The Perfect Workout

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Most people have absolutely no clue whatsoever about how they should go about designing their training sessions.

They walk into the gym and immediately head over to the free weights or machines – without warming up – and dive in, head first, into an incredibly inefficient training session; and, in most cases I observe, a workout that usually does more harm to their bodies than good.

This is because not only are they performing exercises incorrectly, with bad form and/or in the wrong sequences, but they are also just focusing on one aspect of a training session: lifting.

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Optimal Meal Frequency

Rule-2Almost a year ago, I wrote a post titled “The Top 5 Nutritional Myths.”

If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a doozy.

If you know me or have been reading this blog for quite some time, you’d know that one of the things I most hate about the fitness industry is the perpetual amount of misinformation that continues to circulate, no matter how many times proven incorrect.

One of the biggest myths out there is that in order to burn more body fat, we should all eat 6 small(er) meals per day, as opposed to 3 big(ger) ones.

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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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Alcohol And Fat Loss

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How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?

Whenever folks embark on a weight loss journey, the first thing they assume is that they automatically have to cut out drinking.

As a matter of fact, it’s usually one of the first excuses I hear – sorry, guys – from men as to why they can’t shake those last 10 (or 20) pounds.

“I’d have a six pack if I didn’t like beer so much.”

Right.

And if coach would’ve put you in that fourth quarter of senior year, you would’ve been state champs, too, right?

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Dieting: The”One Size Fits All” Approach Doesn’t Work

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Happy New Year, everyone!

I decided that the very first topic I would tackle in 2015 would be that of DIETING.

This is the time of year where everyone decides to swing from one end of the dietary extreme to the other.

After 2-3 months (or more) of drinking and eating anything and everything placed in front of us, we now decide that it is time to “clean up” our diets for the new year.

Most people don’t know how the hell to go about doing this.

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Fat Loss Made “Easy”

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Fat loss is simple.

It’s simple in that once you realize that it’s hard and takes A LOT of discipline and effort, it actually becomes quite uncomplicated.

You see, most people want an “easy” way out.

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Supplements

“Mind Blowing Fat Loss!”

OK….

“Feed your muscles for up to 8 hours!” 

Huh?

“The most explosive pre-workout intensifier in supplement history!”

What does that even mean?

“No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative; It get’s the people going!”

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Sprint!

Efficiency.

I like that sh*t.

If I can do something in less time and get the same (or better) results, I’m all for it; and I’m sure that most of you out there reading this feel the same way.

That’s why I’m here to tell you that if your goals are to burn fat, build muscle, and get in ridiculously good shape, you need to stop jogging – I believe it’s a soft J –  and start sprinting!

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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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