How To Motivate Yourself to Go to the Gym

Have you ever found it hard actually getting to the gym? You have good intentions, and plan on waking up early and getting it done and gaining the muscle mass you long for, but you end up sleeping in, and just admit defeat, thinking you will never muster up the self-will to get in there.Continue reading “How To Motivate Yourself to Go to the Gym”

Are You Working Out Hard Enough?

In Monday’s blog we talked about how it’s important to not get complacent in the gym and push ourselves harder, but how exactly do we do that? I mean it sounds good in theory but in reality how do we push harder? What does that really look like? The first step is getting outside ofContinue reading “Are You Working Out Hard Enough?”

Is Your Workout Wearing You Out?

Has it ever happened to you? I know it has for me. I walk in the gym just “not feeling” it. I go through my routine, slowly moving from one workout to another. Getting in some good reps, and lifting heavy but just not pushing myself. Some days are like this, we just want toContinue reading “Is Your Workout Wearing You Out?”

Why Every Rep Matters

So Monday I talked about how your form is crucial to properly build muscles and avoid injury. And if that was the peanut butter, the speed of your rep is the jelly. Once again a common mistake I see clients and others in the gym make is trying to burst through their reps so thatContinue reading “Why Every Rep Matters”

What Gym Should You Pick?

When it comes to picking a gym there are a ton of options out there. You’ve got the big box gyms, the cross-fit gyms, the locally owned gyms, and even the non-traditional ‘what in the world is going on here’ gyms. While every gym has their own style, feel, and strengths, they all in essenceContinue reading “What Gym Should You Pick?”

Keto and Carbs

If you’ve even peeked at anything fitness related in the last six months, chances are you’ve heard about the Keto diet. It’s all the rage. Equally so you will find people on both sides of the fence with the Keto diet. Some adamantly for it, while others will trash it. So who do you believe? What is goingContinue reading “Keto and Carbs”

Should You Rest?

Should you workout every day? There are a lot of varying viewpoints on this, but what is best for your muscles? Well for starters your muscles actually do their growing while you are resting, and full recovery takes up to 72 hours. But this doesn’t mean you should be practicing Netflix and chill all theContinue reading “Should You Rest?”

How Much Protein Should I Have?

If you follow the trends with protein and carbohydrates, you may find yourself scratching your head over the carb, protein macronutrient mumbo jumbo that a lot of people are throwing around like it’s the secret to everything. It’s much simpler that it gets made out to be. It’s the age old question, how much proteinContinue reading “How Much Protein Should I Have?”

How Many Calories Do you Need?

So what is that magical calorie intake number that will allow you to shed pounds?  It may feel elusive but it’s truly not.  For starters when you are trying to figure out how much to eat you have to establish your baseline.  Your baseline can be found by clicking here.  After you plug in yourContinue reading “How Many Calories Do you Need?”

Finding Time for the Gym

“I’m too busy for the gym“.  It’s a term we all hear, and we all say, because let’s face it, we live in a crazy time and day.  I don’t know why but life goes by at a blur, we are connected to everybody and there are time stealers at every turn.  According to newContinue reading “Finding Time for the Gym”