Cardio or Cardio-KNOW?!?!

Last week we talked about nutrition. It's the foundation of a sound health, wellness and fitness program. It's so important that Greg Glassman, the most influential man in fitness, said "I'd rather someone eat healthy and and not exercise than exercise and not eat healthy". But, your journey to the healthiest, fittest you even can't stop there. Nutrition is important, but it's not the only. So, where do we go from there? In the same article I mentioned last week "What is Fitness?", Coach Glassman provides us with a quick reference guide, a pyramid of fitness, to help us build. The next most important thing is

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Fitness That Starts with Eat

I started my journey into the fitness industry like so many others with an Exercise Science degree in 2006.  I became a "Fitness Professional" in 2007.  Since then I have learned an immense amount about what I thought was truth in regard to fitness.  One of those things is that fitness isn't solely about exercise.  In fact, it's not even mainly about that.  It's mainly about what you eat.  Coach Greg Glassman (founder of CrossFit) is so far the only "Fitness Professional" to actually attempt to define the illusive idea of "fitness". It was first published in 2002 in the

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That Stubborn Belly Fat!

In a bad news/good news scenario, I’m a bad news first kind of guy (it makes the good news a little sweeter). So, the bad news: you can’t spot-reduce belly fat (or any area of your body) by working that muscle group more frequently.  There are no exercises that target fat loss in specific areas on your body.  So doing more oblique crunches and leg-raises won’t remove belly fat faster.  If you have a trainer or coach telling you so, fire them.  Immediately. What these exercises WILL do though, is strengthen and define your abdominal muscles so that when you

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