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5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

I have a big, meaty article for you today so I’m going to skip the warm and fuzzies and just get right to it. Some people struggle with their weight loss, and some struggle mightily. It can be confusing as hell.  You think you’re doing all the right things, but the waist isn’t shrinking and the pants aren’t feeling baggy, or the muscles aren’t “popping” the way you thought they would be by now. In my experi ...

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The 2 Biggest Mistakes Of Weight Loss

Mistakes… We all make ‘em, although some of us shove our heads in the sand, while kicking our legs like a 2-year old going through a temper tantrum in the grocery store, because we refuse to admit we make mistakes… … Especially with our diets. On the other hand, it’s sometimes difficult to figure out WHAT mistakes you’re making.  You are fed so many different “truths” when it comes to nutrition it’s tough t ...

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How The One Spot Theory Can Get Rid Of Your Stubborn Fat

Hey! Quick question... Have you ever tried to write an article while your kids bury you in Lego's? No? I don't recommend it, because that's what's happening to me right now. Anyway, I have another one of my fancy pants theories about weight loss, and this one revolves around just one teeny, tiny thing... Let’s call this the “One Spot” theory. One of key points in teaching someone how to squat is getting the ...

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How To Start A Diet

Another wild and wooly week on the home front, and another awesome week of interaction with awesome folks like you! No stories this week, not because nothing interesting happened, but my brain isn’t firing on all cylinders, which probably means I need to take a nap. Oh well...nap here I come! But first, this week’s Q&A… Q:  “I need your help with a diet.  I have dieted before, lots of times, but want so ...

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The Secret To Lasting Fat Loss

Let’s dive into your brain today. We’re not going for the surface stuff either, we’re going deep down into the wrinkly crevices where all those deep, dark secrets hide… … Those secrets you hope no one ever finds out about like that time you broke one of your mom’s precious Christmas ornaments and tried to fix it with gobs of super glue, or that time you wore the same shirt two years in a row for pictures (I ...

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How To Get Rid Of Your Stomach Fat…FOREVER!

Bright and early this morning I received an interesting question. Well, it wasn’t too bright, it was actually quite dark, but still early...too damn early. My client asked, “Ed, what can I eat to get rid of this stomach fat?” He was also grabbing big hunks of fat with both hands and shaking it, as if I didn’t know he, in fact, had a pillow sitting on top of his abs. The question wasn’t odd, or even one that ...

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How To Beat Workout Suckitis

So yesterday’s workout was not fun. Actually, “not fun” doesn’t begin to describe it. It wasn’t that the workout was too tough, or that I ramped the intensity up, I just didn’t “feel” it.  I was getting tired too quickly, wasn’t able to use the same amount of intensity and it felt like I was walking through quick sand. Have you ever felt like that during a workout? It happens to me from time to time and I k ...

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Don’t Let Dogma Prevent You From Real Results

Dogma.  Aside from being the title of a movie not often seen, is also a dirty word… ...at least in my trainer-brain. Dogma usually leads to anger, finger-pointing and a ‘holier than thou’ mentality that can bring you legions of fans and followers, but also usually makes you look like a total tool. I’m speaking in the fitness and nutrition world of course, although dogma in any circle usually brings the same ...

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