Tag Archives: Physical exercise

Why Fad Diets DO NOT Work

With the new year upon us many people are looking to drop a few pounds and get in better shape – you know this, I know this, we all know this. One way that many people will go about dropping … Continue reading

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21 Day Beginner Workout Challenge

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2014!

I have to tell you that I’m pretty pumped up about the new year! 2014 is going to be EPIC and I can’t wait to continue living out this adventure we call life.

To start off the new year I wanted to give you an easy workout challenge to get your health and fitness jump started. Continue reading

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2 Simple Keys To Getting In Shape

In the last few weeks I’ve been transitioning from living in Green Bay to living in Milwaukee and with this transition of course comes the task of moving all of my clothes, furniture, bed, and other possessions.

Luckily, I had a good friend of mine with a truck help me transport my bed back to Milwaukee and also another friend of mine help me carry things to my car making the daunting task of moving a bit less daunting.

Today, I just finished up moving my 500+ pounds worth of weights and weight training equipment. Continue reading

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Is Aerobic Training Worth The Effort?

I’m a huge fan of exercise – big shocker, I know.

In general, doing some exercise is better than doing no exercise, however, the type you choose can go a long way in determining the results you get.

As a personal trainer I’ve seen way too many people only do aerobic training. They’ll hop on the elliptical for an hour or a half hour a few times a week and that is it for exercise. Continue reading

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Getting Back In Shape

You haven’t worked out in years.

Heck, maybe you never have worked out, but now those years of sitting around on the couch are starting to show big time.

Now, those bad habits you accumulated over the last decade or two of your life have lead to you not only being overweight, but also having health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Does the idea of getting back in shape seem impossible to you? Continue reading

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Workout Challenge: Push Ups

As I mentioned in my last post, working out to get results is all about progress.

By assessing your progress every few weeks you can see how far you have come over a period of time.

Today, I give you a push up challenge to test your upper body strength and endurance. Continue reading

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Research Review: Endurance Training vs. High-Intensity Interval Training

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Ah yes, Endurance Training [ET] vs. High-Intensity Interval Training [HIT], one of my favorite topics of discussion in the fitness industry.

I’ve talked about High-Intensity Interval Training a couple of times before because of how beneficial it can be.

First, in a post I wrote about how you can use this type of training for fat loss I told you about how efficient it is at burning fat in a very limited amount of time.

Secondly, I wrote a post about the top 2 reasons why you should use high intensity interval training.

Today, I’m reviewing a study I found comparing the health benefits of Endurance Training and High-Intensity Interval Training in obese children. Continue reading

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How Jerry Lost 70 Pounds and How You Can Lose Weight Too

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Jerry contacted me in the summer of 2012 looking to do what so many other people want to do – lose weight.

At that time Jerry weighed 270 pounds and, due to a family history of health problems, he knew that he needed to lose weight.

I was working out of Milwaukee during that summer, but he was in La Crosse. However, he saw that I was offering online personal training and wanted to give it a try.

Within about 6 months of working with Jerry he had lost 45 pounds.

After a little over a year Jerry was down 70 pounds in total and weighed 200 pounds – his ultimate goal weight! Continue reading

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Fat Loss Workout: High Intensity Interval Training

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High intensity interval training has been proven to be one of the best ways to lose body fat. This isn’t even debatable; it works, plain and simple as that. I’ll even give you some examples to show you a bit later in this article. Not only is it effective, but it is efficient, taking much less time than steady state cardiovascular exercise. I personally love it and have been using it for quite some time. Despite the effectiveness of this mode of training, many people don’t utilize it, but why is this? Continue reading

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Top 2 Reasons to Use High Intensity Interval Training

If you are a consistent follower of my blog posts you will learn that I love high intensity interval training. I first learned about this type of training in high school, continued learned more about this method of training in college, … Continue reading

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