My First Blog Post…….What to Talk About?!?

There is a first time for everything and this is definitely a first for me. I never thought I’d be one to be writing blogs, but here I am. This is my first post, hopefully of many…..good, bad or indifferent, and I just want to share what you should expect to read when you visit this sight.

Fitness…..yes, you’ll read about fitness. I wish it were really that simple because it would make my job a lot easier if it were. I’ve been involved in sports and training for the majority of my life, from T-ball all the way to college football and now as a personal trainer and avid weightlifter. One thing I’ve learned through all these years is that “fitness” does something to you. What exactly that is I can’t explain in a couple of words, but that is what I intend to do with this blog. I want everybody to understand how I see, first hand, how people’s lives have changed through training and nutrition, how kids develop into athletes right in front of your eyes and how a little hard work can increase your quality of life. Along the way we’ll talk about different ways to get back in shape, put on muscle, burn fat, get stupid strong and anything else you would like to hear.

I hope that I’ve briefly introduced to you what I plan on covering and I hope that you plan on coming back for more. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding my posts are training/nutrition in general. With all that being said I’ll end this post with a video of a metabolic circuit I did Wednesday (had to get a good workout in for all the junk I knew I was eating for the 4th….don’t judge).

 

This can be our first lesson, what is a metabolic circuit? Think of a metabolic circuit as a mixture of high intensity cardio and weight training….basically the highest form of fat-busting exercise that can be done. But there are limitations when doing this type of training. Numero Uno (had to put that for Arnold), this is something you do for short duration’s….so 4-6 minutes tops (the circuit I have posted is about 3.5 minutes). Due to the high demand on your nervous system, and that fact that you will get insanely exhausted quickly, the ability of your body to sustain this intense of training for long periods of time is pretty limited, so keep it short. Number two, definitely not something you want to do every day. Again, this training takes a toll on the body so it needs recovery, think 72 hours.

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