Save Time and Burn Fat: Decrease Your Time Between Sets!!!!

One thing that always fascinates me about people in the gym is the amount of time they spend doing nothing at all.  This is especially true of the guys.  I’ll see some guys do a set, walk around, grab a sip of water, start a conversation, come back to where they were, and 15 minutes […]

Why the Elliptical Machine can Make You Fat

There was a time in my life – a time that I do not like to mention much – where I was a regular user of the elliptical.  I have to say that I used to love this machine.  Its repetitive motion and glide was almost soothing. Nevertheless, I was never able to get lean.  […]

Drinking Coffee For Fat Loss: Moderation and Timing for the Best Results

One of the questions I always get from my clients is “can I drink coffee?” My answer is yes, coffee might even help your fat loss, but only to some extent. Though its record on fat oxidation (fat burning) is questionable, coffee has been shown to increase lipolysis, where fat is separated from the fat […]

Getting to Shredded Training Journal: IFBB Pro Women’s Physique Competitor Tonia Moore Lower Body Circuit

Tonia Moore Tonia was in a bit of a rush today, so we did this little circuit followed by some prowler pushes.  Circuits like this are a great way to burn fat, and you can learn how to implement them in your fat burning program with my ebook, Getting to Shredded. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbZyZtQGYFE  

Making Your Fat loss Program Work: Three Small Things you Can Do to Guarantee that You Reach Your Goal

Over the past few weeks, I’ve kept you updated about one of my clients, Nate Welsh, through Facebook and Twitter.  Yesterday, Nate won the novice class at his first bodybuilding competition.  I’ve trained many people, but watching him hold his first place trophy was probably one of the most satisfying experiences of my career as […]

Getting to Shredded Training Journal: Some back exercises to help you get that mind-muscle connection

The back is one of the most challenging body parts to train because you can’t see it.  Consequently, its more important with this body part than any other to really develop a neurological connection with these muscles.  Too many people just throw weights around the gym.  The back requires finesse.  These are some videos from […]

GTS Video Training Journal: Upper Body Circuits For Phase III of the Getting to Shredded Fat Loss Program with Tonia Moore and Lindsey Kampouris

Phase III of the Getting to Shredded program uses circuits to maximize fat burn.  Here are a couple of examples of some advanced upper body circuits by two of the toughest ladies I know, IFBB Pro Womens’ Physique competitor Tonia Moore and NPC Women’s Physique competitor Lindsey Kampouris.  I apologize in advance for the lighting […]

Nutrition on the Go For Your Fat Loss Program

One particular excuse  that I often hear from clients is that they don’t have time to prepare meals when they are on the run, so they always end up eating out.  While this might sound harsh, I always tell them that this is no excuse.  Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Mr. Fitness professional who […]

Five Fitness Misconceptions that Set Women up to Fail at their Fat Loss Program

I am not here to make any comment about sexism in society, but, due to a variety of reasons that stem back to social inequality, women between 25 and 50 are more likely to fall victim to fat-loss scams than any other segment of society.  Many of these scams arise out of several viral misconceptions […]

Surviving Fitness: Adopting the Lifestyle without Killing the Rest of Your Life

Over the years, obesity has been associated with a life of excess.  Too many vices, not enough exercise, and too much processed food.  Yet, its one thing for a fitness professional like me, whose life revolves around this stuff, to eat clean and train hard, but its an entirely different thing to get your average […]