How Much is Too Much Protein?

One of the most common nutrition questions is: how much protein people should consume each day?   There are several factors to take into account to get a good answer to this question, and there are potential problems with eating too much protein.   There are also definitely problems with not eating enough protein.  It is also important to consider what type of protein is being consumed. Height, weight, age, sex and activity level all factor into your protein needs.   Obviously the larger you are the more protein you need to take in to support structural proteins throughout the tissues of the body including the muscles, bone, skin and organs.  In…
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How to Change a Negative Habit

Habits are powerful.  Unfortunately, they often are created outside our consciousness and without our permission. However, we can consciously change habits. Habits shape our lives far more than we realize— they are so strong, in fact, that they can cause our brains to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense. At the same time, positive habits can change our lives for the better. So how are habits created and what can we do to influence them in ourselves and our clients? Three Parts of a Habit The cue: a situational trigger that is based on a reward you are seeking. The Routine:  a physical or…
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The Infamous Thruster

One of the best total body exercises is the Thruster which can be done with a barbell, dumbbells, sandbag or weighted ball.   It is a head to toe affair with just about every single muscle in the body being involved.  It will also get your heart rate up as fast as any exercise, and when in a time pinch just doing this one single exercise for extended sets or for multiple work sets with minimum rest can provide a complete total body workout that provides incredible cardiovascular conditioning at the same time! So here is how you do it: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, your lower back tightly…
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How Important is Meal Timing?

  One of the more controversial aspects of nutrition is the subject of meal timing referring to how often you eat and drink during a 24-hour cycle.  For example, most people believe that having a “healthy” breakfast is vital, but is that really true? Contrary to popular belief, research suggests that eating many small meals throughout the day does NOT speed up the metabolism, and skipping a meal will not make you fat.   In addition, breakfast is NOT magic!  You do NOT have to eat breakfast to be healthy, have high energy levels or be successful working out!  That does NOT mean it is bad to eat breakfast or eat…
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How Much is Too Much Protein?

One of the most common nutrition questions is: how much protein people should consume each day?   There are several factors to take into account to get a good answer to this question, and there are potential problems with eating too much protein.   There are also definitely problems with not eating enough protein.  It is also important to consider what type of protein is being consumed. Height, weight, age, sex and activity level all factor into your protein needs.   Obviously the larger you are the more protein you need to take in to support structural proteins throughout the tissues of the body including the muscles, bone, skin and organs.  In…
Read More

How to Change a Negative Habit

Habits are powerful.  Unfortunately, they often are created outside our consciousness and without our permission. However, we can consciously change habits. Habits shape our lives far more than we realize— they are so strong, in fact, that they can cause our brains to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense. At the same time, positive habits can change our lives for the better. So how are habits created and what can we do to influence them in ourselves and our clients? Three Parts of a Habit The cue: a situational trigger that is based on a reward you are seeking. The Routine:  a physical or…
Read More

The Infamous Thruster

One of the best total body exercises is the Thruster which can be done with a barbell, dumbbells, sandbag or weighted ball.   It is a head to toe affair with just about every single muscle in the body being involved.  It will also get your heart rate up as fast as any exercise, and when in a time pinch just doing this one single exercise for extended sets or for multiple work sets with minimum rest can provide a complete total body workout that provides incredible cardiovascular conditioning at the same time! So here is how you do it: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, your lower back tightly…
Read More

How Important is Meal Timing?

  One of the more controversial aspects of nutrition is the subject of meal timing referring to how often you eat and drink during a 24-hour cycle.  For example, most people believe that having a “healthy” breakfast is vital, but is that really true? Contrary to popular belief, research suggests that eating many small meals throughout the day does NOT speed up the metabolism, and skipping a meal will not make you fat.   In addition, breakfast is NOT magic!  You do NOT have to eat breakfast to be healthy, have high energy levels or be successful working out!  That does NOT mean it is bad to eat breakfast or eat…
Read More

How Much is Too Much Protein?

One of the most common nutrition questions is: how much protein people should consume each day?   There are several factors to take into account to get a good answer to this question, and there are potential problems with eating too much protein.   There are also definitely problems with not eating enough protein.  It is also important to consider what type of protein is being consumed. Height, weight, age, sex and activity level all factor into your protein needs.   Obviously the larger you are the more protein you need to take in to support structural proteins throughout the tissues of the body including the muscles, bone, skin and organs.  In…
Read More

How to Change a Negative Habit

Habits are powerful.  Unfortunately, they often are created outside our consciousness and without our permission. However, we can consciously change habits. Habits shape our lives far more than we realize— they are so strong, in fact, that they can cause our brains to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense. At the same time, positive habits can change our lives for the better. So how are habits created and what can we do to influence them in ourselves and our clients? Three Parts of a Habit The cue: a situational trigger that is based on a reward you are seeking. The Routine:  a physical or…
Read More

The Infamous Thruster

One of the best total body exercises is the Thruster which can be done with a barbell, dumbbells, sandbag or weighted ball.   It is a head to toe affair with just about every single muscle in the body being involved.  It will also get your heart rate up as fast as any exercise, and when in a time pinch just doing this one single exercise for extended sets or for multiple work sets with minimum rest can provide a complete total body workout that provides incredible cardiovascular conditioning at the same time! So here is how you do it: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, your lower back tightly…
Read More

How Important is Meal Timing?

  One of the more controversial aspects of nutrition is the subject of meal timing referring to how often you eat and drink during a 24-hour cycle.  For example, most people believe that having a “healthy” breakfast is vital, but is that really true? Contrary to popular belief, research suggests that eating many small meals throughout the day does NOT speed up the metabolism, and skipping a meal will not make you fat.   In addition, breakfast is NOT magic!  You do NOT have to eat breakfast to be healthy, have high energy levels or be successful working out!  That does NOT mean it is bad to eat breakfast or eat…
Read More

How Much is Too Much Protein?

One of the most common nutrition questions is: how much protein people should consume each day?   There are several factors to take into account to get a good answer to this question, and there are potential problems with eating too much protein.   There are also definitely problems with not eating enough protein.  It is also important to consider what type of protein is being consumed. Height, weight, age, sex and activity level all factor into your protein needs.   Obviously the larger you are the more protein you need to take in to support structural proteins throughout the tissues of the body including the muscles, bone, skin and organs.  In…
Read More

How to Change a Negative Habit

Habits are powerful.  Unfortunately, they often are created outside our consciousness and without our permission. However, we can consciously change habits. Habits shape our lives far more than we realize— they are so strong, in fact, that they can cause our brains to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense. At the same time, positive habits can change our lives for the better. So how are habits created and what can we do to influence them in ourselves and our clients? Three Parts of a Habit The cue: a situational trigger that is based on a reward you are seeking. The Routine:  a physical or…
Read More

The Infamous Thruster

One of the best total body exercises is the Thruster which can be done with a barbell, dumbbells, sandbag or weighted ball.   It is a head to toe affair with just about every single muscle in the body being involved.  It will also get your heart rate up as fast as any exercise, and when in a time pinch just doing this one single exercise for extended sets or for multiple work sets with minimum rest can provide a complete total body workout that provides incredible cardiovascular conditioning at the same time! So here is how you do it: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, your lower back tightly…
Read More

How Important is Meal Timing?

  One of the more controversial aspects of nutrition is the subject of meal timing referring to how often you eat and drink during a 24-hour cycle.  For example, most people believe that having a “healthy” breakfast is vital, but is that really true? Contrary to popular belief, research suggests that eating many small meals throughout the day does NOT speed up the metabolism, and skipping a meal will not make you fat.   In addition, breakfast is NOT magic!  You do NOT have to eat breakfast to be healthy, have high energy levels or be successful working out!  That does NOT mean it is bad to eat breakfast or eat…
Read More