Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How Often Should You Change Up Your Training "Routine"? Do You Even Have a Plan?

Unless you are seriously into your training, you more than likely fall into one of the following categories:

  • Go to the gym, do some cardio for about 30 minutes, jump around to some different machines and then leave
  • Go to the gym and "wing it"
  • Try to perform a generic 4-6 week program out of that month's fitness magazine that you are likely to stick to maybe just a few trips to the gym.  Not always, but many times likely
Now before I go any further, let me first say you are awesome if you fall into any of these categories.  Because you are at least getting your ass into the gym and moving.  So good job on that!  

But if you want to go to the next level and reach any goals you may have with fitness, you need a plan. And that plan, occasionally, needs to change.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Want to Contribute to OnceWasFat.com? I Need Your Help!

I need your help!

Life is getting crazy as I handle my day job, my personal training gig and my online training business on top of all my writing projects.  Throw on top of that I will be a father in a few short months and yeah things are getting nuts!

I want to continue getting content on the blog and I am going to do my best to stick with two per week. But it would be awesome to get some help!

Have an article you'd like to submit or even a success story?  Hit me up!  Shoot me an e-mail at zbbfitness@gmail.com with your idea.

Also, if you have something you'd like me to talk about either in writing or in the form of a video blog, please share your ideas below!

Thanks as always for reading!

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Death of the "Workout"

I have quit using the word "workout".

Ok, you may still hear me or see me say it every now and then.  But for the most part, I have quit using it.

Why?

Because I am over it.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Are You a Bodybuilder? No? Then Answer This Important Question....



Guy:  "YES!  It's chest and bicep day!
Girl:  "I hate chest day."

Girl:  "YES!  It's leg day!"
Guy:  "I hate leg day.  I'll just do some curls."

Admit it.  You either are like this or you know someone who is.

With training, it is an age old tradition to do body part splits.  Meaning, your week might look something like this:

  • Monday - Chest/Biceps
  • Tuesday - Legs/Abs
  • Thursday - Back/Tris
  • Friday - Shoulders/Abs
But have you ever stopped and just asked yourself "why?"

Monday, March 31, 2014

FermentedFarmer.com is Now Up and Running!

The Vincent Family

Pretty exciting news.

A lot of you have mentioned to me how jealous you are that you can't get the amazing, nutrient dense food from my farmer, Todd Vincent, when you see the awesome foods that I put up on my Instagram page.

Well guess what?  Not you can get them!

Todd has started his website The Fermented Farmer and is now shipping his incredibly nutrient rich foods!

While he can't ship any of his amazing raw dairy products, you can get his awesome fermented foods!

Fermented foods are extremely important and often overlooked in most people's diets.  They are rich in prebiotics and probiotics and aid immensely with digestive health.  As Todd always says, "your health starts in your gut!" and his food is delicious and will improve your health!  Todd puts extreme care in his food and has gone far out of his way to make sure he is providing organic, non-GMO, holistic food which is very hard for farmers to do now-a-days with genetically modified products taking over.

He will be adding more stuff to the site but has a great selection to start including my favorite product he sells with is his fermented BBQ sauce!  It is so awesome!

So go check out his site!  He has a blog on there too which he will be updating.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Health Goals vs Fitness Goals

Do you assume that everyone who is extremely fit and has 6 pack abs is healthy?

On the flip side, would you think that someone who might be carrying a little extra weight or does not have a 6 pack has extreme and optimal wellness?

Being fit and being healthy don't always go hand in hand.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sitting Hurts Like a Motha...

My standing desk at work I rigged up


Let me tell you a story.

If you have followed my blog or read my book then you know that I work a full-time job in addition to personal training.

A little over a year ago, I took a promotion at the job that moved me into a position where I would be at a desk a good chunk out of the day.

And recently, I found out that the job was hurting me.  Bad.