April 25, 2016

52 Tips for Fat Loss, Muscle-Building, and All-Around Awesomeness

Everyone claims to have that one things that works better than everything else. The "one simple thing" you can do to burn more fat or build more muscle. Something that somehow only they know, and are now finally going to share it with the world...Bullshit.
April 24, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 4/24

Time once again for the Weekly Reading Round-Up, your collection of the best fitness info of the week. There are some spectacular articles on this week's list. Check them out and let me know which one you like best.
April 17, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 4/17

Hey hey hey team! Welcome to another Sunday, and another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up. This week's list of best fitness info is a good one! Well, they're all good, but this one is really good. Let's get to this week's list...
April 10, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 4/10

Welcome to another Sunday, and another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info from around the web. As per usual, we have some awesome articles for you to check out this week, covering a wide variety of topics. Let's do this...
April 3, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 4/3

Welcome to this week's edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness articles on the interwebz from the past week. Today's list contains 16 great articles, including a new blog post, a new guest post, three 'Must Reads', and eleven knowledge-packed health and fitness articles for you to check out. Lastly, don't forget to sign-up for my free 5-Day Fat Loss course. If you want to learn how to create your own fat-shredding program, then this 5-day email course will teach you all you need to know. Sign up now and start shredding. Now, onto the list...
March 30, 2016

Las Vegas Luck

I just recently returned home from an annual trip to Las Vegas. Each year me and a group of friends make the pilgrimage to Sin City for March Madness, gambling, and most importantly, buffets.
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 18, 2014

The Dieter’s Guide for Surviving the Holidays

                ‘Tis the season! At least that’s what the Christmas music playing inside the coffee shop right now is telling me.
October 21, 2014

Creating An Effective Fat Loss Program: Part 2

  In Part 1 of this series, I talked about the roles macronutrients and calories play when it comes to fat loss, and more importantly, how knowing how much you should consume on a daily basis will help accelerate your fat loss efforts.
September 30, 2014

Creating An Effective Fat Loss Program: Part 1

  Go to Google and type in “weight loss” or “fat loss”. Go ahead, I’ll wait. That is a lot of results, isn’t it? And for good reason. According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of adults in the United States who are either overweight or obese is 69%. Its no wonder that there are so many articles, programs, and diets aimed at helping people lose weight.
August 28, 2014

Progress and the Scale: The Final Nail In the Coffin

Your alarm goes off. Time to get up. You’re a little sore from yesterday’s workout but you manage to pull yourself out bed and walk to the bathroom. There, sitting on the floor is your best friend and worst enemy: the scale. You gingerly step on, closing your eyes as your weight is calculated. You feel confident. You worked out hard these last few days. You hit your macros spot on. You’re sure you’ve lost at least a couple pounds! You slowly open your eyes. Much to your horror and shock, the number is the exact same as last time; even a few ounces heavier. What gives? All that hard work with nothing to show for it. You’re in disbelief, frustrated, angry… If the above situation sounds familiar, it’s because it happens all too often. Anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight knows of the never-ending battle with the scale. Some days you love it, others you hate it. It’s a vicious cycle. But it doesn’t have to be.   Why the scale is not the best way to measure progress Before we talk about why the scale isn’t a great way to measure overall progress, we must first define what progress actually is. In the context of a fat loss program, progress is somewhere in the neighborhood of a loss of 1-2% of your bodyweight per week. By using percentages, your progress is much more customized to the individual. A heavier person is going to have a much easier time losing more weight each week than someone with only a few pounds to lose. The problem with the scale, is it’s not a measure of body fat, or muscle…it’s a measure of total body mass. This means that the scale number is going to fluctuate based on a number […]