How to Quit Harmful Pre-Workout Supplements and Drastically Reduce Coffee by Going Green (Matcha)

I went WAY overboard with caffeinated pre-workout powders, energy drinks, and coffee for a few years in my life.

Since I have a strong background in nutritional supplements, I know my way around the industry and I’ve experienced many products. Any product that contains caffeine is something you’ll feel very quickly and that is a huge selling point.

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My first ever pre-workout powder that I used was N.O. Xplode. The caffeine boost made my workouts super fun for a period of time. Then I realized that I could just take a scoop of N.O. Xplode before I went to work and then I had energy for my customers. Unfortunately, there was always the inevitable crash.

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Why Green Superfood Powders are the Most Underrated for Fat Loss and Health

Green Superfood powders are #1 underrated fitness and fat loss supplement.

Everybody should know about Omega-3, Vitamin D, whey protein, etc by now but how many people are RAGING about green superfood powders? You should know about this, especially if you’re on a calorie restricted diet.

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I’ve come to love chlorella

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Does it even matter how many calories I burn in a workout?

Let’s dig into this common question people ask me: Why do other people seem to burn more calories than me?

At Orangetheory Fitness Seattle or at any heart rate monitored training, you’ll see the results of your estimated calorie burn after the workout. You will also see other people’s estimated calorie burn and I suppose it is natural to compare ourselves to others. Usually the people who are most concerned are women of normal size who are over 40 or 50 years old because their estimated calorie burn is significantly less than a tall, young, man for example. But does it REALLY matter how many calories you burn in a HIIT workout?

I probably could have titled this blog post: “8 Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training,” but I was inspired by somebody who asked me a question today!

The workout summary after a smaller sized workout class at Orangetheory Fitness in Seattle

The workout summary after a smaller sized workout class at Orangetheory Fitness in Seattle

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5 Methods of Progression you can use to get Fitness Results Today

Always seek progression in Fitness.

Sure, there is a stereotype that trainers are always trying to get their female clients to lift heavier and to get everybody in general to work harder. If both clients and trainers can buy-in on the idea that progressive resistance is crucial for results, then together our work is more effective.

“You always have to go heavier,” is a Big Myth!

Not everybody can, will, or should continue to go heavier on various exercises. That being said, going heavier than your last effort on a particular exercise is one of the most obvious methods of progression and yes, it will work. So when you can, try to go heavier because you’ll burn more fat, tone the body, and gain confidence.

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Brief insight into Dre’s Nutrition Philosophy

Let’s start with a brief overview and then we’ll dig deeper in the upcoming weeks and months.

When I was younger, I took a physical health class at a local college that changed my life. I learned about the basics of calories in vs calories out and then with the guidance of the instructor, I set physical goals for myself. I started out by walking a single mile in the neighborhood, over the next days, I would run the mile, then I would run/walk two miles and so on. At my peak, I could go out and run a half marathon anytime, no big deal — I slimmed down dramatically.

Over time, I’ve learned and come to appreciate so much more about food. I love food. Loving food is not an excuse to eat poorly! Take a quick look at my background over the last decade or so. We’ll be posting about more in depth topics soon (less about me, more about you).

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