It’s almost May, and we only have a few more months until we strip down for summer! As you know, a good diet is paramount to helping us achieve our summer slimdown goals. However, what is a “good diet?” There are tons of different trendy “diets” out there for you to follow. Most will work IF you can stick with them long enough.
If you’re anything like me, you can easily get in a rut with your ab training and find yourself just performing a few sets of crunches and leg raises to “check abs off the list.” But, when the work doesn’t result in an ounce of soreness or at least provide a good burn, it’s time to switch something up. My latest discovery for ab training is the TRX...
Today, my training buddy and I decided to put together an upper body workout that also served as a killer abdominal workout. We didn’t incorporate one abdominal crunch; rather, the majority of the exercises we performed required balance and serious core stability
Why is it so darn hard to lose weight— and keep it off for that matter? There are a bunch of physiological and psychological reasons I could list. To keep things simple, I believe it comes down to this:
I’m always in search of new ways to train. Consistently switching things up keeps my motivation up and my progress on the fast track. Within the last few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with something I haven’t used in years— resistance bands.
After weeks of hard work in the gym and clean eating, your progress comes to a screeching halt. You tolerate the stall for a bit, but then you start getting antsy. You may begin hypothesizing that something is wrong with you, be tempted to drastically slash your calories and become a slave to the treadmill, or even decide to give up and eat a jar of peanut butter. Sigh. We’ve all been there.
When it comes to fit living, I’ve found that training consistently is usually not as challenging as eating clean consistently. For years, that was certainly the case for me. I would spend tons of time working hard in the gym and not see any change in my physique, because my diet was a mess. But, after years of successes and failures, I discovered what I believe to be the keys to mastering and maintaining a clean diet...
If you’re like me, you want to squeeze in a good workout before you run out to enjoy the Independence Day Weekend barbecue, picnic, beach day, etc. Since I believe in maximizing time with friends and family, I’ve designed a quick and efficient total body workout that will have you dripping in sweat in about an hour.
Where does willpower go after the sun goes down? Our morning iron will seems to deteriorate by evening, and we start feeling defenseless against temptation. You know what I mean— that donut you didn’t think twice about at 10:00 a.m. seduces you at 10:00 p.m. Why does this happen?
Spring is here, so it’s time to get outside and sweat! One of my favorite ways to turn up my training intensity is to hit the local high school track and stadium for a fat-blasting, leg-shaping, boredom-busting workout. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!