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Monday Memo 1/29/18
Laura and I had a GREAT time in Orlando. We got to surround ourselves with some of the brightest minds in the fitness industry, learn a bunch of stuff, and spent a day at Animal Kingdom. Best of all the studio didn’t burn down while I was gone ;/) While our workshop was on “business”… [Read More]
An Attitude of Gratitude
Hey everybody! Today I just want to take a minute and talk to you about an attitude for gratitude. The research shows, as one would expect, that how we interpret situations that happen to us really effect our health, our relationships, how happy we are, etc… Being thankful for those things that we do have… [Read More]
Do You Know How Much Sleep You Need?
45+ Year Old Beginner Workout: Joint Friendly And Works!
Laura and I are already on season 6 for Game of Thrones. Hard to believe. We can just demolish a television series when given the chance. Not too hard though in reality. Just watch 1 and maybe 2 episodes in a night for 5 out of 7 nights. Another week and we will be all… [Read More]
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]
45+ Year Old Beginner’s WarmUp: More Than Just A Warmup; It Is Your Fountain Of Youth
I had promised to finish walking you through our warm up procedure and beginner workouts this summer….and simply got distracted! They say better late than never though…. So here you go! The world’s greatest warmup for making you more heroic and a smell good too ;/) In the previous post we said that we: FOAM… [Read More]
How do I Meal Plan with a Variable Schedule?
How to Meal Plan with a Variable Work Schedule The gym is busy today so I am unable to continue with our exercise progression system…it will just have to wait until it’s a little quieter tomorrow. Instead I thought I would answer a client question I got last week. “I struggled with my meal planning… [Read More]
What to Strengthen First?
What to Strengthen First? The other day I touched on that we prefer to strengthen the “weak” muscles before stretching the “tight” muscles. That begs the question of which muscles should we strengthen first? At Stowe Training we target the abdominal and glute muscles. The body is a kinetic chain; meaning basically your thumbs are… [Read More]
Last Week to Register
***Last Week*** Friendly reminder that registration for our Week Test Drive at the studio ends on Sunday June 2th. If you are interested in resistance training but aren’t sure what to do or how to do it then this is a perfect opportunity for you. 6 weeks of customized programming backed with our nearly world… [Read More]
Should You Strengthen First or Stretch First?
Should I Strengthen First or Stretch First? A follow up to a post from the other day; Common Exercise Mistakes #1. Not addressing posture. During the prior video I mentioned that certain muscles are generally “tight” and need to be stretched while other muscles are “weak” and need to be strengthened to help with better… [Read More]
How Cholesterol Works and How You Can Lower Yours
[How Cholesterol Works and How You Can Lower Yours] When it comes to cholesterol I always think of a hole being dug on the beach. When sand is placed in this hole; that is “bad” cholesterol. It is filling up the hole. When sand is removed from the hole; that is “good” cholesterol. To be… [Read More]
2 Year Anniversary Party Tomorrow
[2 Year Anniversary Tomorrow] Quick reminder that we will be having Franklin’s BBQ at the studio tomorrow. The shindig will be from 5 til 7PM. We have room for 2 more; so if you haven’t registered yet and want to go just message or email me. We will be providing the… [Read More]
Its not your fault
It’s not your fault. Having addictions to certain foods and binge eating them is not your fault. Food companies spend ridiculous amounts of money figuring out how to perfectly engineer foods so that you can’t stop eating them and develop cravings. This is how they generate sales and profits. Think for a minute about that… [Read More]
My family doesn’t want to eat what I cook; what should I do?
“I’m trying to eat well but my family doesn’t like what I want to cook and I don’t want to make 2 meals. What should I do?” There are 2 basic strategies I would use here. 1) Get them involved. Look through recipe books together and get their input. People hate being told what to… [Read More]
The Hierarchy of Fat Loss
If I have _____ hours per week, then what should I do to lose fat as efficiently as possible? That in a nutshell is what today’s video is about…. About 5 minutes long but after watching you will know EXACTLY what you should be doing to lose in the most efficient manner possible. The… [Read More]
Should I wear a Knee Brace When I Workout?
As always it depends! Check out this 1 minute and 20 second video to see what it depends on! Should I Wear a Knee Brace When I Workout? [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC_H45rdf8o[/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]
“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]