You started 2014 off trying to lose weight, get into better shape, improve your health…and now the holidays are among us. Holidays can trip people up when it comes to their physique goals. The holidays can go four different ways. You can forget your self-control and undo your hard work. It can be a time […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Many of y’all know that fitness is a huge part of my life, that I used to be a personal trainer and that I have even competed in physique competitions. However, the last couple of years have been a challenge for me to get my physique where I want it to be. My body got […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So far, we’ve talked about the different categories and organizations in which you can compete and we’ve talked about the naysayers. Let’s take on a couple of the things I mentioned that you should consider when deciding if you want to compete. Do I have the time it will take to compete? Do I have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last week, I posted about the various categories in physique competitions and different organizations in which you can choose to compete. This week, I’d like for you to discover if you’re really ready to compete. Things you should ask yourself: –Am I ready for a challenge? –Am I ready to push myself outside of my […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In light of this past weekend’s Branch Warren Classic, I wanted to answer a question I’m commonly asked. The Branch was my very first competition, so I’m particularly fond of this one. 🙂 (The picture is from 2010.) I’m often asked about physique competitions. I’m going to give you a very basic run down […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Myth: An aerobic workout will boost your metabolism for hours after you stop working out. Resistance training is actually the more efficient way to boost your metabolism post work out. There’s a ton of confusing research out there, but I found this one article on Spark People that I think explains it pretty well. Hope this […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Through out my years as a trainer and competitor, I’ve heard tons of excuses for why people can’t achieve their desired physique. Here are some of the top excuses and my responses to them. I don’t have time to work out? I’ve always had a pretty cut and dry thought on this. I say, “Bologna!” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There’s a woman who lives down the street from me whom we’ve known for about 7 years. I remember a conversation we had at the bus stop about 5 years ago. She wanted to lose 100 pounds within that year. She started walking. Almost every morning for the last 5 years, she has gone for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You probably read that title and thought it was quite rude, but hear me out. Beyoncé is gracing the cover of Shape Magazine and a segment about her was on TV this morning. They were talking about how she lost the over 50 pounds she gained during her pregnancy. They talked about how much of a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I hate excuses. Here are my top favorites for why someone can’t get healthy. What are your top excuses pet peeves? I don’t have time to work out? If you’re physically capable of working out, then you’re capable of finding the time to workout. Even the President has time to stay fit. Any effort to […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.