Monday, August 25, 2008

Why body weight works

Readers of my blog know that I am a big believer in body weight training. It doesn't require any sort of equipment, can be done anywhere and is super effective in sculpting a great body.

A few weeks ago while I was watching the US Olympic gymnastic team compete, I noticed something, all of the girls were;

A: Very short
B: In terrific shape.

I also realized that gymnasts for the most part only train using their own body weight.
Most of these boys and girls have built lean muscular bodies by performing a series of jumps, pulls, pushes, squats, presses and short runs over many years. These same principles should be applied to your own training. If your goal is to build a lean sexy physique remember to train more like a gymnast.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Tips for the upcoming school year

This morning as I left the house for my first client, the chilly
morning air made me realize that summer is quickly coming to an
end. Soon the relaxing days spent on a patio and weekends chilling
at a cottage will be over.

With the end of summer, many people will be headed back to school.
If you are like me you are looking forward to seeing school
friends, and getting back into the groove of things. Hopefully in
your case the upcoming year is going to be full of pleasant
surprises, achievements and successes.

Maybe you have put on a few pounds from taking time off from the
gym this summer, or maybe you have just made the decision to
finally get back into shape.Either way I am going to share with
you some valuable tips to help your fat loss goal become a

Tip #1:Schedule your workouts a week in advance.

This year when you get your timetable for courses check for open
slots in-between classes and schedule in your workouts in big bold
marker. By doing this you will be able to ensure that you are
exercising regularly and not wasting time hanging out being

Tip #2: Pack gym clothes with you

Preparation is the key to getting in great shape. Pack a pair of
shorts and t-shirt and gym shoes with you each morning before you
head out the door. The sight of them each time you open your bag
will act as a constant reminder to head to the gym when you have a

Tip#3: Make a play list

Lets face it, exercising with music makes the experience that much
better. The key to a kick-butt workout is to put a mix of your
favorite high-energy songs on your ipod and crank it up once you
get in the gym. The addition of up-tempo beats will inspire you to
work that much harder.

Tip #5: Pack some quick snacks

By now your bag must weigh a ton, but the availability of healthy
foods whenever you want is well worth it. It can be frustrating to
break your healthy eating plan by settling for junk food because
there is nothing on hand. Take the worry out of the equation by
packing some healthy snacks like almonds or an apple. Your body
will thank you for it later.

Tip#6: Perform a 45-minute resistance training circuit 3 x a week

Once you do make it to the gym, start with a light bodyweight
warm-up, and then proceed to a short intense fat loss circuit. The
key to real effective weight loss is the combination of resistance
training and short rest intervals. The best exercises for this type
of training are what we call compound movements, or bang for your
buck exercises. For more detail on the appropriate workouts for
your fat loss go to

In health
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