Low Testosterone and Skinny Jeans

Low Testosterone and how to correct it - Fitness Revolution Rowlett

Not too long ago I made a comment on Facebook about how I felt that all the hormone laden foods are responsible for three things:


12 year old girls that look like they are 18

The emo culture

Guys wearing skinny jeans


So much of the meat we consume is just saturated with antibiotics, hormones and who knows what else in order to ensure that all the animals are producing adequate (if not an over abundance) of meat for our consumption.

If you take your average gym goer or health conscious person they are consuming 1lb of meat daily but if you’re a bodybuilder or athlete your probably consuming around 3lbs a day. This breaks down to you taking in a LOT of hormones and chemicals that are most likely not contusive to your goals and especially manipulating your hormone levels in a negative way when it comes to gaining muscle and losing body fat. [Read more…]

Fasting and Muscles

Intermittent Fasting and Muscles - Fitness Revolution RowlettSlowly IF (intermittent fasting) is getting a bit more of a buzz in the weight loss industry, this is awesome because honestly IF just makes sense. Give your body a break from food; give it a break from having to constantly digest and breakdown what you feed it multiple times a day. The majority of our body’s energy systems are spent breaking down the constant bombardment of calories and is rarely ever given a chance to just work on itself.

Look at it this way; imagine that you are working 12-16hrs a day and never given a day off. Don’t you think you would hit a burn out period and things in your life would start suffering? Well if you’re eating ALL the damn time don’t you think that your body is going through something similar with you always asking it to breakdown calories? Give your digestive tract a damn day off lol. [Read more…]

A fat melting workout on a treadmill?!


I’ve always thought that treadmills are for gerbils… but I then remember this workout I’m about to show you.

I’ve been a victim of the cardio monotony for years at big health clubs, I was brought up that if you wanted to lose weight and get lean you had to spend hours a week to steady state heart rate training or low intensity heart rate intervals to get lean.

I would get on press the start button and go anywhere from 30-60min sometimes twice a day just to get that extra lean appearance that we all seek. Problem was I felt like I was wasting time and my workouts were taking too damn long! Heck when I was getting ready for some fitness events I could spend almost 3 hours a day in the gym!!! Now I love the gym but even I get sick of it after a while.

Plus what bothered me was I was losing weight but I started to lose valuable muscle as well. Towards the end I would usually cap out at around 8% body fat then I would notice that for every pound of fat that I lost I would lose nearly a pound of muscle. So great, I lost 10lbs but my body fat moved very minimally…

Finally I wised up and started implementing sprint training into my workouts and what a difference that made! 10-15min 2-3 times a week and I was leaner than ever and maintained if not had a slight increase in muscle mass! Yeah I no longer needed a treadmill!

There was a problem though…

I needed a sprint track and sometimes finding those could be difficult and if it was cold outside forget it. I mean I love the hard core rocky training principle but I hated slipping on ice when I was up north. Can’t run sprints with a busted knee.

The solution… a treadmill?


Well I was shown this principle a year back and I have implemented it not only into my workouts but teaching this to my clients as well. Its actually pretty simple 🙂

  • Do a 2-5min warm up (some need more or less depending on your day)
  • Increase your incline to a 12 (yes I said 12)
  • Pick a speed that on a scale of 1-10 is about a 7
  • Run for 30 sec
  • Straddle the treadmill and rest for 30sec
  • Repeat for 10min
  • Drop the speed and incline and walk for 2-3min


One thing that I want you to get over the is “I’m going to fall and eat my face if I take off on a moving treadmill” If you follow the video people I’ve shown you how to “peddle” your feet to get your pace down before you take off running.




The workout may seem quick and short but thats the point!

Just do this workout twice a week (anything more and you’ll stress your nervous system too much) and on your third day go do a steady state cardio workout for about 30min on anything that you want: elliptical, bike, swimming, etc…

**You can always change the interval  duration’s, 30 sec on 30 sec off. 45 sec on 15sec off.  15sec on 15sec off… its limitless!

***It may be easy for the first few rounds so you’ll think that you should increase the speed but DON’T, after about 5 or 6 intervals you’ll hate yourself for even thinking it 😉


Let me know what you think!



In Health and Fitness,




Travis Merritt, BS, CPT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.

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