We all have different amounts of time we would like to spend on exercise, but this variation can create some difficulties. The biggest problem that arises from our varied lifestyles is deciding what type and how much exercise will give … Continue reading
Category Archives: Exercise for Beginners
After having to do a couple of S.U.D.S. workouts the last week or two I was finally able to get back on track today – completing some heavy squats, presses, pull ups, and auxiliary work.
I’d been in a bit of a funk recently with my workouts, due in large part to a lack of sleep and a low amount of energy from my current low-carb diet (I’ll talk more about the specifics later), but today felt great! Today felt like a brand new beginning.
Many people deal with the same situation I was in the last week – lack of sleep, elevated stress levels, and an unwillingness to workout. Continue reading
One of my clients really wasn’t feeling too great this week.
He was dealing with some stomach issues, nothing serious, but contemplated cancelling a session to just take it easy for a day.
This is a common thing for many people – we don’t feel 100% so we skip a workout. I without a doubt have those days. Feeling tired, worn out, and just wanting to relax I’ll sometimes skip workouts – I’ll admit to it, I’m human. Continue reading
Gaining muscle doesn’t have to be complicated.
Of course, the more muscle you already have and the longer you’ve been training the harder it will be to gain muscle – I get this.
Take a look at my latest video to discover 2 keys to gaining muscle. These two concepts allowed one of my clients to gain 9 pounds (mostly muscle) in 4 weeks. If you apply them, you can too. Continue reading
I had a training session with one of my clients last night and between sets of squats, pull ups, bench presses, and rows (just to name a few exercises I have him doing) we talked a bit about the progress he has made thus far.
His goal, like many other people, is to get stronger. He had trained on his own for quite some time and stalled out – he wasn’t making any more progress. All the hours he was spending in the gym were leading to him having the exact same results he had always had because he was doing the same old routine he had always done.
This is what many people do when they go to the gym and it really hinders them from getting the results they desire. Continue reading
Ah yes, back to my favorite topic – interval training.
If you haven’t already found this out, interval training is one of the best ways to burn fat and get fit.
The higher the intensity of these intervals the better results you will get from them – makes sense of course.
Nearly all of my clients will do some type of high intensity interval training based on their ability level. Continue reading
Today, let’s not over-complicate things. To lose fat you should do a few things: Exercise Eat better Progress both 1 and 2 every week Start somewhere with exercise and do a little more every week – you will lose fat … Continue reading
I always seem to get the same, discouraged, look when I tell my clients we are doing push ups.
This is understandable – push ups are difficult for a lot of people, especially beginners and women, so of course people are hesitant.
However, the benefits of push ups are too great not to include them in your own workout program – regardless of your ability level. Continue reading
I just finished up a rather intense metabolic resistance training session.
For this particular session these are the exercises I used:
Dumbbell Squat to a Dumbbell Shoulder Press to a Dumbbell Reverse Lunge
I did these in a circuit with no rest between exercises and about 60 seconds of rest between each circuit.
By the time I had finished 5 of these circuits I was sweating buckets and the entire workout had only lasted about 20 minutes. Continue reading
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You’re busy – I get that.
You don’t have the time to spend 2 hours a day in the gym – nor do you probably want to.
You still want to get in better shape – lose body fat, drop the weight that has been creeping up on you the last few weeks, months, or years, but what should you do?
How should you exercise if you simply don’t have that much time to commit?
To describe it in one word I’d say this – efficiently. Continue reading