If you are someone who has never exercised or has not exercised in a while. You must build up slow and ease into your workouts. Your goal for each time you workout is to improve right? We think this is what we all want. I know we do! We want you to get stronger, get a little bit more fitter each time without over doing it. Don't get us wrong, your workouts should always challenging you but at any time if you get short of breath or light headed, take five and sit down, relax a
It’s kind of funny interviewing these top leaders in the health and fitness industry on my Podcast The Persistence Factor. They stole all our secrets lol. The exact same thing we tell our clients we work with they are also saying. I'm kidding. But it’s kinda cool that we are on the right track with our principles and philosophies based on their answers. One thing does stand out with the 14 people I have interviewed so far. They work their butts off every single one them. But
Hi everyone, We think that part of the main reason why people fail trying to lose weight is that they have crazy unrealistic expectations. Most have this mindset that there must be an easier way! Lets get real here. There are no shortcuts to obtaining great physical conditioning and health. Optimal permanent physique transformation and abundant health is the result of a LIFETIME COMMITMENT to proper training and nutrition. Health and fitness does not have a expiration date. I
It is often a challenge to find a topic for our next blog, the more we actively think about it the more elusive the topic becomes. Working out always clears our minds; it allows the unencumbered flow of thoughts and ideas, that is when inspiration comes. The other day while working out at the gym, I was watching people come in to the gym from their day at work, suddenly it hit me.....if most people committed to the health of their own bodies like they do their actual job th
Happy December 1st Everyone! We are going to keep this short and sweet. As coaches we personally hate this time of year. Why, you may ask? Hate might be a strong word but it at least caught your attention. We would say that we feel frustrated this time of year.Clients check out between now and the start of the new year. So why is it that clients stop? Tell us why do you stop exercising and come off your healthy eating regime? Your answer could be………… “There are just so many C
We wanted to give you some helpful tips on what you can start doing to start putting on some health, lean, muscle tissue. Here are 10 things which to do in order to maximize your effectiveness of your workouts: 1- Get and use a training log. This is so over looked and goes right to the top of the list. Tracking is key!! Using tracking as a way to self monitor has been proven to increase motivation and self confidence. 2- Use as much weight as possible for the number of prescr
Looking for a quick and effective but yet don't have time to get to the gym? Don't let time hold you back. You can can get a workout anytime, anywhere with limited or no equipment and one that doesn't require a lot of your time. Here's the thing about life, it will never play convenient for us, meaning with every goal you set, new problems and challenges will arise. With every new decision and goal you set, new choices and and sacrifices will come along with it. But no sweat.
I am going to change my life! Tomorrow I start my new health kick! I am going beast mode! I am going to train seven days a week. I am going to weight training everyday and on top of that I am going to do 2 hours of cardio every day. I am dropping my calories everyday! I am going to drink 4 liters of water everyday! You will see….I will show you! Just watch me! Lets check in 3 weeks later with this person and did the beast mode work?…………………… In 3 weeks they barely got to gym!
All the religions have agreed on this one particular subject. The bible often refers to this subject often. Even today's success books are still talking about this one subject. WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT! Lets look at this from an individual who wants to lose weight and never really achieves the success they are looking for: What are they thinking about most of the time? They tend to think about what they don't want. I don't want to fail. My cravings are out of control. W
When you are striving to make great changes to your body we know it can be confusing because you are being bombarded with conflicting health & fitness information at every turn you look. From fad diets to the latest and greatest workout gizmos, celebrity magazines claiming to drop 3 dress sizes in 2 weeks. What should you do at this point and who should you believe and trust? We never claimed the system that we prescribe is the only way to get results. In fact we use many a
A very common reason why people fail trying to lose weight or build muscle is due to their unrealistic expectations. Most have this mindset that there must be an easier way. Let's just settle record here and say that there are NO shortcuts to obtaining physical conditioning and health. Permanent physique transformation and optimal health is the result of a LIFETIME COMMITMENT to proper training and nutrition, with addition to other variables. In our microwave society, we expe
Hi Everyone, We haven't written a lot of blogs on how to build lean muscle. So, we wanted to give you some helpful tips on what you can start doing so you can start putting on some health, lean, muscle tissue. To do that you need to start taking your workouts to a whole new level. Do you want to make your workout as effective as possible? Here are 10 things which you must do in order to maximize your effectiveness of your workouts: 1- Get and use a training log. This is so o
Do you ever feel like some days you are 100% committed to your goals. The fire is burning so red hot under your butt that nothing is going to stop you! You say to yourself "I am going to crush it today!!!" And then an hour passes or the next day, it's like that fire just got rained on and your motivation disappeared like you never even had it? You find yourself sitting on the couch, contemplating whether or not to get up and before you know it you have talked yourself out of
5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight 1. Stress We live in a face paced world where we demand more from ourselves with trying to make it all fit with less time. This high level of sustained stress sends a signal to our body telling it to release the response hormone, cortisol (flight or fight response). Cortisol has shown to promote fat storage, especially in the stomach area. Cortisol is a hormone that plays a key role in hormone regulation and the body's ability to cope with s
Do you ever feel like you are trying to tackle the same goal over and over again? Unable to achieve it. Feeling perhaps a little discouraged? Believe it or not this is a VERY common feeling for most. It's not always that people don't have good intentions or lack effort but sometimes it's that we take on too much at once. We aren't realistic about where we are NOW and how much we have to give. Feeling like we need to have that” all or nothing” or perfectionism mentality. When
Have you read the book, What You Say When You Talk To Yourself, by Dr. Shad Helmstetter? It is an awesome read. He says in the book, "We become the programs that we get most" In other words, the things we say over and over again to ourselves, whether is out loud or not, gets stronger and stronger through repetition. We become what we give energy to. Most people, when they set a new goal and before they even begin, have a pre-recorded tape playing in their mind, counting thems
Today, we want to talk to you about the power of tracking. Getting into the habit of tracking will get you from where you are to where you want to be. You just need to be consistent with it. Here’s a 30 day exercise to show you how tracking is a very powerful tool. First, you will need a small notebook or a smartphone notes app. And let's say your goal is to transform your physique, as an example. Use your notebook or app and write down whatever goes into your mouth. Everythi
Have you ever sat in a nice hot bath, full of bubbles and over time, the water becomes warm and the before you know it all the bubbles are gone and the water is cold? And it no longer is enjoyable? That’s exactly what happens with motivation. Losing motivation is common and it does happen. So what do you need to do when this happens or what can you do to be proactive? Well, first thing is….DON’T SETTLE or make any excuses! Take ACTION! Don’t just get motivated, get INSPIRED!
1. Persistence - In life, there are going to be ups and downs and achieving your dream body or any goal in that matter, is no different. Being persistent and patient and having a “Never Give Up” attitude will be a crucial component in your journey, as anything worth having in life will require consistent daily effort to be rewarded. 2. Vision - Have a clear plan of what you want with your physique. Then work on steps on how to get you there. Start to visualize your end result