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Benefits of Being in Shape

Benefits of Being in Shape I live in the Huntsville Alabama area and as most people now know we were hit last Wednesday by a storm that produced multiple tornados.  I was one of the lucky ones as my home was not damaged and all I had was a few trees blown down and a lot of branches and tree limbs blown from my trees.  The people just a few miles to the northwest of us were not so lucky.  They had their...
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What Does It Mean To Be Fit?

What Does It Mean To Be Fit? Webster’s tells us that fitness is “the capacity of an organism to survive and transmit its genotype to reproductive offspring as compared to competing organisms”; Dr. Fred Hatfield, in his book Fitness: The Complete Guide, gives us a more layman’s view by defining it as: “Your ability to meet the exigencies of your lifestyle with ease and room to...
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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 pause and slow down but really you feel like you need to lie down. What...
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Finished P90X, What Now?

Finished P90X, What Now? I finish up my P90X classes in a few weeks and the question I keep getting is “what do I do after P90X”? This is a very good question as it was one that I asked myself. When I completed P90X I was so pumped with my P90X results. I decided to go and do another round of it, but this time I wanted to get big so I did a hybrid called “Round 2 Maximum Mass”. After completing...
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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 skills and fitness up to elite status with sports-specific training and...

Avoid Exercise Burnout

Avoid Exercise Burnout Whether you are just starting out on an exercise plan, or you have been working out for years, exercise burnout can be a big problem. This is particularly true if you find exercising challenging, both from a motivational aspect and from a physical aspect. Burnout can easily derail your fitness plans, but there are a few ways that you can make sure that this does not happen to...
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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, but not losing weight. You’ve been working out for weeks now,...

Weight Training: The Best Way to Get...

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 cultural icons. Arnold, Hulk Hogan, and the WWE are who and what we tend to...
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Get A Workout Buddy!

Get A Workout Buddy! If you have a hard time getting motivated to exercise, enlisting a workout buddy may help. A workout buddy can encourage, challenge, pace you, and can make working out more fun. I know that a big part of my success has to go to my family who not only supported me, but would also do the workouts with me.  My son, Cody, especially has been a source of great motivation and...
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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 benefits. Indeed, in heartening new research published last week in The...
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P90X Nutrition

P90X Nutrition INTRODUCTION Your body doesn’t run on exercise. It runs on the food you put in your mouth. The goal of this article is to help you learn what kinds of food, how much, and when to eat so that you can lose fat, get lean, and get into incredible shape. If you want real results from your exercise program then having a nutrition plan is a MUST. Establishing and maintaining the...
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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 when you aren’t bringin’ it. Recovering well is dependent on...
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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) and being selected for the new P90X infomercial the word is getting...
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Sore, Slow, and Hungry: This Program...

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 hurdles we all need to clear. Mainly, they include being faced with the...
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