, it took many hours putting food programs together for my…

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