Fitness

Pacific Barbell Has a New Home!

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First of all, let me express how sorry I am that I never even announced the move to the facility we are in now. Four months ago, the bootcamp moved from the local gym into a nearby gymnasium. It was a great move for the bootcamp as it allowed more room for activities and growth, […]

Announcements

Stumbling Into the Right Path

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I’ll be honest here; I’ve never really had a sense of direction for this blog. At the beginning, I tried writing more scientific articles like this one, then it became more about motivational writing which ended up just being extensions of my Instagram posts. This lack of direction has ultimately led to me not posting […]

Fitness

Staying Fit as a New Parent

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How many of you have used your children as an excuse for why you didn’t do something? I know I have. There have been missed workouts and meals that I claimed I wouldn’t have missed if I didn’t need to watch Ivy. It’s not on purpose. It’s completely subconscious and in no way a result […]

Jacob's Life

Has my back injury just been an excuse to myself?

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For the last couple months, I have been trying to be more active on social media, particularly facebook and instagram, because social media is a large part of marketing my personal training and online coaching. I believe I’ve done a great job of creating original, high quality, and educational infographics. Yet, these days I find […]

Fitness

How to Optimize Your Environment for Massive Action

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Naturally, whenever we think of somebody who has become successful, or somebody who is known for their hard work, we think, “That guy must have willpower of steel to work as hard as he does.” Well while it is very possible that person has an close to unbreakable will, don’t get caught up thinking they […]

Fitness

Take Resposibility

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We live in a society where everything is somebody else’s fault, and as a result feel we have no ownership of our own lives or what happens with it. Most people have a victim mentality. When I say everything is somebody else’s fault, what I actually mean is that we like to think everything is […]

Fitness

Is 1-on-1, Group, or Bootcamp Training Best?

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Did you know you have many different options of training when working with a personal trainer? Well, you do! And it could make a massive difference in your results (and wallet). I actually haven’t seen any variation away from traditional 1-on-1 (1:1) training anywhere in Durant outside of my own training. Which is a shame, […]

Fitness

I’m Going To Be a Father!

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  Okay, so I may be a bit late in writing this article, seeing as we are 8 months into the pregnancy. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyway, we are so excited to have a new member of the family joining us in just a couple more months! I have to admit, my back injury has slowed me down […]

Motivation

Why Diets Don’t Work

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It is the middle of December and quickly approaching the new year. People everywhere are beginning to think about how they are going to change their lives for the better at the beginning of January. Martha decides she is going to go on the new *insert fad diet here* diet that everybody has been raving […]

Rants

Quit falling for the marketing scams.

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I know I just posted a rant a couple days ago, but that one gave me inspiration to write this one, so here we are. In the past decade, the fitness industry has exploded. People are now buying more supplements, detoxes, and gimmicky products than ever before because everybody wants to have the perfect chiseled […]

Fitness

The Ultimate Home-Gym Guide

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You don’t need to be extremely affluent to be able to afford a home gym that you can get a great workout in. There are many inexpensive pieces of equipment you can use to get your heart rate up and blood pumping. Check out these pieces of equipment which I have rated on a scale of […]

Nutrition

5 Steps to Easy Food Prep

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Imagine being able to open your fridge every day for almost every meal and having your food already prepared and ready to eat. This would make losing weight and sticking to your plan so much easier… Meal prep is a fantastic way to keep on track with your eating throughout the entire week. When your food […]

Jacob's Life

My Comfort Zone

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A few years ago I was the most silent, shy, introverted person you have ever met. I remember being told that some people assumed I was autistic due to my quiet nature. I could have never talked to somebody I didn’t know unless that person was bringing the conversation to the. Even then, the conversation […]

Nutrition

5 Major Diet Myths

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The past fifty years has not been kind to America in terms of the misinformation that gets spread around. Hundreds of fad diets have been invented not to help people reach their goals, but to fill the pockets of the person behind it. Many of these diets are filled with misleading and just plain made […]

Motivation

Quit Your Worrying

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Worry

How many times have you looked in the mirror and hated what you see? Do you even look in the mirror anymore? I know I look in the mirror and although I know I’m better than I once was, there’s a lot of stuff I hate about myself. This isn’t something that you are alone […]

Motivation

Quit Making Excuses

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Everybody has their excuses. Some excuses are somewhat understandable, while most just speak volumes about your lack of work ethic. Some people are better at ignoring the excuses and shifting gears to do what they need to do. To do this requires weeks, months, sometimes years of pushing yourself. A small sample of excuses you […]

Fitness

Post-Workout Nutrition: Proteins, Carbs, and Fats

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It doesn’t typically take a dietitian to tell you that good nutrition generally involves things like eating more complex carbohydrates rather than sugars, and eating more unsaturated oils (but as a dietitian in training, you should definitely see one if you have any questions). Well when we are talking about your post-workout nutrition, we pretty […]

Jacob's Life

IFTSA College Bowl Competition in Plano, TX

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IFTSA College Bowl competition at Yum! brand Pizza Hut headquarters

This week I got the opportunity to travel to Plano Texas with the University of Central Oklahoma chapter of the Institute of Food Technology (IFT) for the College Bowl. It was a wonderful couple of days and we competed in the Pizza Hut headquarters where we got a tour of the facility and all the […]

Nutrition

The Mediterranean Diet: Eat like a Greek

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Let me start by saying the Mediterranean diet is not a “diet” in the common sense of the word. When I say diet I am referring to a way of eating, not a restriction of calories. Specifically the mediterranean diet is a way of eating most commonly followed in Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Cyprus, […]

Fitness

12 Tricks for Fitness Motivation

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1. Keep Balanced If you want motivation in one part of your life you need to increase the motivation in all parts of life. When you work hard in one portion of your life it will often carry over to the other parts. For example, when I am doing well in school for a significant […]