Feel Stuck With your Progress? Read This

Here’s a little motivation for those who feel like they are stuck in their fat loss journey. Meet S, one of my amazing clients, who’s done an amazing job with her workouts and diet. The problem is she can't see the difference between both pics🙄. You and I, both, can see the smaller waist, the improved posture, the leaner lower body. The only thing S sees is: 'Omg!! my love handles'. We’re our worst critics, aren’t we? Let me explains what usually happens when you’re losing fat and gaining muscle. Your body starts to slowly reshape itself, and it may seem like you’re adding more fat to your frame because other areas get smaller (in this case it’s her waist). This is very common and is pa

What I’m Dying to Tell My Noob Clients

Whenever I start working with a new client, I’m encountered with some of the popular preconceived notions and misconceptions regarding nutrition, strength training (ST), the mindset needed for the process of improvements in those areas, and ultimately reaching one’s goals. Here’s an inconclusive list of all the facts I want my clients to know: 1. “I want my fat to turn into muscle”. Muscle tissue and fat tissue are two very distinct tissues, you cannot change one tissue into the other. The goal is to gain muscle mass, and to lose the fat. 2. You don’t have to keep your heart rate up throughout a training session. Unless you’re doing cardio and you have specific cardiovascular goals in mi

What the Diet Industry doesn't Want You to Know

Let’s put this out there. I know you want to trust your favorite fitness celebs, fitness models, and personal trainers. I get it. These people, whose physiques inspired you to work out and embrace on a healthy lifestyle, are quite inspiring and motivating; and there’s nothing wrong with motivation, until it negatively affects you. Fitness celebs aren’t fitness professionals; they have an unearned authority due to their social status. If a person has one million followers on Facebook, it doesn’t mean they are credible sources for health, fitness and nutrition information. Unfortunately, there are lots of people out there who promote ineffective products that supposedly ‘help you get the fit

Women bulking from heavy lifting?

‘lifting heavy weights can’t make women bulky!' You’ve probably heard this statement before. I’ve also said it numerous times on different social media platforms along the years, and whenever I get a chance to talk to women who haven’t been properly introduced to the iron and are truly afraid of lifting more than 5 lbs because they “don’t want to bulk up”. However, I’ve recently come to the realization that women can, in fact, get bulky from lifting heavy weights. You’re probably shaking your head in disagreement (or not), but let me explain my reasoning. In recent years, there has been a shift in mainstream perception of the ‘ideal female body’. More women work out in the once-male-domina

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