October, 2016

3 Ways to Stay Lean Year Round

3 Ways to Stay Lean Year Round

  1. Monitor Your Nutrition Many people underestimate calorie consumption and will fluctuate regularly if they don’t track their calories and macronutrient ratios. Additionally, restricting calories can end up creating micronutrient deficiencies, so tracking your nutrition will ensure you’re getting the essential vitamins and nutrients you need to perform optimally. It may take time in […]

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Workout and Exercise Lingo Explained

Workout and Exercise Lingo Explained

Working out can be intimidating enough, and the abundance of lingo and technical jargon surrounding workout programming and exercise science can only add to the confusion and nervousness that many new exercisers may feel. So to provide some comfort and shed light on the meaning of these terms and phrases, I cover some of the […]

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5 Worst Alcoholic Drinks to Avoid

5 Worst Alcoholic Drinks to Avoid

http://watersoftenerguide.com/best-water-filter-pitcher/ We’re all aware that alcohol isn’t the best choice of beverage for anyone who has serious health or fitness related goals, but at the end of the day many of us still choose to consume alcohol in social settings or to wind down after a long day. Let’s be clear, no alcohol is healthy […]

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5 Unhealthy Beers You Should Never Drink Again

5 Unhealthy Beers You Should Never Drink Again

A beer craze is upon us and while many brews may be delicious, there’s an abundance of health concerns that come with the consumption of this alcoholic beverage. Beer often contains a ton of empty calories that can negate your weight loss and fat loss goals. At 7 calories per gram plus the added carbohydrates from […]

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Vote Lucas James for “Best of Our Valley” Personal Trainer Award!

Vote Lucas James for “Best of Our Valley” Personal Trainer Award!

It’s that time of year again when Arizona Foothills Magazine, the Valley’s leading luxury lifestyle magazine, is hosting their annual “Best of Our Valley” awards. In 2014, Lucas James was voted best personal trainer in the valley. Visit their site today to vote for him to win the Best Personal Trainer award again in 2017! VOTE HERE! […]

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How Important is Protein Timing for Muscle Building?

How Important is Protein Timing for Muscle Building?

From the first time many people start weight lifting, the notion that they need to start choking down more chicken and guzzling protein shakes to gain muscle or lose weight begins, and while an increase in protein may be necessary to help maximize recovery and stimulate muscle protein synthesis, the actual timing of protein has […]

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3 Ways to Spot a Steroid User

3 Ways to Spot a Steroid User

It’s a commonly known fact that has been prevalent throughout professional athletics and bodybuilding for decades, but what you may not know is that the abuse of steroids is extremely commonplace amongst fitness professionals, models, general fitness enthusiasts, amateur athletes and even youth athletes, some even have to go through to get better. One study […]

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