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1 / 4 STEPS for FAT LOSS: STARTER KIT
Steve November 5, 2018
Ask anyone that I coach through a successful Nutrition routine, and they’ll tell you that the simplicity of the system is essential.
There is no need to complicate the process of losing fat once you’ve made up your mind and have COMMITTED to making this promise to yourself. There is no “Perfect Diet” or modification to your eating. As a matter of fact, the half-way decent diet you will STICK WITH is better than the “Perfect Diet” that you’re seeking and will never stick to.
This is simple enough that these 4 Starter Kit Steps are all you need to produce the fat loss results you FEEL you deserve. The idea is that it may start off as a “diet”, that turns into a habit, that becomes that lifestyle change. Here’s how you START.
I’ll have the proceeding 3 steps up and out within the next week. Best to find on YouTube.
Side Note: You’ve noticed that I’ve spent much less time on the how to’s and what to’s (what to eat, how to exercise, when’s the best time to do cardio, etc.) and have lately put more emphasis on digging deeper into the phyche of WHY you need greater health, fitness, and self-care in your life. Though, just in the event you’ve finally negotiated with yourself that the time has come to start making positive change in your nutrition… this will serve you well.
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PREPARATION meets PROGRESS
Steve September 18, 2018
Your existence of happiness is your business, but I’ll venture to say that if you’re not taking any action toward improving your health and vitality, then you’re not the happiest version of yourself.
When we’re healthier, when we’re more active, when we feel like we’re alive, we’re happier. Everything is connected.
Preparation in scheduling our days and week ahead, will position us in greatly reducing the missed opportunities of training, exercise, and self care. Treat your physical fitness as you would a significant Doctor appointment. As a matter of fact, a minimal 15 minutes of vigorous exercise a day will keep the Doctor and medication away.
You deserve to live your healthiest and happiest self.
Every BODY deserves to feel Fitastic!
5 Reasons HOW Protein will Optimize your Fitness
Steve August 4, 2018
If improving your body composition is important to you, then protein intake must take a front seat in your daily eating habits.
Every person is unique with their needs of nutrition, but strategizing a plan to consume at least 1 gram of protein per body weight pound is a standard baseline to start. At least this is my target for my Coaching Clients. In fact, my clients will resonate hard with this because I discuss the benefits so much. Instead of putting emphasis on HOW much and WHAT proteins to eat, I’m delivering the WHY’s here in this message.
We know not all protein is created equal. However, we also know, I know, that most people are under consuming this valuable nutrient. Quality matters over quantity in the long run, but focusing on increasing protein consumption promptly will ignite the habits necessary to bring greater overall value to body & brain function, neurological feelings, and mindset.
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Sleeping Away FAT LOSS
Steve July 3, 2018
Frequent exercise and a healthy eating habits are key elements in any weight/fat loss programs. However, making sure that you get enough SLEEP (7 to 8 hours) is often overlooked. Research shows that sleep plays an important role in weight management. People who sleep enough have lower BMI indexes than people who don’t. The data also suggests that sleep deprivation can cause weight gain, worse yet unwanted fat gains. Let’s take a look at some of the contributing factors that link sleep with weight/fat loss:
Sleep affects the levels of several hormones in your body. Two hormones that play an important role in stimulating and suppressing your appetite are leptin and ghrelin. Leptin is produced by your body’s fat cells and is responsible for suppressing hunger. Ghrelin is released by your stomach, and stimulates your appetite. Lack of sleep lowers the levels of leptin in your blood and heightens the levels of ghrelin, which results in an increase of appetite. The reverse is also true that getting enough sleep decreases hunger and will therefore help you lose weight.
During sleep, your pituitary gland secretes more growth hormones than during your waking hours. Growth hormones stimulate cell regeneration, reproduction and growth. These hormones are also known to aid you in building muscle. This is why higher levels of growth hormones means a heightened metabolism. With a higher metabolism, you burn energy much faster which leads to easier weight/fat loss.
Getting eight hours of sleep at night helps you lower the cortisol levels in your blood, while lack of sleep raises Read the full article
Leg Extension Tips for Optimal Quad Development
Steve May 20, 2018
You know I’m the largest advocate for just getting active to achieve greater health & fitness results, but there eventually comes a time where just “exercising” isn’t enough. Such as when you’ve been working out for months, or even years and havn’t learned proper form or techinque to optimize the intended result. Too often I see people “miserable” with the effort they’re putting into their fitness routine, and not at all happy with the return on their investment. THIS IS ONLY FORM FOCUS, Not even touching base with intensity improvements. I want to help people and prevent them from falling off or losing steam in their progress. The Leg Extension will be a great place to start as I’ve literally seen three gym goers before me today have lack luster form, it’s sometimes excruciating to watch. When I have the opportunity I WILL go out of my way to recommend and correct the technique in a conversation as I see it, but I can’t talk to everybody and I don’t have the time to disconnect from my own workout. So with the good fortune of my lovely wife, I was able to give a quick run down of where I see the biggest corrections in this BASIC move.
1. Assure the Pivot Point for the Knee Flexion is ON POINT: There’s a reason why the back pad is adjustable. Simply take 10 seconds and manipulate the seat so your knee lines up with the Joint Pivot Point. So many don’t even know what this is or why it’s there. This allows the appropriate torque on the knee in safe and effective way.
2. Position your Spine in a Nuetral Position: During the range of motion, keep your chest up proud and your shoulds back. This allows for a nuetral spine and optimal flexion of the entire quadriceps. Collapsing the chest, rolling the shoulders forward, or even leaning forward, prevents the mobility in the hip flexors. Just think, how can you create the longest elongation of the muscle and how can you provide the hardest contraction in the ROM. Read the full article