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Fitness and Nutrition Articles by Celebrity Fitness Trainer Lucas James

Lucas James, celebrity fitness trainer has written some of the best fitness and nutrition articles for fitness, nutrition, weight loss, recipes, muscle building, workouts, exercises, and many more!

Nutrition & Meals

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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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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5 Foods That Seem Healthy But Aren’t

5 Foods That Seem Healthy But Aren’t

The health and fitness craze has swept the nation by storm and new marketing buzz words and fads are constantly coming in and out of popularity when it comes to nutrition and fitness. Every supermarket across the nation is now decorated with advertising preaching “organic,” “low-carb,” “free range,” “gluten free,” “non-GMO,” “all natural” and more. […]

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10 Healthy Carb Swaps

10 Healthy Carb Swaps

When it comes to nutrition, there are many fallacies and generalizations that create and abundance of confusion which is further perpetuated by fitness professionals and individuals who work out of their scope of practice. Carbohydrates have been given a bad rap over the last few years due to the popularity of low-carb and ketogenic diets, […]

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Pre and Post-Workout Nutrition for Every Type of Exercise

Pre and Post-Workout Nutrition for Every Type of Exercise

Every workout needs the proper nutrition to fuel it correctly, but each mode of exercise requires a different approach to maximize performance because of the body’s several metabolic pathways that utilize different fuel sources. While nutrient timing may not mean everything, it can give you that single percentage advantage that can add to an extra […]

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Weight Loss | Fat Loss Tips

Fitness Training – 10 Reasons Why It is Important

Fitness Training – 10 Reasons Why It is Important

As a Fitness Trainer in Scottsdale, Arizona, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the physical and mental changes in my clients as they improve their health through regular strength-training. First and foremost, all of them report feeling better physically as their muscles respond to my fitness programs.

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Weight Loss For Emotional Eating Infographic

Weight Loss For Emotional Eating Infographic

For the last eight years, I’ve seen several personal training clients struggle with emotional eating and losing weight. Emotional eating is not something out of the ordinary.  Research has shown that thousands of Americans struggle each day with disorder and often have trouble with losing weight loss. As a matter of fact, 38% of adults say they have overeaten or eaten unhealthy foods in the past month because of stress.

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John Goodman’s Weight Loss Diet and Workout
3 Mental Preparation Tips for Weight Loss and Fitness

3 Mental Preparation Tips for Weight Loss and Fitness

According to the 2011 Food & Health Survey conducted by the International Food Information Council Foundation, 77 percent of Americans are trying to lose weight or avoid gaining weight. Despite their efforts, nearly 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. This is due to a variety of factors, but for many, it comes down […]

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5 Fundamentals To Getting Lean Fast
Alcohol: How it Affects Your Body and Tips for Smart Consumption

Alcohol: How it Affects Your Body and Tips for Smart Consumption

The fitness industry has long had a negative stance on alcohol consumption due to its lack of nutrition (empty calories) and ethanol content, the toxic metabolic by-product that can cause damage to your liver and inhibit essential nutrient absorption like amino acids and B vitamins, while also impeding upon muscle protein synthesis. And at 7 […]

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Personal Trainer Salary Comparison

Personal Trainer Salary Comparison

Personal Training is a service that is growing in popularity and for many reasons.  First off, personal training is a great way to stay on a regular fitness schedule, which means you will see true results.  Secondly, hiring a personal trainer ensures that you are maximizing your time and effort.  How many times have you […]

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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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10 Reasons You Should Work with a Personal Trainer

10 Reasons You Should Work with a Personal Trainer

Improving one’s fitness is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions with many people getting back into the gym at the beginning of the year. Come Spring, however, many people have already given up or forgotten about their health and fitness goals.  Whether it’s due to busy schedules or lack of motivation, many people […]

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10 Qualities of a Good Personal Trainer

10 Qualities of a Good Personal Trainer

Personal training is an option many individuals consider starting the beginning of the year and for great reasons.  A personal trainer can assist in many exercise-related goals and can be a guide to help any beginner or advanced exerciser.  When searching for a personal trainer however, it is important to do your homework and research […]

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Why Hire a Personal Trainer

Why Hire a Personal Trainer

The start of the New Year is a time to start fresh, leaving all bad habits behind and beginning newer, healthier habits.  Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight or eat healthier, maybe it is to lean out and look better.  If exercise is atop of your New Year’s resolution list, you ought […]

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Fitness Tips

How Many Crunches Until I Get Six-Pack Abs?
Benefits of Giving The Guy In Your Life the Gift of Health

Benefits of Giving The Guy In Your Life the Gift of Health

Planning holiday gifts is a fun time to show those close to you that you care.  For some, it might involve purchasing the newest gadgets around, but this year, consider a different holiday season gift instead to impress the husband, boyfriend, father, brother, or any guy in your life and show them you care.  This year, […]

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Why You Should Give The Lady In Your Life the Gift of Health
Scottsdale Weight Loss: Best Luxury Gyms, Health Clubs, and Fitness Centers
The Debate: Free Weights or Machines: Which is Better?
The Men’s 30 Day 6-pack Abs Fitness and Nutrition Plan

The Men’s 30 Day 6-pack Abs Fitness and Nutrition Plan

Planning for summer involves more than travel arrangements and hotel stays; it starts months before the actual trip to the beach and begins with your fitness.  This part of summer planning is where you gear your focus towards having the body you have always dreamed about.  Your summer beach body and ripped six pack abs […]

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