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If you live in the Atlanta area and are looking to lose fat and inches around the midsection, belly, hips, thighs, or any other body pat I can help.

Through bodyweight exercises, weight lifting , and some hard work I can help you get the body you want and have imagined.

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Nutrition tip of the Week

Mood Eating

Most people eat based on their mood and/or some subjective feelings of hunger. They don't eat based on what their bodies need. Think of it this way: you're about to take a long drive on a stretch of highway with no gas station. Do you fail to stop for gas before you hit the road because you're 'not in the mood?' Of course not. Think of eating in the same way. Eating fuels your metabolic engine. So it's time to start feeling like eating so that you can stop feeling like you're scrawny. by Dr. John Berardi

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

How to Increase Intensity of Your Workouts

Today I have a guest post by my friend Craig Ballantyne for over at Turbulence Training.

If you are looking for ways to increase the intensity of your workout this is the way to do it.

Craig lays out 5 easy to implement tricks that are sure to boost the intensity of any workout.

But these tips into place and you will be a fat burning machine and transforming you body quicker then ever.

Take a look now just click the link below.

5 Workout Tips To Increase Intensity

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Who Else Wants a More Firm Butt & Lean Legs

Want to know the best exercises to firm up your butt?

Want the best interval training programs to burn fat from your legs?

Thanks to Women's Health magazine contributor, Craig Ballantyne and my friend I have just the perfect program for you.

Oh by the way my friend Craig =, you my have seen him in Shape magazine, Prevention, and Muscle n Fitness Hers. He does women's workouts in all those magazines.

In 04 Craig created a program called "Booty for Life" for apersonal training client. And while that program was awesome, he spent an entire week last month improving the workouts AND adding a brand new 4-week fat burning, butt-firming phase to the program...

...and he renamed it, "Booty for Wife (and all the single ladies!)".

Why did he rename and redo the program?

Well, the original name was bit of a joke, and it was a little too close to "Body for Life", and Craig didn't want anyone (i.e. Bill Phillips) to get upset when his Booty program got really popular.

So he made a simple little name change...

now he just has to hope that Beyonce doesn't sue him!

But seriously, and more importantly, Craig updated the original program and added 3 new workouts and some booty-building exercises to the plan, including:

- Lateral lunges
- 1-leg bodyweight deadlifts
- dumbbell lunges
- kettlebell swings
- dumbbell deep step-ups
- 1-leg bodyweight bench squats

Those go with all of the other booty exercises in the program, including split squats, 1-leg hip extensions, regular step-ups, and reverse lunges.

And Craig subbed in more bodyweight exercises so you don't need to use dumbbells as much for the rest of the workouts. Some of the new exercises you'll get are:

- Stability Ball Cross-Body Mountain Climber (great for abs/obliques)
- Close-Grip 3/4 Rep Pushups (awesome for sculpting your triceps)
- Stability Ball Pike (for hard-core abs)

Plus, you'll get SIX different fat burning interval training
programs, and interval training has been shown to reduce thigh fat
in research studies.

Whew. There's a lot in there for you, and to celebrate the re-release of Booty for Wife, I've asked Craig to put together an amazing special offer just for you.

You'll get all of these for free...

1) The TT Booty for Wife (all the single ladies) 12-Week Program
2) The TT Female Bodysculpting 4-Week Workout
3) 30-Days in the TT Member's Website & Forum
4) The TT for Hot Chicks 4-Week Workout
5) The NEW "TT Bodyweight Cardio 3" Workout

...when you get your half-price copy of the Turbulence Training for Fat Loss Program for only $19.95.

(That's $10 less than if you were to buy Booty for Wife on its own!)

So you could get Booty for Wife for $29.95 or you could get Booty for Wife plus Turbulence Training plus all of those other bonuses all for only $19.95.

I think that's an easy choice, don't you?

Click here to get this amazing special offer today:

Firm But and Sexy Legs Program

Plenty of time to sculpt that booty before you hit the beach on your next holiday.

By the way, just listen to this incredible feedback on the program:

"I just finished section 2 of the Booty for Wife series. I feel
strong and super fit and I've gotten so many compliments lately
that I know it has to be the program! I start the 3rd section
tomorrow and it looks tough and I can't wait. I know that in 4
weeks I'm going to be amazed at myself. And, I am so looking
forward to doing the chin ups. I hoping I can do at least one to
start and by 4 weeks I want to be doing 5 or more. This is a really
great 3 month program and if you haven't tried it you really
- Debbie D., TT Member

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Monday, July 12, 2010

11 Ways Those in Atlanta Can Stay Motivated, Lose Weight and Reach Your Fitness Goals

Hello Atlanta!

It's Jason, your Atlanta Personal Trainer and Fitness Expert with what may be the most important post I have ever or will ever put out.

My buddy and fellow personal trainer, not in Atlanta, Craig of TT in Toronto passed this article along that he put together.

Be sure to give it a good read it will change your body transformation results.

my top 11 inspirational tips to help motivate you to stick to your fat loss plan and transform your body and life forever.

11. Never Give Up

If you fall off the wagon, cut your losses. Don't let it weigh on your mind and hold you back because it's only minor damage that can be dealt with. The important thing is to get back on track, immediately. Never, ever, EVER give up. I believe in you.

10. Don't Procrastinate

Do it now. Whether you're thinking of cleaning out the pantry or finally starting to exercise, STOP procrastinating and DO IT now!

9. Identify Exactly What It Is You Want...

...then don't let anything stand in your way of getting it. By setting specific goals along with deadlines you are providing yourself with a measuring stick.

8. Do Your Best With Everything You Have Control Over

Most people fail to control themselves, and end up only with regrets. We trade minutes of pleasure (i.e. fast food) for days, weeks, months, and years of regret.

Remember that the pleasure of eating lasts for only minutes, but you inhabit your body 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for life.

Rather than trying to "out-cardio" your bad diet, you must PLAN ahead to overcome obstacles. Otherwise, you'll never succeed.

7. Replace Bad Habits

Everyday you will be tempted to fall back on old bad habits. To make a lasting change in your health and appearance you must do everything you can to resist that. Try adding a new healthy habit each day to replace an old unhealthy habit.

6. Be Consistent With Baby Steps

The best approach is to build your life one positive step at a time and the way to do this is by taking baby steps to improvement each and every single day. Be a little better than yesterday.

5. Test

There are no failures, only good and bad tests.

You should always be trying something new, monitoring your body's response, and deciding whether or not that food or exercise belongs in your "tool box". Do everything you can to learn more about your body. The more you know, the faster your success will be.

4. Social Support and Role Modeling

You can't soar with eagles if you're hanging around turkeys.

By hanging around others who want to lose weight, you can leverage their knowledge, commitment, support, and success to push yourself harder than you otherwise would be able to.

If you need help with support and workouts

3. Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

People will do almost anything to stay in their comfort zones.

If you want to accomplish anything, get out of your comfort zone and strive to increase order and discipline in your life.

Discipline means doing the opposite of what you feel like doing. Setting goals and deadlines are the easy roads to discipline.

2. Plan

Planning is the ultimate key to fat loss success.

With a weekly plan of meals and workouts in place, you will be much less likely to hit a road bump that takes you down the wrong path. Try setting aside one day a week to map out your weekly itinerary
and you'll be amazed at how quickly your body transforms itself.

If you need help with a plan

1. Realize YOU Are In Charge of Your Success

Og Mandino once said, "I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny."

Translation - Everyone can succeed and reach their goals. It's a just a matter of how badly you want it.

I know you want it. And I know you can do it. And I'm really looking forward to your success.

Atlanta Personal Trainer Jason, CSCS

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Flat Stomach And Situps - Is This the Best Approach

Working out takes lots of time and effort, especially if you're trying to lose fat and get lean. I think everyone wants a six pack or at least a nice flat stomach, so they spend endless hours in the gym working out to achieve these goals.

But are you going about it the wrong way...

  • are you spending half your workout doing core exercises in effort to lose belly fat.
  • have you been doing situps and crunches but are not seeing a great set of abs
Check out my latest post on losing belly fat for strong sexy core.
Click the Link below

 Core work is essential to a strong, healthy, and fit you. But will all this work result in a flat stomach you can be proud of and want. To find out be sure to...

click the link below
click here --- Belly Fat and Core Work

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ladies of Atlanta I have 1 unique trick for defined arms

I just got a email from my friend and women's arm training expert Melissa Wall and wanted to share it with all the women here in Atlanta.

She was telling me about a unique trick that her female clients are using to get tight and defined arms. It's a fool proof plan actually and she calls it H.A.M.T (Hormonal Arm Manipulation Tactics)

Melissa has her clients eat a certain amount of carbohydrates and healthy fat 30 minutes before their workouts. This ramps up several fat burning hormones that don't typically turn on with some of the more popular methods. Then she uses lactic acid flushing sets and reps to really optimize her clients hormones. Best of all, it doesn't matter what age you are or how many times that you've tried to get rid of your "bat wing" triceps. Melissa has made this work for her clients time and time again.

Click here to check it out click here

Arm Secrets

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

6 Upper Body Ab Exercises

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The thought of having to do an additional 20-30 minutes of abdominal work after a regular workout can sometimes be enough for you to skip the ab training altogether. But, with these six upper
body exercises, you'll gain all the benefits and more of a regular ab workout, without the extra time.

This 15-minute upper body workout will not only build your arms, your chest, and your back, but every one of these exercises is also going to work your abdominals.

So this workout will include as I mentioned 6 exercises, but they will be broken down into 3 supersets at 5 minutes each.

So, the first superset will pair chin-ups with spiderman pushups.

Now, just because these aren't specific abdominal exercises don't think your abs will walk away unscathed. I remember training a client before and a couple of days after doing the chinup exercise
she commented how shocked she was that her abs were so sore.

With proper form, the chin-up exercise can very powerfully target your abs.

For proper form, begin in the dead hang position. Now, keeping your body tight, brace your abs and pull your body up and chin over the bar, then in a controlled fashion, lower your body down. You will
noticeably feel this exercise working your lats and your biceps.

Perform enough repetitions that take you until one short of failure. For example, if you can do 15 repetitions, then only do 14 and so on.

After the chin-up exercise, you will move into the spiderman pushup. In this exercise, you will get into a regular pushup position, and then as you come down bring your knee up to your elbow and back down. Alternate sides.

As previously noted, each superset pairing will be done in five minute intervals. Once finished with the first superset, move onto the next upper body combination of one-arm standing dumbbell shoulder press and heavy weighted dumbbell rows.

For the one-armed shoulder press exercise, place the DB at shoulder height with your palm facing outward. Next, brace your abs and place your opposite hand on your side to ensure your obliques are
working while pressing up with the DB. Do eight repetitions for one side, and then switch to the other side.

Immediately after completing your repetitions for the shoulder press, move to DB rows. This time you will choose a weight you can normally do 10 times, but now try to get 12 repetitions. However, be sure to use only good form.

By keeping your body and back in a straight position, you will end up working your abdominals very hard, especially as you get closer to failure and your obliques work against rotation. If you find that you need to take a 5-10 second rest after ten repetitions in order to use perfect form for the remaining two, then do that.

Again, you will do this superset for five minutes going back and forth between these two exercises.

To finish off the 15-minute workout, you'll do two arm exercises that simultaneously work your abdominals. The first exercise is the lying dumbbell triceps extension. Now, in order to get a good ab
workout from this exercise, when you're at the bottom position, drop a little more and you stretch your abs. Then, bring the dumbbells back up overhead and repeat.

That little extra stretch at the bottom of the exercise will really work your abdominals to give you that six pack abs look, much like the stability ball rollout when you stretch out at the end of that exercise.

The final exercise is the one-armed standing dumbbell curl. For this exercise you want to begin in a braced position. Since you will be using a heavy weight, your abs will have to work very hard
throughout this exercise. To get in proper position, if your right arm is working, then your left leg will be in front. You can do this exercise for 6-8 repetitions per side.

That's the 15-minute upper body workout that will work your abs just as hard if not harder than any ab crunching workout you could possibly do.

For DVD workouts using these exercises please visit:

=> TT Fat Loss CDs

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Not the way to workout

Have you seen the commercials for the exercise fitness equipment called the shake weight? This has to be one of the more ridiculous exercise tools out there. I wonder if there are companies setup just to promote theses sham products.

They made a reference to how much Ellen loves it, and use that on their website. Ellen just made fun of it and they use her name to promote it.

Stay away from the shake weight.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

5 Exercises Every Beginer Must Master

This will be a short post. I believe there are few fundamental exercises everybody to fitness would benefit from as long as they are health. These few exercises will build a foundation for your fitness goals as you progress in your weight training and fat loss programs you'll be able to progress these exercises as well.

Because I consider these exercises the cornerstone to any training program I think it's important to start doing them as quickly as possible. That way you become comfortable with them and you have a chance to learn the correct form and technique.

If you're fairly new to resistance training or weight training I suggest you check out what I consider to be the best five exercises to help you build muscle and burn fat. Just click the link below
Click Here --> 5 Beginning Fitness Exercises

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Number One Mistake All Women Make

By Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author of Turbulence Training

Following the cardio mentality and depending on the cardio confessional is the biggest mistake that all women make when it comes to fat loss.

Let me explain...

The other morning I was on my way back from my workout when I passed by a young women, who I would say was around 28. she was on the phone chatting to a friend and I overheard her saying that she was out for a walk getting some exercise, because she was going out for a bad dinner later that night.

And I just wanted to stop her and say, "No - no - no! it doesn't work that way. It never has, it never will."

You'll never out exercise a bad diet!

Every woman I've ever met has made this mistake. They all have had that "cardio confessional mindset" at one time or another, guys are not excluded either.

If lucky this young lady will probably burn around 300-500 calories from her walk, now that is if it is a long walk. On the other hand she's likely to eat an extra 400-700 calories at supper, that may just be the appetizer or drinks. quick side note, I'm assuming you had dinner refers to the meal and not a miserable dinner at the in-laws or something along those lines.

It is crucial that everybody understand, one cardio session cannot make up for bad meal choices.

Now you might be thinking, "At least it's better than nothing."

But is it?

Remember, as I've mentioned in the past, one British study found that some people OVEREAT in response to cardio exercise.

So when dinner comes around, this poor girl might think, "Oh, I did that long walk today, so I can treat myself to a bigger dinner or dessert."

The only thing that comes close to beating a bad diet is interval training and resistance training.

Back in 2007, an Australian research study on interval training was getting a LOT of press for the surprising results. In the study, women who did interval training were able to lose belly fat without changing their diet.

In fact, one subject, named Louise, said this: "My diet was pretty bad back then, with lots of sweets, lots of junk food...doughnuts and sugar -- it was awful."

And yet by the end of this study, interval training helped Louise burn 8kg of fat in just 15 weeks - WITHOUT changing her diet.

Perhaps it IS POSSIBLE for you to out-train a bad diet - but only if you use interval training.

And that's just another reason the best short, burst fat burning workouts are based on this specific type of fat burning exercise.

So here's what you need to do:

  1. Give up the notion that cardio will fix a bad diet, and understand that you can't out jog a bad diet.
  2. Stick to your simple lifestyle nutrition plan 90% of the time and then enjoy your 10% reward meals GUILT-FREE.
  3. Use interval training to burn the fat and resistance training to sculpt your body.

It's that simple - a 3-step system for fat loss success that is guaranteed to work every time.

Click the link below to try out a proven program that shows you EXACTLY what to do:

click here => Try Turbulence Training

Enjoy guilt-free eating and fat loss with this mindset.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Training Progression

How To Plan Strength Training Progression

This is just quick introduction to progressive overload concepts and strength training. If you just want to cut to the chase you can see the full original post by clicking the link below:

Click Here --> Fitness Training Progressive Overload

How long have you been on your current program?
Are you doing the same reps and weight as you were a month ago, a year ago?

Take a look around your local gym or fitness center and you will notice many are doing the exact same thing and why the last time you saw them, and chances are they were doing the same thing the time before that and the time before that.

In order to see results either fat loss or muscle building there has to be a change in the stimulus. Over time there has to be a greater demand placed on the body, or a progressive overload.

Progressive overload is essential to training. Your body quickly adapts to resistance or weight training and before long your body will not respond to current stimulus.

There are many ways you can develop a training program that will implement the principles of progressive overloads. One way and maybe the most common is to simply increase the weights. While this method is simple and common it is not always practical. You're currently using 10 pound dumbbells and jumped to 15 pounds that may be too much, and you may not be able to lift the weight.

The second issue that comes from increasing weights is that the weight will add up quicker than your ability to move it. If you add just 5 pounds a week to say your squat, by the end of the year you're looking at about 250 pounds more than where you started. That's not realistic!

If you don't have a certified personal trainer to help you develop programs that incorporate progressive overloading check out the article on my blog as it will give you some valuable insight. Just visit the link below.

Click Here --> Fitness Training Progressive Overload

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Monday, February 1, 2010

A Ladies Version of the 300 Workout

An intermediate woman could do a 150 rep workout:

5 Bodyweight Inverted Rows
10 Bodyweight Sumo Squats
15 bodyweight squats
15 Pushups (doing as many regular pushups, followed by kneeling)
50 jumping jacks
10 spiderman climbs
20 reverse lunges
25 bicycle crunches

Add in 50 rope skips for 200 total repetitions - or 150 skips for a full 300.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Simple tip to reach your weight loss goal!

Real People Making Real Change, A crazy trick to reach your weight goal!
==> Weight Loss in 2010

New year is here and I am sure you want to make 2010 your best year yet. I am sure you are in search of a plan that will help you reach your goals. A quick search on the internet will provide you with endless choices that claim to have the answer for your success.

Sad but true there will be lots of people who will not reach their goal and lose weight and get in shape. No need to worry, this does not have to be you because there is a way to succeed.

Practically any program you find will work. With just a little knowledge and some effort you will be able to transform your body. Take a look at this one great tip that make a big difference on the success of your goals.
== > Weight Loss Success Tip

All The best in 2010
Jason, CSCS

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