Train Smarter

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Let’s face it.

Most of us don’t have the best genetics.

On top of that, we don’t sleep enough, we don’t always hydrate adequately or eat the right foods, and we’re stressed out 24-7 from our work and home life.

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The Importance Of A Weekly “Refeed”

Let me start by saying that I apologize for the brief hiatus.

Training has picked up quite a bit in the last few months and I have not been as free to sit down and write as I would’ve liked to have been.

With it being summer time and all, everyone is hitting the gym hard and dialing in on the diet.

Both males and females are working hard to achieve that lean, mean beach bod.

If you have ever trained with me or have read this blog, you probably already know that diet is 80% of the game as far as body composition is concerned – especially if your goal is fat loss! 

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The Minimum Effective Dose

One of the biggest mistakes I often see at the gym is people trying to do too much in regards to weekly training volume.

There’s a very fine line between maximizing training sessions and over doing it.

While burning calories is a big part of losing body fat, one must consider other important variables as well.

The hormonal signals we send our bodies are just as important as the ‘net calories burned’ on your heart rate monitor.

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Paleo Pitfalls

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In the 1980’s, America witnessed the low fat craze.

In the 90’s, we saw the rise of the Atkins style diet.

In the early 2000’s, the Mediterranean and South Beach diets reigned supreme.

In the last 5 or 6 years, however, the Paleo diet has surpassed them all as America’s go to fat loss eating plan.

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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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