How Long (and How Often) Should I Be Working Out?

Like most topics, there's an annoyingly long answer to this question, and then there's the short one that applies to 99% of us. The 99% who want to look and feel great, but aren't professional athletes or the type of gym rats that would prefer to spend more time at the gym than at home - even if they could get better results in a fraction of the time. The long answer starts off something like this: Every person...

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(VIDEO) How to Assess & Correct Ankle Mobility (Part 1 of 3-Part Mobility Series)

Tight Ankles Wreak Havoc on Exercise Mechanics! If you don't have good range of motion at your ankles (usually because of tight calves), then you are likely going to end up tearing up your knees and/or back by moving and squatting with poor mechanics! Check out the video below to learn how to assess and correct this problem! And for those of you who actually know the difference between length and weight, unlike myself apparently, feel free to laugh at...

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4 Common Stretching Mistakes That Sabotage Your Strength & Fitness

Stretching is not only one of the most neglected areas of fitness, but is also one of the most misunderstood and poorly practiced. Regardless of your goals, stretching is a vital component to any exercise program. Whether you want to be outrageously strong and build huge muscles, or simply want to move and feel better, effective stretching will drastically improve your results and reduce your chances of injuries, aches, and pains. Proper stretching doesn't have to be tedious and...

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How to burn an extra 500-1000 calories per day without cardio

I want to start by saying I'm not against doing cardio, because it does of course have plenty of benefits. That being said, it just isn't the most efficient way to burn fat. In business, you can either trade your time for money or you can create passive revenue streams that keep paying you whether you're on the clock or not. The exact same principle applies to burning calories. Cardio is essentially the equivalent of getting paid for your time...

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Scale, Even If You Want to Lose Weight

Let's be honest, getting on the scale isn't exactly a fun activity, and most of us would probably love an excuse to never get on one again. Being a personal trainer, you would probably expect me to be the one telling you to do it anyway - unless, of course, you actually know me or have read anything else I've written. So, without further ado, here are 5 valid excuses for never getting on another scale: 1. Focus on Habits,...

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Why Most People Dread Exercise (and the Simple Solution)

Most people treat exercise like it's a battle of wills with the goal of the mind conquering the body. This approach is harmful to both your body and your mind because it ensures that half of you will lose regardless of which side wins the battle - and in a battle between allies, even the winner loses in the end. With this attitude, it's no wonder that people tend to dread exercise! Always remember that your body and mind are...

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3 Myths that Sabotage Your Health & Fitness

The subjects of fitness and wellness are among the most important, yet misunderstood topics in all of Western culture today. You would be hard-pressed to find any other subject that is as saturated with myths and marketing deception. But, as long as we as a society continue buying into one quick-fix fad after another, we can't blame the creators of these fads and misinformation for simply giving people what they asked for. Fortunately, those of you who are reading...

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Running How Nature Intended

The human body has an amazing ability to adapt to all of the things that we put it through and find a way to do them in the most efficient way possible. People have been running for as long as we've been in existence, and our bodies have evolved and adapted to become extremely efficient runners. The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 different muscles- it is truly an amazing display of natural engineering....

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