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So I want to try to implement something new and see how everyone responds to it. A theme to each week. Not a theme like “this week is Superhero week” (although that would be awesome and not out of the question), but more like, this week I want you all to focus on (blank), and then write and share articles related to each week’s theme.

With that in mind, this week’s theme is purpose.

Some of you may have seen the video I posted earlier this week, discussing purpose with regards to exercise.

To often people walk into the gym and “workout” while still managing to accomplish very little.


 
 
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Since it's almost spring, and summer is right around the corner, I figured I'd supply you all with a couple of exercise videos just in time to get your arms ready to show off for the summer. 

In these two videos I go over some easy corrections to make sure you get the most out of your biceps curls, and one of my favorite, shoulder friendly, triceps exercise.

These two will have you bursting through your sleeves in no time, haha.


 

A Piece for Marcie

02/23/2016

 
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So normally I’d start this post off with something silly or sarcastic, and keep this first part of the article very tongue in cheek. 

I’m not going to do that today.

Most of you reading this are probably wondering who that woman is in the photo. That is my best friend's mother, Marcie, whom the world lost Thursday Feb. 18th, 2016 very unexpectedly.

It absolutely rocked my world, and as expected my best friend Sam, and his family are devastated.

I personally, have been going through the gamut of emotions, from anger to sadness, with many moments of happiness minced in there when thinking of her.


 
 
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In today's Technique Tuesday, I've got a video for you breaking down the Suitcase Carry.

This is a carry variation I'll use with the majority of my clients at one point or another throughout their programming. It's useful for novice to advanced trainees, and can be programmed into you workouts in a variety of ways.

Including loaded carries like Farmer's Walks into anyone's program can pay huge dividends, but one of the reason's I like the Suitcase Carry so much, is the amount of recruitment required from your abs to perform this exercise. When done correctly, your abs so certainly feel like they are working just as hard as the rest of your body or more so. 

Check out the brief video below to see how to perform it correctly:


 
 
Curious what the best diet and nutrition program is for you? Check out my video below to find out.

 
 
Here's a brief video blog entry with my thoughts on Motivation, Empowerment, and the current rash of Fitness "Professionals" and YouTube celebs making fat shaming videos.

 
 
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It's been a little while since I did one of these Technique Tuesday's so I have a special treat for you. Instead of a long written out article explaining the exercise, how to do it, and also what not to do, I've created a video for you.

I'm planning on incorporating more videos into the site, since it seems to be the preferred medium for a lot of people when it comes down to how to perform an exercise.

Today I'll be breaking down one of my favorite core exercises, the TRX Fallout.

It has a ton of benefits, but one thing to note is that it's a slightly more advanced exercise, so if you're still mastering things like a plank or dead bug, this is best saved for later. 

Enjoy!


 
 
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So, it seems these quick tip posts have been pretty popular with everyone reading, and hopefully, very helpful for you all. As a result, I’ll try to do these more often for everyone.

Today I want to give you three quick and easy tips you can implement right away that can help keep you from overeating at night.

I want to be clear here, these are not strategies that will combat hunger, but tips that will help you to keep from overeating because you're bored, being mindless, or simply eating because the food is there. 

Often times, this is a big part of what derails our attempts to lose weight and causes a lot of the weight gain I see.

Obviously, these pointers can be applied at any meal time, but I specify eating at night for 2 reasons: 1.) This seems to be when people traditionally struggle, probably because they have greater access to food, and 2.) This is when most people have the least amount of wiggle room in how many more calories they can eat and still lose or maintain body weight.

These three simple tips have helped my clients quite a bit and hopefully, if you’re not doing these already, they can help you too.