Why Not You? – An Inspiring Weight Loss Transformation Story

An incredible 10-year weight loss transformation story. Extraordinary people are created through daily actions and decisions.

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Abstaining From Moderation

[Article originally published in Breaking Muscle] Business and self-development coaches will often tell you that the secret to success is to focus on your strengths, while either outsourcing your weaknesses or becoming just good enough at them not to mess everything up. This approach allows you to avoid spinning your wheels doing the tasks you…

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3 Fat-Loss Myths – Debunked

Have you ever tried losing weight, thought you were doing everything correctly, and still didn’t see the progress you wanted? Sure, there are a number of reasons why you weren’t seeing the results, but what if the changes you made to your diet weren’t actually that helpful–or even downright useless? There are numerous myths surrounding…

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Gym Etiquette for Beginners: 8 Gym Norms to Follow

The gym can be a very daunting place, especially for a beginner. It has its own culture, and within this culture are acceptable and unacceptable forms of behavior. Part of the anxiety that is caused by going to the gym revolve around not fitting in. One sure way to stand out (not in a good…

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Need to power through a workout? Crank up the tunes.

If you’re having trouble getting yourself to the gym to workout, or find yourself getting really bored while you exercise, then putting together an awesome playlist of your favorite music can help. Listening to music while exercising has been shown to improve exercise performance and adherence.[1,2] This performance enhancing effect is likely caused by a…

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Quit Overeating By Defining Your Happiness

[Article originally published on breakingmuscle.com] How can you differentiate between fulfillment and instant-gratification? How can you use this knowledge to avoid binge-eating and begin to accomplish all the goals you set for yourself? In this video, Mark Zarate and I discuss what happiness actually is, and how most people confuse true “happiness” with the almighty…

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So, You Hate Your Workouts? Here’s How To Beat The Dread of Starting Them. [Podcast]

If you often find yourself procrastinating to start your workouts, to the point of not doing it at all, then this podcast is for you. In this episode I discuss a concept called “affective forecasting” – predicting our future emotional states as a result of participating in some future activity. As it turns out, we’re…

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Have Lofty Career Goals? Fitness Can Get You There Faster

Exercise is good for more than just improving your health and your waistline. In fact, regular exercise is what’s known as a “keystone habit,” meaning the benefits extend far beyond the physical ones. Exercise has been shown to improve mood and brain power too.1,2 In addition to the physical and mental benefits of exercise, did you…

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[Podcast] Why You’re Hardwired To Avoid Change – And How To Fix It.

“Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus Have you ever realized how hard it is to make better food choices and adopt a regular exercise routine? You aren’t alone. In order to effectively grow and reach your goals, you will have to adopt behaviors and do things you don’t normally do—much of which will be…

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What Does Your Sweat Say About Your Workout?

Many people feel that they need to be dripping in sweat after their workout in order for it to be effective. The truth is, how much you sweat is not an accurate predictor of how many calories you’ve burned during your workout. What’s the deal with sweat anyways? Why do we sweat in the first…

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Optimize Your Hormones For Better Weight Loss

Hormones play undeniably important roles in the daily functions of our body. However, poor diet and lack of exercise can alter the effects of these hormones, stealing the precious, beneficial effects we get from them. The good news is this: even though a bad diet and no exercise can negatively affect the function of hormones…

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[Video] Insider Look At Alex’s Online Fitness Coaching ‘Strategy Sessions’

I’ve recently entered the online fitness coaching market. However, unlike many online personal trainers, I don’t only provide workout templates and nutrition plans. I create custom workout plans based on the needs and lifestyle of the client, I track nutrition via food logs online, and most importantly I complete 20-min Facetime “strategy sessions” with every…

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[Podcast] The Most Important Skill You Need To Be Successful

I call it my “pseudo podcast,” another medium of providing you all with some great content. My hope for this project is to discuss mindset- and motivation-related topics in a very real, raw, and authentic manner. Tune in as I discuss the most important skill you need to possess, in order to be successful in…

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6 Ways You Are Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Workouts

If you’ve been struggling to see results from your fitness program, it could be a consequence of a series of common mistakes that many beginners make when participating in an exercise program. Here are six ways you might be unknowingly sabotaging your workouts:   Not getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep is one of…

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4 Tips For Choosing The Right Personal Trainer For You

Unfortunately, there can be a large discrepancy in the quality of service you receive from different professionals in the fitness industry. The criteria for becoming a personal trainer is neither very regulated nor stringent, leaving a wide gap in the capabilities of those supplying these types of services. Finding a good trainer can mean the difference…

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