Archive for December, 2012
I can hardly believe it – another year has passed. Say goodbye to 2012 – and hello 2013!
But while it seems as though most people’s resolutions involve some type of physical activity, I’m changing things up a bit this year for myself.
This year my resolution is to be HONEST with myself about who I am, the good and the bad and change what I don’t like. In all honesty, I like me for the most part but I know I have some areas where I can be better – much better. And I’ve known this for a long time. But More >
I’ve got a really awesome workout to share with you today – I think you’re gonna love this one!
As you may know I recently passed my Crossfit Level 1 trainer’s test and have been using many CrossFit style Workout Of The Days (or WOD’s) in my own workouts ever since. Many of you have asked if you can perform CrossFit workouts in your home or in the gym without attending a CrossFit box – and the answer is YES you can!
Today I’m showing you a modified version of the popular ‘Fran’ CrossFit workout. When performed traditionally, trainees go back and More >
The New Year is literally days away and many of you are making resolutions as I write this post. A few weeks ago I asked all of you to share your goals and plans to achieve new levels of fitness and health in 2013. I not only wanted to know what you hope to achieve, but HOW you plan on being successful.
So today I’m posting Travis’s plans. I recognized Travis’s name as he’s been commenting and posting on the Angry Trainer Fitness Facebook page for quite a while now. And I’m happy that he’s shared his plans for next year More >
I love what you’re doing Alfonso… it’s about time people smarten up and hear some cold hard facts about the fitness industry!
My issue is a bit different. I’m active, so is my husband and one of my sons. I have another son (younger) who’s 12 that wants nothing to do with exercise. He won’t play sports at school or take part in family activities like running, biking or hiking.
He’s a happy kid – just lazy! Although he’s a straight A student (honor roll) and in other areas of his life he’s well disciplined. And he’s not overweight – we More >
Alfonso I’m a HUGE fan of yours and have learned so much from reading your site. With your help I’ve managed to make more progress in my program in the last 4 months than I have in the past 10 years!
My question is about headaches. I started taking some pre-workout supplements along with my regular stack and about 20 minutes into my workout I get a sharp, shooting pain in the back of my skull. And it’s kind of tingly across my face. It goes away after about 20 minutes but I’m wondering if you know what this is? More >
Tis the season…to get fat that is! I’m sorry but it’s true. I’d take a guess that millions of Americans will gain at least 10 pounds this holiday season. Everywhere you go there are cookies and cakes and meals made with more sugar, oil and butter than in a big old pound cake. Temptation is everywhere!
And lets get real – you KNOW what to eat, what to taste and what to skip altogether. So today we’re refreshing an old list of some favorite holiday dishes and treats that are pure calorie bombs – but it’s really just a small sampling More >
I believe food cravings can be one of the most powerful feelings we experience – and oftentimes hard to resist and control. However many of us have learned to recognize when we’re about to binge on something that’s not so healthy and have developed methods of coping to combat these primal urges. So today I’m asking what YOU do to beat the cravings.
To beat cravings, I’ve heard people using everything from dinking a glass of water, chewing gum, even drinking tea as a way to put the feelings at bay. But I have to be honest, for me NONE of More >
I’m struggling with weight loss and have been following a very low carbohydrate diet. I still include rice, beans and potatoes but in very limited amounts. When first embarking on this plan I read a lot, including many of your thoughts on carbohydrates, sugars and what/when to eat etc.
But a new study just came out that says people who eat most of their carbohydrates at dinner lost weight. It had something to do with a hormone being released and the study referenced Muslims and their eating habits during Ramadan.
This is obviously contradictory to everything I’ve ever heard (and what More >