Muscle Building: Growth Hormone

This blog is long overdue and should have been written well before the boys from Entourage were gracing our television screens on HBO. It’s rather important, especially for the dudes looking to add some size… …or not lose any size for that matter. You’ve heard of Growth Hormone before and most likely it’s been in the “steroid” category of knowledge. …

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Figuring Out Proper Portion Sizes

If You Can Learn Portion Control You Can Master Your Diet The most challenging thing you will face when it comes to counting macros is figuring out the proper portion sizes when you’re eating out. It’s nice, in the comforts of your own home, to weigh, measure and prep your food to the exact specifications necessary. Unfortunatly, it won’t always …

Whey Chug: Hitting Your Protein Numbers

Need more protein? Try This… When working with my clients I require them to track macros. I’ve already stated why here, and I’ll rehash it quickly. If you don’t know HOW MUCH food you’re eating then how do you expect to lose or gain quality weight? There are multiple factors that play a role in weight/fat loss but if you aren’t …

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6 Ways To Reduce Your Caloric Intake

No matter what side of the fence you are on regarding calories in vs calories out, if you want to lose weight you have to reduce your caloric intake. It sounds very simple but the average person underestimates their caloric intake by 10%-40%. If you are eating 2000 calories that means you could actually be eating 2200 – 2800 calories. …

The Nail In The Coffin: Metabolic Syndrome

Odds are you’re not talking about this trendy new term during your Monday morning water cooler talks at work. It’s not something many people talk about and the actual terminology hasn’t been around very long. As Doctors begin to understand more about cardiovascular health, diabetes, and obesity, more terms will be created to help classify certain issues. The new, trendy …

How To Enjoy Eating Greek Yogurt

I’ll be honest. I’m not a huge fan of plain greek yogurt. It tastes bland and doesn’t excite me one bit. That said, greek yogurt has amazing benefits and if you aren’t lactose intolerant, you should be eating it daily. Here are a few reasons why… It’s a great source of protein Has a decent amount of probiotics Good source …

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Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

It’s relatively important that you understand the difference between weight loss and fat loss. In certain cases these terms are used interchangeably and it’s most likely because individuals don’t fully understand the difference. I don’t know if it’s just me or if other trainers experience the same issue but I wanted to touch on it today because of its importance. …

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Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

I sometimes wonder if I’m addicted to caffeine. I don’t know if it’s the actual caffeine or if it’s the ritual of firing up my Nespreso and having a shot of espresso immediately upon waking. This usually occurs around 4:30 in the morning so that initial jolt gets me fired up for whatever I have planned for the day. I …

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How To Survive Eating At Chipotle

I go to Chipotle, a lot. I love it. Best of all, it can be incorporated into your diet without ruining any of your progress. It’s good for someone looking to bulk, and it’s also a quality post workout meal. The big knock on it would be the high sodium levels so below is the best way to minimize that …

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Pondering A Detox? Read This First

Hindsight is always 20/20, so it’s easy to look back at trends that have popped up through the decades. Many people remember the low-fat trend in the 80’s, Atkins diet of the 90’s, and today gluten free, grain free, bullet proof everything just to name a few. You could probably name five more each decade. Being in my line of work, …