January 28, 2022

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WORKOUT FOR ME LOOK LIKE? This is a question I do get fairly regularly. And honestly, the answer could be a lot of different things, depending on the day. Keep in mind, I started lifting weights at 12 years old. I’m 47 now. I’ve worked professionally as a personal trainer since 2005. It should be understood that I’ve learned a few useful things (you’d hope so anyway), many of which were probably by accident or mistake. Key components? Creating a realistic plan that fits your lifestyle and schedule. Make smart exercise choices. Don’t do too much. Don’t do too little. Do that sh*t with 100% consistency. And with near-perfect form. Yes, my nutrition is pretty good. Yes, my sleep is pretty good too. Balance is needed with everything in life. And I mean every-thing. But to be clear, there is no magic. No secrets. No drugs or supplements either. Well, maybe a little Creatine Monohydrate but that’s it. The most important element? CONSISTENCY. My best advice? Create an intelligent plan. Choose the components wisely. Execute with absolute precision and a tenacity that delivers results and a sense of pride. Rinse & Repeat. Enjoy the process. #exercisejournal #exercisejourney #exercisemotivation #austinpersonaltrainer #austinpersonaltraining #austinpersonaltrainers


January 24, 2022

Yes, we all need to SQUAT. Today, I will show you three popular versions. Squatting is a strength exercise. I would argue that it’s the best strength exercise. Why? Because it’s a fundamental human movement. It helps with everything. Losing the ability to squat easily makes living harder over time. Trust me. You don’t need any equipment to get the basic benefits. With that said, adding weight (in any form) will help if you want to get really strong. The main thing you need to know is that you just NEED to do it regularly. Even once a week would be a great place to start. Things fall apart quickly as we get older. This, my friends, will help. #squatting #kingofallexercises #austinpersonaltrainer #austinpersonaltraining #austinpersonaltrainers #blueskystrongbox


January 24, 2022

Exercise is only movement. When we were kids we probably called it “play”. It helps to think of that way as adults too. Too often, exercise becomes work or another job. That’s a great way to sabotage the future. My recommendation? Don’t do anything you hate. Find things that can learn to enjoy. Then do them often. #exerciseismedicine #austinpersonaltrainer #austinpersonaltraining #austinpersonaltrainers #blueskystrongbox


January 24, 2022

WANT TO LOSE SOME BODY FAT? Consume fewer calories each day than you are right now. Be consistent. It’s not rocket science. We tend to make it complicated. Exercise is important for so many reasons but exercise would not my first choice for fat loss intervention. Improving food and beverage habits would be. People often make the mistake of overdoing the “under-eating and over-exercising” thing. Don’t do that. Be reasonable but also be very consistent. Let’s signify “consistency” as being longer than a year. Learn to eat some vegetables. Dark leafy greens would be a great place to start. Consistently get 7-8 hours of sleep each day. If you want to add more movement, try walking faster and more often. 10,ooo steps isn’t a magic number but it’s pretty darn good. Perfect the Goblet Squat exercise. Could you do a few reps with half your body weight? I’ll talk more on this later but for now, just know that fat loss is not complicated. It’s just not easy because we too often get in our own way. #fatloss #austinpersonaltrainer #austinpersonaltraining #austinpersonaltrainers #blueskystrongbox

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