There are periods when I supplement with protein, and there are periods when I don’t. I’ve done this off and on enough so as to notice the difference between those two periods. In this article, I’ll briefly go over what protein is, my thoughts on supplementation, and what a protein supplement can do for your fitness, and fat loss (fat burning) journey. If you have any questions, as always, you can comment here or contact me via e-mail on my social media accounts.
When starting a fitness and fat loss journey, at some point, everyone gets drawn to what’s new, shiny and fancy looking. These things can be fancy, exotic and new looking exercises or fitness tools. Yet, many times, what’s new, shiny and fancy looking isn’t all that great. Even worse, that distraction can cost us time money and energy. I’ll give you a non-fitness related example. In the last few years, I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into my photography hobby. In photography circles, there’s something known as GAS. And yes, I fell victim to GAS (gear acquisition syndrome).
A big myth in fitness is that you need fancy and or expensive equipment to get in a good workout. One of the goals of the Coach Rollie Method and with the free workouts I add to the Bonus Workout Series is to show that you can get an excellent workout with minimal equipment. For my free fat burning Breaking Fit Workout, an homage to Breaking Bad, all you need is a slam ball or equivalent and some suspension straps, or equivalent. My friend and Fat X Program alum, Erika, joined me to help demonstrate the workout. Check out the free fat burning workout video. Below the video, I’ll go into some of the details.
First of all, let me apologize to those who tried logging on to the site over the weekend. Apparently, a big dummy forgot to renew the domain name. Yeah, that big dummy was me. Ooops! Long story short, the credit card I had on file to renew the domain had expired. Anyway, it’s all fixed and Fat X 101 is back! In today’s article, I’m going to once again share with those who follow me online the monthly challenge I’m giving my clients that come to train with me at my Pasadena fitness studio, FX Training Pasadena. I’ll also share the roadmap to completing the challenge. These challenges have worked really well for motivating my clients, and that’s why I’m starting to share them on Fat X 101 as well. You’re all invited to participate!
If I was to choose only one piece of “fitness” equipment, what would it be? Well, the answer might surprise many of you. The piece of fitness equipment I would pick wouldn’t be something that was meant for fitness at all. I’d choose a tractor tire! There’s multiple exercises you can do with a tractor tire. It’s durable. It’s low maintenance (actually no maintenance). It’s relatively inexpensive and even better, you might get lucky and be able to find a free one. I got my first one from my long time friend and Compadre, Frank Z.. I contacted him because he’s a project manager and manages construction sites. I asked about tractor tires and he happened to be on a job sight where a tractor had blown a tire. He said I could have it and just needed to pick it up. Anyway, one of my fat burning workouts utilizes a tractor tire and it’s the latest video I shot for my Free Fat Burning Workout Series. I call it the Fat on Fire Workout. Check out the free workout video, and below I’ll go over the details.
In my last post, I made a point that the best way to lose body fat is by getting healthier. Exercise and a healthy diet are necessary components for a healthy body and a healthy life. For many people, the eating, or diet part can be a difficult. Fueling the body properly can be a challenge. Supplements can be helpful in filling in nutritional gaps. One of the supplements that I recommend to my clients is a multi-mineral/multi-vitamin. But, there’s many on the market. Luckily for readers of Fat X 101, recently I was contacted by Athletic Greens and asked if I would be willing to use their product and give feedback. I looked over the ingredient list in their product and agreed.