If I sit still for a moment, close my eyes, take a deep breath and relax, I can remember it like it was yesterday.
The disordered eating habits I battled. The binge eating episodes. The horrible, cruel, and negative things I would say to myself on a daily basis about my diet failures and how I didn’t look a certain way. The high standards with nutrition and working out I placed on myself. Basing my self-worth on the number displayed on the bathroom scale.
Obsessing over my perceived “flaws” and trying so desperately to “fix” them. Feeling like a total failure when I couldn’t stick to my diet and spiraled into a restrict – binge – restrict cycle. Forcing myself to perform … Click to continue reading
A detailed, complicated, and complex regimen will produce better results than a simple, basic, bare-bones approach . . .
. . . Or so some would have you believe.
I’ve been a personal trainer for over 10 years now, and in that period of time my approach to health, fitness, and just helping people look and feel great naked has consistently simplified.
And the results speak for themselves.
Simple just . . . works. And it works ferociously well.
As you’re about to see, achieving your performance, health, and aesthetic goals really is this simple. Say “good-bye” to stressful and complicated routines that control your life and “hello!” to simple, practical, and flexible guidelines you can follow long-term.
You’ve likely seen the 30 Rules to Lift Like … Click to continue reading
Strength training, and working out in general, should never be used as a form of punishment.
For example, proclaiming to perform an extra, or just a more challenging workout, because you overate or indulged in some Halloween candy is not a good idea.
If your workouts are fueled by the punishment mentality, then you really need to change things up. Now.
I quote my good friend, Jen Keck, very often and I’ll do so once again:
“Train because you love your body, not because you hate it.”
It’s a simple phrase, but let’s examine it a bit closer.
How many times have you done a workout because you over indulged at a party, ate more cookies than you initially planned, broke into your kid’s Halloween candy … Click to continue reading