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Best Way To Get A Six Pack

Best Way To Get A Six Pack

Nov 29, 2012

Tweet For years I had no idea what I was supposed to do to get a six pack. I honestly thought that my body wouldn’t allow me to, that it was my genetics holding me back. I was wrong. When I started P90X back in 2008, I quickly discovered what I was doing wrong, and found out the best way to get a six pack. What’s the secret? That’s what...

Workouts for Baseball Players

Tweet Workouts for Baseball Players My life revolved around baseball for a number of years, starting when I was 6 years old until I graduated college at 22. It was my life! I started playing travel baseball when I was about 12, ended up starting varsity my freshman year in high school, and then got a scholarship to play ball in college. I had a very successful...

5 Steps to Better Health!

Tweet 5 Steps to Better Health For the past 4 years, I have committed myself to a new, healthy lifestyle, and for the past 3 and a half years, I’ve been helping others do the same! I came to a point in my life where I was unhappy, out of shape, and very down on myself, and knew that if I didn’t change things at that moment that my life, especially my...

P90X Help

Tweet Getting P90X Help Everyone knows that P90X has become THE TOP home workout program in the entire nation, but unfortunately, there are so many people out there who don’t take advantage of one of the most important parts of the entire program, and that’s having a Beachbody Coach. What happens is that these people search for P90X help after a few...

Cardio or Resistance?

Tweet Ah, one of the classic questions. So which is better, cardio or resistance training? Now, let me get this out of the way real quick. I’m not a professional, no certified personal trainer, but I have been involved in the fitness industry and have been researching for many, many years, and do know my stuff! Most of my knowledge comes from actually...

My Fitness Update

Tweet Most of you know that I’m always switching goals between gaining mass and leaning out, and the reason I do so is so that I have something to aim for. If I have no goals, that’s when I start to lose motivation. Yes, that’s right, I’m human and do lose motivation every once in a while! Anyways, I wanted to take some time and update...

Muscle Confusion At It’s Best!

Tweet I’ve been slacking in the making a post department for the last few days, but I do have a legitimate excuse! Wait, no I don’t, and I’m not going to make any excuse because I don’t believe in them. I have been busy lately, but again, it’s not an excuse. Anyways, enough rambling. Today I did the actual P90X Chest, Shoulders, and...

Injuries During P90X: Part 2

Tweet Injuries suck, period. I mean seriously, isn’t it terrible when you finally get into a groove, starting to see some excellent results from P90X, and then BAM, time for an injury, and now you’re set back for a few weeks or even a few months? Don’t worry, I’ve been doing P90X for over 3 and a half years now, and it’s happened to...

How NOT to Gain Weight on Vacation

Tweet Yes, it is the traveling season, and that means that you can relax and eat all the junk food you want, right? Of course not. Well I guess you can, but if you take that approach you’re going to leave for vacation at one weight and come back about 10 lbs heavier! Don’t think it’s possible? Think again because I’ve personally...

How To Lose the Last 10 Pounds

Tweet Yes, we have all been there, well at least many of us have, and we are always wondering how to lose the last 10 pounds, right? People are so excited to work out, begin working out, get pretty good results, but for some reason those last few pounds just don’t want to come off! Why is this happening to me? I’m committing myself 100% to BOTH the...

8 Tips for Starting P90X

Tweet P90X has literally been my program of choice for the past 3 years, so I guess that would sort of make me a P90X expert, right? Regardless if I’m a self proclaimed “P90X Expert” or not, I’ve had some pretty amazing results, losing 25 lbs and 10% body fat within my first 90 days, so I know exactly what it takes to maximize your...

How To Self-Motivate to Work Out

Tweet Yesterday was just one of those days that I had absolutely no desire to work out. I had worked on the computer all morning, and then decided to clean out my closet and drawers, which was no easy feat, and it ended up taking about 4 hours to do so. Melinda and I are both working on putting a ton of clothes together to donate to both Goodwill and for the...

Should I Work Out On Vacation?

Tweet The main reason that I’m writing this post is because I didn’t do so hot on my diet or workouts while on a cruise a few weeks back. I think that’s putting it a little too lightly, so let me rephrase. I completely and utterly destroyed my diet and slacked on the workouts while on the cruise a few weeks back, so bad that I ended up gaining...

How To Do Pull Ups

Tweet Yesterday someone posted in the “Josh’s Fitness Corner” group on Facebook that they currently can’t do a pull-up, and weren’t sure what they should do about it. This seems to be an issue that many people face, especially when going through P90X for the first time. They can’t do pull-ups, and they wonder how to do...

Weight Loss Plateau

Tweet When someone first decides to make the change to a healthier lifestyle and gets involved with some sort of workout program like P90X, or PX90 as some call it, they are super excited! Motivation is through the roof and they are ready to give 100% for the entire 90 days to get into the best shape of their life, or so they think. Come 3 weeks into the...

Preventing Lifting Injuries

Tweet The majority of people end up getting injured at one time or another from working out, me included, but there are ways to make sure that they don’t happen very often. Some of the most common lifting injuries have to do with the knees, lower back, or a pulled or torn muscle. Over the course of a few years, I have had quite a few injuries including a...

Long Term Fitness Results

Tweet The one thing that I see quite often is that people tend to give up 2-3 weeks into the program if they haven’t seen fitness results. I usually get emails from these people saying to me that they’re extremely sore, discouraged, and since they haven’t gotten a 6 pack in 7 days, they feel like quitting! The one thing that you all have to...

Soreness From P90X

Tweet First of all, sorry about not writing a post for the past few days, but I was out of town for a Craig Holiday Leadership Training event down in Columbus. Anyways, one thing that I get asked about almost on a daily basis is whether the soreness that you experience with P90X is normal or not. When someone asks me that, I always tell the story of my first two...

Time + Hard Work = Success

Tweet I wanted to go into a little more detail about something I brushed upon in yesterday’s blog post. This is also something that was brought up in one of the articles in “Success Magazine,” which I get and read on a monthly basis, and something that I feel is very important for people to understand if they want to be successful in life....

Find a Workout Buddy!

Tweet Ever since I started working out heavily when I was 13, I have always enjoyed working out with someone else. It helps me push myself, and I’m able to stay motivated much longer than I would by working out alone. So, today’s post is going to be about why it’s important that you work out with someone else. Below is a list of benefits of...

Working Out When Sore

Tweet Today as I was trying to decide which workout to do, I was trying to think of one that didn’t involve the legs in any way, only because there are so sore today that I have to waddle when I walk. Two days ago I decided that I was going to do a legs workout with weights, which was the first time I had used weights in about 2 months. I have been doing...

Isometric Training

Tweet When you get to a certain point in your fitness journey, it’s inevitable that you’re results are going to slow down and you will plateau unless you change up some things. Most of you know that about a month and a half ago I restarted the P90X program in hopes of getting back to where I was pre-injury. After pushing myself with the workouts and...

P90X Soreness

Tweet If you are just about to start P90X, you’re going to be in for a rude awakening the day after the first workout, Chest & Back. You might even wake up in the middle of the night, wondering why your shoulders and chest hurt so bad that you can barely move. Don’t worry people, this is just the after effects of P90X! It’s actually very...

Patience is a Virtue

Tweet When people watch my YouTube video, they are very surprised as to how quickly I got results by following P90X and the P90X Diet Plan. However, they don’t understand that my results are one of the fastest I’ve seen, and I’ve been coaching for a year and a half. So why did I get such quick results? For one, I used to lift every day back in...

The Importance of Hard Work

Tweet Yesterday, when I was working out with my fiance Melinda, we got to talking about my past, and where I learned about hard work. Everyone who knows me knows that I work very hard with everything I do, from my workouts, diet, business, to my relationships with others. I never half ass anything, and always push myself to succeed. I would consider myself...

The Mental Side of P90X

Tweet In the order of importance with the P90X program, you have: (1) Commitment to the diet. As I tell all the people that I coach over and over again, the diet makes up 80% of your results. If you can’t commit to the diet, forget about getting ripped. (2) Commitment to the workouts. The P90X system requires you to workout 6 days a week, and the workouts...

Are Pull-Ups Effective?

Tweet I have to admit, before P90X I had never spent too much time developing my back. My legs and back were my two weak areas in college, and looking back I wish I would have dedicated more time to developing those two muscle groups. Monday and Wednesday were usually my chest and back days when going to the gym, but my back exercises consisted of lawnmowers...

Exercises To Rehabilitate The Shoulder

Tweet As most of you know, I have played baseball all throughout my life, and have had my fair share of injuries, but the injuries that had the longest recovery time had to do with my throwing shoulder. I was a pitcher back in high school, and my coach decided that he was going to allow me to throw well above 150 pitches in one game. If you know baseball, then...

Working Out Late At Night

Tweet Sometimes you are not going to have a choice and will be forced to work out late at night if you want to stay on schedule. The fact is that things get in the way, like work, visitors, schedule change, and rather than skip a workout for the day, you always have the option to work out at night. Believe me, I have had to do this many times, especially during...

Working Out With A Parter

Tweet I have been lifting weights and working out consistently for over 10 years, and there are certain times when I get in better workouts than others. Thinking back to when I was in college playing baseball, some of the best workouts I had have something in common. They were all with a workout partner. What makes having a workout partner so effective? For one...