Pushing Through a Workout Slump We’ve all been there before, that time in your life where you just don’t want (like really don’t want) to workout. Maybe it’s work or family stress that has you feeling this way. Or maybe you’re just too exhausted from your day to even care about working out. Regardless of…

The Importance of a Written Workout Plan Having a written workout plan is like going for a hike with a map. It would be foolish to head into the forest without direction, wouldn’t it? The same goes for the gym. In order to continuously progress in the gym, it’s critical to have a written workout…

How to Age Without Gaining Weight It’s a common misconception that gaining weight with age is inevitable. The reality is that even though it’s common in our society to see people increase in size as they age, weight gain can not only be prevented but also avoided with the passing years. To better understand this position,…

3 Nutritional Strategies for Fat Loss Most diets fail as they are designed with extreme practices (no carbs, only shakes, no sugar, etc.) that aren’t realistic or sustainable for the long term. To achieve success in the long run, it’s all about establishing healthy habits that can be practiced daily without the use of calorie…

Consistency is the Key to Success The best workout plan in the world isn’t anything without commitment and consistency.  It’s not only important to be mentally committed, but it’s equally significant to be consistent when it comes to exercise.  Without commitment and consistency, it’s impossible to produce favorable results. Since commitment is more of a…

How to Write an Awesome Workout Program There are numerous correct ways to write an effective workout program that can vary based on goals, training preferences, physical abilities and limitations. With that being said, there are also many wrong ways to write a program. A poorly written program can not only hinder progress, but it can…

Unconventional Cardio: Descending Pyramids Unconventional cardio, such as Tabatas and Timed Rounds, are a less traditional approach to cardio without the use of traditional machines such as treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, etc. Unconventional cardio can be a great way to raise the heart rate without stepping foot on a machine or simply a way mix…

Unconventional Cardio: Timed Rounds Traditional cardio machines can oftentimes be very predictable and less than exciting. Unconventional cardio, such as Tabatas can be a great way to raise the heart rate and keep exercise routines from becoming stale. Another less traditional way to accomplish cardio is to perform timed rounds. Timed rounds are performed at…

Unconventional Cardio: Tabatas The term “cardio” is oftentimes directly associated with fitness equipment such as the, treadmill, elliptical, stair stepper and stationary bike. Logging endless hours on these machines can be quite repetitive and sometimes boring. Not to worry, there are many ways, such as performing Tabatas, to accomplish cardio that are a little less…

3 Unique Ways to Make Any Exercise Harder When it comes to making an exercise harder, there are two obvious and well-known ways: add more weight or increase the repetitions. However, there are also some lesser-known techniques that can really make an exercise more challenging. Here are three unique ways to make any exercise more…


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