The Reality of Home & Commercial Gym Economics

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Long before I was a personal trainer and fitness blogger my entire fitness career was all about fitness equipment. Building and using fitness equipment was an absolute obsession of mine. I would spend weeks contemplating the perfect set of dumbbells to buy, and I even got rid of my own …

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Are Weights & Diets Even Necessary?

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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 …

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Do You Really Need an Activity Tracker?

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Activity trackers are becoming much more popular through promising to help make you more aware of everything from your heart rate to sleep habits. Becoming more aware of your daily habits is critical in improving your fitness.  This is especially the case because our modern-day living can make us a bit …

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3 Tools to Quantify Your Body Weight Training

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One of the biggest arguments made for using weights over calisthenics is that you can measure and track the amount of resistance you’re using. This is a pretty good argument because if you’re not able to quantify and track your progress every workout is nothing more than a guessing game …

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These Subconscious Thoughts Are Holding Back Your Fitness

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  Everyone has a few subconscious thoughts deep within their mind that are holding back their fitness and weight loss potential. Many of these beliefs are so deep we are not even aware of them. We are simply aware of the effects which are often frustration, stress and that feeling …

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A Common Lie About Personal Trainers and Coaches

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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 …

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I work at a Gym…and So Do You!

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I used to get a lot of folks telling me “I would be in great shape too if I worked at a gym all day.” I don’t know what these folks think about my work day, sure some days I have chunks of exercise sprinkled throughout the day, but some …

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End Diet & Exercise Stress

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Fitness is supposed to relieve you of stress, but sometimes diet and exercise can cause so much stress that it can make you go crazy Stress is the product of needing to do something, but neglecting to do it. Whenever I’m feeling stressed it’s because I need or want to …

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How to Kill Workout Boredom

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  Boredom kills your ability to progress and advance your workouts. No matter how hard you’re pushing yourself, a boring workout is only slightly better than worthless. It kills you mental edge.  It kills your drive and desire. It kills your focus. Not to mention it’s also a total bear …

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A Tottaly Biased Review of Paul Wade’s C-Mass

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Last week Paul Wade and the Dragon Door team launched their latest title C-Mass to the world. After reading the book several times I figured I would give a bit of a “review.” But first, a disclaimer: The Convict Conditioning Series alone is the spark that the entire exercise philosophy …

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Technique Isn’t Everything

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  “Technique isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” If I ever open a gym I’m putting that up on the wall in big BOLD  letters. Everything you’re looking to gain from your training boils 100% down to your technique and how well you can maintain it. If your results are …

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Training is Trying

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  Sorry Yoda but  there most certainly is a “try” especially when it comes to fitness. In fact, it’s this “try” that’s at the heart of an effective workout program. If there is no try  there is no progress. Training is a simple process. It’s nothing more than your brain …

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Another Risk With Weighted Calisthenics

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  I’ve already addressed, some of the concerns of adding extra resistance to body weight exercises. Today I ran across one more. I learned that as you add more resistance to the same exercise technique, you essentially imprint your movement and muscle activation patters deeper into your nervous system. uh …

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9 Reasons Why Hills Burn More Fat & Calories Than Cardio Machines

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When it comes to burning fat and calories I always leave the gym and head for the hills. I know those fancy cardio machines might look like the ultimate fat and calorie torching weapons, but trust me, They don’t even compare to a steep grade. I know not everyone is …

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Moderation is for Cowards

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  In the movie, Lone Survivor, one of the characters mentions the idea that “moderation is for cowards.” He could have said moderation is for wimps, pussies, or pansies but no; he used the word coward. This statement has helped me crack a riddle that’s been bugging me for a while. …

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For the Love of God, Stop Spending Money to Lose Weight!

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  Losing weight doesn’t ever require a new set of charges on your credit card. This idea is contrary to the message you hear this time of year. It’s the second week in January and the weight loss adds are everywhere.  There are all sorts of services and products being …

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When to Improve or Ignore a Fitness Weakness

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  We all have our weaknesses when it comes to fitness. In some cases, focusing on a weakness can take your physique and performance to a much higher level. On the other hand you could spend loads of resources trying to fix  something that’s not really holding you back. The …

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