Author Archives: Brian McMahon

How Risky is Working Out With Back / Joint Issues?

How Risky is Working Out With Back / Joint Issues?   If your back hurts (even a little) while you’re reading this, do keep reading, especially if you think about incorporating physical activity into your everyday life. Being physically active is great for your health — there’s no doubt about that. But what are the risks if you have […]

Wait, Are You (Eating) Nuts? Can You Reach Your Fitness Goals Without Nuts?

Wait, Are You (Eating) Nuts? Can You Reach Your Fitness Goals Without Nuts? How important are nuts and seeds in a diet of a gym-goer? Whether your goal is to lose weight or put on muscles, the answer is: you can certainly go on a nut-less and seed-less diet, but consuming nuts and seeds can […]

Meat in Fitness Gains: White or Red?

Meat in Fitness Gains: White or Red? We’ve covered the importance of protein and amino acids in our previous article. And covering protein without talking about meat is like talking about dairy and not mentioning milk. Okay, it’s not that critical, because plenty of folks get their daily dosage of protein from eating plants and vegetables, […]

Is Protein Really THAT Important for Fitness Progress?

Is Protein Really THAT Important for Fitness Progress? You are what you eat. Do you remember us saying that? We’ve had numerous of our clients ask us, “If nutrition is so important, what exactly should I eat to lose weight / put on muscles or simply maintain my current body?” Today we answer your question. We consume water, […]

Maximize Your Gains and Fitness Progress: Lifting

What’s the Best Way to Train to Maximize Gains?  I’ve seen people make this mistake over and over again. They come into the gym, put heavy plates on a barbell and start doing presses 5-6 times per set. They’re sipping on a protein shake, because “This will maximize my gains in no time!” they think, […]

Maximize Your Gains and Fitness Progress: Supplements

Maximize Your Gains and Fitness Progress: Supplements Are supplements really necessary to maximize gains and fitness progress? Absolutely. Let me explain why. Take a look at the lifestyle of an average 21st-century person (I assume your lifestyle looks somewhat similar to that average lifestyle). You spend most of your day sitting at a desk, earning money in the […]

Maximize Your Gains and Fitness Progress: Nutrition

Maximize Your Gains and Fitness Progress: Nutrition You know what they say, “you are what you eat.” And before you ask – no, you’re not a walking pizza just because you order a pepperoni with no pineapples every Saturday night. “You are what you eat.” You’ve probably heard this phrase hundreds of times, but is […]

Should You Exercise If Your Blood Pressure is High?

Should You Exercise If Your Blood Pressure is High? We’ve all heard it from fitness trainers and read it in fitness articles: “Warning! Go through a medical checkup before your foot steps into the gym.” But how many of us have actually done it? “Oh, I will be just fine without some doctor ripping me off […]

Best Types of Exercise For Your Health: Resistance Training

Best Types of Exercise For Your Health: Resistance Training Whenever someone says “exercise” most people immediately think about huffing and puffing in the gym doing resistance training. Make no mistake: running, swimming and cycling are just as ‘exercise-y’ as lifting weights, the only difference is that many people think these three are good for your heart health, while […]

Best Types of Exercise For Your Health: Cycling

Best Types of Exercise For Your Health: Cycling Cycling is a 2-in-1 solution for those looking for the best type of exercise for health: it’s fun, and it gives your quads and hamstrings hell of a workout! Cycling is the most popular of the so-called “unnatural” types of exercise. “Why unnatural?” you ask. Well, because a bicycle […]