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6 Tips for Those That Workout First Thing in The Morning

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Those than train early in the morning are a special kind of breed. Not everyone can train in the morning and, shooting you straight, not everyone SHOULD train in the morning. Training ins the mornings isn’t ideal but somedays though you just can’t help it

Most people would rather wake up, drink a cup of coffee, get in breakfast and slowly warm up throughout the morning before they skipped off to do their workout but that schedule doesn’t work for everyone.

If you’re one of those people that train, or is going to have to train, within an hour of waking up here are some tips to make sure you still get the most out of the session WITHOUT getting hurt.

Side note: During the colder months I’ve seen a slight increase in strains and injuries for those that workout in the morning, could be just a coincidence. Regardless this is why we make our early morning clients do a bit more in regards to a warm up.

 

One: Hot shower as soon as you wake up

May seem silly since as soon as your done your going to have to shower again but you body has been at rest for the past 6-8hours, cold and stiff. As soon as you wake up go to the bathroom and get in a hot shower, the kind that might make you sweat a little bit. This will help warm up the body, the CNS, and get blood flow going before that early morning session. The warmer you are before you start the less likely you are to get hurt and the more likely you will have an awesome workout.

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18 Ways to Make Cardio Un-Suck

18 Ways to Make Cardio Un-Suck | Fitness Revolution RowlettWe have all heard this before, “cardio sucks”.

The traditional form of walking on a treadmill at the beginning or end of the workout, works, but is BORING.

I’m not hating it by any means, there are some that love this and others this is all they can do, for those of you that fit in those previous categories don’t bother reading this and keep doing what your doing. I still respect the hell out of anyone that gets up and does something, so this is NOT a cardio treadmill bashing session.

This blog is for those that WANT to avoid to the monotony of high incline walks for an hour, or those that want to do something else beside a treadmill, elliptical or bike.

I want to get you to think that cardio doesn’t always have to be on the treadmill; in fact some of the best, and most effective for fat loss, cardio workouts I’ve ever done were NOT on a treadmill. They were a combination of bodyweight, weights, sprints and even just as simple as having a kick butt playlist on my iPhone.

What I have below are some of the cardio ideas that we do here at Fitness Revolution Rowlett. These won’t work for everyone but I can bet that you’ll find SOME idea that I have listed that will help make cardio not seem so bad to you.
 
 

Weight Room Ideas

 

1. Take less rest between you weight lifting sets – It’s tempting to take several minutes between sets and maybe even some programs to dicitat that for performance reasons. If you are NOT on a program that has a long rest protocol then I suggest cutting your rest down to under 60sec between sets and begin working your way to 30 secs or even 15. Now you’ll have to drop the weight a bit BUT your heart rate sure won’t drop. [Read more…]

Your Holiday Survival Guide

Holiday Survival Guide

Let’s face it: It is hard to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan during the holidays, I’m not naive about that. Everywhere we turn, there are tempting foods, drinks, and treats from office parties to our own traditional family favorites.

When you add in a busy, stressful schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers that make it tough to squeeze in exercise, you have a recipe for disaster as far as the pant sizes are concerned.

The good news is that you really can get through the holidays without gaining weight. It will take SOME effort, but you will thank yourself a thousand times when January 1 rolls around and you have no regrets!

There are 3 main components to surviving the holidays and emerging a healthier, happier person in the New Year instead of the “Oh I feel like crap” that we have all experienced.

Workouts: I know that you don’t want to spend some of your holiday factoring in gym time; so that’s I’ve assembled 4 effective workouts that take a min of 20 minutes to complete and keep your metabolism up long after you’ve finished the final exercise. The best part? These can be done at home with minimal equipment or just bodyweight for those that are in the middle of travel.

Nutrition: Eating supportively during the holidays is a struggle for most. Between the ever-present holiday sweets and the seemingly weekly holiday feast, keeping your calories in check becomes a monumental challenge. In this guide, here is a simple but effective system to help you control the holiday binges and keep you on track.

 

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Some Popular Nutrition Questions Answered

Over the past several months we’ve been posting more and more videos on our social media pages, well I realize that not everyone has access to these so we moved some of the video to our YouTube channel and then we are bringing them here.

I currently have quite a list of videos that I’m still planning on shooting so if have any that you would really like to see just comment below :)

 

How Many Calories SHOULD You Eat?

 

How Many Calories do You Need to Cut For Fat Loss?

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56 Daily Weigh-Ins


56 Daily Weigh InsWe are all guilty of this at one point in time

You KNOW that its bad to do daily, you KNOW that this won’t change overnight and you KNOW that doing it is just going to screw with your head even more; but you still do it anyways

You weigh yourself. Every. Single. Day.

Personal trainers from all over will cringe at hearing about a client doing that because we (the trainers) KNOW that daily weigh-ins are not a good idea.

This messes with your head, can cause discouragement after a few days which can lead you to make dumb fitness or diet decisions that actually will do more harm that good.

Daily weigh ins are NOT a good idea.

 
 

Why checking your weight daily is bad for your health.

Your body didn’t gain fat overnight so don’t expect it to lose fat overnight (seriously if your weighing in daily you most likely are wanting to lose fat).

I get it though; that answer above sucks. We all want instant gratification, we want our results now, but physiology doesn’t happen that way.

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Why can I not stop eating crap?

Why can I not stop eating crap food | Cheat meals | Fitness Revolution RowelttI had this question asked to me the other day from a client and it’s not the only time that I’ve been asked that.

Those that know me, KNOW that I can get very philosophical or cerebral with my answers, but theory doesn’t give you the answer that you or this client was really seeking.

You want the answer of HOW to stop eating crap food.

Well I’ll give you the same answer that I gave them and, to date, it’s the best way that I can explain WHY you break down and eat that pop tart (which I love by the way).

Why did you eat that crap food?

The answer is simple.

It made you feel good. That’s it.

Nothing sexy about it, except that food makes you feel good, it gives you the pleasure that you were seeking at that moment. [Read more…]

So you want to lose fat: START HERE Part 3

So you want to lose fat start here | fitness revolution rowlettDisclaimer: This blog is intended for the beginner, NOT the advanced gym rat or seasoned fitness buff. When you have several years of successful dieting under your belt you think differently because your circumstances (athletic performance, could be one) are different. This is step one of many to get a beginner to where you are at now. We are just trying to master one thing at a time.


Ok now here we are getting into a bit of finer detail, so much so that I really don’t talk about it as much because, to be honest, it isn’t as important to the majority of people that are looking to drop some body fat.

In the big scheme of having a successful diet, calorie balance is number one and your macro breakdown is number two; so if you were to focus on those two principles right there you will have a GREAT chance of having a successful diet, or way of life depending on what your goal is.

Now here is the next question that people ask when it comes down to eating a certain way… how many meals a day should I eat AND what are the best times to eat them?

I’ve read some very silly rules of thumb from the “webgodz” that have ranged from: [Read more…]

So you want to lose fat START HERE PART 2

Fitness Revolution RowlettDisclaimer: This blog is intended for the beginner, NOT the advanced gym rat or seasoned fitness buff. When you have several years of successful dieting under your belt you think differently because your circumstances (athletic performance, could be one) are different. This is step one of many to get a beginner to where you are at now. We are just trying to master one thing at a time.

First off, if you have not read Part 1, I HIGHLY recommend you do so first before stepping into this blog. Otherwise you could be confused by things, and of course I want this to be as simple as possible.

I should add a fair warning though, this blog involves… MATH <== Damn I know

As we summarized in the last blog one of the biggest components to diet success is calories. With a goal of losing fat, you will have to eat less calories than your body needs. If your goal is to GAIN weight, then you need to eat MORE. In PART 1 we talked about how to find YOUR calorie number. [Read more…]

So you want to drop body fat? Start Here

Want to start losing fat start here | Fitness Revolution RowlettDisclaimer: This blog is intended for the beginner NOT the advanced gym rat or seasoned fitness buff, when you have several years of successful dieting under your belt you think differently because your circumstances (athletic performance could be one) are different. This is step one of many to get a beginner to where you are at now. We are just trying to master one thing at a time.

The nutrition world is SO overwhelming.

Even I say that, and I’ve been in the industry for a number of years, so I know the beginner is just freaking swamped with trying to figure out what to do.

Many people that come in our doors just don’t know what to do with all the conflicting info out there, and I mean, its no wonder.

Do they do Atkins, Paleo, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Not Eat after 6, or was it 7, do time zones matter? What about whole grains, ever hear of IIFYM, South Beach, North Beach, WEST SIDE!, Mediterranean, is butter a carb…?

$hit the list goes on!

Personally I feel this is why so many beginners just give the big middle finger to “dieting” and eat whatever they want.

After talking to so many people I decided to help clear the air of all of these “diets” and start with the bare bones science of this world to help YOU have the best idea of where to start. After that we will get into the nitty gritty of this world.

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