Some tips you can use to make your training program more effective:
  1. Stop “working out” and start “training
    You need to set up some goals and standards in order to have a training program, it’ll make your fitness work more effective… and YOU more accountable. Stop thinking “same ‘ol, same ‘ol” and start thinking “new program – new YOU”.
  2. Be willing to try new stuff
    Get rid of the bodybuilding magazines… stop thinking about big, start thinking about strong and fit. Strong and fit give you more accurate goals to train for… and you’ll most likely live longer too.
  3. Get your diet under control
    You think you’re doing OK… but if you’re honest, you know you’re probably not. It doesn’t matter how much work you do in the gym if you can’t control what you put on your plate. Stop thinking “diet” and start thinking “eating clean”.

And consider using the services of a fitness professional…
it’ll be worth every dollar you spend.

Favorite Fitness Quotes

The only difference between
a rut and a grave is depth.
Chris Shugart (T-Nation)

Athletes eat and train, they don’t “diet and exercise.”

Don’t give up what you want most
for what you want now.

“Big is okay, strong is better, fit is best.”

“I never met a carbohydrate I didn’t like.”

“What do you do for exercise?”
“I lift weights.”
“What do you do for cardio?”
“I lift weights… faster.”

It doesn’t matter how much work you do in the gym…
if you can’t control what you put on your plate.

It never gets easier…
you just get stronger.

The key to eating healthy?
Avoid any food that has a TV commercial.

Failure is not an option…
it’s a step.

Training is easy…
eating clean is hard.

Stop beating yourself up…
you are a work in progress.
You get there a little at a time,
not all at once.

It’s not about being the best.
It’s about being better
than you were yesterday.

Be a warrior… not a worrier.

It takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changing.
It takes 8 weeks for your friends and family.
It takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world.

If the plan doesn’t work…
change the plan, not the goal.

It’s not that some people have
willpower and some don’t.
It’s that some people are ready to change
and others are not.

How to get up early and train:
Go to bed early.
Prepare the night before.
Put your alarm in the next room.
Keep your playlist updated.
Make it a date.
Keep it interesting.

Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle.

The food you eat can be either the safest
and most powerful form of medicine,
or the slowest form of poison.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot.

You don’t always get what you wish for,
but you always get what you work for.

You aren’t fat.
You have fat.
Do not let “fat” define you.