Sleep it off champ!

Body recomposition not happening as fast as you’d like? Your sleep could be to blame! Tired of us—and everyone else in your life—preaching the importance of getting enough sleep yet? Too bad! #sorryNotSorry.  If you’re still resisting because the Netflix series you’re watching is way more interesting and addicting than sleeping, maybe this fact will do it for you: Disclaimer: There …

Why so salty bro?

Being salty does not necessarily mean acting like a raging five year old child! In this context it literally means being surrounded by eleven tons of Himalayan salt in an enclosed room. Don’t worry, just because you’re around all that salt you will not soak it up and become upset. Let’s explore the upside to being salty as hell! The …

Alcohol and training

Alcoholism = bad. A glass of wine a night = OK, maybe even helpful? Calories: Alcohol is sometimes called the 4th macronutrient, after protein, carbs and fats. So if you’re tracking macros, and not tracking your alcohol consumption, you need to start ASAP. Also worth noting, many drinks (light beers for example) will list the amount of carbohydrates, but not …

Anatomy of a back injury

I’m writing this post for several reasons.  Most days, my lower back is in so much pain that I feel it when I sneeze. I can’t sleep on my back, and I usually wake up hurting multiple times during the night after rolling onto my back. If I take a step and misjudge the level of the ground I’m stepping …

Training plateau?

Feeling a plateau? Maybe you need some personalized direction in your training Client A: Who has been here for three months on a 1RM deadlift day: she steps up to the bar, looks a bit perturbed by the ‘heavy’ weight, shrugs and then proceeds to bend down and pick the bar up with easy-to-see speed and ease. Her reaction: “Holy …

Motivation

Science says when it comes to sticking to a workout program, we’ve been doing it all wrong! As coaches, one of our biggest challenges—along with getting clients to change their diet—is getting them to remain consistent with their fitness. Just like many others, we often assumed it mainly came down to two things: Willpower and motivation. But according to science, …

Why do I need a professional coach?

This time it’s going to be different, this time I’m going to workout every day, I’m going to stick to the program. This time it’s going to be different, I know it is. Sound familiar? How many times have you said that to yourself? Stop thinking you can do it on your own: Work with a professional coach, with someone …