Tastes Like Apple Pie, but Isn’t!

I can’t believe it’s not Apple Pie!

Yeah, ok, so maybe these are not pie- look-a-likes, but they just might give you a more adventurous Winter. If you are like me and you can do some serious damage to an apple pie, but get bored easily, here’s some alternatives. Apple-Pie-Smoothie

http://www.chow.com/food-news/155940/new-ways-to-enjoy-apple-pie

5 Easy Steps to Losing Weight!

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New book for iPad coming this Spring!

In it, I outline 5 steps to losing weight in time for summer.

It includes tips on:

* Cardio
* Diet
* Weight Lifting
* Recovery
* Healthy Hobbies
Easy to use steps to shedding the weight and have fun doing it, through interactive graphics, video, and demonstrations.

Coming to the iBook Store
Made For iPad

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Limited Edition GYM MUTT Tee! Lowered price!

Look good as you sweat or hangout in your sweats in this tee. Also comes in Hoodie and Women’s Slim Fit tee! Starting at $9.50. Only available for a limited time! Super soft Hanes, stay fresh!

I am always in the need of t-shirts to workout in. Either I lose shirts, or they wear and tear over time to the point where I am looking like a wet dog caught in the rain. The gym is my second home, and it might be the same for you. Blasting weights like a beast boss, or running down the miles like a cheetah, a shirt is the usual unintended collateral casualty. Take this tee to task.

New Year’s Resolution: 2014

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For 2013, my resolution was to go back to school. Did that. Now for 2014, my NYR is to ground myself in the best version of myself and motivate. Key tool of choice to achieve this? The weights. The weight room for me is a sanctuary. By experimenting with new weight lifting techniques, stretching, and deep breathing exercises, the body inside and out become better adept to all areas of life.

For 2014, I have many goals. In addition to continuing my education, I will be:

launching my workout Youtube channel, releasing two fitness iBooks, and release two fitness apps.

The goals is to not only to grow stronger as an individual, but to better serve others. By sharing my knowledge, and reaching more people, I will be better for it.

* You could also say my NYR is also to bulk up as much as humanly possible :p For 2014 Im going to be blasting some major weight!

Get it going!

Is the Cardio Machine Really Necessary?

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NO

Truth is, these machines are totally worthless for anyone serious about weight loss. Used correctly, they can be beneficial on multiple levels and CAN enhance your workout, however, most people DO NOT use them correctly and result in NO RESULTS.

What does that mean?

If you, as most people, spend hours a day on a machine like this one, you are in fact wasting your time and energy. The only thing you’ll achieve on this thing is wearing your body down. Fat stores will be encouraged to stick around, and your body will engage in catabolic muscle destruction in order to get energy for your ridiculous workout: THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU WANT. Muscle packs far more energy than the same amount of fat, so your body will rage on that crap so it can push through your 3 or 4 hour cardio blast. So, avoid this.

Should you avoid the cardio machines all together then? Nope.

I use cardio machines, usually the treadmill, to warm up for 3 or 5 minutes at a steady inclined walk. Then I head to the weights. After weight training, I’ll stretch out, and cool down on a stair master for 10 minutes TOPS. I do this for reasons I’ll go into later.

There are also cardio days. Days where you only have cardio for toning. This can be great for 2 days a week, maybe three, depending on your conditioning and what your goal is.  Setting a routine of 30 minutes to an hour is effective, in cycles, with variations. Remember, your body WILL adapt. So you have to keep things changing. Change the speed, the elevation, and switch up the amount of time you spend on cardio. Often, spending LESS time on machines will infect result in a faster rate of FAT BURNING. The tip here is: SWITCH UP THE PACE, AND CHANGE THE ELEVATIONS. Do not stick to the same routine day after day after day…. your body will have adapted to burning less energy by the second day.

SO DONT WASTE TIME.

Cardio machines can be useful, and effective, but they can be easily abused.

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To get through an aggressive workout mode, sometimes it’s best to see it as a battle. War. War against excuses, self doubt, and pain. War against the naysayers, yes, and even a war against the weather. This winter might be a heavy snow season, and getting to and from the gym will be such a great epic EPIC tempting excuse. 

When you see the snow, so…. Oh HELL NO. 

And march right to the gym. 

If you’re relatively close to your gym, walk there. Use the snow for the added resistance. What do you think sand does at the beach? Same principle. USE IT. You’ll burn fat calories like a boss. 

If you’re not close to your gym, then crap, go for a walk!! One hour walk, trudge through that white stuff! 

There are times when people around you drive you absolutely crazy with their winter moaning, …and even rage. Use it. It’s their winter blues, and your fuel. Blast out weights, use the snow for some cardio resistance, and see your progress grow through leaps and bounds during the season when everyone else is packing on the inches on their belt. 

Every time you say to yourself, “maybe not today, the snow is heavy”, that’s when you immediately say, “Just go. Go for it”. Go to the gym. Don’t lose the war over some little snow flakes.