Friday, November 23, 2007

Bloated-for-Life Remedy - Jillian Michaels

Okay, it's only been a few hours since you overindulged on all your childhood favorites and made your family and friends question whether you've ever seen food before. That being said, I thought I would pass along some bloat-insurance from Celebrity Personal Trainer, Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Loser:

60 oz distilled water
1 tbsp of sugar-free cranberry juice
1 dandelion root tea bag
2 tbsp of lemon juice

Drink this 7 days in a row and you can easily drop 5lbs of excess water bloat.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Black & White is made Grey

After 8 years in the fitness industry, I am more confused than ever.

After training almost 20,000 client hours in corporate, home, and gym settings, and reading just about everything I can get my hands on, I am left with more questions than I am answers. Perhaps it's because I am trying to boil it all down, put it in a nice neat n' clean package, and market it to EVERYONE. As fitness professionals trying to help everybody, I think that's where we get ourselves in trouble.

The debates are endless over:

- macronutrient breakdown
- intervals vs. straight sets
- steady-state cardio vs. HIIT
- high reps vs. low reps
- nutrient timing
- meal frequency
- etc....

The problem is this: Each position has it's research to back it up. Much of it may or may not be valid. Who's got time to look it all up? Where do you stand when it comes to research vs. experience? Who's right, who's wrong? Is everything a hint of grey?

Everything dies the death of a 1,000 qualifications! Or does it?

Okay, it's time for another piece of apple pie.

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Fall Back

Today, November 4th, 2007 is the day where we turn our clocks back one hour. I don't know about you, but I personally used that extra hour to catch up on some valuable sleep! What did you do with your hour?

Now that Fall is upon us and everybody is scrambling to get things done before the holidays arrive, what are you going to do about getting into shape?

Are you going to:
a) Just 'bulk up' until January 1st?
b) Raise your personal standards and 'man up'

I'm going to man up, how about you?

Real before and after shot!

Real before and after shot!
Over 50lbs of fat....GONE!