How long should you work out for every day? An age-old question that has been given many answers. Well, here's mine: You should work out intensely for a minimum of 1 hour at least 5 days a week. Why? There are lots of reasons. Not only can you get in twice the amount of work and calorie burn that you could in a half hour, but when it comes to how many hours you are truly active during the day, it puts things in perspective. How many hours are in a day? 24 How many hours are i
Meditation comes in many forms. Some people can just sit in peace and quiet and meditate, but others find that place in the gym, running outside, or hiking in nature. Everyone has their "happy place", but true meditation can help with a lot of things. How does one meditate you might ask? It is quite simple. Sit in an upright comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and nothing else. Let everything that could possibly be going on in your life slip away.
Growing up children have a lot more energy than their parents! (most of the time) And not only should you support their wants and needs to be active, but join them in it! Nowadays with technology running almost every household, its getting harder to get your children un-glued from their devices. We can all be found guilty of being on our phones or watching TV every once in a while, but its a terrible habit to grow up with. Getting your children involved in athletics, especial
What should you do? The answer? Whats best for you! In my opinion it really depends on how much time you have and if you are prone to injuries or not. If you are short on time, yes running will burn more calories in less time, but is harder on your body. You may burn the same calories in running 20 minutes as you do walking in 50 minutes to an hour. Here's the bottom line, I believe that most people seem more interested in how many calories they can burn than in becoming phys
What are BCAAs? Branch Chain Amino Acids! The BCAAs are L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. Without an adequate supply of the BCAAs...your muscles can be depleted of them by the very exercises you perform to build them up -- thus the importance of supplemental BCAA intake. Branch Chain Amino Acids are the "Building Blocks" of the body. They make up 35% of your muscle mass and must be present for molecular growth and development to take place. I fill my 1 gallon jug of water
Fruit smoothies will not help you lose weight. Period. Just because something has fruit in it doesn't make it healthy! Fruits have great nutritional benefits to them, but they do not outweigh the amount of sugar that most of them have! If you are trying to lose weight, eating large quantities of fruits is not ok, and will only prolong your weightloss journey! When you got to a Jamba Juice or places similar, an average smoothie will have anywhere between 30-60 grams of sugar i
One of my favorite fruits is the banana! They are full of potassium, taste great, and are quite filling as well! What a great snack! Yes...unless you are trying to lost weight! Bananas can be extremely high in sugar. As the banana ripens, brown spots generally develop as it moves through the ripening stage. The sugar content in the banana increases from almost zero to about 80 percent as the banana ripens. The more brown spots the banana has, the more sugar the banana contain
Whats the down low on vitamins and supplements? Do you need them? Do they help? What should you take? Here are my thoughts... As far as vitamins and supplements go, I take a few things...there are some that go way overboard and have a pill for everything, or a powder for pre-workout, during-workout, and post-workout. Some are unnecessary and others are CRUCIAL. Here is what I take! I have a custom pack of vitamins/supplements that I take every day with my breakfast, which inc
You have seen people at the gym drinking a protein shake after they are done working out. You may be wondering WHY they do it, or WHAT the benefits are...Well, the bottom line is that you MUST consume a protein shake within 30 mins post workout of around 20G or more. There are no exceptions. Why? Because injesting liquid protein (a scoop of protein powder mixed with water) is the best way of instant recovery. It is fast acting and begins to repair your torn and worked muscles
The inverted ring row allows you to use your full body weight against you while working your back and biceps. Body weight exercises like this can be modified at different angles of inversion so that you can make it more or less challenging! One of the best exercises you can do on the rings to get an amazing workout! If you want to try a FREE amazing workout with me, sign up today on my website so we can get started! Start your personal training journey with me in Austin, TX!