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Don’t Make this Mistake when Beginning a Workout Routine

Sometimes I hate it when beginners tell me they are going work out 6 days per week. Let me explain.

 

Meet Carla. I met Carla this past January at the gym. Carla was overweight, and not just a little overweight. With about 100 pounds to lose, Carla had a journey ahead of her to be able to live the life she wanted. A life free from sleep apnea and high blood pressure meds. A life free of shopping for plus sizes. Her biggest goal though, in her own words, was “to have the energy to keep up with my kids and set an example to them of living a healthy lifestyle.”

 

Carla was motivated to the tenth power. She had a miniature Tony Robbins on her left shoulder saying, “If you can’t you must, and if you must you can. You can do this!” She had a mini Ryan Gosling on her other shoulder saying, “Hey girl, you don’t need that cupcake, you’re already sweet enough.” With a conscious mind like that going for her, nothing was going to stop Carla! Read more…

 
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The Best Time of Year to Start a Workout Program

clockEveryone should be working out. If you are thinking about starting a routine, but the timing isn’t right today, I understand. If you have been indecisive about starting a workout plan, I will give you the best information here to be sure the timing is right for you.This article will show you the best times of the year to start a workout plan.

 

New Year’s Day – You are hungover from the holidays. You ate too much on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the days that end in “Y”. You have a giant headache from the New Year’s Eve party. You have a lot of things to do in order to make this year your best year ever. This is a great time to start working out. Read more…

 
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Gluten and Dairy are Satan’s tools brought unto Earth to Destroy your Health

Published on July 9, 2015 by in Just for fun

Gluten and dairy are Satan’s tools brought unto Earth to destroy your health. That’s what I read somewhere on the Internet.

 

You see, humans are the only species on Earth that drink milk beyond infancy. Why would you put something in your adult body that is meant for babies?

 

How about this? Humans are the only species on Earth that cooks, so you can Read more…

 
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Beer Review: Alaskan Summer Ale

Published on June 18, 2015 by in Beer Reviews

IMAG0494Being that I lived in Alaska for 3 years, I kind of have a soft spot in my heart for Alaskan Brewing Company, and being that I like good beer, I now have a soft spot in my heart for Alaskan Summer Ale (and everyone said… “Aaahhhh”). When hitting the Anchorage bar scene, I remember walking into almost any bar and finding at least one brew from Alaskan being served, and in the summer months Summer Ale would be available on several local taps. It was refreshing during those hot summer months in Alaska; “hot” being a relative term. 65 degrees feels scorching when you’re coming out of a 40-degrees-below-zero winter. Now that I am no longer hopping bars in the Upper One, I have to get my Alaskan Summer Ale in a 6-pack here in the Lower 48. A rough life it is.

Summer is a Kölsch style ale. I am normally not really big on Kölsch style beers. For me they are kind of like kale in the realm of health foods: I really want to like it, but no. Not the case with Alaskan Summer though. This is a very Read more…

 
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Turning $#*! into Ice Cream

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I had a rough day the other day. Actually, you could call it a crappy day. Literally. Read more…

 
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How to make a semi-decent kale shake

Published on May 27, 2015 by in Healthy Eating

IMAG0496“I love the sweet taste of kale.” Said. No. One. Ever. At least not anyone with fully functional taste buds. But kale is good for you. Well, that’s what I heard on the Internet, and I know not everything you read on the internet is real, but I’m going with it.

 

Today I made a protein shake with kale, and it did not taste completely horrible, so I thought that I would share it with you.

 

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20 Minute Full Body Workout for the Hotel Room

Published on May 12, 2015 by in Uncategorized

PikePushUpPlayLast week I was in San Diego for a small meeting with some other fitness pros. It was a busy mid-week trip and I had A LOT to do. People to meet, things to write, business concepts to plan, and more. I knew since I had so many things to do, I would not have time for an hour-long workout. So I wrote out this 20 minute full body routine that I could with nothing but my body weight and the use of a chair right there in my hotel room. As I wrote it out, I thought, “I should share this workout on YouTube so anyone looking for a full body workout without equipment could use it.” So I recorded it for you to use as needed.

 

Funny story: As I was in the middle of recording it, I realized the timer I wanted to use was on my phone. Problem: The phone was also my video camera. Luckily I quickly found my watch in my backpack, so it all worked out.

 

Check out the workout below and give it a try. Let me know in the comments how you liked it and feel free to share it with anyone you know that might need a full body workout that can be done anywhere.

 

(The 20 Minute Full Body Workout video is below, and the list of exercises is below that)
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The Millionaire Workout and Diet Plan

“Just save a little each day for a few years and tuck the money away into a safe IRA and in several more years you’ll be a millionaire.”

 

Have you ever heard that?

 

It sounds like a fantastic idea.

 

But then…. Read more…

 
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Non-traditional Books for Hitting your Fitness Goals

The books that have helped me reach my fitness, health, and financial goals.

Here’s a dumb question? If you want to lose weight, what kind of book should you read? Maybe you think it’s a book on the best ab-shredding exercises. Maybe it’s a diet book. While diet and exercise books can be very helpful, sometimes we need something different.

Most times, when I talk with people that are not achieving their fitness goals, rarely do I hear, “My workout plan sucks!” Most of the time there is some sort of self-admitting excuse as to why a fitness goal is left as a dream rather than an accomplishment. Read more…

 
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My Personal Workout Plan Revealed

Paper2SmudgeUse THIS to get long-term results and put that gym membership to good use!

 

If you are like me, you know that it’s not always easy to find time to dedicate toward working out and lifting weights. Even though I live at the gym 8 or 9 hours per day, those hours are for training other people. I am still a busy dad, which is a job in itself – fellow moms and dads know what I am talking about.

 

But being busy does not mean you cannot achieve great results in the gym.

 

You see, I have a method that I personally use to stay in shape: It’s my 3-4-5 Method.

 

I work out for Read more…

 
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