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Podcast 11: Super Bowl, Ken Dolls and Rites of Passage

Podcast 11: Super Bowl, Ken Dolls and Rites of Passage

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In this episode I tackle the following topics:

  • The Super Bowl
  • Great NFL Quarterbacks
  • Neil Peart of Rush
  • Technique
  • The Human Ken Doll
  • The Man Whose Arms Exploded
  • Why We Lift Weights
  • Rites of Passage

Podcast 10: Overtraining and a Rant about Men’s Fitness Magazine

Podcast 10: Overtraining and a Rant about Men’s Fitness Magazine

 

Episode 10

Episode 10

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Congrats to me on episode number 10! In here you will find:

  • Online personal training coming Feb. 14 2014
  • Artist of the week: The Almighty and The Black Star Riders.
  • Question of the Week: How many days should I train? when should I take a day off?
  • 3 Things you need to buy at Costco.
  • Why Dieting is ineffective and why lifting weights rules.
  • A 10 minute rant about the strange and bizarre world of Men’s Fitness magazine.

Post 120: Arnold Is Now Working at Gold’s Gym

Even when Arnold is goofing around at Gold’s Gym he givesout better advice than most trainers. Ha!

Long live Howard the gym manager!

P.S. if you are the kind of person that would rather listen to me rather than read, then y0u need to get in on my podcast. The M Factor Fitness Funkcast. 30 minutes of fitness stuff, goofing around and general good times. Get it here on Itunes or here at podbean.com

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Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved.

Podcast 7: Christmas Goodies for Your Home Gym

Episode 7: Christmas Goodies for Your Home Gym

 

 

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Episode 7: Christmas Goodies for Your Home Gym

December 28, 2013

Episode 7: Goodies for your home gym.

Why do people buy so much useless crap for their gyms?
I can only hope it isn’t too late for me to save you a little cash and keep you from having to put your abdominator on Craigs list.
 

Podcast 8: Are Vitamins Worthless?

Episode 8: Are Vitamins Worthless?

 

 

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January 10, 2014

This may be the best podcast yet. I tackle the study that came out saying that vitamins are basically worthless. Are they right? Am I right? Take 27.02 minutes and check it out.

 

Podcast 9: Where to Train- Gyms vs. Fitness centers vs. Rec centers

Episode 9: Where to Train- Gyms vs. Fitness centers vs. Rec centers

 

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 January 12, 2014

The editing is choppy here but I think I cover some good stuff. You should get a couple chuckles out of this one.

 
Topics Discussed:
  • The mystery of the appendix.
  • Snowblowing vs. snow shoveling: A moral quandry.
  • Gyms vs. Fitness centers vs. Rec centers.
  • A rant about a trainer I saw at the Rec center.
  • I try to be nice to Curves.
  • I insult runners, pilates and yogis (in a nice way).
Online Training coming in February!
 

Post 95: Leg And Butt Kicker Killer Circuit: Can You Take The Challenge?

Butt workout Supremo #butt exercises, #glutes, #circuit training, #leg workout

Workout courtesy of http://fit-is-confident.tumblr.com/post/17101750339/anytime-d

Look at what I found on Pinterest! As much as I would like to take credit for this, the credit here goes to http://fit-is-confident.tumblr.com/post/17101750339/anytime-d. Or send them a nasty note if you want. I guess it depends on how you feel afterward.

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Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

 

 

 

 

Starting An Exercise Program The Right Way Part 1

How to Start an Exercise Program For Beginners

Part 1: Basics

Happy New Year! I have some sobering news for you.

Three weeks from now, most people will have broken their New Year’s resolutions.

But not you, my friend, because you have stumbled upon this mega post.

Here is a quote from Alfred Souza via the great Jeffrey Gitomer. This blew me away when I read it.

” For a long time it had seemed to me that I was about to begin real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
Here is the best piece of advice I can give give you.

Ignore the noise and do the work.

Quick Lesson on Fitness Philosophy

So the idea here is is that I need to get you moving. Start exercising, then we can fine-tune your program.

You can sit here all day and read and by the end of the day you will still be here reading, confused and with a sore butt.

Here is a series of Podcasts Specifically targeted for beginners.

 

1. Why you need you use resistance in your workouts

2. Why recovery is so important

3. Why increasing your metabolism is critical to your success

There is a lot of fitness information out there.

  • Some of it is very good.
  • Some (okay, a lot) of it is outdated.
  • Most of it is driven by marketing. Meaning that it is meant to drive you into buying specific products or services.

You may be saying, “hey Mike, aren’t you doing the same thing”.

And to a degree you are right. I am a personal trainer but I am also marketing my fitness and nutrition programs.

The difference is simply this. I am not telling you this is easy. I don’t talk about miracle pills or ,melting away slabs of fat in just 10 minutes a day.

The only way to change your body is with smart, hard work.

Anything and everything on this site is geared towards that because if you aren’t willing to put the time in, you won’t get the results.

I am not here to waste your time and money.

Summary:

  • Get started now. Don’t wait to become a fitness expert before you start your journey.
  • Resistance Training is the best way to reshape your body, burn calories and increase your metabolism. There are a number of different ways to do it. You can use bands, weights, kettlebells or just your own weight. The bottom-line is you need to work all the muscles of the body against some form of resistance to make a change.
  • Cardio can be great for meditation, getting fresh air and burning calories but it will not appreciably increase your metabolism or reshape your body.
  • Please my my sake, choose a level of exercise that fits your ability and experience. Don’t sign up for CrossFit, bootcamps or Insanity right off the bat. This is just a recipe for disaster.

If you want to work out in your home and get started learning the right exercises to do, may I suggest my online training?

Here is a short video on it.

In the next part of the series we will cover walking.

Click Here For Part 2: Walking

 

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My Dog is Fat!

SnickersMy Dog is Fat and I Need Your Help!

(P.S. I am going for a little sarcasm here. I am using my dog as an analogy for people who need to lose weight.)

Just wanted to make sure we are all on the same page here.

Good? Good.

Our Vet said Snickers is fat. I prefer to think of Snickers as well-fed.

What you are looking at is fur weight.

Over the years he has gone from 13 to 14 to 15 to 16 pounds.

I started to take notice when he was getting a bit of a butt roll. Once I saw the butt roll, it was time to get him on a training program.

So after consulting numerous dog websites I have up with two plans of action. I would like your input of what you think is the most effective.

Option 1:

  • Count his calories and make sure he chews his food at least 100 times before he swallows.
  • A full vegan cleanse with herbs and green tea for a week.
  • Noni Berries and Acai juice in his water bowl to help bolster his immune system.
  • Mega vitamins just in case he isn’t getting enough.
  •  Any water is to be filtered, boiled and sanitized by ultraviolet light.
  • He will need to sleep in certain  positions in a feng-shui approved room.
  • Don’t forget the crystals.

This is going to take a lot of time and a lot of money but Snickers is worth it.

Or Option 2:

  • Cut out the snacks or change to lower calorie snacks.
  • Stop feeding him from the table.
  • Go for a longer walk each day.

This really doesn’t take any time and we will actually save money.

Oh, boy, this is a tough one.

Kind of stinks when you see things layed out like this, doesn’t it?

Don’t worry, I am with you. I have probably fallen for every marketing supplement scam there is. I write these blogs to try and help you avoid some of the traps I fell into.

I am not saying there aren’t some cutting edge supplements out there. There are.

I am definitely not telling you to stay away from all supplements.

I just want you to consider the 80/20 rule.

The 80/20 rule states that 20% of your actions will give you 80% of your results.

In the fat loss game, nutrition and working out will give you the bulk of your results.

Focus on that.

Fat loss supplements can provide 5% to 10% of your fat loss. These are numbers quoted from Bill Phillips, Founder of EAS.

So if you lose 100 pounds of fat, you will be able to credit your fat loss metabolizer for 5 to 10 pounds.

Let’s take an average of 7.5 pounds lost with the magic of supplements.

So we are looking at losing 92.5 pounds through hard work and sweat.

 

So do you see how insignificant this is?

Why then do you sell supplements?

I am affiliated with a couple supplement companies.

If you want to look at adding supplements to your workout, I think I have an obligation to point you in the right direction.

Whether you check out Onnit, Biotrust or ProGrade, be assured that

  • They have an empty bottle return policy. So if you take the product and don’t see a difference you get a full refund.
  • They all come from GMP controlled labs.
  • They all present controlled lab studies for their products.

So are these miracle supplements? No

Will you effortlessly lose weight taking their supplements. No.

Could they help kickstart your fat loss program or help you break a plateau? Very likely.

 

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Post 67: Time for Something Positive

This was emailed to me from a friend who is also a great massage therapist. It really puts things in perspective.

If you are in the Parker area and want a massage, give pat Perry a call at 303-841-5039.
If you never learn the language of gratitude, you will never be on speaking terms with happiness.









A father and mother kissing their dying little girl goodbye—

If you are wondering why all the medic people are bowing….
in less than an hour, two small children in the next room are able to live thanks to the little girl’s kidney and liver.

 

Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |