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30 Day Plank Challenge | Ask Erik


30 Day Plank Challenge | Ask Erik

As we start 2017, I encourage you to try my 30 Day Plank Challenge that I wrote for MyFitnessPal a while back. Click here to view the challenge.

I'll check back in with you at the end of January to see how you did!

Good Luck and Happy New Year!

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Don't Fail After January 1


Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Don't Fail After January 1


I Resolve To...

It has been my experience that most people go wrong on January 1st with their fitness goals.  Eating better, exercising more and losing weight are some of the most popular New Year resolutions. 

January 1st comes and people attack their goals with great gusto, but many have no idea how to reach their goals and maintain momentum and motivation. 

Bobby Fischer It

Strategy is everything, ask any football coach, war general or chess master.  There has to be a plan in place to allow the best possible chance to succeed. 

The best advice I can give you if you are going to make changes that last this New Year -

Make the plan simple and progressive!  

Complex can come later after you have exhausted simple and progressive. 

Talk to others who have accomplished the goal you are chasing down.  Find out what worked for them and what didn’t. This can be valuable knowledge that saves you from going down the wrong path. 

Last, but certainly not least, be patient. Keep in mind that changes take time. 

Key Points To Remember

  • Simple and progressive
  • Find out how others did it
  • Be patient 

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | New Year, New You?


Hello 2017

The new year is coming and with it inevitably comes an influx of training fads. Midnight infomercials are full of ripped models that are paid to tell us how their amazing bodies are the result of using some stretchy resistance band once a month. If only it were that simple!

I’ve seen a lot of fads come and go in the past few decades:

  • Bowflex machines
  • Zumba
  • Richard Simmons
  • Shake Weights
  • Tae Bo
  • P90X
  • and let’s not forget the Butt and Thigh blaster by the lovely Susan Summers 

Don't Buy Into The Fads

The fitness industry is a multi-billion dollar business that preys on those without basic fitness knowledge or self-confidence. They'll tell you that what they’re selling is going to change your life, that all of your problems will melt away, that you'll experience a spike in energy, and that you'll never have body fat or cellulite again. Whatever you do, do not fall for this trap. There are no short cuts!  

Want Results? Do these Things:

1. Consistency

Eat well mostly, work out often, sleep soundly always. 

2. Go hard in the gym

Squats, deadlifts, presses, and hard intervals are the most optimal way to train. Period.

3. Set goals

Even though I don't compete anymore, I still set goals for myself. 

4. Never compare yourself to others

Compare yourself to where you were when you started.

That's it, keep it simple and you'll see results. 

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