Effective Health Goals vs. Resolutions | Choose the Right One

If you’ve made a new years resolution this year, the odds are against you my friend. According to a study highlighted on Statistic Brain, 25% of “resolutioners” stop trying after their first week! If you make it past that, the chances of success are even more disheartening; only 8% of people who make a resolution are successful at achieving it.Read more

Your Weight Scale is a Liar!

Oh how you love the weight scale.

Every-time you hop on it’s like Christmas, maybe you were naughty maybe you were nice.

You wake up in the morning, go to the bathroom, strip down completely and hop on the scale.

Only to realize it’s not going where you wanted it to go.

Maybe it has gone up, maybe down but never down as fast as you would like.Read more

What Can't I Lose Weight? It Just Stopped All Of A Sudden

I received an e-mail from a client last week saying that she was disappointed with her weight loss since she had cut out drinking and started exercising again.

It had been two weeks so far and she had lost two pounds.

Now in the eyes of the trainer that’s great weight loss that’s probably more permanent than just water weight.

But you’re thinking to yourself, “What?! Only 2 pounds that’s terrible!”

Hold on a minute.

The reality is that rapid weight loss isn’t very good for your body.Read more

Is Commitment Holding You Back With Your Fitness Goals?

Believe it or not, everybody wants to be fit.

You want to be fit, the person on the corner of the street eating a hot dog wants to be fit, even the person that eats fast food everyday wants to be fit.

So what’s the problem?

Well honestly it’s commitment.Read more

Two Great Exercises for Burning Fat

Two Ultimate Exercises for Burning Fat

If your goal is to be burn fat, be strong, and get fit, which it needs be, then the following two movements should be staples in your routine!

The Burpee:

The relationship between a person and their burpee workout can be somewhat of a love/hate thing. They’re hard enough to make you cry and see your lunch from last week, but are so great for burning fat that you’ll shortly be smiling all the way into your skinny jeans for good!

Burpee Benefits:

  • The high intensity of this exercise equates to anywhere between 1 – 1.6 calories burned during every rep!
  • Requires no equipment: can be done in the comfort of your own home, a gym, or a hotel room for a business trip
  • Will increase your cardiovascular and muscular strength plus your balance and coordination

Things to consider when doing burpees:

  • They should not be done if you have any shoulder, knee, wrist, or elbow joint issues
  • If you have not done them before, seek supervision on how to properly complete them
  • Take a look below to see our video tutorial on how to do a proper burpee:

The Thruster:

The thruster is another full body, compound movement that is outstanding for burning fat and building functional strength. It combines a squat and an overhead press, which uses more than 15 muscles per repetition. Add this to your repertoire and you’re on your way to an impressive physique.

Thruster Benefits:

  • Can be done with soup cans, dumbbells, kettlebells, a medicine ball, or a barbell
  • Is a low impact movement that doesn’t require you to jump and add force to the knee joints
  • Can be done with lower weight and higher reps for cardiovascular benefits, or higher weight and lower reps for building great strength
  • Can burn up to 15 calories per repetition! Take that belly fat!

Things to consider when doing thrusters:

  • Form is paramount here because it requires a great deal of core stability and proper alignment make sure that you have proper guidance from a professional.
  • Start with lighter weight so you can get a feel for the movement
  • Take a look at our tutorial on how to do a correct dumbbell thruster here:

Whenever burning fat is the main goal of your exercise routine, make sure that you keep great form for each movement and keep the intensity up! Try throwing the following circuit including these two great exercises into your weekly routine to burn upwards of 300 calories in less than 20 minutes:

12 – 1 Reverse Pyramid: Do 12 reps of burpees, jumping jacks, and dumbbell thrusters. Then 11 reps, then 10 reps, and so on until you complete one rep of each exercise. Then you’re done! You might be drenched in sweat now, but you’ll thank me later.

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