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December 17, 2013

Dumping That Last Bit of Body Fat

Dumping That Last Bit of Body fat-------------------------------------I’m often asked about the best ways to eliminate stubborn fat so I figured it’s time to do an in-depth series on the subject. There’s much to talk about and it would hard to cover everything in a single blog-post.Let me start this discussion on clarifying exactly what I mean by “stubborn” body fat. This is that last la

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November 27, 2013

What is preventing you from losing weight

If you’re frustrated not seeing the weight loss you desire this could very well be the most informative blog post I’ve written to help you understand the big picture.In all the years I’ve been coaching others on nutrition and weight loss I’ve seen this one misconception trip people up more than any other.With the countless ways you’re pitched on how to lose weight from fat diets, pills,

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November 25, 2013

WEIGHT LOSS – The Number one Reason why We Fail

WEIGHT LOSS -The Number One Reason Why we Fail We all know there are no magic bullets when it comes to losing weight and getting fit and trim. Savvy marketers are constantly trying to pitch you that they have the answer you’ve been looking for, but let’s be real, the majority of these products are just gimmicks.Obtaining a healthy body weight is all about your decisions. The decisions you mak

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November 19, 2013

Movement patterns for athletes/ how it’s really done

Observing sports is a great way to appreciate human structure and function. High-level athletes teach us  plenty about optimal performance—and even dysfunction. Watching skilled athletic movement at the collegiate or professional level stimulates us to ask questions and scrutinize our existing training methods. This article identifies a need to introduce movement patterns as part of a well-bala

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November 13, 2013

The great diet debate

THE GREAT DIET DEBATE--------------------         When it comes to what you should eat to be healthy, the basics are obvious. Eat natural foods that God provided for us 80 percent of the time or better and chances are you’re going to be a pretty healthy individual.If you get caught up trying to over-analyze which natural foods are best to eat you’ll be missing the big picture. Sure, I hav

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February 4, 2013

Prescriptive Fitness website

Hi, this is Gary.  On this page you’ll find more information about my Prescriptive training system . One of the main differences that Prescriptive Fitness  personal training programs  - is the use of our comprehensive client evaluation and assessment model to help personalize our programs.   The Prescriptive Fitness plan includes questionnaires, a one-on-one interview, and a series of asse

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January 15, 2013

How much damage does stress really cause – the facts

Learning how to handle mental and emotional stress is of utmost importance. Our central nervous system, as well as our adrenal glands, can be pushed into overload by difficult life events. Mental and emotional stress can put us into a fight or flight response from which it may be difficult to recover. Fight or flight responses are generated by our sympathetic nervous system. An example of fight or

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January 15, 2013

Weight loss and resistance starch Who do you believe

I Had a client recently inform me about a recommendation that a registered dietician gave to her friend on consuming more foods with resistance starch.   Now granted I don’t know all the reasons why the dietician made this recommendation and I certainly don’t want to discredit the dietary prescription. However, the general idea my client took from the recommendation was perhaps she should d

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January 15, 2013

Tips on choosing foods

Quite frequently I come across useful tips and little known facts on health, fitness, and nutrition. Some I pick up during research and others are forwarded by friends and colleagues.   I thought it would be a good idea to start a series where I shared the inside scoop on this stuff. Quick little bits of info that you may not have known. Hope you pick up a thing or two and enjoy reading the a

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December 10, 2012

The missing link to weight loss

The missing link to weight loss ------------------------------- We all know there are no magic bullets when it comes to losing weight and getting fit and trim. Savvy marketers are constantly trying to pitch you that they have the answer you’ve been looking for, but let’s be real, the majority of these products are just gimmicks. Obtaining a healthy body weight is all about your decisions. The

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