JTF’s Mount Crushmore Meal Plan: Week 5

As the fifth week of JTF's Mount Crushmore begins, so does a new meal plan. I want to start it by referencing a topic one of my favorite online trainers James Smith said in an email this week. After a brief tour in the States, the Australian-native trainer discussed how much he's looking forward to … Continue reading JTF’s Mount Crushmore Meal Plan: Week 5

JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 5

So at week five that means JTF's Mount Crushmore is starting its second month -- a third of the program is behind us! There's a lot to get through so let's get through it. As always, this week's weigh-in is brought to you by InBody and Nutrishop Knoxville. Weekly Weigh-In: 222.2 Pounds (Goal: 210 Pounds; … Continue reading JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 5

JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 4

I knew I'd have to make a post like this sooner or later. Didn't realize the Easter holiday was so fast approaching when I started Mount Crushmore so it's as good a time as any to talk about something that's going to happen in your weight-loss / fitness journey: You're going to have some weeks … Continue reading JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 4

JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 3

Last week I started a 20g/day load on creatine while simultaneously de-loading on my weight training program. This week we're going all-in with muscles fully saturated with creatine and a workout plan that's going to go hard! I promise to detail my workout plan more closely in the coming weeks (I'm not playing; I've gotten … Continue reading JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 3

JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 2

And with that, Week 1 is done, y'all! We've got pesky introductions knocked out, gave an outline for workout and nutrition ... now we're going to start getting into the meat of things! Last week I shared ALL of my readings so we had a good starting point. This post won't be so dense, for … Continue reading JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 2

JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 1

Alright so we're on it. Mount Crushmore is a thing and it's pretty exciting! There's a lot to get through here so let's dive right in. I'll quickly say that this week my weekly weigh-in and bi-weekly measurements were all done with InBody Testing at my local Nutrishop. This is a free service they provide … Continue reading JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 1

Mount Crushmore: the Introduction + 7 Questions

In my last post I mentioned that we'd be discussing "fat" in the next post. Looks like it didn't work out that way and I honestly feel bad about it. HOWEVER. I'm going to do you one better. How about instead of just talking about fat, we put fitness and nutrition into practice and actually … Continue reading Mount Crushmore: the Introduction + 7 Questions

Attainable Goals vs. the World

It's Friday, January 11. Chance are, you set a New Year's resolution to lose weight and get in shape (in 2018, roughly 45% of resolutions vowed to do this). Yet, statistically, the obesity rate in the United States continues to rise. It's no secret that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail and merely 8% of … Continue reading Attainable Goals vs. the World

Happy New Year — You’re On Your Own

Alright, so December happened. In my last post I wore y'all out about Thanksgiving etiquette and how to not be a gym-bro douchebag during the holidays and then apparently took a hiatus from content. But lo and behold, here I am, blogging on January 1. https://media.giphy.com/media/xQJ0PSQFOWJBC/giphy.gif Classic personal trainer move, no? Perking up at the … Continue reading Happy New Year — You’re On Your Own

Friday Fitness Finds 4/20/2018

While it seems like the rest of the world is making weed jokes today, I'm over here polishing off my meal plan for next week and looking forward to an early night. Lately I've been playing a lot of Tetris on my Roku because that's what all 33-year-old single guys do on Friday nights, right? … Continue reading Friday Fitness Finds 4/20/2018