Monthly Archives: July 2009

Precision Nutrition News

As you are already aware, I follow a lot from the Nutrition site, Precision Nutrition.  Well, one of the ways that I follow them is by reading their newsletter.  I wanted to share this newsletter with you because there was a great article in it talking about One habit at a Time.  John Berardi talks about the book, “The Power of Less,” by Leo Babauta.  In the book there is a chapter on how to create new habits.  The author writes that there are rules to creating new habits:

  1. Select one habit…only one habit per month. You can choose any habit – whatever you think will have the biggest impact on your life.
  2. Write down your plan. You will need to specifically state what your goal will be each day, when you’ll do it, what your “trigger” will be, who you will report to…
  3. Post your goal publicly. Tell as many people as possible that you are trying to form your new habit. I suggest an online forum, but you could email it to coworkers and family and friends or otherwise get the word out to a large group.
  4. Report on your progress daily. Each day, tell the same group of people whether or not you succeeded at your goal.

The article goes on so I recommend checking it out.  Good luck

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>Precision Nutrition News

>As you are already aware, I follow a lot from the Nutrition site, Precision Nutrition.  Well, one of the ways that I follow them is by reading their newsletter.  I wanted to share this newsletter with you because there was a great article in it talking about One habit at a Time.  John Berardi talks about the book, “The Power of Less,” by Leo Babauta.  In the book there is a chapter on how to create new habits.  The author writes that there are rules to creating new habits:

  1. Select one habit…only one habit per month. You can choose any habit – whatever you think will have the biggest impact on your life.
  2. Write down your plan. You will need to specifically state what your goal will be each day, when you’ll do it, what your “trigger” will be, who you will report to…
  3. Post your goal publicly. Tell as many people as possible that you are trying to form your new habit. I suggest an online forum, but you could email it to coworkers and family and friends or otherwise get the word out to a large group.
  4. Report on your progress daily. Each day, tell the same group of people whether or not you succeeded at your goal.

The article goes on so I recommend checking it out.  Good luck

Updates Updates Updates…

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Well, as you are probably aware by now, you’ve seen the new site of Game Fit Performance Training.  This has been a work in progress behind the scenes.  I wanted to do the work on the website while still being able to give you the most up to date information on my blog as well.  This works out to be the best of both worlds now.  I look forward to still giving you the most up to date information on everything in the field of strength and conditioning while also giving you a place to go for set information.  I hope that you enjoy all of the new improvements.

>Updates Updates Updates…

>game-fit-perf-training-s637

Well, as you are probably aware by now, you’ve seen the new site of Game Fit Performance Training.  This has been a work in progress behind the scenes.  I wanted to do the work on the website while still being able to give you the most up to date information on my blog as well.  This works out to be the best of both worlds now.  I look forward to still giving you the most up to date information on everything in the field of strength and conditioning while also giving you a place to go for set information.  I hope that you enjoy all of the new improvements.

Build a strong foundation

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Recently, I was reading an article by Dan John, titled “The 4 Pillars of Strength.” If you remember, not too long ago I was reading Dan’s book Never Let Go.  Both pieces are great and I highly recommend both of them to anyone interested in strength and conditioning.

Getting back to the recent article, Dan talks about his 4 pillars.

#1 is Time.  It’s going to take Time to reach your goals.

#2 Harvest Layoffs.  Layoffs from one discipline can allow for oppurtunities to excel in others…ie multi sport athletes.

#3  You have to move heavy weights.  Dan has a great quote in here from Vince Gironda:  “It’s not high reps that work. It’s not heavy weights that work. It’s high reps with heavy weights that work!”

And finally,

#4  There is a time and place for hypertrophy.  Dan feels that it is important to keep hypertrophy training in your program.

As I’ve said, it is a great article and I recommend it for you to read.  Good luck!

>Build a strong foundation

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Recently, I was reading an article by Dan John, titled “The 4 Pillars of Strength.” If you remember, not too long ago I was reading Dan’s book Never Let Go.  Both pieces are great and I highly recommend both of them to anyone interested in strength and conditioning.

Getting back to the recent article, Dan talks about his 4 pillars.

#1 is Time.  It’s going to take Time to reach your goals.

#2 Harvest Layoffs.  Layoffs from one discipline can allow for oppurtunities to excel in others…ie multi sport athletes.

#3  You have to move heavy weights.  Dan has a great quote in here from Vince Gironda:  “It’s not high reps that work. It’s not heavy weights that work. It’s high reps with heavy weights that work!”

And finally,

#4  There is a time and place for hypertrophy.  Dan feels that it is important to keep hypertrophy training in your program.

As I’ve said, it is a great article and I recommend it for you to read.  Good luck!

Precision Nutrition Tip of the Week #7

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I often hear from people that they don’t want to have fat in their diet because it makes them fat.  Well, read tip #7 for help in dispelling those fears…

Tip #7
Eat Fat, Lose Fat
by Dr. John Berardi

To lose fat, sometimes you have to eat fat. Monounsaturated fats and certain polyunsaturates actually speed up the metabolic rate. Lipid researchers believe that the best of the fat burning bunch are the highly unsaturated omega 3s called EPA and DHA. A diet supplemented with omega 3-rich fish oil promotes losses of body fat with simultaneous gains in lean mass.

These tips are sponsored by Precision Nutrition – my pick for the best nutrition and supplement resource currently available. Containing system manuals, gourmet cookbook, digital audio/video library, online membership, and more, Precision Nutrition will teach you everything you need to know to get the body you want — guaranteed.