Is Knowledge The Problem?

You have the knowledge, but you lack the strategy. “Knowledge is not power, knowledge is a potential power.” The number one red flag I spot for people who aren’t achieving their goals and need the most help is when they say, “I already know what to do.” The joke is, if they knew enough, it…

Read More

Are You Eating Enough?

Most nutrition marketing I see about weight loss is about eating less calories. However, it may surprise you that many people I coach aren’t eating enough calories. Because the people I work with are active, lift weights, play sports, or all of the above, they need to fuel their bodies with more calories to sustain…

Read More

Why We Fail

Failure is necessary if you’re on a worthy pursuit, but failure is only temporary if you understand it, embrace it, and learn from it. If you think you are failing at something, ask yourself these questions:

Read More

Why I Don’t Coach Weight Loss

The majority of people I’ve trained in my career or heard discuss their fitness goals, name weight loss as their primary goal. Although I understand it is an important goal for them to achieve, it almost always leads to frustration and failure. People convince themselves they aren’t getting results because the scale doesn’t reflect a…

Read More

Fitness Confusion

“Rookies debate and complicate, experts simplify.” – Dustin Hassard Are all of the fitness experts confusing you? No matter what topic you come across in fitness, someone is telling you something different. What you thought you knew to be true is contradicted by someone else. People will vent their frustration when they hear a new…

Read More

WHY ELECTROLYTES MATTER

It’s summer and you’re a little hotter, so hot, and a little sweatier. And it goes without saying that you have an excellent adherence to exercising consistently. Therefore, you need to know a little about electrolytes. WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES In short, electrolytes are for fluid balance. Electrolytes (electro = electricity, lytes = soluble) regulate the fluid…

Read More

Why Creatine Matters

WHAT Creatine phosphate is a high-energy compound formed in muscle cells. When the phosphate molecule is released, it forms ATP, the energy currency of the cells and the primary energy source for muscle contractions. Creatine monohydrate is a popular supplement used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts to increase the creatine phosphate stores in the muscles.…

Read More

Pain is a Good Friend

“Pain will leave once it is done teaching you.” – Bruce Lee Pain has a negative association. Obviously, who wants pain? I want to convince you that pain is one of your biggest allies. Like a good friend, it has some bad news for you, and you don’t want to hear it. But your buddy,…

Read More

Chemically Induced Sleep

Using alcohol, prescription sleeping pills, or melatonin to fall asleep is not a long-term sleep solution and can even impair your ability to sleep without them. Restrict the use of these as “sleep-aids” for the short term. ….. Roxanne Prichard, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of Minneapolis, says, “if you chemically…

Read More

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition for Chronic Injuries

Disclaimer! Anytime you are dealing with injury, it’s very complex and case-specific. This information is specific to chronic injuries. Although some of this will apply to acute injuries, acute injuries have different nutritional guidelines. This is to give you some ideas to explore further, but discuss your nutrition needs for injury and rehabilitation with a…

Read More