Over the past 100-years there have been a multitude of dietary trends. These fads have promised weight loss, increased energy and so, so much more!Read More
Toxicity impairs anything from doing multiple reps in the gym to fat burning efficiency. When toxins become trapped in our body, they can negatively effect your joints, liver and GI tract. Deficiencies in these areas make it difficult for us to absorb nutrients and exercise optimally.
World renowned strength coach; Charles Poliquin states that the best way clear the body of toxins is a seven day cleanse! However, with all the fads and gimmicks out today, how do you choose between all the cleanses out there?Read More
When embarking on a weight loss journey, deciding to team up with a personal trainer is well worth the investment. Using a personal trainer is a great decision because it allows the focus to be on you!Read More
A study at Harvard University revealed that a 185-pound male can burn close to 400 calories over the course of a 30-minute row! This averages out to around 13 calories per minute, thats some efficient work right there!
Indoor rowing is a great total body trainer because you need to utilize the arms, legs and back for efficient strokes. Want to burn even more calories while rowing? Check out The Gym of Avon's blog; 6 Hacks To Burn More Calories While Rowing.Read More
The plan remains the same - start moving and eat better- is still the best way to shed belly fat! However, there are also ways to expedite the process through strength training and high intensity intervals!
Compelling research has revealed that the bestmethod for shedding belly fat is to perform short bursts of intense exercise. The bright side is that this style of training does not require you to spend hours a day killing yourself in the gym. If done correctly, you can achieve dramatic fat loss through less than an hour in the gym, 3-days per week!Read More
More than 2 out of every 3 U.S. adults are either considered overweight or obese! So, how do we lose body fat and keep it off? Because, the problem that plagues most individuals is not losing the extra fat as much as it is gaining it back! Countless studies show that the majority of people who drop fat, tend to regain it (and some) within a few years.
Here are 5 strategies that can help prevent rebound fat gain so that all your hard work doesn't go down the drain.Read More
With summer swiftly approaching it is the perfect time to crack down, lose fat and make health a priority! When the weather is warm, produce is abundant and the beach is waiting…it’s much easier to stay motivated!
The good news is, that you still have more than enough time to get the body you want to show off! Here are ten tips that can be immediately implemented for sustainable summer fat loss!Read More
Generally, there are two ways our bodies store belly fat; (1) visceral- surrounding internal organs and (2) subcutaneous - beneath the skin, making up around 80% of all body fat! Although subcutaneous fatmakes up a greater sum, visceral fatgarners a higher concern.Read More
The cruel myth out there these days is that starvation and female fat loss go hand-in-hand. Mainstream media and women's magazines are notorious for encouraging women to eat as little as possible! Never fear, these six strategies that will guide your fat loss efforts through the use of science-based tips.Read More
You're working out consistently and intensely, plus watching what you eat, however; you're not losing weight (or not as fast as you'd hope). Or, in some cases; you may have been losing weight consistently...until recently.Read More
How you start is everything. This holds true especially when it comes to nutrition and foremost breakfast! If you're early morning meal consists of foods such as; oatmeal, granola, cereals, yogurt, fruit for example, you're actually hurting your fat loss efforts!Read More
To achieve optimal fat loss, the essentials haven’t changed. Put in hard work, provide your body with the proper nutrition and train smart! However, thats not to say that there aren’t tips and tricks you can apply to expedite the process of getting lean! The following list reveals 10 tips – when paired with the above basics – will improve your results when striving to lose body fat!Read More
Most of us have lives and jobs that do not leave a lot time for extra activities, one being working out. So, instead of cutting out the gym all together, we have to make our time count for more!Read More
You’ve seen it all before from “experts” in magazines and on TV shows, claiming; “get your best body in 4 weeks!” or “how to lose fat in 6 days!” Let’s be honest, the individuals giving you this “secret plan” or “cutting edge program,” did not achieve their physique’s 2 months prior to their interview or photo-shoot. The idea that you can completely revolutionize your body in 6-12 weeks is not attainable.Read More
If taken to a grocery store and asked to fill your basket with nutritious, health promoting foods, I’d bet that the majority of us could do it. We know all the cliches; “stay to the outside of the store”, “if it comes in a box, don’t eat it” or “if a caveman couldn’t eat it, you shouldn’t”!Read More
For those of you who are not familiar with the term, spot reduction refers to the attempt to remove subcutaneous (below the skin) fat from specific areas of the body, using exercises that target those areas.Read More
76. Supplement with L-Glutamine!
WHY: Supplementing with l-glutamine post-workout can help mitigate the catabolic (losing muscle) effects of cortisol (stress hormone). In addition to preserving muscle, l-glutamine also supports digestive health and immune function!
1. Start Taking Fish Oil
WHY: The benefits of fish oil range wide from; reduced inflammation, heart health, promotes anabolic pathways. In addition, fish has shown to lower cholesterol, improved immunity & turn on your body’s lipolytic pathway, increasing the ability to burn fat!
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26. Train with Chains or Bands to Break Through Plateaus
WHY: Performing a phase with chains or bands could be just what you need to improve body composition and break through some stagnant progress. The key is to attach the chains to the barbell so that when you’re at the top of your lift, the chains are almost completely off the floor. As you lift, the resistance will increase, making the lift more difficult!
Here are some tips to stay in shape during the season of overindulgence! Stick to these hacks and keep your six-pack throughout the holidays.
1. First of all, stick to your training schedule! It's good to relax and have a little fun, in order to do so you need to earn it. Ramping up your workout routine is a great way to deplete your energy stores and make room for some fun! Creating a calorie deficit leading up to a big Christmas dinner is a great trick to stay lean and muscular.Read More