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How Strong Do You Have to Be to Build Muscle?

  You don’t have to cross some imaginary threshold in order to be worthy of building muscle. Anyone, regardless of how fit they are can start building muscle right at this very moment. That said, you do have to possess some strength to make muscle building possible, but it’s not …

The Fit RebelHow Strong Do You Have to Be to Build Muscle?

9 Reasons Why You Should Train Every Day

Training every day may seem a little extreme, but it may just be the ticket to making progress much faster and easier than if you only pursued your goals a few days out of the week. Here are a few reasons why training every day can super charge your strength …

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Why Quality Diet & Exercise Habits are Cheaper

Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. -Steve Jobs   The idea that fitness is expensive is highly prevalent within our society. People complain about the price of healthy eating, the cost of a gym membership and even the time it takes …

The Fit RebelWhy Quality Diet & Exercise Habits are Cheaper

Are Weights & Diets Even Necessary?

Simply put, no. Nothing that has been created within our fitness culture over the past 100 years is even remotely necessary. – You don’t need a gym membership. – You don’t need all of those supplements. – You don’t need to read the latest diet books or get caught up …

The Fit RebelAre Weights & Diets Even Necessary?

4 Fitness Struggles You Can’t Win

Fitness Shouldn’t Be A Constant Struggle. If it is something is wrong. Our current fitness culture is in love with struggle and fighting the good fight. Facebook is filled with people showing off their blood sweat and tears. There are pictures of torn hands, and people laying on the floor in …

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4 Essential Muscle Building Skills

I’ve learned the hard way that muscle building is a skill. I spent years believing that I would become big and strong if I could just work hard enough. That approach did work for a little while, but once I grew beyond the beginner stages I ignored the fact that …

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The Reality of Healthy vs Unhealthy Eating

There’s a lot of argument over what foods are healthy and unhealthy. Classifying what foods are safe or unsafe to eat can drive millions of people to read blogs, magazines, and watch TV shows. There are ads all over the internet baiting you to click on them with promises of …

The Fit RebelThe Reality of Healthy vs Unhealthy Eating

How Fit and Strong People Think

It may not be politically correct to write it, but it’s a fact that those who are fit think and behave very differently than those who struggle to get in shape. Those who are successful in fitness are not just fit because they don’t eat junk food or hit the …

The Fit RebelHow Fit and Strong People Think

12 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle With Body Weight Training

There isn’t a doubt in my mind that you can build a substantial amount of muscle and strength through body weight training. In fact, I train with body weight exercise because there are some massive  advantages body weight training has over weight training when it comes to building muscle. Still, some …

The Fit Rebel12 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle With Body Weight Training

The Guarantee of Never Gaining Weight Again

Never having to worry about weight gain is one of the biggest advantages of Fitness Independence. It’s great to eat without ever worrying about getting fatter. It’s also fantastic to exercise for reasons other than just burning off fat and calories. I believe never needing to worry about weight gain …

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Is Cardio Really Worthless for Weight Loss?

I over heard someone at the gym the toher day tell their friend that cardio was worthless and that they are wasting their time doing it. This sort of sentiment is echoed aroudn a lot within our fitness culture. I myself used to make similar statements, but seriously, is it …

The Fit RebelIs Cardio Really Worthless for Weight Loss?

Bragging About Your Workout Can Hold You Back

It’s sexy to tell other’s (and tell yourself) that you put 110% into every workout. It’s now a sign of weakness to admit that you only put 75% effort into a workout. No one brags about holding themselves back. The ironic thing is that going to that limit can set …

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A Common Lie About Personal Trainers and Coaches

One of the biggest lies told within our fitness industry is that  we trainers and coaches don’t endorse a certain product or service someone is selling because weak and unhealthy people keep paying money to us while strong and fit people don’t. So we don’t want to get people in …

The Fit RebelA Common Lie About Personal Trainers and Coaches

The Bare Facts About Your Body Fat

There’s far too much myth, theory and dogma concerning your body fat. The simple facts of fat level management have become overwhelmed by the hype and sensational sales pitches that come with various diets and exercise programs promising to rid you of body fat as if it were some sort …

The Fit RebelThe Bare Facts About Your Body Fat

4 Ways to Keep Your Muscle While Losing Fat

It is entirely possible to keep, and even build your muscle while losing fat. Yet, some claim that if you’re trying to build muscle then fat must come with it and if you’re losing fat then some muscle must be sacrificed. The truth is, fat and muscle are very different …

The Fit Rebel4 Ways to Keep Your Muscle While Losing Fat

The Most Important Factor in Your New Diet or Exercise Program

I often receive emails from folks who are new to fitness asking me what the most important factor is in their new workout or diet plans. I always give the same advice which is just concern yourself with establishing a consistent habit of training. Consistency is by far the biggest …

The Fit RebelThe Most Important Factor in Your New Diet or Exercise Program