The holiday season is almost here. Actually, if you step into some stores these days, it’s already here! But, I digress. Most of us go completely crazy once November rolls around. Between holiday shopping, preparing for visiting with relatives, traveling, wrapping things up at work, attending all the parties, and cooking/baking, it can be challengingContinue reading “How to Power Through the Holiday Season”
There are a lot of social media influencers out there selling workout programs and packages online. It can be tempting to buy, especially if you can’t afford a personal trainer. But, are they legit? Actually, yes, they can be! Here are some tips on how to tell, if a program is worth the money. 1.Continue reading “Should You Purchase a Workout Program Online?”
At the end of this post you will see a short tour of my home gym. If you recall, I established this back in summer of 2020 shortly after we moved into our new home. It was mostly due to the pandemic. Gyms were closed and I needed a place to continue my resistance training.Continue reading “How to Set up a Home Gym”
If you’ve been following my recent posts you know that cardio alone is not the answer to sustained weight loss. It is great for keeping your heart muscle healthy but when it comes to longevity resistance training is king. Personally, I think it’s easier for people to walk, run, or bike than it is toContinue reading “How to Start Resistance Training”
For as long as I can remember I’ve been a morning person. I don’t really know how it happened. Was I born that way? Did something happen in my upbringing? Who knows? The fact remains I am at my best at the beginning of the day. They say the “early bird gets the worm,” andContinue reading “How to be a Morning Person and Why You Should Embrace the Sunrise”
Motivation. The Holy Grail. When you have it, you know it. Firing on all cylinders you are a machine, checking things off and taking names. When you don’t have it, you feel lazy, overwhelmed by not getting anything done and, at times, depressed and dejected. The truth is, we can’t be motivated all the time.Continue reading “How to Stay Motivated to Exercise (Hint: You don’t!)”
Despite popular belief the best way to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight is NOT endless cardio. Resistance training is the end all be all for that. But, that being said, does cardio harm your muscle gains? Not exactly and it depends! Here’s a basic explanation. When you do nothing but cardio, your bodyContinue reading “How to Add Cardio to Your Resistance Training Program”
Have you ever found yourself getting bored with an exercise routine or program? Or are you one of those people that reverts to the same kind of routine or program? Either way, you will benefit immensely from changing up your normal workout. Much like beginner’s luck, “newbie gains” are really a thing! People who haveContinue reading “When Should You Change Your Workout Routine?”
Here are some tips to help you gain that confidence you need to work out in a gym.
How do you know when it’s time for a rest or a lower intensity period?