Diversify Your Interests

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One of the great things about my line of business is that I get to work on a personal level with folks from all walks of life.

While the majority of my time is spent instructing and making sure exercises are done correctly, I do take the time to engage my clients in conversation about their lives and thoughts on a variety of issues.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best :

“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”

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Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 2

Welcome, ladies and gents, to “Part 2” of this 3 part series.

In “Part 1,” I discussed dietary fat and its role in a healthy diet.

In case you missed it, you can check that out, here.

This post will deal with Carbohydrates.

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My Current Diet And Supplement Routine

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Most of the questions I get at the gym from clients and curious bros in the locker room pertain to my diet and supplement routine.

Therefore, rather than repeat myself on a daily basis, I decided I would tackle those questions with a post, and kill two birds with one stone.

Before I begin, please keep in mind that this isn’t particularly a “fat loss” diet.

I’m pretty satisfied with my current body fat level, and I eat more for maintenance and performance now.

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The “High Reps For Fat Loss” Myth

I overheard a couple of guys talking the other day while they were working out.

One asked the other, “How many reps should I do?”

The other replied, “It depends on whether or not you want to build muscle or burn fat.”

It was at this point that my eyes began to roll, but I continued to listen to his “expert” advice.

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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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“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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