Episode 048: Why Success Should Not Be Based on Fat Loss featuring Alex Tanskey

Is fat loss the marker by which you measure success in the gym? If so, Alex and Jon go over why that needs to change and what else you can focus on instead. Building healthy habits, training to lead a longer life and learning that the long game is the goal are just some points... Continue Reading →

Alex Tanskey is an Integrative Strength and Performance Coach based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alex discusses some common issues that can hold people back from achieving their goals when it comes to weight loss. Some areas covered in this episode include: Is perfect the enemy of good when it comes to nutrition? Covering the basics... Continue Reading →

How the Thyroid Gland Affects Your Health

Check out this info graph on how influential the thyroid gland is and how it affects your health. Thanks to Donna Rogers for the cool graphic.

Fitness myths are the topic up for discussion in episode eighteen. Jon welcomes Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins back on the show to discuss some common fitness myths that they have come across in their coaching experience. The topics discussed in this episode include: Does strength training make you bulky? The "Biggest Loser" TV show... Continue Reading →

As much as marketing campaigns and the media want us to believe that fat loss is achievable with their latest supplement, a hew hype fitness food or some random exercise technique (all my shake weight crew say heyyyyyy). Fat loss is not a simple phenomenon, there are many levels as to what goes into allowing... Continue Reading →

The 4 Pillars of Health: Live Your Best Life

When I'm asked, "Whats the best thing to do for ________ ". The last word of that question usually falls into one of four categories. These four categories are what I like to call the "Pillars of Health". People come to the Training Room in order to improve themselves and that doesn't stop at learning... Continue Reading →

Tweets in Review

This week "Tweets in Review" highlights tweets (aka knowledge bombs) from Kevin Carr on "keeping the window open", Movement as Medicine on why to "tone down" instead of "cool down", a book from yours truly on soccer scholarships & Colaiste Ide in Dublin, Adam Bornstein on the importance of sleep and weight loss and another... Continue Reading →

140 Better New Years Resolutions

  Still struggling for New Years resolutions? Dave Asprey details why only 8% of resolutions are successful and also lists 140 you could potentially use as your own in his article: "Why 92% of New Year’s Resolutions Already Failed, and 140 Better Ones".  

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