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Interview With Toni Marinucci

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Barbell Humility
Barbell Humility is the topic today and this is something I've seen and something I've done. Barbell humility is something I've learned over the years and something I try to teach my clients. It's about honoring where you are in the process and acceptance. A little while ago, a client came in, she was a bit older and didn't have a consistent fitness routine. She really struggled with the movements. I explained that it's not easy and I tried my best to make her feel comfortable about being a beginner. Every time she tried to do a squat, she would shake her head and get really frustrated that she couldn't do it. Eventually, she decided that the workouts weren't for her. Why? She said the strength movements were too hard and it was a constant, "I think... x, y, z." It's not entirely bad, you do realize that you have room for improvement. If you let the "I thinks" or self-consciousness get in the way, it can be detrimental to your fitness program. Getting mad or giving up, is not the solution. You have to find some humility in the struggle with your current physical abilities and skill levels. Sometimes, it's hard to realize that you can't get a movement on the first try. It's hard to let go of the ego, stop the shit talk, and have some barbell humility. It's an idea that the barbell has a truth barometer. You're ability to get better under the barbell is directly related to growing strength in your body and mind. Maybe your fitness routine is off, your diet is off, or maybe your sleep is off, all of these things can impact your gains. You have to be able to look at your fitness plan and circumstances and get real with yourself. Be confident. Be committed. Be honest with yourself. Yo! I'm not a licensed therapist. I just talk about real shit that I've learned or based my clients experiences.
10:26
November 21, 2018
Your App Doesn't Care If You Eat A Snickers
Your calorie counter doesn't care if you eat a snickers. Calorie counters is the topic of the day, I'm going to talk about My Fitness Pal because that's what I'm familiar with. When I first started training people, I would help them by monitoring their food intake on My Fitness Pal. I would sit down with them and review their calorie counter after a few weeks. My clients would be discouraged that they didn't lose weight, but what I realized is they weren't adding everything to their app. Almost immediately the client would admit to not entering all of their food intake. I then asked, why they didn't add it to their calorie counter. For the most part, it was embarrassment or denial. For many people, they are engaging in secret eating. Maybe you've been struggling to lose weight for a long time, so you associate that snickers with 'bad food'. Well, guess what? Your calorie counter doesn't care if you ate the snickers bars. Your app is only going to tell you how many calories you have left for the day. Meaning for the rest of the day you'll have to meet your caloric and macro needs as laid out in your app. Logging everything in will help you reach your goals for that day. All the app will do is adjust your calories for what you need. If you aren't losing weight, get honest with yourself and log everything. Log it all, because your app doesn't care. And yes, you can lose weight eating a snickers bar... just ask yourself, "Does that snickers bar fit within my caloric needs?" Yo! I'm not a licensed therapist. I just talk about shit I've been through, learned, and some of these experiences are based on conversations I have with my athletes. Got an inspiring fitness story? We want to hear it! Contact TotalBodyTraining.TX@gmail.com.
06:18
November 20, 2018
No Scale Victories
How does working out improve your daily life? Today's topic I'll be sharing about how your life will improve by starting a fitness regimen. These are non-scale victories that my clients have shared with me. These are only a few cases where they've seen improvement in areas of their lives that wasn't anticipated. Walking & getting around. Say you sit around and you're not really an active person, things like walking, taking the stairs can leave people winded. After the start of a fitness program, many people comment about how they don't get winded as quickly and have an easier time getting around. Tying your shoes can be tricky if you have more to love. Many clients have commented that they find tying their shoes has become easier and weren't expecting this to change. Going up flights of stairs without being completely winded. Your ability to get around will be much easier when you stay committed to a fitness program. There's a small victory to get up stairs and not be winded. Playing with your kids is another big one. We are in a time where people are just sitting down and aren't moving around as much. Something as simple as playing with your kids is sometimes taxing on our body because we aren't moving. When you start a fitness program, you'll find that your energy and movement will improve. Taking care of your physical health now can have large ramifications for the small things in life. Just remember to celebrate non-scale victories too! They're important to your long-term fitness goals. Yo! I'm not a licensed therapist. I just talk about shit I've been through, learned, and some of these experiences are based on conversations I have with my athletes. Got an inspiring fitness story? We want to hear it! Contact TotalBodyTraining.TX@gmail.com.
05:50
November 16, 2018
My Camera Set Up
People have been asking what I use to record my videos and Podcast. Today I'll be discussing the recording gear I use for the my creative process. You really don't need to run to the store and buy the big camera, lenses and microphone when starting to record. I personally started with just my phone and progressed into a larger camera, today's phones are capable of getting your projects started! I use a Cannon T6I- EOS Rebel and is about $700, but you can find them for lower if you look around. I only use this camera, this new camera has been recorded with the T6I and it shoots up to 1080p. 4K is something i don't do right now, because everyone hasn't switched over to 4k. If I was going to start over, I would have order it online via Amazon. If you're all new to this, I recommend purchasing a bundle. I didn't get a bundle because I had things prior to upgrading to this camera. Cannon 24mm pancake lens is what I use for my photos and recording. Having a nice lens enhances your quality, but you don't have to buy a new lens the first time you get a camera. You can use the stock lens and wait until you can afford a higher quality lenses. I use the mini-mic that's perfect for video podcast or blogs. The larger microphones will work better for interviews, but the mini-mic is something that's commonly used by other YouTubers. My suggestion is start out simple and build from there! Just get it done, you can make really good quality items with just this simple set up. You don't have to put yourself in debt to just get started. If you've never used the fancy camera or set up, you may not make anything better than what you would with something simple. Crazy creative and beautiful is something that comes with time when building your Podcasts, YouTube videos, and other videos. Yo! I'm just a normal dude sharing my life experience with you.
12:11
October 29, 2018
Plan Now for the Holidays
Uh-oh, it's holiday season and that means all the treats, sweets, and eats you can imagine. The holiday's don't ruin your diet... you do. You start to forget your why, you get really busy, you lose track of why you started, and life just happens. People will use holidays as their reason of why they fell off their fitness goals. Here's the deal: the holiday's are not the problem. Holidays are ONE DAY... one. (Unless you have a week celebration, but you get the idea). You're looking at about 4-5 days that are the actual holiday, these can be your cheat meal days. They're moments to be shared and cherished with families. The actual reason you're dropping the ball is your preparedness. Here's what I mean, plan now (I've said this before) and pick the days every month you want to have your cheat meal. The reason holidays can wreck your diet is because you use the entire week/month to indulge. You don't have to go hard every day, all day. Pre-plan when/where you are going to have your cheat meal. Plan for the house hopping by eating smaller portions, planning out your map, choose what you eat and be mindful of what you're eating. Maybe skip the pie at all 3 houses you have to visit, eat smaller portions, or choose the healthier option. There's so much you can do to prepare now so you don't blame the holiday's for sabotaging your nutrition plan. Remember, it's all the little extra's that show up during the holiday season that sabotages your nutrition. So plan now for the upcoming holidays and choose your cheat meal days now. Yo! I'm not a licensed professional, I am just talking about real life shit I've experienced and hope it helps you become a better version of yourself!
12:18
October 25, 2018
Negativity & Your Fitness Goals
We've all been a Negative Nancy or Negative Danny or something like that. Today I'm going to tackle the topic negativity and your fitness goals and how it will impact your fitness goals. These are my observations and experience as a Negative Danny and how I grew past the mindset and focused on my fitness goals. Putting yourself down is not conducive and if you want to improve your life it's up to you! If you're calling yourself names constantly, you can start to identify what you're saying. Being real with yourself is different than calling yourself names. Being real means recognizing that you may need to lose weight, but also realize that you're working on it. Beginners struggle with realizing that they have digressed from their former fitness peak. The comparison trap starts and the false expectations start. I'll watch my clients shake their heads and get frustrated with their lack of ability with being a beginner. There are 2 types of people: one who realizes they need to work on something or the other type that wants to give up immediately. The thought of expecting being great at a new fitness routine has to be let go because you've changed and your body has changed. You will have to embrace the learning curve and remove the false expectation. Try to change your mindset and don't be so hard on yourself. Other's perceptions of us can negatively impact your self talk too. Closest friends and family members may make comments about your new fitness routine and healthy life style, this is a reflection of themselves. You don't need to tell everyone that your in a new fitness program. There are always people who will talk down to you... maybe you can set boundaries with that person and focus on being more positive and look at the bright side. If you focus on your accomplishments and becoming a better version of yourself, you will achieve your goals in a more effective fashion. Having negative people and thoughts in your life will slow you down. Do you think that attitudes are contagious? Do you think that negativity breeds more negativity and impacts your fitness goals? I want to hear your thoughts about negativity and your fitness goals. Yo, I'm not a licensed professional. I'm here talking about real shit, real people, and my life experience. Have a fitness story you want to share? Contact me at: TotalBodyTrainingTX@gmail.com
11:31
October 23, 2018
Interview with Corey Pease | Strongman | Holistic Hemp Healing | Gasp Inc. Athlete
Corey Pease sits down to discuss life as Gasp sponsored strongman athlete and owns a CBD company. Corey has a great message, philosophy, and is very knowledgeable about fitness. Corey's journey as a strongman started when he fell in love with lifting while training to be a baseball pitcher. Strength training started as his obsession about 12 years ago. Corey hired a power lifting coach and after seeing progression he fell in love. He believes self-discipline is a key component to power lifting and strongman training. Corey's training cycle is a combination of strength and functional training. Explosive work is important and he strives to incorporate functional fitness into his program and believes that it helps him compete and stay focused. Corey discusses his injury and how the road to recovery impacts athletes. When Corey got injured he dealt with emotions, depression, and jealousy. He finally found a doctor that helped him get fully healed and now he's healthy and ready to compete! Holistic Hemp Healing is Corey's company, CBD helped him reduce prescription meds. The use of CBD has helped him get healthy, deal with injuries, and he uses facts and product knowledge as a driving force for his company. Corey's focus is getting customers information about the benefits of CBD from third parties. Yo, we are not licensed professionals. We are real people, talking about real life issues and our experiences. Do you have a fitness story to share? Contact us directly at: TotalBodyTrainingTX@gmail.com
24:15
October 22, 2018
Making Time for Yourself
Today we are talking about making time for yourself. Most of us are busy people and have a lot of priorities and obligations that make it difficult for us to stop and take time for ourselves. Often, people say they do not have time for themselves... but it's about how you schedule your time. I work with a lot of moms and see my clients struggle with mom guilt of taking time for yourself. If you're feeling guilty, think about this: If people depend on you to be there, they're depending on you to be there for them. That means fitness goals, health, and being the best version of yourself. Think about the airlines, you're supposed to put your oxygen mask on first, then your child. The same thing is true about your fitness, you will be there for your family in the long term because you took the time to take care of yourself in healthy ways. Sometimes, taking time for yourself is difficult do to work load. Maybe you can do something at home for 15-20 minutes at the beginning. I't something that you can do quickly and feel better almost instantly. There's no reason why you can not work out or raise your heart rate, there's always something out there for you! By taking care yourself you will be more available to those who depend on you. Make time for your fitness goals and invest in your future.
07:31
October 17, 2018
Fall & Fall & Falling Off
It's Pumpkin Spice Latte Season... and that means it's fall and falling off time. Something magical happens around this time, people start to fall off of their fitness goals. All of the gyms you go to, you're starting to see less and less crowds. Is it because people have been doing awesome and hit their fitness goals? Probably not, the holiday excuse is in full effect! People use the holidays as an excuse to fall off their fitness goals. The holidays don't ruin your diet or pull you away from your fitness goals. It's your decision to fall off your fitness goals. I understand we have commitments to meet, it's your mindset around the goals that makes the difference. Holidays are one day... there's no reason to eat the entire holiday season. If you make the decision to stop your fitness goals... you'll set yourself back about 3 months. You're the problem and you have to make decisions to keep your diet and fitness goals. It's in YOUR CONTROL. Realization... you know the holidays are coming up and you want to enjoy some fantastic foods. When that time rolls around, treat the one day as a cheat meal and don't continue to eat through the entire month. Pick one day and stick to your plan. You shouldn't feel guilty about enjoying the holiday meal, just enjoy the time you have with your family. Plan for eating multiple meals if you have to house hop... budget out your calories, choose wisely and be selective of the in-between Halloweens. Stay active! You'll have to be flexible during the holiday season with your workouts. Do something, walk around the block, do a home workout with us, or find something to stay active. When you have more time, you can get back on track with your normal fitness routine without feeling like you fell off!
10:31
October 15, 2018
Interview With Natalie Flores: Yoga Teacher
We are here with Natalie Flores today and we are going to be discussing Adaptive Yoga. Natalie has 500 hours of practical teaching hours and will be teaching a few classes here at my studio and she's here to discuss what adaptive yoga means. Adaptive yoga is exactly how it sounds. It's adaptive to your body and works with the pose adjusting to fit your body and working from there it improves your flexibility, movement, and strength in a safe way. Starting at a base level, I observe everyone and as we move through the sequence, giving that person time to stretch and make sure that they are comfortable. I got into teaching adaptive yoga because I noticed that some of my clients were frustrated with their body, movements, or injuries. I was underserving a group of people and went back to school to learn how to work with them. Adaptive yoga addresses everyone and how their body moves. Staying consistent with adaptive yoga will help you see improvement in any other activity.
21:01
October 13, 2018
Books I Read for Self Growth
I read a ton of self-growth literature, which means I'm turning into my father. This is part 2 of a 4 part series of books I read during times in my life. I'm all about growing and developing as a person. There's been times in my life where I really needed to grow. These self-help books have helped me sharpen myself, personality, and become the best version of myself. If you don't think this is your jam, go ahead and log off now. "The Obstacle Is The Way" by Ryan Holiday: This book constantly comes up in my Podcasts and videos. It's a book I continuously go back to for advice and growth, because it's based on stoicism and basically "how to get what you want in life" mentality. It's practical and tangible. "I Can't Make This Up" by Kevin Hart: This is an autobiography and self-help book. He's a decent guy and worked really hard to get there and he's had a lot of hard situations in life and how he's overcome them. "How To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie: This book was introduced to me early in my life, after much balking, I went ahead and read it. Dale had a lot of wisdom early in his life and his message is relevant to today's society. This book has helped me better empathize with clients and also learn what drives and motivates people. "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK" by Mark Manson: This is not a book about hedonism or don't care about what others think about you. This is an idea that you only have so much that you can care about an to cherish the things that matter to you and not get hung up on the stuff that doesn't matter. This is written in a modern context and it a great read. "Rise and Grind" by Daymon John: The creator of FUBU talks about work ethic and personal growth and development is part of your work ethic. It follows successful people and what their daily routine looks like. This book helps you get in the mindset of accomplished people. There are just some books I read for self-growth, what's your favorite self growth book?
13:25
October 11, 2018
Books I Read For Fun
Today I'm going to talk about books I read for fun. This is part of a four part series about all of the books I read for various stages of my life. For fun, I really enjoy reading independent graphic novels of more of an adult or social theme. I believe it's important to unplug and take time to live in another world for a few moments. Right now I am into "The Preacher" graphic novel that has a lot of adult content. If your sensitive to dark story lines, then this is not for you. I also like "The Sandman Chronicles", which is about The Sandman and his siblings and other characters. It tells a story about dreams and the role he plays in humans' lives. This is another dark graphic novel with a lot of words. "Saga" is another graphic novel I love, it's set in a sci-fi world that the protagonists are waring against each other, but fall in love. It's a story about discrimination, love, and kind of mirrors what's going on in the world today. The art is very bright and beautiful. I do read some Marvel comics occasionally and I really wanted to find out how the Avengers came to be. I started reading this because the movies intrigued me and now I'm curious about how the movie will differ from the graphic novel. "Deadpool" is a favorite of mine and I fell in love with him after watching the movie. I picked up the full collection and was very intrigued about the character and how funny he is. He talks directly to the readers and you learn that he's a conflicted character in the series. It's definitely a funny read, but also has emotional troubles. These are just a few of the books I read for fun. I challenge you to take some time and power down your electronics and get lost in another universe, whatever your style may be.
14:21
October 9, 2018
My Self Care Routine
Today we talk about self care and the misconceptions associated with that term and what I do to care for myself. Critical Acts that set you out for balance and success in your personal and professional life. These are acts you preform to help you have a better daily life. Making sure you are balanced to make sure you feel good so you can preform at your job or life. Let's touch on some misconceptions of self care. Massage, steak, drinking, distracting yourself with mindless things, and partying... these are all examples of some activities people label as self care. Now, I'm not saying all of these are terrible, but often times over indulging in these things may be self-sabotaging activities. Sometimes people get really fancy with their self care, but I'm here to share low-cost and effective daily tasks that can help with your self care routine.
14:14
October 4, 2018
The Blame Game
Let’s talk about the blame game… blaming others for your current situation in life. This is going to be a tough-love podcast and may make you angry, but hang in there you may learn something new. A lot of time people walk into my gym and want to lose weight for various reasons. We talk about the reasoning behind why the person thinks they gained the weight and try to get down to the root issue. What is true is these excuses aren’t 100% accurate, the reason why you gained weight is because you dropped the ball. You never moved past the point of stopping before it got out of hand. There are lots of ways you can work around the excuses if you’re flexible.
09:27
October 2, 2018
Summer Body 2019
If you want that perfect body for summer 2019, you’ll want to start working on it in 2018. What is a summer body? It’s any body type, you can go to the beach no matter what your shape or size. What I’m saying if you’re more comfortable with less to love or being more fit, the time to start is now. Come next March/April, gyms start advertising the ‘perfect’ body. There’s no way for you to get that perfectly fit body in a healthy way. How do you get a healthy summer body? Start now, there’s 6-8 months for you to get ready now. The healthy way is slow and steady, averaging about 1-2 pounds a week is realistic and it will stay off longer. What does healthy weight loss look to you? For me, it’s .5-2 pounds a week, meaning we need start working on it now. Typically gyms (mine included) are slow during August/September/October because of schedule changes with children and other responsibilities. If you start working on yourself now, you will feel better about your process than
05:37
October 1, 2018
Negativity & Your Fitness Goals
Now when new members come here, they are very concerned with losing weight. I know there are a lot of programs that help you lose that weight really, really fast. But here, I can help you find a healthy and sustainable way to lose weight. So what does that mean? You will have to have a big picture goal for the weight loss. When people start losing weight, they get really excited. But after time, sometimes people forget to give themselves credit when they're doing a really good job. What happens when you pull up Instagram and start comparing yourself to old buddy who has lost 40 pounds (in what you assume to be one month) the slippery slope of comparison starts creeping in. Here's the thing: you shouldn't compare yourself to others and you don't know how that person lost his/her weight. You're probably missing a bunch of facts and don't have the whole story of how she lost weight. If you aren't careful, negativity about your process and results will start to creep in and
07:25
September 27, 2018
Drop-out Season
Seasonal Dropout Disorder (SDD) is our topic of the day. Anytime the season changes there are opportunities for people to get on track with fitness or drop off. I notice this with the start of the summer and the school. There’s a great opportunity for you to rise to the occasion, solve the issue, and work around it.
07:35
September 26, 2018
Get up and Go
You really don’t feel like working out today, you’re exhausted and don’t have the mental energy to go work out. There will always be a time when you really don’t feel like working out, but I’m here to encourage you to just: GET UP AND GO!
07:35
September 24, 2018
Evening Routine: Setting Yourself Up For Daily Success
Setting a routine and doing something every night helps you perform at your absolute best every day. In this episode, I’ll show you what I do for my evening routine. Everyone’s routine is different and hopefully you’ll learn something new.
12:19
September 21, 2018
Healthy Eating At Convenience Store
It’s lunchtime, but you forgot your lunch at home and don’t have enough time to run out and grab a healthy option.  Today I’m going to help you navigate healthy eating at a convenience store to help you stay on track with your nutrition.    Sometimes I get stuck at my gym doing things and have to make a quick trip to the convenience store by my gym.  Some people will grab something that’s quick, not super nutritious, and filled with sugar. Here are some ideas that may work for you:    1.     Protein Bar – most stores will carry these now.  2.     Bag of nuts, protein bar, & a drink - Try to stay away from the dried fruit, there’s a ton of added sugar you don’t need! 3.     Jerky – Try to choose one with less sugar, it’s much healthier than a lot of options!  4.     Fruit – Most stores have fruit available, it may not be the best looking, but it will work in a pinch! 5.     Protein Shake – Sometimes these are not the best on the market, but at the moment it will do!   These are just sug
06:08
August 28, 2018
The Pros and Cons Of Accountability Partners
You’re struggling to reach your fitness goals, so you decide to get an accountability partner!  Well, there are pros and cons to this method and I sit down to discuss what the pros and cons are to having an accountability partner.    A pro to having an accountability partner is there’s someone expecting you to show up & encourages you while you’re in class.    But, what happens if your accountability partner struggles with fitness goals too?  There’s this cool analogy, two people who are drowning at the same time, can’t help the other one survive.  The same is true for fitness goals.  If two people are struggling to meet their fitness goals, there will be a shared struggle and possible failure.   If you sign up an accountability partner who is at the same level as you, or below you, you could risk not achieving your goals.  If you do choose to get an accountability partner, it’s a great idea to find someone who is a little ahead of you in his or her fitness journey.   There is truth in
08:23
August 23, 2018
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August 16, 2018
Interview With Gene Bell
I sat down with Gene Bell, a highly regarded strength coach. Gene Bell is an accomplished lifter and coach, he’s worked with some pretty amazing people. We sit down to discuss his life and journey to strength training. Gene grew up in Central Florida and started his fitness journey when he started playing football in the 1970’s. He also participated in track & field, basketball, and wrestling. Gene started weight training in 6thgrade and did not participate in weight lifting contests until 11thgrade. For More About Gene and His story please listen to the podcast!
44:42
August 9, 2018
Why'd you get that Gym Membership Anyways
Maybe you got a gym membership at the beginning of the year and you were super pumped! You worked out, bought new clothes, posted it all over Instagram, and then you fell off the wagon. You got a little distracted, scheduling issues, and life got in the way, but you never fully recovered from the fall out with your fitness plan. One thing leads to another… you realize you aren’t fully committed and not utilizing your gym membership. You should probably cancel that membership right? Or you can take a moment to think about: Why did you get the membership in the first place? The further you get from the day you joined the gym it becomes easier to forget why you started in the first place. If you are the person who knows you need to lose weight, or fix health issues, or just want to get moving try to remember your why you started in the beginning. If you care about your health and weight, I recommend things to stay committed. Listen to learn more!
19:21
August 8, 2018
My Morning Routine
My Morning Routine Seems like everyone is talking about their morning routines to get them pumped to face the day!  So I’m here to share what works for me in the morning.  It’s not super fancy, but gets the job done.  First thing I do is wake up, take care of business, and then weigh myself.   I walk over to the kitchen and make myself a cup of go-go juice (Blue Mountain Coffee).  I weigh out my coffee and use a cool pour over system and treat myself to a piping hot cup.  While the coffee is percolating, I wash my face and get all pretty for the day. After I pour my honey a cup of joe to go… I break out the Pure SFH protein powder to get my smoothie on.   Spinach, almond milk, protein powder, and sometimes I add some fats for breakfast and blend it up in the Nutrabullet.  Now, I could eat eggs and cook breakfast… but I ain’t a morning person and enjoy my shakes. I then drink my shake while checking e-mails and text messaging. The mornings for me are really about checking out if thei
12:22
August 2, 2018
What do you do When Times are Tough
What to do when Times arr Tough . What do you do when work, family, or life upsets your perfectly planned schedule?  What do you do when there are changes that affect your ability to get in the gym?  Many start off strong with a training program, but then somewhere they get lost. Maybe the kids are home, the job changes and all the sudden you have to reschedule things.  So what do you do?    What I recommend is that people be flexible and adept to the new circumstances.  The goal isn’t to show up every day at the time you like to go at, the goal is to get the shit done.  Most people are not adaptable and get hung up on the small schedule changes. You will want to be adaptable and pre-plan for the schedule changes that you anticipate throughout the year.     Some different ways to look at it are: ·      Find a new time to go to the gym. ·      Work out from home (we’ve got some great videos!) ·      Compromise with your spouse.  ·      Plan for Holidays and vacations.  ·      
10:11
August 1, 2018
The Most Important Workout You'll Ever Do
What to do When Times Are Tough ? What do you do when work, family, or life upsets your perfectly planned schedule?  What do you do when there are changes that affect your ability to get in the gym?  Many start off strong with a training program, but then somewhere they get lost. Maybe the kids are home, the job changes and all the sudden you have to reschedule things.  So what do you do?    What I recommend is that people be flexible and adept to the new circumstances.  The goal isn’t to show up every day at the time you like to go at, the goal is to get the shit done.  Most people are not adaptable and get hung up on the small schedule changes. You will want to be adaptable and pre-plan for the schedule changes that you anticipate throughout the year.     Some different ways to look at it are: ·      Find a new time to go to the gym. ·      Work out from home (we’ve got some great videos!) ·      Compromise with your spouse.  ·      Plan for Holidays and vacations.  ·      Don’t let
05:15
August 1, 2018
How To Create Content
I’ve had a lot of questions recently about how I create my content.  Today I’m going to share my tips on how to build content.  In 2018 I’ve produced over 60 Podcasts and 40 videos, so I’m here to share my experience on how I do it all.    1.  Create indiscriminately.  When you are trying to go through the creative process don’t discriminate your thoughts.  If I’m making content here for Total Body Training, where it starts is with brainstorming.  I’ll sit down and start listing off ideas and let the thoughts flow.  I list everything that comes to mind, even if it’s a similar topic to previous thoughts.  That’s why I don’t discriminate during my mind dump.     2.  Use what you have.  What I’m talking about is equipment and technology.  Today I use a camera and microphone that work for me, but when I started I used just my phone because that’s all I had.  I didn’t have the money to buy a fancy camera or microphone; I just used what I have to build what I do.  Don’t shit on the equip
22:28
July 27, 2018
The Most Important Workout You'll Ever Do
You aren’t always going to feel like working out.  Even I have days that I’m not fully present in my workouts and feel like I could easily skip that day.     The most important workout you’ll ever do is… when you DON’T FEEL LIKE WORKING OUT.  These are the most important because those are the days that teach you that you take working out is now a habit and something you do in spite of temptations to skip.     Say it’s Friday and you’re invited to go hang out and get drinks.  Instead of skipping, maybe tell your friends that you will meet them later.  Or if you say no, I’m not going to go. You have made a commitment to yourself and your fitness goals.  This is the most important time, you are teaching yourself discipline and carving a new habit in your life.  It’s in these moments that you become more successful in your fitness journey.     It’s not when you’re hitting personal records that’s the most important… it’s cool, but not the most important one!  It’s the days that you a
05:15
July 26, 2018
When is the Right Time to Start Working Out?
We all have so much going on!  It’s really hard to tell when to start a fitness program and healthy eating.  So, when is the right timeto start working out?!?!?!  Grab your calendar as we discuss when you should start working out!   If we start looking at the calendar, you may star to tell yourself:    “If I start right now, then I have to work around the school schedule, find aftercare, so I’ll just wait until after school starts.”    “Oh snap!  I have a wedding to go to in the Cayman Islands… if I start now or then, then I will just drop it and get off track again!”   “Maybe afterthe wedding… nope October means Halloween, Thanksgiving is next, and then Christmas!  Why would I start then?  I’ll just try January…”    See what’s gong on? There’s NEVER A GOOD TIMEif you look at your calendar and make excuses of why you can’t start today.  Scheduled and unscheduled stuff happens, that’s life.  Little emergencies and events happen, so there’s never enough time. The solution is: make the ti
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July 24, 2018
Still on Track With your New Year's Resolution?
Sometimes I work out at a conventional gym down the street… it’s been pretty empty lately because right now is considered a slow season in the fitness industry. So my question to you is: Are you still on track with your New Year’s Resolution? So many people start out strong and ready to go… then something starts to happen, you stop showing up! Here are 5 points you should consider if you fell off your resolution. Listen To the podcast to find out!
16:03
July 20, 2018
Fitness Trends That Make People Unhappy
Today we are going to talk about fitness trends that make people unhappy. When I was a beginner, I made some mistakes in the past and these things are so tempting! In terms of fitness trend, usually what I see are quick-fix diets, short-term plans, and those that don’t take the big picture in account. Now, some of these do work, but don’t last for the long haul & shrink your bank account. Some of these plans have a shred of truth, you can lose weight doing a crash diet… but it’s not sustainable. You will see a decrease in strength and may gain the weight back after the program has ended. So, listen to the podcast to hear my thoughts and suggestions!
13:16
July 17, 2018
Weekends Ruin My Diet
Most people tend to struggle with their diet and workouts during the weekend. Today we are going to discuss why people fall off the wagons during the weekend. There are two really big points to consider why the weekends ruin my fitness goals. And In this podcast I talk about them! FInd out by listening to the podcast right now !
10:01
July 16, 2018
Mindfulness and Eating
Mindfulness and Eating When I was growing up, I really struggled with my weight and something I think contributed to that was the speed I ate my food. I never really thought about what I was eating or how fast I was eating. I never paid attention to if I was full or what I was eating. A lot of people who have more to love, may be rushing through eating and not really paying attention to their bodies. Now, I’m not saying that’s everyone’s issue, but for me that was the case. Seems like a lot of people struggle with this too! It’s now in-style to practice mindfulness and that’s completely rad! The first time I heard about mindful eating was in college, I lucked out and was able to take a class on how to meditate. So, I’m going to share some tips and tricks that were shared with me.
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July 13, 2018
What I Wear To Lift
If you’re new to weight lifting, then you may notice people wear certain shoes, belts and leggings while the work out. The why they are wearing it gets a little tricky, so here’s what I wear while I lift. Shoes: Flat, thin-soled shoe helps me connect with the ground. I prefer the Chuck Taylor’s because they are flat with a canvas lining preventing my feet from moving around. Knee Sleeves: These are very new to me and added them to my program after some time lifting. These sleeve bring warmth, blood flow, and compression to my knees. I wear SBD Knee Sleeves 10mm Inzer Lever Forever Belt: The reason I got the lever belt was because it was approved for competition and it looked really cool. Compression Pants: These aren’t allowed during competition because you have to wear a singlet, but I wear compression pants during my training. Now, when you are a beginner all this stuff doesn’t really matter. You should be focusing on your technique and consistency!
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July 10, 2018
What To Look For in A Personal Trainer Or Coach
What To Look For In A Personal Trainer Listen to the podcast: Google Music , iTunes,Anchor Follow Total Body Training on: Facebook,YouTube, and Instagram When you are trying to find the right trainer to help you get your butt in shape, but what do you look for in a good trainer? Today I’m going to discuss what I think you should look for when hiring a trainer. I’ve been working in this industry for a while and have had some amazing teachers along the way. So, I’m going to discuss five things I think is really important for you to consider when looking to hire a personal trainer. Tip One: Find someone you get along with. If you are getting or receiving information from someone, you need to feel some commonality or respect with the trainer. If you have conflicting personalities, or if they are putting out some negative vibes, then maybe that’s someone you won’t really jive with. Potentially you should feel like you should be able to get coffee with that person. You feel
15:48
July 9, 2018
Music I listen to While I Create Content
What I Listen To When I Create Content Today I’m going to share what I listen to while I create content. My content consists of photos, advertisements, brainstorming, and other things you see on my Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. The truth is I cannot listen to music with lyrics without getting distracted, so I choose to listen to music with no lyrics. Miles Davis’ Kinda Bluealbum the song is “Blue in Green,” is amazing. When you think of blue, its sad, somber, and romance in all one album. This is a mellow jazz music, so just give it a chance. It’s not very aggressive jazz music or big band that most people associate with jazz music. This helps me focus on my content and I find that when I listen to things with down tempo I can really focus in on the work. Chill hip-hop is a merger of hip-hop and jazz, this finds a happy medium of happiness, melancholy, and background sounds. I’m not really going to focus on specific albums, just artists. Don C, Lakeside Loops, “Serena
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July 7, 2018
3 Alternatives to Pre-Workout
3 Alternatives to Pre-Workout Listen to the podcast: Google Music , iTunes,Anchor Follow Total Body Training on: Facebook,YouTube, and Instagram There are tonsof pre-workout you can take, but did you know that those same supplements get removed from the shelf constantly? Supplements are a billion dollar industry that is unregulated by the FDA. So, pre-workouts are getting pulled from the shelves for banned substances or funky ingredients. I’m here to share three tips and pre-workout alternatives that will get you pumpedbefore your workouts! The whole reason we are discussing his topic is because I’m not taking pre-workout right now, but when I do, I make sure they are certified. So Jean Carlos, how do we get that push for the gym and have peace of mind?!?! Tip One: Drink Coffee. Tip Two: Drink Black Tea Tip Three: Drink Green Tea
09:16
July 6, 2018
Looking for a Way Out
Achieving a fitness goal requires consistency. If you are starting and stopping, sometimes go, or ‘kinda’ do the fitness thing for years on end… maybe you are you looking for a way out on perusing your fitness goals? There are certain times of the year that we, as a culture, know we fall off of our fitness goals. As we get further away from the New Year’s resolution, people stop coming and the gyms. The cycle of coming and going to the gym correspond to the seasons and I suppose for many people are busy with obligations, holidays, traveling and other life things. But what if you could break this cycle and make a commitment to yourself? What would that look like? I’m here to share some tips about how to recognize your patterns and I challenge you to break the cycle. Guess what, the cycle of falling off happens weekly too! Monday is definitely the busiest day at any gym and it slowly declines through the week. Forget about going to the gym on Saturday and Sunday, that’
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July 2, 2018
What I Listen To When I Workout
What I Listen To When I Workout Listen to the podcast: Google Music , iTunes,Anchor Follow Total Body Training on: Facebook,YouTube, and Instagram   Today I want to share what I jam to when I workout! People have been asking me what type of music gets me PUMPED to workout, lift, and crush it!  Hip-hop is my favorite genre to jam to while working out and doing a bunch of other stuff.  Well, I’m going to share a bunch of my favorite albums and songs that really gets me going.  Kenndrick Lamar’s “Money Trees” was my go-to song on repeat when running long distances. Listening to one song on repeat really gets me focused and is a type of meditation for me.  Kodak Black is another artist I really enjoy listening to. “Tunnel Vision” was the first song I listened to, but the whole album is very dope.  Jayden Smith, the son of Will Smith, is more intense than his father, but is a great artist to jam to.  These are just some of the artists that get me pumped to lift heavy shit.    Check ou
09:58
June 30, 2018
It's Okay To suck at Shit | In Fact it's Part of the Process
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June 27, 2018
Silver Bullet Mentality
Silver Bullet Mentality   Listen to the podcast: Google Music , iTunes,Anchor Follow Total Body Training on: Facebook,YouTube, and Instagram   Silver bullet mentality is extremely common for beginners.  If your goal is to look and feel better, then we will have to change how you view your health and fitness.  What is a silver bullet mentality?  WE have a tendency to want to resolve our issues in an easy way.  There’s really nothing wrong with wanting an easier way, why go with the more difficult option?  What is also is true is everything takes time and effort.  Health and fitness takes time and effort, but our culture has bombarded us with quick weight loss & fitness plans.  But it’s super important to look at the big picture. Don’t get overwhelmed, I’m going to help you look at the big picture and break it down to smaller baby steps for you to reach your goal.  Most of my demographic wants to feel better and look better, so here are 5 tips that will help you reach the big pic
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June 25, 2018
Interview With Eliza Hayes | Eating Disorder Survivor
*If you’re listening or watching this interview, Eliza and I discuss trauma and eating disorders candidly. If you have past trauma or disordered eating, listen at your discretion. I am not a licensed therapist or nutritionist, Eliza contacted me to share her message about anorexia and orthorexia. So we sat down and spoke in-depth about her life and recovery.
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June 24, 2018
How To: Give Fitness Advice To Friends
How do you give advice to your friends about health and wellness? It’s super tricky. When people get into a healthy lifestyle, you’re going to want to talk about it with friends and family. It could be a variety of topics; it’s normal to want to share these things. There is nothing wrong with sharing your new passion, but be careful on how you approach fitness advice. Sometimes, in the process of giving advice you can alienate or offend people. First, try to avoid giving fitness advice unless it is pertinent or asked for. What does that mean? If someone shares an issue that they have, then maybe you can suggest going to the gym from a place of humility. Try to avoid calling out the person on their issues and come from a gentle place of suggestion. If they ask for specific advice, then by all means share what worked for you! Try not to volunteer a lot of health advice; some people have a tendency to get offended. But, if someone asks for your help or input you should definit
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June 23, 2018
Mindfulness and Weightlifting
Mindfulness & Weightlifting Every now and then I go to a conventional gym to lift weights and I notice everyoneis on their technology taking a selfie, jamming out to music, or watching TV. There’s nothing wrong with this, but find out how being mindful in the gym will help you with your gains. People are endlessly distracted in the gym and life… I’m all for technology. Where we run into a slight problem is if the technology is prohibiting us from being mindful in the gym and eating. There are pro’s and con’s to technology in the gym. I’m here to help you navigate the pro’s of technology and also see the other side of how mindfulness can help you grow in life and in your gains! So you have a camera and you watch online workouts, you take video of yourself to critique form, you can take photos of your gains. These are all great, but here are some cons. If you are brining your phone with you and you decide to watch videos between sets, you aren’t paying attention to your body, you
16:08
June 22, 2018
Shit Happens VS I Choose Other Shit
Sometimes shit comes up that stops us from eating healthy and exercising.  There’s a difference between shit happening versus you choosing other shit!  I’m here with a tough-love podcast.  Sometimes stuff does come up that you can’t control: getting sick, kids getting sick, unexpected work scheduling, car trouble… the list is endless.  This falls into the category of shit happens.   *If you’re not in the mood for some tough-love or truth bombs you may want to hop off the Podcast now…  Then there is YOU CHOOSING OTHER SHIT. Not going to the gym because your friend invited you at the last minute dinner, lunch, or happy hour.  Maybe you are thinking you need a break from a long, tough day; maybe you decide to slack off and skip the gym.  Maybe you don’t have a schedule: you’ve got life, family, and work.  These are things that happen and it’s because things do happen, it’s important for us to NOT TO CHOOSE other shit (slacking off) when you can. Many people who have problems come up a
09:53
June 21, 2018
Do this Before you buy any Supplements
Do this Before you buy any Supplements Let’s talk about the multi-billion dollar industry of supplements.  I have three things you should consider before you BUY any supplements and three tips purchasing supplements.  The government does not regulate the supplement industry. Meaning supplements won’t get pulled off the shelves unless several people get injured after digesting these supplements.  But we never know what is actually in these supplements, so what do we do? Sometimes these supplements are labeled as being a proprietary blend. That means, they are adding other stuff, but you don’t really know what you are getting.  Supplements only make up 3% of your overall progress and development.You don’t really need all of these things if they’re unregulated or untested.  There are a lot of studies out there that support this, if you’re doubting. The 3% of your progress there are only 3 supplements that give you a what you need: a solid protein, casein, or creatine.  Here’s my poin
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June 19, 2018
Age as an Excuse
Age As An Excuse  Listen to the podcast: Google Music , iTunes,Anchor Follow Total Body Training on: Facebook,YouTube, and Instagram  I’ve heard a lot of people that say they’re “too old” to workout and lose weight.  Age ain’t nothing but a number!   As we get older, we do go through changes and lose muscle mass and pack on some pounds.  Maybe you got comfortable, you go the job you want, you got married… maybe you just eat an extra helping of whatever.  No big deal! It’s never too late to start a healthy lifestyle to combat the aging process.   It’s a common belief that old age packs on the weight… well this is only partly true.  The other part is, your metabolism changes, but you can definitely do something about it.  Some people seem to think just because they never worked out means they can’t now.  This is not true!  It’s never to late!  Your health journey is yours and can start at any age.  Don’t let the excuses of age get in your way, start your journey.   You should work o
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June 18, 2018
How to Lose Weight for Free
How To Lose Weight for FREE!   Listen to the podcast: Google Music , iTunes,Anchor Follow Total Body Training on: Facebook,YouTube, and Instagram   No, it’s no click bait… there are a bunch of ways for you to lose weight on your own.  Without a trainer, nutritionist, or fancy meal plans.  When people think about eating healthy, they typically think about expensive organic food.  But, you don’t have to do that!  I’m here to share some tips and tricks on how to eat healthy, lose weight all for FREE.  Not everyone can afford going to the farmer’s market or eating all organic foods.  There’s a better way, I’m here to share my opinion on how you can eat healthy with a moderate income.  I personally don’t buy everything organic, I’m more picky with meat, but you don’t have to do what I do!  I’m just here to help you navigate to get the biggest bang for your buck but not sacrificing healthy.  So how the hell do I lose weight for free???  Can’t afford a gym or trainer?  Online! There ar
12:56
June 16, 2018
Turning 31 | What I've learned about running a buisness
Turning 31 | What I've Learned About Running a Business     Listen to the podcast: Google Music , iTunes,Anchor Follow Total Body Training on: Facebook,YouTube, and Instagram   I turned 31 and I realized I’ve been training people for four years!  So here are five tips that have helped me grow my company, goals, and be the best version of myself.    Tip  1: Keep people who are going places around you. You are the company you keep, the people you choose to surround yourself will impact you.  So, lets say that you have friends who party too much and don’t take care of themselves. You will pick up on some of those habits, it happens.  You may think you are a ‘lone wolf’ and ‘independent person’ there are a bunch of articles that address how the company you keep affects your life.    Tip 2: Work harder & smarter.  I remember when I first started this business, I spent HOURS learning to edit video, editing photos and continuing to learn my craft.  People always ask me when am I g
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June 12, 2018
Taking Care of Yourself Mean Taking Care of Others
Taking Care of Yourself Means Taking Care of Others   Listen to the podcast: Google Music , iTunes,Anchor Follow Total Body Training on: Facebook,YouTube, and Instagram   Putting yourself last is something that my clients always mention. My demographic is women and a lot of moms, so I frequently hear “I just put myself last”.  At the same time, many of my clients are struggling with health related issues at early ages.  Here’s my thinking about this: Putting yourself last is not always the best option.    First, I’m obviously not a mom and I understand that as a parent you do have responsibilities.  This is my opinion and hopefully I can give you some times regardless of your life schedule.    Helping yourself means helping others.  What does that mean?  If you’re constantly kicking the healthy habits can down the road, where is your health going to end up? Where will these issues be in a few years and how will they impact the people around you?     Stop and think:If you say
08:29
June 9, 2018
Foodie Friday Interview w/ Theory Coffee owner Mark Vollmer
Theory has amazing coffee and is a food truck!  If you’ve been following me, you know that I love a good coffee.  I started coming here when I moved my gym and haven’t stopped.  Mark has owned Theory for 3 years and they are located on 410/Nacogdoches.  They brew coffee imported from Austin and support local business.  The coffee is straight forward with a simple menu, but we feature a single origin as a brewed coffee and have a full espresso bar.   The people is what drive Theory to continue to do what they do.  They love being part of their clients’ routines, lives and strive to provide that coffee-house feel from a food truck. Check them out when you’re in the neighborhood! Yo! I’m not a licensed therapist, I just talk about real shit that’s happened to my clients and me. Do you have a fitness story you want to share? Contact me directly:TotalBodyTrainingTX@gmail.com.
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June 8, 2018
client Spotlight | Rosie Dean | Her Fitness Story
Today’s episode is brought to you by carbs: Bread… right now Dave’s Killer’s Bread is Rosie’s favorite. Rosie is one of my Master level athlete that has been kicking ass in the gym. Today we are going to talk about lifting at the age of 50+ and becoming a ‘fitness’ person later in life. It’s never to late to start your fitness journey! Rosie grew up on a farm and worked long-hard hours with her dad and sister. Growing up with hard work and functional strength has allowed her to adapt to power lifting easily. Around age 18/19, she moved to town and left physical labor. She talks about how she partied a bunch and how she joined a small gym/bar. She lost 100 pounds and then got married and had kids. With her pregnancies she gained a lot of weight and struggled to find time for herself. The weight started packing on and she adapted to family life. Rosie found Total Body Training after realizing she needed to change after losing her mom and sister to health issues. At first, it was
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June 7, 2018
Going Bald | About My Body Image
I started balding when I was 12 years old. And it really sucked LOL! I got picked on 4 years about losing my hair when I was just a teenager. It was a really tough time in my life and it led to a lot of self-doubt. Losing my hair affected my body image which also affected my personal decision making for my life. This episode I talk about that experience and how I was able to solve that issue by shaving my head. Which ultimately changed my entire life.
22:53
June 6, 2018
F.O.M.O. Fear Of Missing Out
Struggling to stick to your fitness goals? It might be because you are dealing with F.O.M.O. Fear of missing out. Struggling to stick to your fitness goals? It might be because you are dealing with F.O.M.O. Fear of missing out. Here is my experience with this. I remember struggling with sticking to my goals. Anytime something came up I would just drop my goals to indulge whatever activity I wanted to do. While going to these activities was a fun they always slowed down progress in other more key areas of my life. Like my health, fitness or life goals. It took me along to resolve this issue but when I finally did I felt happier. In this podcast I talk about F.O.M.O. and what helped me overcome it. Hopefully, it will help you too 😊
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June 5, 2018
Foodie Friday: The Jerk Shack
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June 2, 2018
Interview With Lana Reed | Yoga Instructor
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May 30, 2018
D.O.M.S Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
OH My GOD! You are sore as hell! And you have no Idea why or what to do about! You're a beginner and the soreness you are experiencing is unbearable! If that sounds like you, then you might be experiencing your first case of D.O.M.S Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Find out what it is and what to do about in this episode of the Podcast!
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May 28, 2018
Interview With Madhatters Tea House & Cafe
In this episode of Foodie Friday’s, I take you to one of my favorite cafes in town, Madhatters Tea House and Cafe . Madhatters is in South Town. I used to ride my bike there to get food and do work on my lap. Here are 3 reason I like about Mad Hatters 1. The Food Is good. 2. The environment is on point and 3. The Staff is excellent. In this video I expand on those points and introduce you to Cody. Cody is a staff member at Madhatters and he has a real passion for tea. Madhatters has a broad selection of teas and we discuss those. We also discuss all the tasty foods and options that Madhatters has to offer! Listen or watch the episode to learn more. Madhatters Tea House and Cafe Website: http://www.madhatterstea.com/menu/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madhattersteahouse/
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May 26, 2018
Just Try Part 2 | A message for Beginners.
Just Try Part 2 | A Message For beginners
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May 23, 2018
Interview with Ashton Rouska | Powerlifter
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May 22, 2018
Just Try | Part 2| A Message For Beginners Who Feel Overwhelmed
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May 21, 2018
If you're afraid of failing then you're afraid of winning
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May 19, 2018
Stop Deciding You Can't | Before you Try
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May 17, 2018
Interview with Koa Empire Athletic | Rachael Johnson
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May 15, 2018
Feeling Discouraged in The Gym | Fitness Goals
It's easy to get discouraged when you are a beginner. It's easy to start feeling as though you will never progress with your fitness goals. Trust me I know. I've been there and it sucks to feel that way. So, what do you do when you feel discouraged? Watch or listen to this episode to hear my perspective on this topic. These tips have always helped me to remain positive about my fitness goals. They might help you too ;) (NOTE: I made a boo-boo and got cut off right at the end of the podcast :( its a bit abrupt by already go the whole message out at that point. You'll see ;)
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May 14, 2018
Mothers Day Episode | Erica Balbuena & Vanesa Garza
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May 12, 2018
Interview With Naco Mexican Brunch
Hey, a while ago I went and visited NACO Mexican Brunch . I did a short interview with the owners there and shared some healthy food options that they have. They also have a ton of really tasty traditional Mexican foods that I think you all have love. Go check them out!
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May 10, 2018
Interview With Molly Badger | Yoga Instructor | Owner of Southtown Yoga Loft
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May 9, 2018
Vacation & on & on & on....
 me when I try to sing Will Smith’s song “Summertime.”  Maybe I’m kidding, maybe I’m not… listen to find out!   So you are going on summer vacation and you’re doing super amazing with your workout & nutrition plan.  AND THEN… YOU GO ON THE VACATION.  Then you quit the gym, stop following nutrition, and feel mentally unclear, so HOW do you solve this problem?   VacatiUN  vs. Vacation-on-on-on… What’s the difference and how do you not fall in the trap of dropping ALL your habits?  Consider how you’ve built a great habit working out and eating properly, just because you go on vacation doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your NEW habits for OLD ones.  Here are some tips and tricks to have a vacatiUN vs. vacation-on-on-on and on…………   Listen to the podcast now for tips and tricks to survive the summer vacatiUNs!   Yo! I’m not a licensed therapist, I just talk about real shit that’s happened to my clients and me. Do you have a fitness story you want to share? Contact me directly:Tota
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May 5, 2018
You Can Eat A Banana If you Want To
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May 4, 2018
Weight Loss Surgery | Interview with @Lisa Elizabeth Holloway & Shawn Russell
Today’s episode is brought to you by coffee: Lisa likes sugar and cream and Shawn likes hazelnut creamer with lots of sweet-n-low. I sit down and interview Lisa Holloway and Shawn Russell, who both had gastric sleeve surgery. These women sit down and discuss how the weight fell off, but still struggle with body image, medical complications, and how their lives has transformed due to surgery. I wanted to interview these ladies for perspective of how their experiences. Listen to the podcast to learn more !
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May 3, 2018
Interview With Toni Marinucci
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May 1, 2018
Losing Perspective
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April 30, 2018
Teens Who Lift | Dominique & Brianna
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April 26, 2018
Interview With Julia Hamilton | Strong Man
“It was either doing this (strength training) or living without living.” –Julia Hamilton I had the pleasure to interview Julia HamiltonAKA Lady Beast Juju, to discuss her road to finding her voice and power within Strong Man competitions. Julia discusses her body image, redefining cultural norms, and life. How did she find herself and strength within Strong Man training and competitions? Her journey to self-love and strength are sure to inspire and empower you to reach your goals. Julia’s life experiences dealing with abusive relationships and over coming cancer guided her to strength training. Dealing with six months of suffering, her strength took over and she said enough. In the moments of her last fight, she was literally fighting for her life and escaped. Julia’s experience being homeless and realizing that her self worth no longer comes from others led her to heavy self-reflecting, journaling, finishing her sociology degree, and asking herself the hard questions. Listen 4 more.
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April 25, 2018
Plan for Bad Days
There will be days when the last feel like doing is going to the gym. Your having a bad day. Your mind is elsewhere and you just want to go doing anything but workout. I completely understand. I have those days. In this episode we go over what to do when you feel this way.
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April 23, 2018
Client Spotlight | Sydney Barrera | Weight loss Story
This weeks Client Spotlight is Sydney Barrera ! Sydney has been kicking ass lately. Lately shes been getting in really good shape. How is she doing it? By strength training, conditioning and changing her nutrition. We found a nutrition plan that works great for her! Watch this video to learn more about how she is getting in the best shape of her life!
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April 20, 2018
Interview With Joseph Pena | He squatted 1025 lbs
Joseph Pena is a truly incredible athlete. He holds numerous powerlifting state records in the squat and total. Inluding: a THSPA record squat at 1025 Lbs. and a total Record (Squat, bench and Deadlift) at 2175 lbs. He currently holds the national Raw Squat Record in the USA Powerlifting and the International Powerlifting Federation - IPF for squat at 854Lbs. . In this interiview Joseph gives us his origin story. We discuss how he started strength training with his dad John Pena . We discuss the Starting Strength - The Aasgaard Company which he utilized and continues to use to improve his strength. He gives insight into what its like to be a competitive athlete. If you are curious about what it takes to become an elite level powerlifter this podcast is for you. Or if you just want to hear the perspective of a dedicated athlete then please listen to this podcast.
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April 17, 2018
It's Okay To Cry In the Gym | How Pain Can Empower You
Recently, my friends, client and staff member Hearin had a really tough day. She started crying during her workout which I know was tough. This isn't the first time that I've had someone cry in the gym. But why ? Well, because working out is tough. Sometimes, all your emotions can come out when you start pushing yourself in the gym. So, in this episode I'm going to talk about how Its Okay to cry in the gym. And how pain can empower you! Rhodesia by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
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April 16, 2018
How To: Not Drink When you go out! | How to still have fun!
I use to drink and party a lot! There is nothing wrong with having a drink every so often. It only becomes a problem if it starts conflicting with your health or with your goals. And in my case It messed with both. So, That being said, when I first started going out and not drinking it was sorta weird...because anything new can feel strange and awkward but also because the people around me kept wondering why I wasn't drinking. In this episode of the Video Podcast I share my own tips for going out with friends, having a good time without drinking. YES, IT IS DOABLE! I've certainly done it many times now! NOTE: I am not a therapist or life expert! This is just my opinion which is based on me fucking up and trying to unfuck myself.
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April 14, 2018
Client Spotlight | Jessica Ramirez | Weight loss Story
I sat down with one of my clients Jessica Ramirez to ask her about her weight loss journey. Jessica has lost nearly 25 lbs in 2 and a 1/2 Months. She plans plans to lose another 30lbs or so over the next 3-4 months. What Jessica's secret? She is 100% committed to achieving her fitness goals. She follows a solid nutrition plan and works out 4-5 days a week. In this interview we talk about what it's like to be a busy mom who is trying to improve her health while also working a full time job! I think Jessica offers a lot of insight to beginners who are looking to lose weight. Her story is an inspiration to those who are trying to lose weight but also feel overwhelmed. Watch or listen to this episode to learn more.
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April 12, 2018
An Interview with Cory Torkelson | American Ninja Warrior
This Is an Interview with American Ninja Warrior Cory Torkelson.
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April 10, 2018
Just Try | A Message For Beginners Who Feel Overwhelmed
Today’s episode is brought to you by caffeine: I LOVE CAFFEINE – Coffee with cinnamon and milk. In the fitness industry there is an idea that you “JUST GOTTA DO IT!” Achieve your fitness goals NOW, MAN! Yes, you should achieve your fitness goals. Be prepared, it’s not easy to start. In fact, starting a fitness journey can be intense, but you don’t have to feel overwhelmed with the process. Say you’re in your 30’s or 40’s and your doctor says, “You’ve got to lose some weight.” You’ve never been a ‘workout type’ but know you need to do something to take control of your health. Maybe you get pumped and think, “Let’s do this!” So you hop on Instagram and see the super intense and motivated fitness guru. They’re all fit, excited to workout, and post their food prep daily. Soon you realize that you don’t know where to start and feel overwhelmed, don’t worry! Maybe the message you’re seeing isn’t for you. Beginners maybe intimidated by the all or nothing fitness assault on social media.
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April 9, 2018
Would You Like some Cheese With That Whine | Please, Stop Complaining
Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine | Stop Complaining about Working Out . In this episode I talk about why complaining and or whining constantly doesn't help you. In fact, I would say that it actually sets you back from achieving your fitness goals.
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April 7, 2018
Weight Loss Story With Avery Lloyd | Client Interview
Wow, just wow! This client spotlight goes out to @barbs_8 aka Avery Loyd AKA Baby Blue Crew front woman lol. (Inside Jokes) . Avery has 🔥 LOST 50 Lbs. and dropped 8 sizes 🔥 since joining @totalbodytraining @barbs_8 has been successful because she works out CONSISTENTlY and has been dieting according to her bodies needs. She listens to the recommendations I make as her trainer and takes them to heart and really shows in the way she is progressing with her strength training.
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April 5, 2018
Meet The Team
In this episode I introduce you to the Total Body Training Team.
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April 4, 2018
Haters of Your Fitness Goals
This episodes is all about how to handle the haters of your fitness goals.
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April 3, 2018
I Don't Have Time to Workout
I don't have time to workout and neither do you! I get it, you are busy with life... You have a busy life, with kids, family, work, etc.... I really do get it. Im hearing the reason why you don't have the time. What I would like to hear is what can I do with the time you have? Are you making the best use of your time? Maybe we could be more efficient with our time. In this episode I talk about ways to work with the time that you do have. So, that you can actually get that workout in and take better care of your health! LINKS: http://totalbodytrainingtx.com/ https://www.facebook.com/totalbodytraining.web/
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March 26, 2018
Comparing Yourself To OTher People in The Gym | Ep. 8
This episode is all about Comparing yourself To Other People in the gym and how unhealthy that can be. This conversation is for all the beginners out there! I know that when I was a beginner I struggled with it a lot and I hated going into the gym because I felt out of shape and silly next to incredibly fit people. It just didn't feel good... But I think there is a more healthy way that you can approach being in the gym and gym culture. So, I talk about that here. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this episode of the Livestream and Podcast!
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March 22, 2018
Supplements: Overrated Or Underrated? | Ep. 7
Supplement Overrated or underrated? In this episode of the Total Body Training Podcast I discuss supplements and whether or nor you should be taking them! IMPORTANT: I AM NOT SELLING YOU ANYTHING HERE!!! I am trying to help give you some insight as to whether you even need supplements. In the podcast I promised to share some links that might help you if you want to take a supplement. The links will be below this. QUESTION OF THE DAY: What kinds of Supplements are you taking? What have you taken in the past? Please, feel free to share you comments and ask me any questions that you might have about this topic! Links: NSF Sport http://www.nsfsport.com/ Google NSF AP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details… Apple I-tunes NSF AP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nsf-for-sport/id489806362… Informed Choice http://www.informed-choice.org/
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March 20, 2018
TBT Rules for Success
Hey whats people Carlos here with the Total Body Training podcast and today we are going over the TBT Rules for Success. These rules are based on a number of things. 1st they are product that I have fucked up a lot in my life and these rules have helped me un-fuck myself. That being said these rules are not original they are a just things that I have learned from other authors like Jacko Willink, Ryan Holiday and Stoic philosophy. But that being said, these other authors also got their information from the Stoics so we are all kind of pulling from both life experience and the experience of people who wrote centuries ago. 2nd these rules are also based on the mistakes that I have seen and witness as a trainer and business owner. I noticed that there are certain patterns of behavior that tend to hurt my clients progress and here I’ve tried my best to compile those mistakes into a list that you and they can use to improve their lives. Hopefully you it will help you too!
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March 12, 2018
Do The Right shit.
Do the right shit and good shit will happen. If you don't do the right shit then ain't shit gonna happen. In other words if you have a solid workout program in routine and you stick to it you will see results if you kind of sort of do it every now and thenof not being consistent you will not be very happy with your lack of results. Listen to this episode to learn more about this topic.
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February 6, 2018
Always Remember Your Why
Remember Your Why | Total Body Training Podcast Episode 3. This time of the year everyone seems to be getting a gym membership. Everyone's got a a fitness goal or a New Year's resolution. I think that's pretty awesome! However, we all know that this Fitness hype and New Year's resolution excitement usually only lasts till about Midway through February! :( 😶Which sucks because so many really should be taking better care of themselves. Some of you have been struggling with taking care of your health for years. Losing weight or gaining muscle has been a real trial for you. Breaking bad habits and becoming a better version of yourself is something you've always wanted but can never attain. I know this all too well. I've been there myself. I believe, one reason that people fall off track is because they forget their WHY. They forget the sometimes painful moments that brought them to start working out and to lose a few pounds and get in shape. In this podcast I'm going to talk t
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January 18, 2018
Learning From Your Mistakes
Learning From Your Mistakes and Achieving Your Fitness Goals
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January 11, 2018
Baby Steps & Fitness Goals
Baby Steps and New Years Fitness Resolution
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January 5, 2018
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