Making Progress

First of all, never compare yourself to the next person. Your only competition should be the person staring back at you in the mirror. I think where so many fail, is when they start comparing themselves to fitness models. Stop doing that!!! By comparing yourself like that, you will think that you’re not making progress. […]

Lose And Tone With FitGuy46

My name is Philip and I am a certified personal trainer. My main focus and goal is to help you lose weight and tone up those muscles. So let’s get started!!! Contact me for your free consultation. Make it a great day!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

5 Bad Things That Can Happen When You Work Out Every Single Day

Hitting the snooze button more? Having a lot of off days at the gym? If you exercise seven days a week without any rest, you might be exhibiting signs of overtraining. Trying to power through your workouts when you’re not feeling right can sabotage your fitness goals and lead to more serious problems. Here, Geoff Tripp, […]

Tips to Help You Lose Inner Thigh Fat

6. Add HIIT to the Plan High-intensity interval training (HIIT)combines exercises done at high intensity for a short duration followed by a short recovery period. When you perform HIIT workouts, you push your cardiovascular and metabolic systems to their max potential, which may even lead you to continue to burn calories several hours after your […]

Tips to Help You Lose Inner Thigh Fat

Incorporate cardio into your workout to help torch calories. 5. Complement With Cardio “Cardio is one of those things that can really complement a well-planned workout routine when factored in appropriately. The meat and potatoes of your workout will primarily consist of weight and resistance training in order to build muscle and trim fat, however, […]

Tips to Help You Lose Inner Thigh Fat

4. Schedule Leg Day Although specific inner thigh exercises won’t burn the fat there, they can help build stronger, more shapely legs by developing the inner thigh muscles. Toning your inner thighs also has health benefits: Those muscles help stabilize your hips and knees, which can prevent joint pain as you age, per ACE. You know squats, lunges, […]

Tips to Help You Lose Inner Thigh Fat

3. Strengthen Up Strength and resistance training are highly recommended because muscle mass increases metabolic rate. So, the more muscle you have (everywhere, not just your legs), the more calories you burn daily. Cardio combined with resistance training led to better results for decreased body fat mass and increased lean muscle than just cardio alone, […]

Vary Your Reps With These Methods

While barbell back squats are generally synonymous with booty gains, changing your rep range or style will help increase your training volume and can be a fun way to mix things up, Halse says. AMRAP sets (as many reps as possible) are a popular way to add volume and variety. This involves performing as many […]

The Glutes and the Importance of Hip Extension

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, there is a lot of interest in the glutes among cyclists. Nooo, not just pervy dudes, but… The Glutes and the Importance of Hip Extension

Do These 3 Moves to Increase Glute Gains

Your glutes are the largest muscle in your body (your gluteus maximus, specifically), so you’ll need to incorporate different exercises to activate each part of this muscle group (the gluteus medius and minimus are the other two muscles that make up your glutes). Halse recommends you complement your squats with these three moves: 1. Hip Thrust Here’s […]

Add Weight to Your Squats

Once you can comfortably perform 3 sets of 20 body-weight squats, it’s time to progress to the next level by upping the resistance. Adding weight to your squats not only helps your glutes develop but it’ll take some of the boredom out of a repetitive body-weight squat routine. The barbell back squat is one option. […]

Body-Weight Squats Work — Only to a Point

Noticing a booty-building plateau (one of the worst kinds!) even though you’ve been adding more body-weight squats to your workout routine? It’s actually a pretty common problem, and if you’ve mastered the body-weight squat, it’s probably time to change things up. No trainer will deny that squats are among the top exercises for building functional […]

Body-Weight Squats Won’t Build You the Butt of Your Dreams — These Moves and Methods Will, Though!

Fitness influencers across Instagram seem to promote body weight squats as the exercise for glute growth. And while they’re a necessary first step to developing proper form and fundamental strength, they probably won’t be the only magic key to achieving the well-rounded butt of your dreams. Glute gains are a science and require a strategic […]

3-Week Back and Bicep Routine

The back muscles are the connection of all our limbs, the stronger they are, the greater the strength potential for the rest of the muscles. Remember… 3-Week Back and Bicep Routine

Exercising Not to Lose Weight

A while back I was exercising a lot because I wanted to get back in shape, feel “skinny” again and feel healthy in my body. But my motivation was … Exercising Not to Lose Weight I absolutely love this post!!! It’s a post that inspires and motivates!!! Make it a great day!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

Resistance Training Techniques: Set Up, Execution, Safety Guidelines and Cues.

Whether you are new to resistance training or need to brush up on techniques, it’s always a good idea to review set up, execution, safety guidelines … Resistance Training Techniques: Set Up, Execution, Safety Guidelines and Cues.

Plyometrics for explosive power and more

Are you interested in increasing the intensity of your bodyweight exercise routine?  How about developing explosive power and improve overall … Plyometrics for explosive power and more

How to Incorporate Progressive Overload Into Your Workouts

Unless you’re a certified trainer, the very best way to incorporate progressive overload training is to work with an expert who can write you a program that takes your goals, schedule and current fitness level and lifts in mind. But if that’s out of your price range or you’re do it yourself-er, the best way […]

Why You Need Progressive Overload

If you’re on the hunt for a way to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your workouts, all experts agree: Progressive overload is it. Progressive overloading involves intentionally planning your workouts so that every single session maximizes its strength-building potential. Typically, that means manipulating the weight, rep scheme, tempo or intensity of a movement. Could […]

What Does Progressive Overload Mean?

The key to gaining strength and building muscle, “the progressive overload principle says that in order for our muscles to change and get stronger, we need to work them harder.” That probably makes sense to you intuitively, but to understand physiologically why and how this works, you need to understand how muscle growth happens. During […]

The One Method Guaranteed to Help You Get Stronger

No shade to the mood-boosting benefits of strength-training. But if you’re slinging around weight and not getting any stronger, at best it’s a bummer, and at worst it’s interfering with said happy-making perks. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because your strength plan lacks something called progressive overload. Never heard of it? I have a cheat […]

Side Effects of Doing Squats

The pros and cons of squats are numerous: squats strengthen the buttocks, hips and thighs, yet they may injure the lower back or other parts of the body when performed improperly. Learn how to do a proper squat, as well as the advantages and risks involved. The Proper Squat According to Harvard Medical School, there’s […]

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Follow me on my 45 day shred. I will be posting parts of my workout daily. Comment below and let me know what you think. Ready to take that first step? Contact me or click on my link http://www.fitguy46personaltraining.com for your free consultation. Make it a great day!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

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Follow me on my 45 Day Shred. The next 45 days I will be posting videos with some of my workouts. It’s my way of getting my name out there. I figure if I can be seen in action, it will help me get clients. Right now my main focus is helping people lose weight […]

How Much Cardio Should You Do?

The amount of cardio you do will depend on a variety of factors including your overall goals, current health status and how much time you have to devote to exercise. As a baseline, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans state adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity (30 to 60 […]

What Is Cardiovascular Exercise?

Whether it’s incorporated into a weight-lifting session as short bursts between exercises or as a stand-alone workout on the treadmill, elliptical or stair climber, cardiovascular exercise is defined as any physical activity that raises your heart rate and improves the function of your heart, lungs and circulatory system. To be an effective cardio session, your chosen activity needs […]

Cardio Can Do Amazing Things For Your Brain and Body

Want a way to burn calories, boost your mood, reduce your risk of heart disease, get a better night’s sleep and keep your brain running on top speed as you age? Then lace up your shoes and get moving, because cardiovascular exercise is the key to improving both your physical and mental health. Need help […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Hiking or Sagging the Hips About 45 seconds into a minute-long plank, you may be tempted to hike the hips to the ceiling or sag them toward the ground to give your abs a break. You may even be doing it without realizing it! “Hiking the hips up to the ceiling is going to take […]

How to Do a Forearm Plank

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wCBOqf-HrTI Lie face down on the floor, with your forearms on the ground, elbows directly beneath the shoulders. Extend your legs straight behind you, toes tucked. With your core braced, press into your toes and forearms and raise your body up off the ground. Keep your back flat and body in a straight line from […]

Brush Up On The Correct Plank Form

We all have that one friend who can allegedly hold a plank for 15 minutes. While none of us have ever stuck around long enough to actually see this astounding, 15-minute plank, it’s pretty safe to assume that the form probably isn’t perfect, especially toward the end of the time cap. Whether you’re holding a […]

The Facts About Eating A 1200-Calorie Diet

Eating just 1,200 calories a day may help you drop those last few pesky pounds. But even when cutting calories, weight loss success depends on the individual. So, it’s not easy to predict, for example, how long it will take to lose 5 pounds on a 1,200-calorie diet. “Genetic, metabolic, hormonal and environmental differences between people can […]

A 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout for a Tighter Core

There’s a good chance you’ve incorporated resistance bands into your at-home lower-body workouts. But these portable bands aren’t just for building bigger booties and gorgeous gams — they’re just as beneficial for boosting your ab burn too. Adding a resistance band to your ab routine can really help you slow down to focus on the […]

Get the Right Gear

Sure, you could toss on a pair of sneakers you bought 10 years ago that barely have any tread left. But if you plan on logging some serious mileage, having a pair of walking shoes designed for exercise is a must. Because while your Chucks are comfy for running errands, you’ll want extra support and cushioning when […]

Add Intervals to Your Walks

High-intensity interval training might seem like it’s only for high-impact workouts, but you can incorporate it into any form of exercise. It’s the perfect way to reap the benefits of longer, steady-state walks in a fraction of the time. You won’t even have to go full speed ahead if you don’t want to. You can add […]

Go for a Long Walk in the Great Outdoors

While you might think long-distance walking is just another name for hiking, it’s so much more than that. The trend started in 1963 when then-attorney general Robert F. Kennedy walked 50 miles from Washington, DC, to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, reportedly only wearing his Oxfords. Today, plenty of people take the challenge to walk all the […]

Transition Your Walking Workouts to the Treadmill

Some people might call the treadmill the “dreadmill,” but it doesn’t have to be a monotonous slog. Start by cueing up your favorite workout playlist, trying out the new podcast all your friends have been recommending or starting a new Netflix show from your queue and get walking. And there’s good news for anyone debating between […]

Walking to Lose Weight and Get Fit

When you’re trying to lose weight, you might think you need to do something strenuous like running or HIIT workouts every single day in order to see any results. While those are great options if they appeal to you, they’re not the only forms of exercise that can help you drop pounds. Because weight loss essentially comes down to […]

How to Start a Walking Program

While just going for a walk whenever you feel like it is still good for you, if you want to make the most of the steps you’re taking, it’s recommended you establish a more concrete schedule. But rest easy: Because walking is something you probably do every day anyway, getting started can be as simple […]

Why You Should Go for a Walk Right Now

If the ease and convenience (and low cost) of walking don’t convince you to lace up your sneakers, perhaps a little science will. Aside from getting your heart rate up and your muscles firing, this low-intensity form of exercise has been linked to: Lower rates of depression Less stress Longer life expectancy Increased energy Decreased lower back […]

Why Walk? Because Cardio Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Getting fit, improving your mental and physical health and perhaps even losing weight can be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. Walking is a free and convenient way to get and stay active, whether you want to start exercising or you need a low-impact cross-training or active recovery workout. From making a 20-minute walk […]

Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 3: Run an Experiment If you’re inactive, the thought of embarking on an exercise regimen can be daunting. Instead of focusing on the effort involved, take one tiny step toward your goal. “What would happen if you took that 15-minute walk?” I suggest setting it up as an experiment — even if it’s a […]

Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 2: Aim for the Bare Minimum to Start You’ve likely heard the recommendation that most adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that’s a great goal to aim for over time, it’s not very realistic if you’re not […]

Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 1: Be Real With Yourself Let’s say you’re open to the idea of exercising. Maybe you’ve thought about doing something but haven’t committed, and you’re certainly not intending to lace up your sneakers today — or tomorrow, for that matter. As a first step, Gagliardi asks people to think through why they want to […]

Real Talk: Can Exercise Actually Improve Your Mood?

When people start exercising, “even if just a bit,” a number of things can happen, says Lisa Uebelacker, PhD, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. For one thing, being active can boost your self-esteem, she says. It also helps people manage stress, lose weight, boost mental alertness and sleep […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

The Optimal Squat Depth for Glute Gains, Explained

Squats are a must-have staple in any leg-day routine. But since they mostly rely on your quads, you may need to tweak how you do them in order to target your glutes more. So how low can (or should) you go? For maximum booty gains, your squat depth matters, and you may not be squatting […]

The 10-Minute Full-Body Workout You’ll Be Doing All Summer

For amazing results, go through three rounds of 15 reps for each move, using five- to 10-pound weights. Jump Squat Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart.  Push your hips back and lower into a squat.  Driving through your heels, lift off the ground and jump as high into the air as possible.  Land softly […]

A 10-Minute Isometric Core Workout for a Slow but Serious Burn

Having six-pack abs would be nice, but a washboard tummy doesn’t always equate to a strong core — and a strong core is what’s important for overall health and fitness. Your core protects your spine and also initiates almost every movement: From standing up to walking to lying down, your core muscles — your abs, of course, […]

Lifting Weights

Lifting weights not only helps you burn fat, but it also amps up your ability to perform such daily tasks as carrying groceries, climbing stairs and doing other household chores. Lifting weights is critical since all of us lose one to two percent of our muscle strength each year, according to a December 2013 Journal of […]

The Best Diet and Exercise Advice for Leaner, Toned Legs

Stems. Gams. Stumps. Whatever you call them, the legs are where a lot of women tend to store extra padding. And while it’s not possible to target weight loss to just one area of the body, there are diet and exercise tweaks you can make to help slim down your legs fast. Forget leg lifts […]

The Science Behind the Most Effective Ab Workouts

The best ab workouts focus on strengthening your entire core, not just your “six-pack muscles.” Carving an enviable six-pack isn’t an easy feat — which is too bad, since it seems nearly everyone wants a defined set of abs. But too many people view a sculpted midsection as a kind of status symbol, reserved for the genetic […]

How to Burn More Calories and Actually Lose Weight Walking

Here’s what you need to know about walking in the name of weight loss. You don’t need a gym to score a quality workout — just head out the front door for a brisk walk. Walking is a legit form of exercise and accessible to almost everybody. Walking for exercise can even help you lose […]

How to Get Started Working Out at Home

By Lauren Bedosky Updated September 12, 2019 Always make sure you start every at-home workout with a good warm-up session to avoid injury. There’s a lot to love about at-home workouts: They’re affordable, convenient and accessible to all fitness levels — beginners included. However, it can be a bit tougher to avoid distractions (phone, email, […]

Exercising Video

Hello everyone. I’m a certified personal trainer. In the video above I’m demonstrating the seated leg press exercise at planet fitness. I’m an up and coming personal trainer just trying to get my name out there. My main goal is to help as many people as I can reach their health and fitness goals. I […]

9 Weight-Lifting Myths It’s Time to Stop Believing

By Jaime Osnato Updated January 24, 2020 Do you avoid the weight rack for fear of getting too bulky? Skip strength training because you think cardio is the best way to drop pounds? If you answered yes to either question, you’re probably acting on faulty assumptions. Whether your aim is look better in the buff, […]

The Best Pre-Workout Foods and Snacks to Eat, According to Dietitians

By Kim Conte Updated November 27, 2019 Whether you like to exercise first thing in the morning or prefer to hit the gym later in the day, your energy levels and performance depend a lot on what you eat before your workout. Consider these eating tips to choose the optimal pre-workout foods and snacks to […]

Trying to Lose Belly Fat? Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

By Lauren Del Turco November 12, 2019 Belly fat gets an extra bad rap — and for good reason. In particular, the fat that accumulates around the organs of your midsection (technically called visceral fat) is linked with increased risk of both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to Harvard Health Publishing. But that […]

Why You Really Shouldn’t Be Working the Same Muscles Every Day

By Jessica McCahon Updated January 15, 2020Reviewed by Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT Go big or go home, right? If you’re looking to build muscle fast, you could be forgiven for thinking the harder and more often you train, the quicker you’ll see results. However, the opposite is usually true. Your muscles need rest to grow, […]

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How to Start Exercising in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond By Lambeth HochwaldUpdated October 4, 2019 If you’re over 40 and haven’t exercised in years (or ever), take heart: An August 2019 study published in Frontiers in Physiology concluded that it’s never too late to start working out. While the study was small, the results indicate that even […]

Certified Personal Trainer

Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My […]