Tuesday, February 24, 2009

P90X Video Blog Review

Hey Everybody,
A friend of mine asked me for my thoughts on the P90X training program, and more specifically, he asked my about what they call "muscle confusion". I have actually been asked this question a lot, so, I decided to make a video blog entry to answer his question and to give my opinion on the P90X program. So here is the link, hope this helps.
Keep Moving,


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Random Thoughts

OK, So I am a bit of a quote geek. I love to use them as motivation to get a point across. I have them attached to the closing of my emails. And every time I make an original one, or come across one that stands out to me, I write them down. Here are a few I really like. I hope you like them and I hope they speak to you like they speak to me.

Life is Motion

Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time...”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
-Bo Bennett, "Year to Success"

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Life is Motion...Enjoy it outside!

Just a couple random thoughts to talk about tonight.

I just returned from a nice little mini vacation in North Carolina. We started in Hendersonville, and made trips to Asheville, and then Boone to do a little tubing on the not so fresh snow..... Anyways, we had the opportunity to go out for a nice hike. And it was just a nice reminder of how nice spending some time in nature can be and how easy it can be to get exercise no matter where you are.

My clients travel frequently and I always make it a point to recommend exercises they can do no matter where they are. You don't need a nice gym with fancy equipment to get a good exercise session in. As a matter of fact, my new clients don't even touch a weight until they have good control of their body first. And everyone of them is surprised to see and feel just how sore they can be by just using body weight as a modality.

Like I said, just some random thoughts. But just remember it is amazing how beautiful and physically rewarding a simple hike through the woods can be. Take advantage of the cooler weather and get outside and get some exercise.

I have just posted a new video on youtube. "Turkish Get-Up. Dissecting the Turkish get-up". I will get the link posted soon.

Triathlon season is right around the corner. i will be posting a beginners training program for free soon. Check my website soon for further details. www.mtsfitness.com

Keep Moving

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Nutrition made easy!!

Tonight I am going to keep it short and sweet! So, I just returned from a "Perform Better, Learn-By-Doing" seminar. I learned a lot of great information, but the one thing I wanted to share with you is a very basic nutrition tip from Chad Waterbury, then adapted by Mike Boyle.

Mike brought up a good point in his presentation and I agree with him 100% because I hear the same thing all the time. He said "everybody know about good nutrition, its just most people don't do it"

A quick and easy tip from Chad: "Eat fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. Then I tell them to take fish oil"..... That's it! I loved it. Quick, easy, and every time you sit down to eat do just that. Nothing more, nothing less.

Mike went on to say: "Avoid grain like its poison, grain is the root to all fat evil". What most people don't realize is that "corn is a grain, not a vegetable. It is also the number one calorie source in America . Worse than corn is high fructose corn syrup"

So, keep it simple. Every time you eat be sure you are getting plenty of fruits, vegetable and lean protein. And, limit you grains. Also, try to limit or avoid processed white starchy foods.

Thanks Mike for a great presentation.
Keep Moving!

"Life Is Motion"

"Life Is Motion"
Turkish Get Up