Monthly Archives: February 2016

Myth: You have to do cardio to get lean

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Your body fat percentage is primarily determined by your diet (eating habits). Doing cardio does burn fat, but if you eat too much your body will simply replace the fat loss with the excess calories you’re giving it.

Weightlifting actually burns about the same amount of calories per hour as low intensity cardio, but it also burns more calories after the workout called the “after burn effect”. The muscle you build as a result also helps keep you lean because it increases the total amount of calories that your body burns while at rest.

Eating Tip: Boil sweet potatoes don’t bake!

Simple tip, boil your sweet potatoes, don’t bake them because of the GI “glycemic index” which is a system that ranks foods 1-100 based on blood sugar levels. 0-55 being on the low end, 56-77 being medium and 78 or greater being high. When boiled sweet potatoes are at 44 on the gi index but if baked then it goes to 94 on the gi index. So make sure next time you cook sweet potatoes that you boil them!photo for blog 65

Every workout is a good workout!

Let’s face it, some days you wont feel good, someday you wont have your best but every workout counts. Every workout is a good workout! I don’t like when people say “if you don’t give 100 then don’t give at all” to me that’s saying if you’re not gonna go all out on your workout then don’t do anything today, just be lazy and not burn those calories. Can I be honest with you? There’s been tons of time I’ve given 50% 40% 30% in the gym but even through those times I’ve had progress because it’s really not about how much effort you put into each workout, it’s more about working out every day you can, meaning consistency. If you get consistency down then you will reap results, because there will be days you go 100% in the gym, there will be days you go 110% in the gym. So my main thing is get it in however you can, consistency.photo for blog 64

What muscle should I work today? Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, and you’re wondering what you should workout today right? I’ll answer your question with a question, will a person most likely use more energy working big muscles or small muscles. More specifically would you use more energy working your legs or biceps? Anybody knows legs, because they are bigger muscles and require more energy to work. So with a long week, doesn’t the body become tired towards the end of the week? Yes! Therefore I recommend working big muscles beginning of the week and small muscles towards the end of the week so that you’ll have energy for the big muscles, and hopefully you’ll get energy from working those big muscles so that you can crush those small muscles.

Workout’s can be therapeutic

Are you not feeling well? Or feeling sad? Mad? Then I highly recommend working out! Usually when are emotions are ragging, whether good or bad, we tend to turn to alcohol, or tobacco or some drug. But I highly recommend turning to a good workout, workouts help release endorphin’s which help you feel better, have more energy and positive.