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Misconceptions about Protein

I saw a video on Men's Health the other day titled "6 Protein Myths:". After watching it I felt like it lacked depth and by not addressing some of the information I was doing a disservice to all who followed that page. The following is my observation. Misconception #1:"Protein Builds Muscle" The first myth is kind of common sense. Contrary to popular belief protein doesn't build muscle. Protein is what your muscle is made of.

Best ways of getting quality proteins

Protein is one of the vital nutrients that is required for maintaining, repairing and building tissues, cells as well as organs in entire body.

October- Flex on this!

This month we are focusing on the facts: Someone is going to be the next president. How will you cope? Exercise, diet, or moving to another country?  If it is exercise, stay tuned for a free workout of the month post. If it is diet, check out our official dietary guidelines post. If it is moving to another country, make it a destination location so your friends and family are more likely to come and visit. For stronger living,Tanner

Macro's Overview

Is football making you fat?

I am a football fan as much as the next person. College football is my sport and Michigan is my team (Go Blue) But the reality is that all the socializing that goes along with it can be detrimental to your health and waist line. So I don't do it. NFL and College Football are on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That is over 50% of the week. For many people each game involves a drink or two at home, a sports bar or at the stadium. Alcohol consumption of more than 1 serving, more than 1-2 per week will surely give you a gut, especially if you are drinking beer.

Fall Back Into Fitness

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's now time to fall back into your fitness routine - no more excuses.  Kids are back at school, vacations are over, and work schedules have gotten back to normal.  Holiday engagements will be on hold until November, so we only have two months before we are immersed in the holidays. 

More Realistic Expectations Of Weight Loss

I never like watching the "Biggest Loser", you know the weight loss reality show that shows morbidly obese contestants who lose hundreds of pounds in a relatively short amount of time.  To me, it always portrays losing weight a daunting task as contestants run on treadmills with tears streaming down their faces and trainers screaming whatever at them to do the impossible.  Nevertheless, by the show's finale, the winners hold their huge "before" jeans next to their new slimmer bodies.  Although it's pretty incredible to witness, as a train

Prioritize your Weight Loss Goals

A majority of my training clients want me to deliver a high-energy, results-driven workout to help them lose fat. However, many of them fall short of reaching their goals. Why? Because what you eat and drink is far more important for fat loss than your workouts. If your true goal is fat loss (not weight loss) then you need to change your thinking and your priorities. 

The "I" In Team

How many times have you heard "There's no "I" in team?  Take a closer look and you might reconsider.