Optimize Fitness & Performance Blog
Original content from coach Devin Gray, CSCS
Losing the Last 10lbs – Week 5&6
I’m back from Mexico! My sister and I spent a week visiting our father in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We visited Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Ek Balam, swam in cenotes (diving holes), and ate tacos and tortas. We ate All. The. Tacos. And. Tortas. These were the best...
Losing the Last 10lbs, Week 4 – The Scale is a LIAR
Learn why it’s so important to include multiple measurements when tracking your fat loss progress.
Losing the Last Ten Pounds – Week 3 Update
This week I discuss the effectiveness of high protein diets, explain why density workouts work so well, and chart out my next steps to keep losing fat.
My Best Tip for Getting in Shape
This is a topic that I could, and likely should, write a book on. If you are a beginner to strength training, or are coming back from an injury, I cannot overstate the importance of this principle. You need to separate your strength training plan from your fat loss...
Losing the Last 10lbs: Week 2 Update
Merry Christmas! Results from Week 2: Bodyweight unchanged, 178.5lbs Body Fat % down to a low of 15.5% / 21.3%, compared to 16.4% / 23.8% (Omron Handheld VS Omron HBF-516B) Muscle % increased by 1% Devin here, with an update on my weight loss & fat loss progress....
Losing the Last 10lbs – Week 1 Update
Week 1 was a successful week. I lost 1.5lbs and learned a lot in the process. Now, I understand that some of you may be saying: “That’s it?! A measly pound and a half?” Yep. That’s it. A pound and a half - which is a success! I’d be happy with a loss between 0.5% and...
How I Plan to Lose the Last 10lbs
How I Plan to Lose the Last 10 Pounds 30 years old, newly single, and for the first time ever, a little bit overweight. Here’s how I plan on losing “the last 10 pounds”. I’ll talk about how I got here, what nutrition & workout changes I’m making, and document my...
Case Study: Training with Painful Hips
Coach Devin here. I want to share a little insight into the "behind the scenes" of Mo's weekly workouts here at Optimize Fitness. (Read Mo's Member Spotlight here, then come back) She's a member of our Women's Strength Training program. It's small group training with...
Member Spotlight: Maureen “Mo” McCabe Haughey
Meet Mo. Mo came back from hip dysplasia and a full hip replacement to walk pain-free, bench press 100lbs, and deadlift over 160lbs. She even took home a first place medal from a USAPL powerlifting meet!