Being that this is my first ever blog post on the topic of fitness, I figured this topic would be a great place to start. This is particularly applicable for those of you who have hit pleteaus when training. What are plateaus, you ask?
As much as I am an advocate for not eating late at night, I am just as human as the rest of you, lol. When I do snack late for whatever reason, these are some of my "ok" choices.
But before I get into these awesome healthy snacks, lets look at WHY you may feel the need to snack late.
There are plenty of reasons why you may get food cravings at midnight:
1. Dehydration, in my book, is one of the main reasons.
3. You're genuinely hungry because of an early dinner.
5. You may suffer from low salt or sugar levels.
I have a friend; let's call him Derek.
Derek was an avid athlete and spent his fair time in the gym in University. The guy wasn't ripped but had some muscle. Derek is brilliant. So much so that he landed a 6-figure job directly out of University in New York. Fast-forward 5 years and he's making $500,000+ a year.
We are all in different places when it comes to our fitness. There is no one size fit all. So let me meet you where you are at
If your already in great shape and need a little adjustment to your program...... I will meet you where you're at.
You just started on you're fitness journey...... let me meet you where you're at.
One of the more annoying, yet common myths in the fitness world is that you can "spot train" muscles. Not only is it not possible, it shows how highly uneducated some people are with exercising, yet these people keep "educating" people on how to train. Under education is a huge problem in our industry, and spot training is the perfect example of that lack of knowledge. Targeting the "Lower" Abs or the "tear drop" in the Quads, are two of my favorite that people will try over and over to spot train.
You know what? For the most part I suck at balance, core work, and strength training. Any given day, if you walk in to my gym and see me train, you might agree.
Stumbling, losing my balance and uttering the occasional obscenity is common. Block your ears if you are precious.
However, I will not stand in front of a mirror and do biceps curls. Not my style. I will work at, even though I am not good at it. Can you say the same?
Question; John “When should I have my energy drink or coffee?”This is a great question. Energy is based on the consumption of food in the form of calories in macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats. It is the only form of energy there is. When you are tired you should start with a well-balanced meal to provide you the energy you need.
While you are at work or watching TV, you can be working on your posture. Doing 10 chin tucks and pelvic tilts throughout the day will help keep your body in correct alignment. Check out the following websites for exercises. http://www2.nau.edu/~mtl8/Ther_Ex_files/Postural_ex.htm and http://www.ehow.com/way_5407942_seated-ab-exercises.html