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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone You hear people talk about it all the time, you are in your comfort zone but what does it really mean?  Your comfort zone is that place where we all live in the routine of our lives.  We like doing things that we are familiar with and that way there are no surprises or any chance of something “bad”...
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Cody’s Summer Hybrid

Cody’s Summer Hybrid For those of you who are looking to “mix it up” or “try something new” here is what my son came up with for us to do this summer. After teaching the classic P90x at the local gym we wanted to do some of our favorites and to try and get “ripped” and “lean” for...
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Why Do We Bonk?

Why Do We Bonk? You are on your third set in Plyometrics and you feel pretty good. You feel like you are going to have a good day. All of a sudden, within the space of five minutes or so, you go from feeling pretty good to awful. Your arms and legs feel heavy and it becomes hard to catch your breath. You are forced to push...
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INSANITY: THE ASYLUM IS HERE!

INSANITY: THE ASYLUM IS HERE! This Workout looks awesome and hard.  My son and I plan to do the Asylum workout this summer after my P90X classes end! INSANITY: THE ASYLUM™ Workout Program Maximize your sports performance in just 30 days. Start your winning streak with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM™. Shaun T takes your...
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I CAN’T LOSE WEIGHT!

I CAN’T LOSE WEIGHT! I continue to be flooded with questions and complaints about weight loss during P90X (and other Beachbody workout programs) and how did I lose 30 lbs doing this.  Here is a list of four of the toughest weight loss obstacles that I continue to hear about and how to overcome them. 1. You’re exercising,...
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Weight Training: The Best Way to Get Lean!

Weight Training: The Best Way to Get Lean! When it comes to reshaping your body, nothing is quite as effective as lifting weights. Cardio is great for your heart, Pilates will help you get stronger, and yoga will balance you out; but nothing compares with a well-designed resistance program for getting lean. This is in contrast to our weight lifting...
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Can Exercise Keep You Young?

Can Exercise Keep You Young? We all know that physical activity is beneficial in countless ways, but even so, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, was startled to discover that exercise kept a strain of mice from becoming gray prematurely. But shiny fur was the least of its...
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Recovery!

Recovery! One of the most important topics when it comes to exercise is how to recover from it. No matter how hard you train, you’re only going to see great results if you do the things that enable your body to recover from the exercise you do. Let’s take a look at how to make the best use of your time...
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P90X: Bringing It To The Students!

P90X: Bringing It To The Students! As I continue on my journey of fitness and being a coach for Beachbody I have started to make my presence known in my community and city.  I have become “The P90X Guy” and from the recent events of starting to teach P90X classes at one of the local health clubs in my area ( 24-7 Health Clubs)...
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Sore, Slow, and Hungry: This Program Really Works!

Sore, Slow, and Hungry: This Program Really Works! Exercise makes us feel great. It makes us less hungry. It helps us perform everyday tasks better. Besides our health and the way we look, feeling great, being less hungry, and performing better are exactly the reasons we put ourselves through exercise. However, en route to ultimate fitness, there are some...
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I’m In the New P90X Infomercial!

I’m In the New P90X Infomercial! I was asked back in November to send in my transformation story and information for a chance to be in the new P90X Infomercial.  They told me I needed to send it in ASAP as the deadline for using material for the infomercial had passed, but that my transformation was so dramatic and inspiring that they...
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Plateau? Here’s what to do

Plateau? Here’s what to do If you work out for any length of time no matter how hard you try you will eventually hit some type of plateau.  It may be a weight loss plateau or a strength plateau (as I did with my pull ups) or a mass gaining plateau.  Whatever type it is not a lot can dampen your enthusiasm as much as seeing your...
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