6 Habits of People who Achieve Their Fitness Goals

One week into 2016, while everyone's New Year's Resolutions are still fresh, I can't think of a better time to talk about what it takes to be one of the few who sticks with it. Every year, it takes about a week for the guilt to set in and then people flock to gyms like a stampede, only to leave them exactly as they were by the time February comes along. If you want to be the exception, and set...

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3 Mind-Body Practices That Can Transform Your Fitness (+ 1 common practice that backfires to create NEGATIVE results!)

There have long been 2 completely separate worlds within the health & fitness field. You have the free-thinking mind-body types who lean toward holistic and often spiritual practices like yoga, and then you have the crowd that prefers the Western science approach and lean more toward a purely physical and highly mechanical approach to exercise. Both sides have valuable things to bring to the table, but luckily you don't have to pick a side because it's very possible to...

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Maximizing Aesthetics and Wellness without Compromise

When putting together a health & fitness program, we create an incredibly common dilemma of priorities between emotions and logic. Do you listen to your emotions and insecurities that desperately want to help your self-image by focusing on things like burning fat, building muscle, or setting new personal records? Or do you listen to your logic and reasoning that tells you to focus on things like minimizing your stress levels, risks for disease, and physical aches & pains? The...

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

Do you have rounded or tight shoulders? When I meet with a new client for the first time, the shoulders are easily the most common area that people complain of tension or mobility issues with. While this is often the result of imbalances lower down that went unnoticed (esp. the hips and ankles), once the problem is there is still needs to be addressed. Your shoulders play a role in just about every exercise you do (including holding the weight...

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(VIDEO) How to Assess & Correct HIP Mobility (Part 2 of 3-Part Mobility Series)

Are you a human who occasionally sits down? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you, like the rest of us, probably sit down more than you'd like to. Whether it's 8 hours a day at a desk, commutes in the car, sitting on a couch at night (nothing messes up your hips faster than a couch!), or any other seated activity, the more time we spend sitting, the more time we need to spend opening...

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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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