In order to lose body fat, you need to be in a calorie deficit. This is generally achieved through eating less calories and incorporating some cardiovascular work to aid in the deficit. Many people understand and accept what it takes to diet and to lose body fat. While the process is nuanced, it’s also fairly straightforward.
When clients send in their weekly update document, there is a question asking clients to detail how their digestion was over the course of the previous week. We often get reports of bloat, abdominal discomfort, etc. and with that, sometimes clients will ask about more “drastic” measures to try to combat these feelings.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “No pain, no gain,” more times than you can count, but does this really hold true when we talk about training and long-term adaptations?
There are just some foods we literally cannot get enough of. We may even call them addicting.
Good training partners and coaches understand you and how you lift. They can help you during training sessions by assisting you in picking accurate weight selections and telling you when to hit another rep or when to shut it down and rack it. No “it’s all you bro” as the spotter deadlifts the weight off of you is not an accurate way to judge RPE nor is it helping anyone.
Typically when we think of healthy diets, we think of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole foods and smiling stock images of people in the produce section. But is this the reality for most of us, or are you simply rotating the same three vegetables each week?
There is no definitive answer to what the most optimal diet looks like, so each will largely depend on personal preference. With this in mind, individuals can still make lifestyle changes to accommodate their diet and fitness goals.
In this part of the series, we will take a deep dive into the metabolic impact of the sugar and HFCS.
The debate about sugar is all around us. Everywhere you look. First, it’s fine, then it’s god awful, then it’s not the worst thing ever?
Food has often been seen as a means of energy, macros to hit or just plain things we eat, break down, and use to build muscle and recover from training. Let’s change the lens for which we currently see food as just being a source of energy to highlight foods ability to prevent against disease and dysfunction.
In this article, Team LoCoFit Coach Gillian Sanfilippo discusses the importance of an offseason, and the best way to execute one to set you up for a successful fat loss phase. If you are interested in coaching, where we apply these principles and methodologies to bring you to your best physique, click the button at the bottom of this page!
We’ve all heard of the importance of mindset for creating the life you want, reaching your goals and the like. And everyone knows how powerful the placebo effect is in our lives. [Side note, don’t know much about placebo effect but are interested in learning more?
Sleep is one of the most important factors for maintaining our health and not becoming another statistic of heart disease, diabetes, or any of the other common ailments most 20th century Americans have grown to accept. It’s also how we repair our body and mind and adapt to a training stimulus to get jacked and lean.
Physiological processes are constantly occurring within our bodies in an effort to maintain homeostasis. The fact that we have such a complex nervous system which allows us to make incredibly smart decisions and self-regulate is one that sets mammals apart from most other creatures on earth.