Do I Need Protein?

Protein, We’ve all heard we have to have it right?  But why?  And how much?  Well the truth is we’ve placed a little bit too much emphasis on protein and neglected some other important elements.  Don’t get me wrong.  We need protein.  Our muscles use Amino Acids (the building blocks of our muscles) which weContinue reading “Do I Need Protein?”

The Key to Your Fitness Success

When you think of what it takes to be successful with your fitness goal, what come to mind?  Is it being able to lift a certain amount of weight? Is it being in the gym for two hours a day?  Is it living off of kale and protein? While none of these things are badContinue reading “The Key to Your Fitness Success”

What Gym Should I Join?

You may be wondering what to look for in a gym or if you should go to a gym, after all they are scary right?  Wrong.  Gyms can be your one place to escape and focus on you without the distractions of the world, the phone, or other things that pull our attention away fromContinue reading “What Gym Should I Join?”

Getting Fit

Getting fit takes exercise, it takes work, it takes changing your lifestyle.  But often we think of what must be given up when we commit to fitness.  We think of the time at the gym, or the food we will miss.  But it’s not about what we will lose, it’s about what we will gain.Continue reading “Getting Fit”

How To Build Muscle

I am about to let you in on the best secret for building muscle.  Ready?  Habit.  Yup.  Habit. When you start working out you tend to feel great.  You are on a high.  The problem is that high will wear off and you will find yourself beginning to dread going to the gym.  The thing that willContinue reading “How To Build Muscle”

Nutrition When Building Muscle

So to build muscle it’s just a matter of lifting weights right? Wrong.  If you just lift weights but do nothing to change your diet you will see very limited results.  Now nutrition doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Somewhere between macros and busting out a calculator you may have seen some very complicated formulasContinue reading “Nutrition When Building Muscle”

How To Build Muscle

Building muscle is not an allusive and unattainable thing.  The biggest reason why some find it hard to build muscle is two-fold.  Two of the most common mistakes I see is that someone quits after only a couple weeks because they don’t see much change.   And second there is no change in diet. First off,Continue reading “How To Build Muscle”

Kitchen > Gym

Workouts are important.  As you build muscle you are naturally going to burn more calories. You can’t bulk and gain muscle by eating chips and pizza.  You’ve got to eat for your muscles.  They need good clean and wholesome food, rich in natural carbohydrates and protein, and yes even a little fat from natural andContinue reading “Kitchen > Gym”

Beat the Excuses

Mondays can wear you out.  I know they get to me sometimes.  But you have to work through it.  Monday sets the tone for your week, so whatever it takes, and however tired you are get to the gym.  If you have to miss a day miss Tuesday or Wednesday but don’t miss Monday, becauseContinue reading “Beat the Excuses”