3 Things Russians Do That Will Help Beginners Instantly Lift More, Without Getting Hurt.

3 Things Russians Do That Will Help Beginners Instantly Lift More, Without Getting Hurt.

There are many smart training principles that will help you become strong AND minimize injury.  Some of those include practicing the fundamentals, staying focused while you train, developing strength, getting a little better ever day, and learning how to control your body's tension.  

Today we cover tension, comrades!

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HELP! I'm Super Stressed, Overweight, and Inconsistent With My Fitness Goals.

HELP!  I'm Super Stressed, Overweight, and Inconsistent With My Fitness Goals.

Do you ever feel like work becomes SO busy that it becomes impossible to work on your fitness and health goals?  Does the stress of deadlines and responsibilities make it feel like you don't have any time for, well, you?  Does not feeling like you're able to ever stay consistent with your fitness or nutrition plans?

If you've ever answered a resounding 'YES!' to any of these questions then read on.  This article is going to be your jam!

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When it Comes to Nutrition, Planning to Fail is Planning to Succeed!

When it Comes to Nutrition, Planning to Fail is Planning to Succeed!

Have you ever started working towards a fitness or nutrition goal and found that it doesn't quite go as planned?  If you're like most humans, this can often derail even the best of planned intentions.  We start to believe that if one thing went wrong so will everything else.  They call that Murphy's Law.

What if I told you that there is a simple trick to bypass that hurdle?  What if I told you that all you have to do is plan to fail?

Take a minute to read this post to find out how to NAIL your nutrition goals by planning everything that could go wrong...

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3 Ways to Maintain Fat Loss

3 Ways to Maintain Fat Loss

There are times in life where you won't be working as hard to lose weight or get fitness results.  That time when you've finished a tough program or maybe life just gets a little too busy to go HAM on your training.  Read on to discover 3 important skills to help you maintain your heard earned results!

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Kick Ass Meditation

Kick Ass Meditation

I believe everyone should meditate.  That includes athletes, busy professionals, and YOU!  If you're like me (rather how I used to be), you probably think meditation is a waste of time and completely useless.  I always believed it was this foofy, woo-woo, new-age, pseudo-scienc-y thing that was only done by yogis and monks.  Find out what changed my mind and how meditation will CHANGE your mind.

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New Class: Movement Fuel

New Class: Movement Fuel

Our Team Training Classes at AMP Fitness are designed to give you the ability to choose the sessions that fit your goals.  We have CORE for the essentials, Kettlebell Training for Strength, and AMP Inferno for conditioning.  Basically all the things that will help you look, move and feel your best! This allows you to train 2-4 times per week to harness the power of all of these well-rounded fitness qualities without having to  train every single day.  

But we wanted MORE and we wanted to help everyone focus on one at a time so we decided to add one more session to the roster: MOVEMENT FUEL!

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The Stanimal Has Arrived At AMP

The Stanimal Has Arrived At AMP

We hope you are as excited as we are to welcome the newest coach to AMP Studios.  We used to think of ourselves as a two-coach wolf pack. But when my Eric flexed his biceps, we knew he was one of our own. And our wolf pack... it grew by one. So there... there were three of us in the wolf pack... Lindsay and Steve were first in the pack, and then Eric joined in later. Then one year ago, when Mike told us he was a doctor, we thought, "Wait a second, could it be?" And Mike became part of the wolf pack, too.

And now we have our newest part of the pack, Stan.

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Why I (Still) Don't Like Running For Fat Loss

Why I (Still) Don't Like Running For Fat Loss

Running is, in fact, a fundamental human movement pattern and comes in handy in case of a zombie apocalypse.  And if you LOVE running and it's your thing I'm not going to yuck on your yum here as it does provide some good fitness, like, if you want to run better.  But years of research show that it's a terrible option for long-term fat loss for most people.

Find out why I believe running isn't the best option for fat loss and what to do if that is your goal...

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Mindset Roadblocks

Mindset Roadblocks

On your epic journey, there are going to be many roadblocks that get in your way.  It's inevitable.  You might get busy at work and miss a workout or forget to plan a healthy breakfast or be attacked by a pack of killer ninjas on your way to Starbucks in the morning and sprain your ankle while defending your honor.  Sometimes, these are unavoidable.  Life happens.  And that’s okay!

What you CAN avoid are the roadblocks that happen in your MIND.  Or at least be able to identify them and keep living your best life.  In this post I'm going to share some common mental roadblocks you'll experience while trying to grow (your booty and mentally) and what to do about them.

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