Greg Augustyn , NASM Elite Trainer

Greg Augustyn , NASM Elite Trainer's Blog

  • Dealing with Setbacks

    Ultimately, you will encounter setbacks regarding your exercise and nutrition goals. Life has a funny way of throwing us challenges that seem to derail our momentum. Just remember, you are in this for the long haul; lifestyle is not dictated by what happens once

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  • Organic Produce: Part 2

    Cost is often a factor when deciding to purchase organic produce. The good news is that some fruits and vegetables are treated with lower levels of pesticides.

    The following list has been provided by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which is a non-profit

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  • Organic Produce

    Organic produce is a hot topic these days. If you are concerned about the potential effects of chemicals and pesticides then choose organic varieties, if cost is not a limiting factor.

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  • Should Stretching Hurt?

    In reality, training for flexibility should not hurt regardless of the type of stretching you are performing. There are a variety of stretching methods and techniques, but all of them should be done through a pain free range of motion.

    Most people are familiar

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  • Accidental Exercise

    One of the major goals for this week is to get more “accidental” exercise.

    Here are some quick ideas:

    *Use the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.

    *Park further away from your destination.

    *Take a quick walk during your lunch break.

    *Ditch your

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  • Waist to Hip Ratio and Your Health

    The waist to hip ratio is a very simple, yet effective health assessment that may help determine if you are at risk for developing some chronic diseases down the road.

    Basically, there is a relationship between the size or amount of fat in the abdominal area

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  • Your Friend the Foam Roller

    A foam roller is a cylindrical-shaped piece of exercise equipment that can be used for a variety of training purposes. Foam rollers are normally used to reduce muscle tension by performing a technique called self-myofascial release (SMR).

    Self-myofascial release

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  • Weight Loss and Nutrition Tips

    This week, registered dietitian Azi Ahmadi offers helpful tips for weight loss and some insight on the role of carbohydrates.

    Question #1: Are there any special diet tips to recommend for fat loss? What works?

    Azi's Answer:

    To lose body fat and/or improve

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  • Traveling Challenges.....

    Traveling for business or pleasure can often meddle with our normal routine. Here are some tips to make sure you maintain your exercise regime and eat healthy meals during your journey!


    *Many hotels have gyms, so confirm ahead of time whether it

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  • Because I said so.....

    One critical component of any exercise program is the SAID principle. SAID stands for Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands.

    I know, I know, it sounds pretty complicated right?

    Well, it really isn’t!

    The SAID principle simply means your body will adapt to

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