Oct 16

FVP 004 How To Lose 175 Pounds w/ Lennon McCarthy

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Lennon McCarthy is an Exercise Physiologist and has gone through a ridiculous transformation losing 175 pounds along the way. This is his story.
Oct 13

Fitness Friday #001- Dont Skip Your Warm Up

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"The Warm Up is one of the most beneficial , yet most overlooked aspects of a fitness routine"
Oct 02

FVP 003 Change Your Mind, Change Your Body, Change Your Life w/ Michael Ashford

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"Life was different back then. You had to work for things. You couldn't drive up to a door and get a 1200 calorie meal in a bag. You had to work to grow that food and they you have to make it all yourself. Life was just much more physical at that time"
Sep 24

Fitness Vida Podcast 002 The State of Fitness in 2019

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"Before the rise of online video, say in the 90’s and early 2000’s, it used to be a small handful of relatively knowledgeable people that you would look to when it came to safe, reliable fitness information or tips. Now with Youtube and Instagram, everyone seems to be a fitness professional dishing expensive advice."
Sep 17

Fitness Vida Podcast 001 Manifesto

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"Why is this podcast necessary? As a personal trainer in a gym that saw 1800+ clients every day, I can honestly tell you at least 85% of everyone working out has absolutely no idea what they area doing. Lack of knowledge equals lack of results. They all become victim of the same cycle with the same result: burn out."
Feb 12

So you want to be a Pro Surfer?

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2019 is a big year for surfing. Since it will become an Olympic sport in 2020, this will be the year when the majority of qualifying happens. Pro's and Am's around the world are dedicating serious time to progressing themselves and their surfing abilities in order to get one of the 40 spots available (20 men and 20 women). So, how does one go about qualifying? It's a complicated process that goes something like this: Qualification* Quota places will be allocated to the athletes at the following events: Host Country: Japan as host country is allocated 1 place in both men's and women's events. If at least one Japan has earned a qualification place through other events, the relevant Host Country Place(s) shall be reallocated to the next highest ranked eligible athlete at the 2020 World Surfing Games. 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour - the 10 highest ranked men and 8 highest ranked women will be awarded quota places. 2019 ISA World Surfing Games - the top finishers from each continent with the exception of the Americas will be awarded a quota place. 2019 Pan American Games - the top finisher in men's and women's events will be awarded […]
Jan 10

Fitness Vida Blueprint Month 1 Workout 1

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Fitness Vida Manifesto Month 1 Workout 1 Warm Up Movments Prisoner Squat Hinge and Reach Runners Lunge w/ Twist Hand Walk out> Cobra > Down Dog Y-T-A's Core Movements (1) Plank (2) Hip Bridge (3) Alt Leg March 1 Alt Leg March 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEDoaZ9VcGI (4) Reverse Cobra Cross Hold Resistance Movements (5) Single Leg Forward Lunge 1 Single Leg Forward Lunge 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voqaTnCcxTI (6) Push Up 1 Push Up 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqMRtiqwwCY (7) Side Lying Hip Abduction 1 Side Lying Hip Abduction 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZlO9s9H40o (8) Inchworm Inchworm 2 Inchworm 3 (9) Supine Overhead Press 1 Supine Overhead Press 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaicfApxOas
Oct 04

4 fitness Mistakes & How to Solve Them For Ultimate Results

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4 fitness mistakes & how to solve them for ultimate results Speding time in a gym for 50+ hours a week as a personal trainer was much as a daily ongoing study in human behavior for me. I could watch thousands of people a week come and get their workout on. Watch what they do, one after the other, day after day. The majority of people I saw were making major mistakes in the gym, but seemed very unaware. It is extremely important to not only do the movement practice, but do it with purpose and intent. Weather you are currently making them yourself, or working out and could become victim at some point,  here are the common 4 fitness mistakes how to solve them for ultimate results . Not Enough time. As with anything, time is of the essence. Contrary to popular belief, one does not have to spend hours a day to maintain a fit lifestyle. (3-4) one hour resistance/movement sessions and (2) 20 minute cardio sessions is all it takes for most people if, that is a big IF you train smart. Mix up your workouts and push a little harder on your cardio. Try adding circuit training […]
Apr 12

The Stand Up Paddleboard Workout

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Stand Up Paddle boarding (or SUP) seems to be everywhere these days. Visit a beach, a lake or a river, and you will usually see many people SUP’ing. Maybe it’s because the learning curve is so shallow that almost anyone can be up and enjoying themselves on an SUP in just a matter of minutes. Or maybe its just because it’s just plain fun. You are on the water enjoying nature, all while getting a great workout for your body. Whatever the reason, it is much more fun to paddle when your body is conditioned properly. The Stand Up Paddle Board Workout was designed to help maximize your fun! Some serious movement conditioning will come in to great play if you plan on spending long periods of time out on the water paddling. If you are serious about SUP, this is a great workout routine that will help you not only stay out longer on the water, but do it stronger and more efficiently while reducing the risk of future injury. In order to understand the exercises, let’s first look at SUP from the body’s point of view Balance, agility, mobility, coordination, strength, physical conditioning and power all come in to play at […]
Apr 07

Fitness Friday Medley 2 (April 3-9 2017)

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Hello again, and welcome to the Fitness Friday Medley 2. If you missed out on last weeks post, you can view it here. This weeks wrap talks about some of the “not so sexy” fitness topics that often are overlooked. When I say “not so sexy”, I mean things that won’t give you a round booty, huge guns or superman speed, at least directly. Indirectly, they all are important pieces of a proper fitness regimen. Read on to find out why. Exercise of the Week: Balance Training Ok, well Balance isn’t so much a simple exercise as it is an element that should be part of everyone’s fitness training regime no matter what their goals are. Like cardio, the less you practice it, the worse it becomes. As you get older and stop being more physically active, poor balance can also be a source for injuries. Please have a look at a more in depth piece I wrote a few years ago regarding this subject here . Smart Recovery One of the most often overlooked elements to a healthy fitness lifestyle is recovery. How you spend your time in between workouts is just as important as the time you spend working […]