Tracking Body Measurements for Success

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When you are travelling somewhere you can take many roads to get to where you are going. I personally use an app called Waze to cut down my driving time. When trying to transform your physique, tracking body measurements is like using Waze. We are all going to produce results--positive and negative--by the activities we partake in. If you take the time to plan then you … [Read more...]

Eat So You Hit Your Macros

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Macros are extremely important in attempting to hit your fat loss goals. Macros are an often overlooked aspect. Your macros enable your diet to be healthy and nutritious. They insure that you are not leaning too heavily on one particular type of food. I often laugh because of the debate about "clean eating" vs. "If It Fits Your Macros" style eating (see Saturday Sharing: My … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: HIIT From Hell

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Cardio is an extremely important element in fat loss. Today I want to talk to you about a type of cardio that will push you hard and get results--HIIT from hell! HIIT cardio is going to give you the best bang for the time you spend. The idea is that when you complete your work interval you should need some significant rest in order to be able to complete another word … [Read more...]

My Focus Journal Entry #10

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This week we changed up a couple of variables--longer and more frequent cardio sessions along with a new approach to weight training. The changes produced some very positive results. Body weight: 256.8 (up 3.4 lbs) Body Fat %: 18.7% (down 1.3%) Reduced my chest by 0.5 inches Reduced my abdominal area by 0.25 inches I feel good and strong, but I am very sure I am … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: Showing Anger at the Gym

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Showing anger at the gym has become common-place. Today I have a rant all about this problem. You see, I completely understand intensity can cause outbursts. I completely disagree with the Planet Fitness approach to training. At the same time, I don't believe our outbursts at the gym should be putting other people in danger. Take the following as an example of what I … [Read more...]

Why You Need a Coach

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Why do you need a coach? I am not talking about a personal trainer here. I definitely believe in personal trainers, but I also think that soemone who has lofty physique goals should have a coach. The reasons are numerous. Accoutability Perhaps the most obvious reason to have a coach is accountability. Everyone does better when they have a coach to hold them accountable. The … [Read more...]

How Vegetables and Bodybuilding Go Together

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Eating healthy is something all bodybuilders do as part of their lifestyle. Vegetables play a huge part in the healthy eating. The reasons are numerous. Getting Your Vitamins Vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are crucial for your health. Even the best manufactured vitamins can't come close to the nutritional power of vegetables. In addition, it is always … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Crazy Outdoor Cardio Spots

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Today I want to talk about outdoor cardio. If you happen to live in an area where the weather is good enough for you to get some outdoor cardio in I highly recommend it. I am lucky enough to live in California where the weather is pretty mild. As a result, I tend to do lots of outdoor cardio. There are some crazy spots I have found to do this. Signal Hill Signal Hill is … [Read more...]

My Focus Journal Entry #9

This week has been another amazing week of training. I have worked this week on pushing harder on the cardio. I have worked to make cardio harder so that I am burning more calories and fat. Training was great. Coach changed things up a little and it felt great. The weights were heavy just the way I like them. I also worked on shortening the rest period without sacrificing … [Read more...]