Posts in : nutrition tips for fitness

  • Nov

    Body Fat Calculator – Losing Body Fat – Flat Belly Diet

    posted in Nutrition Tips

    Be your own Body Fat CalculatorBe your own body fat calculator!  Losing body fat begins with understanding how and why you store fat.  If there were any flat belly diet that actually worked, every man would be strutting 6 pack abs and every woman wearing a size two dress.  People mistakenly believe because I’m a Los Angeles Personal Trainer that I only work with people who are already a “10″ striving to be an “11″.  Not true!

    Let’s lay some rumors about losing body fat to rest!


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  • Nov

    Sound Nutrition means Mastering the Basics

    Balanced Nutrition

    The Key to Sound Nutrition is Mastering the Basics. 

    Luke Fichtner
    Owner, AXIOM Health & Fitness

    Everyday I work with people seeking the magic pill or some miracle to help them get the body they desire. I get bombarded with questions everyday about the best nutrition tips or how how to get the quickest results with as many short cuts as possible.

    Well, to tell you the truth you must master the basics when it comes to nutrition and reaching the body you desire. It all starts with the proper mindset. You must know and understand that feeding your body with the right food, water, and supplements will get you the body you want. (more…)

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  • Jan

    Calories Burned Spin Class – Proper Form for Spinning

    Calories burned in Spin Class is among the highest for any aerobic class you may attend.  Of course the total benefits achieved from spin class, also referred to as indoor cycling, are dependent on how much effort you exert.  This afternoon I took a spin class after a 6-7 week absence and was reminded again how great it is as a fat burning workout.  I’m going to quickly cover proper form for spinning as well as review how many calories are burned! (more…)

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  • Sep

    Post Workout Recovery Shake to Build Muscle

    Recovery ShakeAt the end of a big workout, your muscles are hungry and in desperate need to recover.   To do that, your body needs protein to rebuild your damaged muscles and carbs to process that protein. Towards the end of a strenuous workout when your body has exhausted its primary energy sources, it will target muscle tissue for energy. To prevent this, the first 30 minutes after your workout, if not in your last few sets, is the optimal time to have a recovery shake.

    Aside from the amount of protein in your shake, there are a few other aspects to consider. But first let’s start with the most obvious. (more…)

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  • Jun

    Are BCAA’s The Magic Bullet for Fat Loss?

    Over the years much discussion and debate in the Fitness and Nutrition industry has revolved around the benefits of BCAA’s or Branched Chain Amino Acids as a supplement.  I’m not interested in debating the merits of any specific supplement really, but rather share with you my personal experiences and those of clients.

    What are BCAA’s?

    Branched chain amino acids or BCAAs are nutrients obtained from proteins such as dairy, legumes, and meat. On a molecular level, 3 essential components leucine, isoleucine, and valine form a branched chain chemical structure.

    Ummm, so what’s that mean?  Basically this is protein in its simplest form, and these 3 amino acids are part of a family of 9 essential amino acids which the body cannot manufacture itself. (more…)

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