March 23, 2016

How to Use Density Training for Rapid Fat Loss

With fat loss, a lot of different training methods work. After all, diet is priority numero uno anyway. However, when it comes to training, there are certain methods that work better than others. And one of those methods is Density Training.
March 16, 2016

Stop Counting How Many Calories You Burn

Exercise has a ton of health benefits, there’s no denying that. But is weight loss really one of them? And does counting how many calories you burn actually do more harm than good?
March 6, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 3/6

Another Sunday, another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up. We have an absolutely massive list for you this week; the biggest ever (that's what she said). This week's list includes nine great health and fitness articles from around the web, a new blog post, three new guest posts, and a brand new addition to the Round-Up.
March 2, 2016

Action, Art, and the Art of Success

Creating success doesn’t happen overnight; nor does it happen by accident. To be truly successful, you need to find what’s unique about YOU, and how you can use that to create success. A few days ago I returned from trip to the beautiful city of Austin, TX, where I spent the weekend eating, training, and pow-wowing with the RFS Mastermind crew. First, let me say that of all the BBQ I’ve had in my life, Texas BBQ is the best, hands down.
March 1, 2016

9 Characteristics of Successful Fat Loss Programs

“What’s the best way to lose fat?” This is by far the most common question I get as a fitness coach. Everyone wants to know about the best diet, the best workout plan, or the best supplements. And while I’d love to tell them what those are, I can’t. Because the truth is, there is no “best” anything. Every program or plan is going to work differently for each person. That’s how it goes. But just because different plans work for different people doesn’t mean they don’t share common characteristics. It’s these characteristics that make those plans success. In my latest guest post for MyProtein, I break down the nine characteristics of all successful fat loss plans. How does your program measure up?   Read: “9 Characteristics of Successful Fat Loss Programs” on MyProtein    
February 28, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 2/28

Happy Sunday from Austin, TX. I'm down here with the RFS Mastermind crew chillin', eating BBQ, making some brain gainz, and of course training. And speaking of of training, we had the incredible opportunity to tour and train at Onnit headquarters. We got to check out their facility and went through a grueling training session courtesy of their coaches.
March 9, 2015

Why I Train

                        Sprints have become my new obsession. Not really sure why. I hate running…but I LOVE sprints! Not treadmill sprints either. I’m talking all out, balls-to-the-wall sprints. In the gym, outside, anywhere I can really bust it open.
February 16, 2015

Cardio & Fat Loss

Cardio. Everyone has an opinion on it. Some swear that in order to lose weight, you need to be performing cardio…lots of cardio. Others never even step foot in the cardio section of the gym for fear of losing all dem gainz!
January 26, 2015

Why Willpower and Motivation Are Getting You Nowhere

Willpower.  Motivation. Whether it’s fitness, business, sports, or everyday life, we often search for willpower to help prevent us from doing things we know are bad for us. We look for motivation to drive us to get better, accomplish tasks, and get ahead. But what if I told you that willpower and motivation were just figments of your imagination; that they didn’t exist…at least, not in the way you think they do.
December 15, 2014

What Is Online Coaching?

      Todays article is going to be a short one; but it’s going to shed some light on one aspect of personal training that not a lot of people outside the fitness community know much about… Online Coaching. Being involved in the industry, and having worked with different coaches online for the past couple of years, I sometimes forget that online coaching is still a relatively new and unknown alternative to in-person training.
December 4, 2014

Creating An Effective Fat Loss Program: Part 3

    Welcome to the next installment of my “Creating an Effective Fat Loss Program” series. In this article, we are going to be discussing the third pillar of an effective fat loss program: Calorie & Macro Accountability Flexible Dieting Strength & Resistance Training Developing a Good Mindset In the first two parts of this series we talked about how to set a caloric deficit for fat loss, as well as discuss how to structure your diet to set you up for success in reaching your goals.
November 26, 2014

What I’m Thankful For

                Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and amidst the turkey, stuffing, pie, alcohol, football and whatever else, it’s important to remember the real reason we gather to celebrate this holiday…and that is to give thanks.