Me, wearing one of the t-shirts we finally had made.
[T-shirt giveaway winners announced]
If your coach is afraid to cut the BS and tell it to you straight when you need it, then you aren’t going to respect them or follow through with their instructions, and you certainly aren’t going to get the physical changes you committed to work for.
Though I try to be as friendly and welcoming as possible to people who comment on the site, in my role as a coach things must be a little different. My job is to get results for the client. Sometimes people need a word of encouragement, the assurance that things are progressing fine, or advice on what to change to keep things going. At other times though people simply need a good kick up the arse. And in that case I’m not afraid to give it.
People often only realize the value of this later, like having a friend who calls them on their crap. At first it hurts, but you soon realize its for your own good. Continue reading
(Turn your speakers on and full screen it in HD.)
Every time I put an article on the site I get that nervous sensation in the stomach before I press the ‘publish’ button. I can honestly say though that I’ve never felt as nervous as as I do right now as I write this, for I’m about to do so for our first video.
To me this is more of a thank you than it is a promotional thing, to those clients that believed in me and especially those that have allowed me to share their stories and photos on the site. I just hope that we’ve done your hard work justice… Continue reading
Following is a guest article by Andrew Griffin.
I first met Andrew, a Boston based fitness consultant and trainer, at The Fitness Summit in Kansas City in 2012. We kept in touch through to the next conference this year, and when we met again he offered me a couch if I ever came to Boston.
I took him up on that offer three days later and flew over to spend the week visiting some friends on the east coast of the US in the industry (Eric, Tony, Rog and Dick).
Though our skill sets and opinions differ on some things, it was great to bounce ideas back and forth with others so enthusiastic about fitness.
A topic that kept coming up was the increasing frequency of clients paying good money to hire us for our advice and then not taking it. – Concerning when you put results above profit. When Dick told me he was seeing the same trend among the community at Fitocracy.com I knew it was worth writing briefly about. Andrew seemed the most vocal/frustrated, so I asked him if he’d like to do a short guest post. Enter Andrew Griffin…
With so much information online it can be a struggle to separate good from the bad.
Here are what I consider some of the best nutrition and training resources out there.
This is not an exclusive list of course, I’m discovering great stuff all the time, but these sites are usually what I find myself gravitating towards. Continue reading
Brazilian BBQ Restaurants – My first choice when taking a diet break. Image: Houseinrio.com.br
Everyone wants to be ripped, now.
Nobody wants to wait. Our capacity for patience is being eroded every day by our ‘Get it now, Pay later‘ culture.
Let me be very clear: If you take this attitude towards your diet then sooner or later you are destined to fail.
Though most don’t realise (or want to believe) it, at some point in the pursuit of your fitness or physique goals you will* have to take one step backwards to take two steps forwards. Plan for those steps and you won’t be frustrated.
This is not about mental toughness – I don’t doubt your rock solid diet commitment or that you can handle any training routine thrown at you.
Taking planned breaks is one of the best moves you can make for your long term diet success. An unsexy topic for sure, but necessary and quite fun.
In this article you’ll find diet break guidelines, a quick run down of the reasons for, and my own FAQ I’ve developed from client questions that’ll probably make you laugh.
On a near daily basis I find myself linking to JC Deen’s “Clean Eating is a Scam and Why you Need to Abandon It“ article. I consider it a must read for those tempted by, but scared of eating that NY cheesecake in the Starbucks display. You can imagine by the provocative title how many feathers he ruffled when it was published two years ago.
Today I’m really happy to share this guest article by JC for you, clearing up the misconceptions of Clean Eating, Dangers of IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), and guidance on how to use the IIFYM principles to still enjoy the foods you love while dieting.
Enter JC Deen… Continue reading
Your diet progress has slowed or come to a stop for 2-3 weeks, diet adherence has been good, you’re sleeping well and there is no additional stress at home or work. So what do you do to get things started again?
This is where manipulating your macros may come in.
The goal should always be to have the smallest calorie deficit that you can get away with while still progressing with your diet.
This helps keep metabolic adaptation at a minimum, which is important for three key reasons: Continue reading