Why most people never reach their fitness goals

Why most people never reach their fitness goals

There isn’t just one single reason but usually a host of things. Lack of a proper plan, no consistency, no discipline etc. The one thing that most everyone seems to overlook is leaving room for *progressions*. Most people are impatient and think that more is better. I need to get in shape NOW! So, they… Read more »

Now Selling Supplements!

Now Selling Supplements!

360 Cut Performance Supplements Just got all of our 360Cut Performance Supplements in at New York Sports Center. Right now we have the absolute best tasting pre-workout formula on the market and my personal favorite, their sleep formula. The pre-workout is a perfect blend of amino acids, beta-alanine, creatine and energy boosting compounds for a… Read more »

Nutrition: Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 1

Nutrition: Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 1

Peri-Workout Nutrition, Part I Originally posted on Elitefts. By Fred Duncan Depending on who you ask or what you’ve read, you may have different views on what’s necessary or most efficient in terms of peri-workout nutrition. When I first started training, I remember being told that “chocolate milk is great post-workout” or “you need fast… Read more »

Scale Not Moving?

Scale Not Moving?

I just wanted to make a few quick comments on those who are frustrated with their dieting/working out progress. Very few great things come without sacrifice. I understand that you love your cereal, Greek yogurt and orange juice for breakfast but do you love where you are at? If it’s not working then you need… Read more »

Latest Article On Elitefts.net

Latest Article On Elitefts.net

Here is my latest article for Elitefts where I discuss whether or not to have carbohydrates Post-workout. The answer might surprise you. Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 2: To Carb or Not to Carb

Nutrition: A Review of Carb Cycling

Nutrition: A Review of Carb Cycling

What is Carb Cycling? I’m sure you have an idea about what carb-cycling is just by looking at the name. You simply cycle your carbs. Ok, so what does that mean and what is it useful for? Basically you alter the amount of carbohydrates that you eat day to day. Carb cycling can be used… Read more »

Nutrition: What’s Better? 3 Meals or 6-8 Meals?

Nutrition: What’s Better? 3 Meals or 6-8 Meals?

I remember the first time a nutritionist came and spoke to a class I took in undergrad.  He was talking about meal frequency and how “6-8 small meals boost your metabolism.” He then gave us an example, he said if you are going to eat a pizza it would be better if you split it… Read more »

Recipe: Oatmeal Muffin Snack (high protein)

Recipe: Oatmeal Muffin Snack (high protein)

Ingredients 3/4 to 1 cup of oatmeal 8 eggs whites (2-3 yolk but not necessary) 1/2 cup – 1 cup of raspberries or blueberries 1/2 cup dark chocolate Directions Mix all ingredients together in a bowl Place mixture in muffin tray (muffin/cupcake paper cups preferred)  Bake at 375 degrees for 27-30 minutes. *Each muffin contains… Read more »

Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers (high protein, low carb)

Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers (high protein, low carb)

Ingredients 3 Bell Peppers 1 Onion (minced) 1 Tablespoon Garlic (minced) Handful of Fresh Parsley (chopped) 1 Pound Ground Turkey 3 Tablespoon ketchup/steaksauce 1 Egg Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 Slice off the tops of the peppers and discard them, clean out seeds, then cut them in half and place on a cookie sheet or… Read more »

Nutrition: Very Low Carb Diets Preserve Muscle Mass?

Nutrition: Very Low Carb Diets Preserve Muscle Mass?

When it comes to diet there is not a cookie cutter approach that works for everyone. We are all individuals and should be viewed that way. This becomes really clear when you prepare someone for a bodybuilding or figure show. You might see some clients who need a drastic reduction in carbs (maybe even 0… Read more »

Nutrition: What’s the Best Diet?

Nutrition: What’s the Best Diet?

People and Clients often ask me, “What is the best diet? Is it low-carb, low-fat, low glycemic index etc etc.” My answer is always the same…The best diet is the one that is SUSTAINABLE.The one that fits with your lifestyle, your eating habits, your workout habits, and YOU!! Every person is different and their diet… Read more »

Nutrition: Are Carbs the Enemy?

Nutrition: Are Carbs the Enemy?

Not necessarily, but what kind, how much, and WHEN you eat them DO matter. Here are some quick tips: Start by limiting the number of meals you have with carbohydrates, they are not necessary AT EVERY MEAL! Fewer carbohydrate meals per day leads to Lower Blood Glucose levels (This is good). Lower your carbohydrates on… Read more »