A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Healthy

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I’ve been lifting weights now for almost 20 years; and I’ve been studying nutrition and exercise science for just about the same amount of time.

One of the many mistakes I made when first starting out as a personal trainer 8 years ago was that I often gave new clients too much, too soon.

I would forget that not everyone was like me; and while this stuff might have come easy to me over the years, for most people it was complicated and extremely challenging, especially later in life – and even more so if they were severely overweight.

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Attention Deficit Training

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“Jack of all trades, master of none.”

Unfortunately, in this day and age of the internet and information overload, this phrase is beginning to apply to more and more people – especially when it comes to training.

Everyone wants to have and do it all.

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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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Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein – Part 1

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I generally don’t like them because they tend to do more harm than good.

When folks ascribe to a particular ideology or way of thinking, they tend to cease viewing the world in an objective way.

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short amount of time on this earth, it’s that very seldom are things either completely one way or the other.

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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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“Bulletproof” Your Immune System

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G-G-G-G-G-Gesundheit!

It’s that time of year again.

I’m sick.

It appears that my goal of a cold-less 2014 is foiled.

Oh, well.

Considering I average about 1 cold per year, I really can’t complain.

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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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