The Chronic (Inflammation)

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1,2,3 and to the 4….

Chronic Inflammation is at the door…

Ready to make an entrance, so back on up…. 

So you know you got to read this up!

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Eat Dinner Like A King

One of the biggest dietary myths floating around out there is that you should eat as soon as you wake up, and consume most of your calories in the morning and early afternoon.

Anyone that has ever tried this, however, will tell you that about an hour after eating their chicken breast and steamed broccoli for dinner, they soon find themselves raiding the freezer for that half pint of Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked that they were supposedly saving for “Game of Thrones” on Sunday. #CheatDay

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Oh Captain, My Captain

 

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If you know me personally, then you know that if there is anything else in the world that I love as much as health and fitness it’s film.

I’m at the movies at least twice a month, and I have been mesmerized by “movie magic” ever since I can remember.

I am fascinated by the process of character development, and to me, watching a great actor perform is like a looking through a window into the depths of the human soul – some performances can make us cry, while others can make us laugh.

Once or twice in a generation, however, there comes an actor that can make us do both; and for over 30 years Robin Williams was that actor.

 

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“Working Out” Vs. Training

Train (verb) – to prepare someone or be prepared for a job, activity, or sport by learning skills or by mental or physical exercise.

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“Working Out” Vs. Training

170 lbs. and 12% body fat.

185 lbs. and sub 10% body fat.

That’s the difference between the two pictures on the left.

That’s also the difference between walking into a gym to “work out,” and walking into a gym to train.

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“I Just Want To Tone.”

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“I don’t want to get big; I just want to tone.” 

“Heavy weights are for men only.” 

“I read somewhere that if you want to burn fat you should do low weight and high repetitions.”

“I just can’t seem to lose these last five pounds; I guess I need to do more cardio.” 

I have been a personal trainer now for five years, and these are statements that I hear on a daily basis from females at the gym.

The irony of it all is that when I am training a client for fat loss, I do the EXACT opposite.

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You’re Not Old, You’re Just Lazy.

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The number one excuse I get from men in the gym about why they are not in good shape is because they are getting “old.”

Ironically, most of the guys giving me this excuse haven’t even hit forty yet.

Just recently, I had a client of mine hit a 1RM back squat of 235 lbs and a deadlift at 285 lbs – this coming just two weeks before his 59 birthday!

This client started with me just five years ago, almost thirty pounds lighter, never having weight trained before in his life.

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