If you’re like me, you’re probably not a really big fan of sit ups and crunches. They’re awkward, show mediocre results, and if your don’t do them properly, they can cause severe strain to your neck and back. But if you want strong, toned abs, you have to do crunches, right? That used to be true, but now you have several options that don’t involve any stressful,[...]Read More »
Establishing yoga goals is the first step towards reaching them. And since successful people in major niches across the board remind us regularly in inspirational articles, videos and other information products, ‘If you fail to plan, plan to fail.’ So let’s dig in with yoga goals by learning more about goal setting with yoga in mind so that you can establish – and successfully reach - your yoga goals. Goal[...]Read More »
When those who don’t know about yoga think about it they imagine someone who is impossibly supple stretching into all kinds of positions that the majority of us would find it impossible to achieve. However yoga isn’t complicated and can be undertaken by anyone of any age. Yoga isn’t all about getting into impossible positions, there is so much more to it that that and yoga can benefit people by[...]Read More »
Yoga is an excellent form of exercise which is suitable for people of all ages and which can be regarded as a way of life and a way in which to change your lifestyle for the better. While yoga works particularly well on its own when combined with a yogic diet it is one of the most successful ways to enjoy a healthier you. When undertaken this way it is[...]Read More »
Once you develop a good set of goals for your yoga practice, pat yourself on the back – easy. If you’ve crafted your action plan to tackle these goals, pat yourself on the other side – easy again. Now take a few minutes and finish up and learn how to manage your yoga plans with some management tools. Logbook, Diary or Personal Journal Manage your yoga sessions with a handy log book,[...]Read More »
There's a logical explanation for why bodybuilders and other physique athletes (fitness and figure competitors), don’t remain completely ripped all year round, and it’s the very reason they are able to get so ripped on the day of a contest…Read More »
Ask The Fat Loss Guru is a series of Q & A with fat loss expert, Tom Venuto. Tom is a natural bodybuilder, certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a certified personal trainer (CPT). I've learned so much from Tom through is e-book, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. No hype, no gimmicks -- Tom shoots straight from the hip, and tells you the truth about fat loss.
QUESTION: Dear Tom: I’ve been going to the gym for the past year now, but I have only lost 2 pounds. I eat about 1800 calories a day and I do 3 cardio and 3 weight training sessions a week. I am 5 feet 5 inches and 128 lbs. I would like to be at 120 lbs. To lose 8 more lbs isn’t a lot to ask, but I’m really frustrated. I’ve been VERY persistent, and I rarely cheat except once each weekend, but at this rate, it will take me another 4 years for me to reach my goal! Please help! ANSWER: Don't worry, it won't take another 4 years! In fact, you can reach your target wt. within the next month if you start getting feedback, charting results and making some strategic changes to your program. First, it's important that you understand how a year could go by with almost no progress. Have you been doing the same nutrition, same calories, same cardio and same workout for the entire past year with no changes? If so, then you shouldn't be surprised if you've continued to get the SAME results (very little). If you do more of the same, you usually get more of the same.
Ask The Fat Loss Guru is a series of Q & A with fat loss expert, Tom Venuto. Tom is a natural bodybuilder, certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a certified personal trainer (CPT). I've learned so much from Tom through is e-book, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. No hype, no gimmicks -- Tom shoots straight from the[...]Read More »
When you’re feeling unsure of yourself or your capabilities, your options in life can seem few and far between. Not only do you have trouble recognizing opportunities to improve your life, you also resist taking action and end up feeling stuck and defeated much of the time. Empowering yourself is a simple matter of switching your perspective and choosing to believe that you are not powerless or stuck. For[...]Read More »
Do you ever allow fearful thoughts to erode your confidence and diminish your sense of empowerment? It’s a common trend for many people, and when you’re stuck in the midst of fear and uncertainty it can seem like an impossible task to pull yourself out of it. However, fear and empowerment are actually like two opposite sides of the same coin. On one side is the belief that you[...]Read More »
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