EFFECTIVE OVER EFFICIENCY
Cardio Training | Diet & Nutrition | Lifestyle | Motivation | Weight Training

EFFECTIVE OVER EFFICIENCY

WHY? Whether you’re starting an exercise program or you’re an established gym-goer, getting the maximum benefit for your time is always a topic of interest. In Todd’s 36 years of personal training and my 15 years, it’s all too common to come across someone who is just simply lost. We all have access to a…

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF CALORIES
Diet & Nutrition

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF CALORIES

VOCABULARY There are three types of calories that come from the food we eat: Carbohydrates Proteins Dietary Fats Pure Carbohydrates (Complex): derived from non-animal foods (rice pasta, beans, bread, potatoes, fruit, yams) Manufactured Carbohydrates: anything usually made with flour or sugar (cakes, cookies, candy, and desserts) Fiber: the body lacks enzymes to break down and does not…

THE GLYCEMIC INDEX
Diet & Nutrition

THE GLYCEMIC INDEX

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a scale that measures the speed at which 100 grams of a carbohydrate enter the blood as sugar. The index assigns numbers to carbohydrate foods based on the speed at which it is consumed.  In order to build muscle mass, you need to increase your caloric intake from carbohydrates.  Dieters,…

THE BASE DIET
Diet & Nutrition

THE BASE DIET

The first step in accomplishing fat loss and gaining lean muscle mass is to establish a base diet or reference point.  This diet tells you how many calories you need each day to maintain your current body weight and muscle mass. This is the superior approach to any other method, thus; how you eat will…

ENDOMORPH DIET PLAN
Diet & Nutrition

ENDOMORPH DIET PLAN

If you are an “endomorph” your body type is one that tends to have a higher body fat percentage.  We all have a genetic predisposition for carrying a certain amount of body fat, moreover, we all have a unique way of placing that fat throughout our body. Endomorphs, most of the time, find that it…

H2O
Diet & Nutrition

H2O

Water is the main component of blood and it transports nutrients to tissues while removing toxins for metabolism disposal.  If you don’t drink enough water you will slow down your metabolic rate.  If you are consuming caffeine, low carbohydrates, and high protein in your diet YOU MUST drink up!  These healthy diet plans with exercise…

MIND-MUSCLE CONNECTION
Motivation | Weight Training

MIND-MUSCLE CONNECTION

All muscles contract from nerve signals.  The stronger the nerve signal, the more powerful the muscular contraction. The brain must tell the muscles how hard to contract through the spinal cord.  This is where the saying, “mind over matter” comes from.  The mind-muscle connection is what separates beginners from more advanced weight trainers.   Thus, it…