is cardio or strength training better for weight loss

Is Cardio Or Strength Training Better For Weight Loss?

Recently, one of my clients asked me a common question within the fitness world. The age old debate of cardio versus strength training for weight loss. To many, exercise may seem like nothing more than being more “physically active”. They believe if they are more active (whether that be on a treadmill or in the free…

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The Only Plan You Will Ever Need To Accomplish Anything

The Only Plan You Will Ever Need To Accomplish Anything

There’s this trend that’s been around for quite some time within the health and fitness realm: Inconsistency. It rears it’s ugly head at New Year’s more than any other time of the year. You’ve probably experienced it yourself. I know I have. You get caught up in accomplishing a particular goal. You figure out a plan…

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Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolution With Performance-Based Goals

“What is the main goal you want to accomplish with training?” That’s one of the first questions I ask each new client who wants to begin personal training. It’s an important question to answer. If you don’t have a goal, the odds of you starting and continuing your fitness journey are slim. But with this…

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The Health And Fitness Equation

One of my nephews recently started learning his multiplication tables in school. He has this little game where a problem is presented and he has to select the answer he thinks is correct. I watched him one day and started thinking about how simple basic math is. I mean, 2 x 2 will always equal…

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What To Do When You’re Not Seeing Results In The Gym

It can be frustrating to go to the gym week in and week out and not see any visible progress. I’ve worked in several commercial gyms and can tell you from experience that the majority of gym members feel this way. They constantly put in the work, but the results just aren’t there. In times…

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A Simple Way To Eat More Vegetables Throughout The Day

There’s no debating the importance of eating more vegetables throughout the day. I’ve mentioned the primary benefits of vegetables several times on this site before. They are loaded with fiber, contain important vitamins and minerals, and are low in calories. Research shows they also possess protective effects against cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, and hypertension. Needless…

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top 5 workout finishers

The Top 5 Workout Finishers You Can Use To Melt Fat And Get Lean

Last year, I wrote an article for the local paper on how adding a finisher into your workouts can help speed up fat loss. If you’re unfamiliar with what a finisher is, it’s an exercise or group of exercises performed at the end of your workout. They’re usually 10 minutes or less in length and…

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The Primary Reason Fitness Is Valuable

Talk to 20 different people and you will probably get 20 different definitions of the word fitness. If you were to consult the dictionary, it would say “the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task”. I really like this definition, and I’ll come back to why in a minute. When you generally…

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One Unbelievably Easy Strategy To Break Any Habit

Habits, habits, habits. It’s seems like that’s all I talk about. 🙂  While this may be the case, the reality is habits either drive success or failure. If you’re holding on to bad habits, they can destroy any chance you have of accomplishing your goals. As I’ve talked about before, a habit has three distinct…

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4 mistakes beginners make in the gym

4 Mistakes Beginners Make In The Gym That Will Undoubtedly Stop Progress

Depending on where you’re at in life, a mistake can either be a good or bad thing. On one hand, they help us learn and grow so we can do things better than we did previously. On the other hand, they can hold us back from making progress towards a goal or achievement. The funny…

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