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How to Eliminate Man Boobs

It’s not something every guy is comfortable asking, but from time to time I get asked, “How do I get rid of my man boobs.” It’s a valid question, and something a lot of guys are self conscious about, so let’s figure this out.   My first piece of advice is to get a bra,

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The Pull Up Progression

Published on April 11, 2014 by in Fitness

“The Pull Up Progression”   One of the questions I often get asked is how to do/modify/accomplish the pull up exercise. When I first started P90X several years ago, pull ups were a struggle for me. I couldn’t do one, well, maybe one really ugly one if I flailed my body around doing a fish-out-of-water

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This Dude Called Me Flabby

This Dude Called Me “Flabby”   The other day this dude said I look “a little flabby around the waist.” Really? He also said that I needed to “tighten up and look ripped” if people are going to take me seriously as a fitness trainer.  Was he being harsh? I don’t know. Maybe I do

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Finding BIG Motivation to Work Out

I’ll be honest – lately I’ve been having a hard time finding motivation to work out. I mean, I like working out and it has been a hobby of mine for most of my life, but for whatever reason lately the motivation has been lacking. Maybe it’s the short Alaska days, long nights, or whatever

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BM(Freaking)I – How accurate is the Body Mass Index?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) chart is used to gauge a healthy weight for people and used by a lot of doctor’s offices, personal trainers, dieticians, and other health professionals, but is the BMI flawed? How accurate is the BMI chart, and should you use it to determine your level of health?   What is

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My Fitness Can Beat Up Your Fitness

I think it’s comical when I am browsing the Internet – and this includes Facebook, blogs, and online magazine articles – and I find all of these opinions on how certain types of fitness concepts are wrong while another type of fitness reigns supreme. Do this, don’t do that. My fitness can beat up your

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Indecent Exposure at the Gym

This is a story from my gym going days. I was 18 (maybe 19) at the time and I tell the story as it happened. In it, I get some exposure I am not expecting.   I had a long day at work, which was really a normal day because all of my workdays on

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I have not always been fit

Though I am now a personal trainer, eat well, and have a low body fat percentage  – I was not always walking like I walk today. In January of 2010 I was walking around at close to 215 pounds. I wasn’t overweight, but it turns out, being 5’ 8” tall, I was just about 6

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A Few Tips to NOT Ruin your Diet with Thanksgiving

You have a few options on Thursday (and the rest of the weekend) when it comes to eating: 1. Pig out. Put on a few pounds and get pregnant with a food baby which will take several workout sessions and calorie restrictions to deliver. Spend the following week repairing the Thanksgiving weekend debacle. 2. Eat

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Lotto Tickets, Jackpots, and Getting Fit Quick

We live in an instant gratification society. We like quick results. We like fast food, microwaves, drive-through windows, and instant-winner game tickets. How many people play the lottery in hopes of becoming instantly rich overnight? Millions. How many lottery winners do you personally know? My guess is zero. The same thing goes for slot machines

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