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Stuck At A Short Halt with Fat Loss

Sarah Johnson, was fifteen weeks out of stepping on to the biggest stage of her life strapped in a bikini showing off a little more than Victoria Secret on her best days and she was getting a little worried.  Sarah was one tough cookie though.  She was strong, capable and determined to win after her many months of longing to compete onstage.  She enamoured over the ladies who strutted their stuff onstage with such fabulous physiques as pictured in the[…]

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Who Decides?

Unless you shape your life, circumstances will shape it for you. Achieving the life you want requires work, sacrifice, investment, and persistence. Strangely, most people don’t ever bother getting specific about what they want. It’s hard to reach a destination if you don’t know where it is. If others have already achieved what you’re trying to – study them and follow their blueprint. It really doesn’t matter where you’re starting from… …only where you want to go. Have the self-confidence[…]

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Carb Backloading Your Way to a Super Awesome Physique

Sergeant First Class Roberts plodded swiftly along in today’s 12K run.  It was a dark and misty morning in northern New York and his breathe made small cloud puffs as he breathed rhythmically.  Just this week he’d completed 2, 5K runs, 3 weight training sessions, a ruck march and now today he was right on track with a long distance run; it was only Wednesday.   SFC Roberts was one tough SOB and his training regimen guaranteed results, despite was his[…]

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4 Mind tricks for improving Motivation

4 Self-Motivating Mind Tricks

Are you struggling with self motivation? Having a hard time getting yourself to your regularly scheduled workouts? Finding more and more reasons to cheat on your healthy diet? You’re not alone and today I’ve got just the 4 Self-Motivating Mind Tricks that you need to lock onto your goals… A healthy dose of motivation coupled with determination will get you almost anything in life. So how do you know if you’re genuinely motivated? Motivation will tell you to get out of bed[…]

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7 Sneaky Reasons you're Gaining weight

7 Sneaky Reasons You’re Gaining Weight

Are you plagued with unwanted pounds, despite your best efforts to eat healthy and get fit? You’re not alone. Millions of others across the globe, just like you, are struggling to shed weight in an uphill battle. Here are 7 Sneaky Reasons You’re Gaining Weight…some of these might surprise you. Sneaky Weight Gain #1: Sucking on Cigarettes. You may think it’s common knowledge that smoking helps you stay thin. However, you may be surprised that this is actually a common misperception.[…]

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5 metabolism myths busted

5 Metabolism Myths Busted

  Sometimes, your metabolism works against you even when you think you’re doing everything right. It’s time you took a good, hard look at how your metabolism really works.Check out the metabolism myths below and then use your new knowledge to put your metabolism to work… Myth 1: Metabolism Works from 9 to 5   Difficult as it may be to believe, your body’s metabolism does not stop working when you do. In fact, your metabolism works all day, every[…]

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Coach, Squats Hurt My Knees

This age old argument yet again surfaced one day while training some young athletes in the youth conditioning class at the gym.  Squatting hurts your knees!  Of course it does, you shouldn’t ever do squats they tear your legs apart muscle fiber by muscle fiber, and for assuredly they have to be bad for you. “Coach, these squats are hurting my knees!” Kyle said, while rubbing his left knee.  Kyle was a big kid for his age.  At only 13[…]

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The Fitness Excuses That Are Stopping Your Progress

Below are some of the most common fitness excuses that coaches hear all the time and you know what?  That’s exactly what they are, excuses.  They are a way for you to legitimize not making your goals. So how do you stop this madness and making excuses as to why you’re not achieving your goals? They must be at least somewhat important to you in order for you to have even dreamt them up in the first place, so what[…]

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Override the Urge to Quit (9 ways)

We are now 4 weeks into 2015, the time when most people have already bailed on their resolutions. Today I’m here to encourage you to override that urge to quit with these nine ways… 1. Remember Why You Started In the middle of a workout, it can be hard to push through another set of lunges, squats, or deadlifts. Don’t let the difficulty stop you. Remember why you’re there in the first place—the resolution you made at the beginning of[…]

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5 Habits that cause Bellyfat!

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as that stubborn belly fat that sits around your waist, makes your pants tight and destroys your confidence. If you have belly fat to lose, then chances are great that you are harboring one or more of these 5 habits that cause belly fat. Read the 5 Belly Fat Habits below to identify the reason why your stubborn belly fat won’t budge… Belly Fat Habit #1: Too Much Sugar Sugar is found in many of[…]

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