February 17, 2022

Success happens when we’re ready. So GET READY and BE READY the best you can. Be prepared for anything. With regards to health & fitness, this means having some type of plan and executing this plan with appropriate Nutrition & Exercise. So what are you doing about this today? #haveaplan #austinpersonaltrainers #austinpersonaltrainer #austinpersonaltraining #blueskystrongbox


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

3 BIG Fat-Loss Mistakes

November 2, 2021


January 9, 2021

Welcome to the New Year. And because it’s a New Year, we both know that a lot of folks would like to trim down. It may be you. It may be me. It may be just a few pounds, it may be a lot. Regardless, it’s all the same. I’ve been working with people for a long time. Losing unwanted fat mostly comes down to one thing… calories. America eats and drinks too many calories every day. It adds up in the form of body fat. But for many, it’s sneaky. I believe the main reason is that we have too many “encounters” with food each day. These encounters each count as a Meal. Over a lifetime, we get used to feeding frequently. Some big, some small. They add up. Before long, we’re unaware and unable( or unwilling) to change. But with no change in food comes no change with the body. Simple to understand but difficult to improve. Control takes positive frequent practice. But first, we must be mindful of it. #fatloss #mindfuleating  #mindfuleatingtips #austinpersonaltrainer #auatinpersonaltraining #austinpersonaltrainers #blueskystrongbox


November 10, 2020

#1 Hollow Holds #2 L-Sits. Why do I like them? They are simple, effective and require little to no equipment. They incorporate the entire body into one total-body static movement that not only strengthens the core musculature but the entire body by using it as one big unified flexing muscle. I also like the way they look when doing them. They have an artistic component that other exercises like Planks lack. The hanging L-Sits are particularly great for strengthening the grip, shoulders and lengthening the spine. It’s ok to hang from anything that is safe and tall enough to allow your feet to come off the ground when the legs are lifted. For the other L-Sit, it’s possible to use things like chairs, etc or, again, anything that is safe and allows room to perform the movement correctly. Be safe. Start slow. Build strong. Try to have some fun along the way. #coreexercises #totalbodystrength #CarltonsFavoriteExercises #bssbbooks #austinpersonaltrainer #austinpersonaltrainer #austinpersonaltrainers austinpersonaltraining #blueskystrongbox


August 14, 2020


August 14, 2020


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