Weight Loss

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Calories in and Calories Out: Is it That Simple?

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I have used the phrase calories in, calories out when discussing weight loss as a very general statement when describing weight loss, food intake, and exercise. It is a very basic tool to explain that if you eat a cookie, it takes 20 minutes to walk off that cookie – there is a price with everything you eat when it comes to losing weight.  ... more

Want to Lose Weight?

Want To Lose Weight?

To lose weight, there are a few factors that you must consider for any weight loss program to be effective. If you remember the following formulas, you should be able to lose weight in a healthy manner and better yet, KEEP IT OFF! Formula #1: Calories OUT > Calories IN = Weight Loss This formula is as basic as weight loss gets. If you exercise... more

Getting Over a Weight-Loss Plateau

Airman 1st Class Schyler Turpin measures an airman's waist during a physical training evaluation at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Photo by Senior Airman Tabatha Zarrella

Often, soldiers and their loved ones make fitness goals before deployment in order to surprise friends and family upon their return. There are many stories of spouses losing significant weight during a deployment, but this is the story of a soldier taking advantage of some down time on the forward operating base (FOB) to lose weight – a chal... more

Lose the Love Handles

Lose the Love Handles

I received an email titled, "LOVE-HANDLES!! Help me lose them." I have been working on a routine that incorporates exercises that will help you work your love handles (the oblique region of the torso) over time and effort. Personally, I like to work my "obliques" on days I work my legs, so I created the Legs and Love Handles workout seen below.... more

Beginning A Fitness Lifestyle Change

Beginning A Fitness Lifestyle Change

Several people have emailed me concerned for their general health who have had family members suffer from diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure/cholesterol. These were people seeking a beginning fitness program that they could get back into shape without hurting themselves in the process. Though I focus primarily on more advanced fitness wri... more

TV Watcher's Workout

TV Watchers Workout

Welcome beginners to fitness or those who need to get back in shape! This one is for you! A majority of the emails that I receive are from young men and women who need to lose weight in order to qualify in the military height / weight standards as well as get in shape to meet the physical standards. Many of these folks need to lose 40 lbs befo... more

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