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The Effort vs. Energy Cost of Fitness

One of the biggest myths I ever fell for was the idea that if I put more effort into my fitness then I would get more rewards. The fact is, every fitness goal boils down to how you use and spend energy. While spending and using energy does take effort, …

The Fit RebelThe Effort vs. Energy Cost of Fitness
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Tips For the 2X4 Push Up

  The 2X4 Push up takes upper body and core strength to a whole new level. That being said, it’s a little tricky too set up. That’s why I made this video to show you a simple and safe way to get the first rep started for the most effect …

The Fit RebelTips For the 2X4 Push Up
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The Adjustable Suspension Strap Foot Straps

foot straps are one of the biggest advantages suspension straps have over gymnastics rings. Being able to suspend your feet gives you a whole new way to train your core and legs. Like many commercially available suspension strap handles, I’ve long been dissatisfied with the foot straps of many systems. …

The Fit RebelThe Adjustable Suspension Strap Foot Straps
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The Burden that is Weight Management

In the past, I’ve come across various prosperity coaches who teach that you can do the most good for yourself, and the world, once you get yourself in a strong financial position. If you’re constantly applying your lifestyle resources towards just paying the bills you have far less resources left …

The Fit RebelThe Burden that is Weight Management
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My Great Big Physical Energy Experiment Prt. 3

  Listen in below to learn: – Why pain may be one of the most destructive elements in your fitness efforts. – Why looking for results comes to those who don’t rely heavily on a specific food or exercise method. – What may possibly be one of the biggest sources …

The Fit RebelMy Great Big Physical Energy Experiment Prt. 3
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Why Pain Makes You Weak

I have a shirt that says “pain is weakness leaving the body” and I wear it largely as a joke. I’ve been involved in a number of sports that have left me in pain at various times and to various degrees over the years. Just today, I got kicked in the …

The Fit RebelWhy Pain Makes You Weak

Is Energy Balance Different Than Calorie Balance?

Calorie balance is often synonymous with energy balance. While a calorie is technically a unit of energy, the term is all too often over simplified as the energy consumed in food and expended through activity. I’m starting to think this may be an incredibly limited perspective. There is far more …

The Fit RebelIs Energy Balance Different Than Calorie Balance?
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Why Body Weight Training Builds Such a Sexy Physique #3

  While progressive calisthenics  is one of the most challenging of body weight skills, it’s also one the most rewarding when it comes to sculpting a killer physique. I credit this with the fact that progressive calisthenics requires your technical abilities to improve to reach higher levels of strength. If …

The Fit RebelWhy Body Weight Training Builds Such a Sexy Physique #3
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The Most Cost Effective Ways To Burn Fat & Calories

I just found this infographic over at www.nutmeg.com and had to share it with you. Here at the R.D.P just getting in shape isn’t enough. We’re all about doing it in an efficient manner so you get the most benefit from the lowest lifestyle costs. This little graphic showcases some of …

The Fit RebelThe Most Cost Effective Ways To Burn Fat & Calories
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End Workout Boredom Forever

Boring workouts suck! They suck your time, your energy and even your potential to see results. Boring workouts require far more effort on your part but give you only a slightly effective workout at best. A lot of folks resort to magazines or watching things on a screen to distract …

The Fit RebelEnd Workout Boredom Forever