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 […]

Dieting Could Sabotage your Fat Loss: Avoiding Metabolic Shut Down with the Getting to Shredded Program

I’ve said before that I get many clients who’ve had their nutrition plans done through other trainers, and failed badly.  They start with them, lose weight for a couple of weeks, and then progress halts. This happens because most trainers and fitness coaches neglect to include one important step at the very beginning of setting […]

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 […]

Why the Stepmill is the Most Overrated Piece of Equipment in the Gym

In recent years the bodybuilding community has celebrated the step mill as the key to striated and well shaped glutes.  Bodybuilders, physique competitors, and bikini athletes alike fight over the step mill at their local gyms, and often spend over an hour on them at a time. While I believe that the step mill provides […]

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 […]

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4 Non-intuitive Things You Should Know About Getting Lean

One of the most confusing aspects of setting up a nutrition plan for fat loss is to separate useful facts from progress stalling fiction.  This is largely  because popular culture has given rise to countless fad diets that claim to be based on science.  Unfortunately, many of these diets are based on  theories that were […]