“Not having time” is a common reason folks don’t get started with their fitness programs. I know you’re short on time……so today’s video is less than 1 minute long! What if I don’t have time to workout? [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO1oZTwjLT0[/youtube]
What’s That For?
There are TONS of different pieces of exercise equipment in your typical gym… In today’s video I go over all the different pieces of equipment and what the best use is for that equipment. Unfortunately I had trouble downloading/uploading the video to youtube; so you will have to be on Facebook (and my friend) to check this… [Read More]
My Favorite Deadlift Variation and Why
Yesterday we talked deadlifts and why they rock. Today I thought I would share my favorite variation and why I like it so much. Just a 2:30 video. Hope you enjoy! My Favorite Deadlift Variation and Why [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMluWNYGj4w[/youtube]
4 Reasons Deadlifts Rocks
The title says it all…. 3 Minute Video on Deadlifts. Need I say more? 4 Reasons Deadlifts Rock! [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qR7-XhvV5k[/youtube]
Almost No One Tracks this but they Probably Should
Check out this super short video to see the #1 metric that we track at our studio to guarantee results….but almost no one else that I know actually even considers. Almost No One Tracks this but they Probably Should [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgpsH4JnZkI[/youtube]
Where does Internal Motivation come from and How can I get it?
If we are going to stick to fitness for the long run then we will need to be internally motivated. In today’s 3 minute video I break down the 3 factors that lead to internal motivation and simply but effective strategies to get some of that stuff. Where does Internal Motivation come from and how… [Read More]
What Compounding Interest can Teach you about Getting in Shape
Little changes REALLY add up in the long run. Check out this quick 2 minute video to see some practical examples of how compounding works and how to apply it to your fitness routine. What Compounding Interest can Teach you about Getting in Shape [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zsjTsm1chA[/youtube]
Are Higher Rep or Lower Rep Better for Weight Loss?
There is a quick test to decide where to start! Simply check your height vs. your waist measurement. If your waist is equal to or less than 1/2 your height I would start with a (relatively) lower rep scheme and focus on getting my relative strength up. If your waist is greater than 1/2 your… [Read More]
Let’s Talk Detoxes
Today I wanted to share some thoughts on Detoxes. Should we do them? Would it be better to arm wrestle a T-Rex? This quick 4 minute video will let you know my official stance. Let’s Talk Detoxes [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRJ1l514XZ4[/youtube]
That 1 Time I Sold My Car and Rode My Bike to Work Every Day
Thought I would share a personal story with you….. It’s been a few years but at one point I was in a tight spot. I had to suck up my pride, make some sacrifices, but in the end it all worked out. I find a fitness journey to be very much the same. It requires… [Read More]
I’m Too Tired to Workout
Relevant topic for today. I’m actually sort of tired and don’t “really” feel like working out…. I’m going to do it anyway. Here is a quick video where I go over a couple of systems I have in place to help motivate me to get my exercise in even when I’m feeling a little tired. … [Read More]
Why Everyone Gains Weight During the Holidays
It’s basically the same reason folks gain weight in general…… In this short video I share my super simple strategy to not gain weight during this time of year as well as practical advice for the rest of the year too! Why Everyone Gains Weight During the Holidays [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lVahagseLY[/youtube]
What are the Differences Between Machines and Free Weights?
Today I thought I would tackle the classic question of “What are the differences between machines and free weights?” I just went with the first things that came to mind…not a 100% inclusive list but pretty thorough in my opinion. Hope you enjoy it! What are the Differences Between Machines and Free Weights? … [Read More]
Let’s Talk Paleo
I know, I know, I know. The title of this post is a little “click baity” ;/) Still, I thought you may wonder what my opinion is on Paleo. Like most things I would say “it depends”. Let’s Talk Paleo [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MPJK9ldihY[/youtube]
That 1 Time I Tore my ACL the 1st Month on the Job
I thought today I would share the time I blew out my knee when I was 1st becoming a trainer, what I did about it, and how it made me better in the end. If you enjoyed the story of the 1 armed Judo Champ you will probably like this one too ;/) That… [Read More]
1 Arm Judo Champ
The story of the 1 armed Judo champ is one of my favorite of all time. How to take a seemingly obvious disadvantage and turn it into an advantage. Check out this short story and most of all have a great day! The Story of the 1 Arm Judo Champ [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI2CzjftcLM[/youtube]… [Read More]
What are the different phases of training and why should we care?
Today I was thinking about some of the classic mistakes I made when I first started lifting weights. Using the exact same rep range for 7 years definitely qualifies as a “rookie mistake”. Check out today’s 6 minute video to learn about the different phases of training. What are they and why should we care?… [Read More]
Holiday Fitness Tips
Happy Turkey Day everyone! Thought I would share a quick video of some immediately actionable tips you can do to not gain too much weight this holiday season ;/) Enjoy! HOLIDAY FITNESS TIPS [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otMDYSV5UaI[/youtube]
Quick Tips and How Much Weight Should I Use?
Hello everyone! Just wrapping up my trip to Orlando, Florida today. I’ll be back in Austin right in time for rush hour ;|( Today I have a quick tip for those of you who are super busy and looking for time to get in a workout. Also, I answer the age old question “How… [Read More]
Know Your Goal(s)
If you want to achiever you goals it helps to actually know all of the different type of goals and how they relate to one another. Check out this quick 3 minute video to learn the best practices for setting and achieving goals [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube]
How Often Should you Track Weight Loss?
I used to obsess about the scale. I would check my weight almost every day. It would go up two pounds then back down again. I was frustrated! The problem with this approach is that obsessing over daily weigh-ins is a waste of time and energy. There are many factors that can affect your… [Read More]
Why Would I Hire a Personal Trainer?
I recently hired a personal trainer as of December 2014. Most people find this extremely surprising….. They wonder why with all of my knowledge and experience of writing super effective programs I would want to spend my hard earned mula on someone else to train me. Well there are several reasons but I guess the… [Read More]
Why I Lift
I’ve been on a bit of a Bret Contreras kick lately. I love this post as it motivates me to want to go to the gym immediately. No matter who you are and no matter where you are starting from there are some compelling reasons to start LIFTING. – Nate Lifting weights is good for… [Read More]
How Strong Do You Need to be for Life?
I get asked almost every single day “How strong do I NEED to get Nathan? I don’t want to play a sport, enter any competitions, or anything of the like. I just want to move, look, and feel good.” Well, as luck would have it today’s post from Dr. Scotty Butcher, PhD, PT does a… [Read More]
Is the Cost of Getting Lean Worth the Trade Off?
Well Precision Nutrition knocks the ball out of the proverbial park again…. This article is so awesome and easy to read that there are literally no “Notes from Nate” included. Hope you enjoy this post as much as I did! – Nate The cost of getting lean: Is it really worth the trade-off? By Ryan… [Read More]
How Math can Help You Build Muscle
For those of you who want to know the “why” behind the “what” today’s post is for you. Don’t let the math part scare you; the lessons listed below really are quite simple. With that I’ll let author Greg Nuckols take over from here. Hope you enjoy! – Nate What you’re getting yourself into: ~3400… [Read More]
6 Things About Exercise the Magazines aren’t Telling You
Everyone wants a “magic pill” these days to help burn body fat and build muscle. Unfortunately, these don’t actually exist. Don’t fear though. If you follow the 6 tips below from James Clear you will eventually reach your health and fitness goals; no magic pill needed. Enjoy the read! – Nate 6 Truths About Exercise… [Read More]
Living with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is all too common and often very misunderstood. Today’s post from precisionnutrition.com does a great job of outlining the best strategies to cope with Fibromyalgia. Enjoy the read! -Nate How nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle strategies can help alleviate the pain. By Ryan Andrews Millions of people (including a staggering 3.4% of adult women) struggle with fibromyalgia,… [Read More]
How do 80 Year Olds have 40-Year Old Muscle Mass
I found the following article to be very inspirational. I have 1st hand experience of helping clients in there mid 50’s – 60’s build more muscle and get into better shape than they had been at any point before in their life…. The important take away is that it is never too late to start…. [Read More]
Will Resistance Training help Increase Bone Density?
There are almost too many benefits from a proper, progressive resistance training program to count. One of the most important benefits that often gets over looked is the positive effects on bone density. This is unbelievable important for both females over the age of 50 as well as anyone who enjoys cycling (as this has… [Read More]
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
The following post I ran across on EatMoretoWeighLess.com. I found it to very motivating and hope that it can motivate you as well. Enjoy! – Nate If you’re newer to lifting, or perhaps just newer to lifting heavy – at some point you’ll wanna know just how long it takes to see results from… [Read More]
10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Beginner
The following is yet another amazing post from Brett Contreras. Amazing advice delivered in a concise manner. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. – Nate Every experienced lifter out there can remember the first time they moseyed into the weightroom, full of fear, confusion, and insecurity. Though most of us… [Read More]
The Easiest Way to GUARANTEE Results
Mistakes. They are a part of learning. If you tell me you never made a mistake then I would say that you probably never tried. You played it “safe” and therefore limited your potential. If we want to grow and develop then mistakes are necessary. The trick is to learn from those mistakes and try… [Read More]
Day 5: Fat Loss E-Course
Eating for Body Type what is good for the goose is not always good for the gander “No matter what I do, I just can’t gain weight” – Nate “Just eat what I eat, and I think you will have no problems” – Tommy Now how simple is that? The conversation could have easily… [Read More]
Day 4: Fat Loss E-Course
5 Questions when eating for Fat Loss Some real brain busters in there Meal Timing. Carb loading and timing. Carbs in the morning? How late can I eat? How much sugar is too much sugar? How much protein should I eat? Regular eggs or egg whites? The questions go on and on when it comes… [Read More]