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Original content from coach Devin Gray, CSCS

How to Get the Abs You Want

Six-packs. With many of my clients, that’s what it invariably comes down to as their ultimate goal. We want abs, as a culture. Our movie stars’ and athletes’ physiques are typically judged not by lean muscle mass, but by the leanness of their torso. It’s time to strip...

The “Big Rocks” of Fat Loss

Maybe you’ve heard the story about the Rocks in a Jar lecture that has made its way around the internet. If not, you can read it here. To summarize, the rocks in a jar concept represents time management and your life. The jar is the amount of time you’re given. We all...

Common Core Training Mistakes

When people find out that you’re a trainer, you become privy to all sorts of information. In fact, one of my personal favorites is to walk into a coffee shop with a trainer polo on, and to have patrons apologize to me for purchasing a pastry. That said, I hear a lot...

Build the Basics and Better Your Best

Treat your health & fitness like you would a competitive sport. Master the fundamentals, attack your weaknesses often, and focus on making day-to-day progress. “You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is...

10 Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies

I must give credit where credit is due. One of my favorite principles from Dr. John Berardi’s Precision Nutrition is to eat 1-2 servings of vegetables at every meal. It’s simple in concept, but adds large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber into your diet. It...

Minimalist Workouts and Metabolic Conditioning

For many people, the ‘how’ of getting into shape or losing fat isn’t always the issue. At a minimum, they know they should be lifting weights and performing some type of cardiovascular activity. They know the basics of nutrition. There’s no shortage of information...

Improving Your Athleticism – At Any Age

As a fitness coach, the majority of people that I meet have one goal: physique improvement. Whether it’s fat loss or muscle gain, most people simply want to look better naked. As an industry, we get it and we're happy to help, but I’d like to encourage the addition of...

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