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45+ Year Old Beginner Workout: Improve Strength, Balance, and Flexibility
Last week I took you through the most awesome warmup ever in the history of the universe. And yes that is the most grammatically correct sentence I have ever typed with these sculpted fingers. Just in case you missed it…..you can check it out HERE. After being so epicly warmed up it only makes sense… [Read More]
I don’t have time to meal prep
Another day another client question. “I don’t have time to meal prep” At first I was going to be a little snarky and simply say “you MAKE time for things that are important to you; you don’t find it”. However I realize that I could go a step further and deliver some “do this” type… [Read More]
Help, I ate WAY too much Sugar and thoughts on the mind to muscle connection.
Hello everyone! We had our Christmas celebration yesterday with the Dallys (Laura’s side of the family). It was great and Buddy got tons of presents (3lbs of peanut butter, a toy rope to destroy, and a new bed for the office). As such while I did shoot my daily video I did NOT get a chance… [Read More]
Does the Mind to Muscle Connection Work; and if so; what good does that do for me?
In short; yes it does. But the more important question is: “So what?” “What should I do with this information?” In today’s 3 minute video I go over some practical examples of when one would want to take advantage of this phenomena. Does the Mind to Muscle Connection Work; and if so; what Good… [Read More]
What if I don’t have time to workout?
“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]
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]
Super Simple Tip to get More Protein into your Diet
Check out this 60 second video for a super simple way to get more protein How to Get More Protein in your Diet [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ7GuGisvmw[/youtube]
“When I first began training with Nate I was hoping to increase my strength and look better naked. Having never worked with a trainer, I was afraid I was going to be yelled at “Biggest Loser” style. I’m sensitive. I don’t like being yelled at. So far I have gotten stronger and have the numbers… [Read More]
Gabe has been the best trainer I could have asked for. While working with him, I have seen huge improvements in my sports, and have felt more fit and confident in every aspect of my life. Every time I get down on myself he knows exactly what to say to motivate me. I actually… [Read More]
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]
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]
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]
He challenged, encouraged and motivated me back into shape and all of that was done within a month, he is one of the best trainers I’ve ever had…” It usually take a little while to get a good flow with a trainer but things were different with Nedu, i was on tour with the broadway… [Read More]
“About a year ago I had put on some excess weight when trying to bulk and decided that I wanted a more aesthetic look. Nedu created a comprehensive 30 day workout plan that included high intensity exercises in order to shed body fat. He also gave me many useful tips on how to create and… [Read More]
Why Sugar Detoxes Suck
It’s the first week of January and here you are all over again. Last year it was the same thing. And the year before that! You’ve decided to make losing weight one of your New Year’s Resolutions. Nothing has ever worked, but this time you’ve think you’ve got it: a sugar detox! The only problem… [Read More]
“I didn’t know how weight training could really be that effective for an endurance athlete. Well, I went from a cyclist that averaged 21 mph on the bike in a Olympic distance triathlon to a cyclist that averaged 26 mph on the bike after just 3 months of working with Nate, so…. Before training with… [Read More]
Stuff You Should “Probably” Be Doing – Reverse Lunge into Single Leg RDL
Welcome back to Stowe Training Systems and thank you for being here. Today I would like to take you through some stuff that you “probably” should be doing. I say “probably” because I like to stay away from absolutes – The world is quite a large place and there just always seems to be… [Read More]
Stuff You “Probably” SHOULDN’T Be Doing – Stretching Your Lower Back
I get asked on a regular basis about stretches for the lower back. People seemed confounded when I tell them that this is “probably” a bad idea. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG-2-7nyNzM[/youtube] What most folks fail to realize is that there are a TON of nerves running through the lumbar region and that these nerves… [Read More]
Stuff You “Probably” Should Be Doing – Band Horizontal Abduction With a Press
Welcome back to Stowe Training Systems and thank you for being here. Today I would like to take you through some stuff that you “probably” should be doing. I say “probably” because I like to stay away from absolutes – The world is quite a large place and there just always seems to… [Read More]
Stuff You “Probably” Should Be Doing – Field Goal Angel on Foam Roller
Mobility Monday – Field Goal Angel on a Foam Roller Welcome back to Mobility Monday at Stowe Training Systems. Mobility Monday is where every Monday I take you through some super awesome exercises that are easy to do and offer a very high risk vs. reward ratio. With proper mobility can we help alleviate… [Read More]
Stuff You “Probably” Should Be Doing – Band Alphabet
Hi there! Welcome back to Stowe Training Systems and Mobility Monday. I hope you have been enjoying the content so far. Today I wanted to introduce you to an exercise that produces a whole lot of bang for your buck. This Exercise Will Allow us to Simultaneously Work On: *Anti-Rotation – especially useful if you… [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]
Stuff You “Probably” Should Be Doing – Hip Flexor Mobilization with Band Distraction
Hey there! Welcome back to “Mobility Monday” where I promise to continue bringing you the most cutting edge techniques that one can use to enhance their mobility. Last week I introduced you to the hip flexor mobilization with a resistance band. For those of you who missed it here is the video: [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]… [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]
Stuff You “Probably” Should Be Doing – Band Resisted Hip Flexor Mobilization
Today I thought it would be fun to start a “Mobility Monday”. Basically each Monday I will bring you a “Mobility” exercise of the week. Before we begin let’s 1st define exactly what mobility is. To me Mobility is a combination of Flexibility AND Stability. A lot of folks are very “flexible” and can touch… [Read More]
What Physical Therapists and Doctors Could Learn From BioMechanics
I ran across the article from Bret Contreras and it really resonated with me. I was thinking of one of my clients who was training with me after a major back surgery and how she was instructed to “not lift more than 50 lbs” and to “add 10lbs” to that total each month. Now; this seems like great… [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]
Foam Rolling versus stretching
For any of you that have had the opportunity to train with me; you know that I am a huge proponent of “Foam Rolling”. I have personally witnessed a staggering amount of people get rid of chronic joint pain with this simple method over the years. However, it always begs the questions – why and… [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]
Nathan is the best personal trainer that I have had. He came highly recommended when I lost my previous trainer. Nathan is extremely knowledgeable in personal training and weight loss. With Nathan’s direction, training and education I have gone on to lose 115 lbs, run two half marathons and am currently training for my first triathlon. His encouragement… [Read More]
I first decided to start strength training with a personal trainer after I had multiple minor injuries during triathlons, half marathons, and distance bicycle rides. I realized that part of the underlying problem lay in muscle imbalances related to a past broken leg. Until I met Nate, I had worked with personal trainers for several… [Read More]
Strength, flexibility and balance are my goals. When I first met Nate, I had lost quite a bit of weight but needed to work on my core and firm up all over! He took the time to first understand my goals and then patiently, expertly guided me through my workout sessions. He is so knowledgeable… [Read More]