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Tricks for easy food tracking

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Tricks for easy food tracking

1. Getting a cheap kitchen scale and separating your “meals” into ready-to-go containers can be a game changer if you keep yourself busy. You can save the foods you often eat together in the “meal” section of MyFitnessPal, and not worry about weighing stuff every time!⁠ ⁠ 2. Snacks and liquid calories count too (coffee with creamer, wine, etc). Having at least 2 weeks of this data is crucial for me to adjust your calories & macros to get your body composition to the place we want it the fastest as we move on. ⁠ ⁠ 3. Get used to...

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How to save 50% on your groceries?

How to save 50% on your groceries?

I've noticed over the past few years that even though I've been buying higher quality food, my bills have been lower... Why is that? 1. Alcohol I typically have a bottle of wine or two saved in case there is a party, but stopped buying liquor / wine/ beer on the regular. Yeah, drinking at home is less expensive than out, but a six pack and a bottle of wine every week could add up to $3k a year for your household... 2. Meat Is expensive. Duh. And unnecessary. Also duh. If you're not plant based, and are not #vegancurious...

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

What a cliche. We hear it's vital for progress and growth but is it really? I see so many people in the gym and on IG just jacking up weight, trying to do more workout all time all the time, getting out of the comfort zone without really knowing WHY or having a plan.I'd squatted 130 kg (285 lbs). On 3rd attempt. Got lectures by angry dad that I will break my back and must stop powerlifting (ehm, I'm a bodybuilder but let's roll with that). Let's start with WHY.I was updating PRs to calculate the ranges for the next...

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It is about you

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It is about you

Not about me. Steer clear of coaches that make it about themselves. There are way too many people who have been under loved, and then go into coaching trying to profess what they have found to work for themselves. That is a very wrong way to treat other people's problems. Bodybuilding is one of my personal hobbies, but I'm very clear about the fact that I compete for me. That is something that I have always wanted to do, and I love sharing the journey for whoever is interested in what is happening behind the curtains. In no way am...

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How Toxic Masculinity Makes My Job Harder

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How Toxic Masculinity Makes My Job Harder

Aside of the fact it makes dudes ask for "six pack and beach muscles" workouts solely, and chicks just want to "tone upper body and get a booty" Toxic masculinity is bringing a lot of other nightmare-fish shenanigans to the gym floor. Lately, I've seen a lot of Former /retired military or competitive athletes pushing through pain, getting injured quickly or worsening a chronic condition SO MANY dudes just skip joint gymnastics and warmup altogether, jumping directly into a heavy compound movement and then wonder why the fuck it HURTS WORSE day after day. Girls typically have the opposite problem...

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