Your Single Very Best Fitness Tip

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    Sep 02, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    If you had to sift through your vast knowledge of fitness and health from workouts to nutrition what would be the one most valuable tip you could offer to other people? I always tell people my best suggestion is to go back in time and be born to my dad because genetics is so important in health and fitness but since that isn't possible I'd have to say my tip is:
    Get away from the gym at least once a week and take advantage of the vast array of fitness equipment Mother Nature provides. Push mow your lawn, clear some tree branches, move some boulders, dig some holes, hike a mountain trail. Your muscles will tell you the next morning that you had a good workout.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 02, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    Focus on your weakest link.
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    Sep 02, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    The gym will make you strong. Cardio will increase your endurance. The kitchen will give you abs.
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    Sep 02, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    keep your back flat, and squat

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    Sep 02, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    Don't try to be a hero. Lift what feels comfortable and right. Even if its a 10lb dumbbell. Gotta start somewhere.
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    Sep 02, 2012 5:57 PM GMT
    Doesn't matter what you do, just do something.
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    Sep 02, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    Know yourself.

    If you have a slow metabolism, eat very healthy and reduce your calories. If you have a fast metabolism, learn how to eat the right kinds of foods in the right quantities to gain muscle. If you don't gain muscle easily, learn how to maximize your workout and diet to increase your gains. If you have a great genetics and look perfect without much effort...then don't be a douchebag. And so on. And so forth. The point is that exercise and diet aren't a one-size-fit-all deal. Pay attention and learn what works for you so that you can be the best that you can be.
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    Sep 02, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Some may disagree with me, but I front load my carbs - and by the end of the day - I eat very little to no carbs. If I need to snack at night - nuts or a piece of cheese.

    I also try not to eat late in the evening. During a normal week if I go to bed around 9:00 - 10:00 pm - I do not eat after 6:00 pm.


    Also - when you find yourself in a rut - or not progressing - change something. Even if it's a small something. It will help keep you motivated.
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    Sep 02, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Drink chocolate milk after workouts.
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    Sep 02, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    drink chocolate milk!!! thats the best tip i have ever heard...chocolate milk is just the greatest drink in the world. have you tried dark chocolate almond milk?
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    Sep 02, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    Technique, technique, technique.

    Squats are your friend.

    No pain, no gain.
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    Sep 02, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    kapow saiddrink chocolate milk!!! thats the best tip i have ever heard...chocolate milk is just the greatest drink in the world. have you tried dark chocolate almond milk?


    No, I haven't. Do I have to make a trip to the supermarket? I said drink chocolate milk because it helps muscle recovery.
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    Sep 02, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    kapow saiddrink chocolate milk!!! thats the best tip i have ever heard...chocolate milk is just the greatest drink in the world. have you tried dark chocolate almond milk?



    LMAO
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    Sep 02, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    Get out of the fridge!
  • camfer

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    Sep 02, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    Don't eat bread.
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    Sep 02, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidGet out of the fridge!


    There ain't nothing in there that wasn't in there 15 minutes ago, ok?
  • studflyboy87

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    Sep 02, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    Keep your heart rate up during your workout. You will burn fat and can cut out most of your cardio if you so desire.
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    Sep 02, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    You're not at the gym for a mouth workout. Shut up and do another set.
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    Sep 02, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike said...................
    Get away from the gym at least once a week and take advantage of the vast array of fitness equipment Mother Nature provides. Push mow your lawn, clear some tree branches, move some boulders, dig some holes. Your muscles will tell you the next morning that you had a good workout.


    absolutely! no objections on that!

    know your body well! cause your body is your temple! appreciate and love it!

  • kencarson

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    Sep 02, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    Don't think about it, just do it.

    A lot of people will not go to the gym because they'll start thinking about how hard is it going to be. If you just get up and go, it'll be done before you know it, and probably be much easier than you think.
  • jim_sf

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    Sep 02, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    Variety! Mix things up every now and then.
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    Sep 02, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    When you feel yourself faltering, ask yourself "How badly do I want this?"
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    Sep 02, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    Be consistent with your workouts and with your diet.
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    Sep 02, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    Re-rack your weights.
  • comfortablynu...

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    Sep 02, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    Probably the hardest one for me to follow myself, but remember to get enough sleep.