The Golden Rule of Eating

The Golden Rule of Eating

Learn and put into use our latest rule from the Fortza Fit Rules of Nutrition to get into your best shape yet, and feel your body function at the peak of its powers. These rules support cell health, and this increase your energy capabilities, while decreasing inflammation and acidity. This results in a truly younger, healthier and happier you, and a metabolic system that runs smoothly. Here’s the first rule of the Fortza Fit Nutrition Philosophy : As a personal trainer, I empower  my clients with scientifically proven methods to lose weight, and gain muscle.  I tell my clients to keep tabs on their calorie intake, but also keep tabs on the nutrient density of what they eat.  Focus on nutrients rather than calories.  Calories in VS. Calories out, the biggest mantra in fitness.  Simple right?  People understand simple and “calories in vs. calories out” works.  The downside is having people only focus on hitting their calorie numbers, and not on the quality of those calories.  One has to consider the nutritional value of these calories.  You should be looking for food that give you more nutritional bang…

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Kraken by Sparta Nutrition Available at The Pro-Shop

Kraken by Sparta Nutrition Available at The Pro-Shop

Are you hitting a plateau in your workouts? Are you looking for the extra boost to take your workout to the next level?  Maybe your goal is to add weight to your deadlift or squat or improve your time for your next WOD. A good pre-workout will give you that extra boot to hit your goals.  Kraken by Sparta Nutrition is an excellent product to help you become an Elite Athlete.  This products will improved focus, energy, pump, endurance and has no proprietary blend.    Loaded with 200 MG DHMA, 4 G L CITRULLINE AND 3.2 G BETA ALANINE, Kraken is the ultimate EXTREME PRE WORKOUT.        

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Detoxify With Food | Fortza Nutrition

Detoxify With Food | Fortza Nutrition

Have you ever thought of the onslaught of chemicals that your body absorbs on a daily basis? Not just through food, but though the pores on your skin and the air you breathe. There’s many ways your body absorbs chemicals, some of them can be artificial coloring such as what gives Cheetos their neon orange color, the smoggy air you breathe when stuck in traffic, or the chemicals in the facial moisturizer you slather on your face every morning. Your body has to metabolize and excrete your chemical load. The higher your intake of chemicals, the higher the stress this places on the body. Processed foods, pollution, and the chemicals in our environment wreak havoc on our bodies, leading to decreased immunity and inflammation. The concept of detoxification wether with foods or juices is that you’re allowing your digestive system to rest and repair while flushing out toxins through the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin. Although your body is designed to naturally excrete toxins, a little help can go a long way. I’m not advocating to only drink pressed juices for six months.…

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Total Carbohydrate Load

Total Carbohydrate Load

Learn and put into use our latest rule from the Fortza Fit Rules of Nutrition to get into your best shape yet, and feel your body function at the peak of its powers. These rules support cell health, and increase your energy capabilities, while decreasing inflammation and acidity. This results in a truly younger, healthier happier you, and a metabolic system that runs smoothly. Here’s the next rule of the Fortza Fit Rule of Nutrition number ten: Overeating processed, starchy and sugary carbohydrates is a pastime as American as apple pie– literally and figuratively– keep in mind that maintaining this pastime can cause your body to release too much insulin, the hormone that helps your cells absorb glucose from the blood. When blood sugar concentrations stay high for too long, you’re put on track to inflammation, micro-vascular damage, and diseases like adult-onset diabetes. Even thought quick-fixes and media-sensationalized diets have mislead many to avoid carbohydrates at all costs, carbs are not the problem. Negative thinking about carbs is good only if it keeps you away from pastries and muffins, but…

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Eat Good Fats to Lose Bad Fats | Fortza Nutrition

Eat Good Fats to Lose Bad Fats | Fortza Nutrition

Learn and put into use our latest rule from the Fortza Fit Rules of Nutrition to get into your best shape yet, and feel your body function at the peak of its powers. These rules support cell health, and  increase your energy capabilities, while decreasing inflammation and acidity. This results in a truly younger, healthier and happier you, and a metabolic system that runs smoothly. Here’s the next rule of the Fortza Fit Rule of Nutrition number nine: We’ve all heard it, “fat is bad for you”, fat can put you at risk for cardiovascular disease”. Cutting fat from your diet to stay lean isn’t the answer.  It may seem contradictory, but in order to lose fat you need  to eat fat. The key is of course to eat healthy fats. Healthy dietary fats are critical to keep your body running smoothly – not to mention shiny hair, and vibrant plump skin. Healthy fats help maintain your cell membranes pliable, which is necessary for healthy hormone production. Including hormones that aid in digestion and the elimination of fat (who knew right?) . Dietary fats also…

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Your Gyms Secret Weapon

Your Gyms Secret Weapon

Have you seen those big colorful balls around the gym usually collecting dust? There are many misconceptions about the stability ball – even among those fairly affluent in fitness. Is it the bright colors? Is it the simpleness of a ball? Something about stability balls is giving us the wrong impression. The irony is that this tool which people make boring and gym rookie association, is the secret weapon to sculpt a perfectly defined and refined overall body, specially that abdominal definition that almost every gym-goer is after.  When used appropriately, stability balls can strengthen every single one of the stabilizing muscles that can take your workouts to the next level. While using strength machines, gives you a very limited, linear, bodybuilding type of workout that only works out the primary movers. Stability balls work the synergistic muscles that help the prime mover complete the repetitions in the most effective manner. “Strong core stabilizers are what will make your abs go from good to great, and from great to incredible.” If your abs are not strong enough, you simply won’t be able to perform the movement.  Stability balls (SB) make sure…

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The Best Tips For Those Training For A Marathon

The Best Tips For Those Training For A Marathon

The Best Tips For Those Training For A Marathon Photo via Pixabay by Skeeze   For anyone interested in becoming a runner–or for runners interested in participating in a marathon — it’s important to do some research first on what exactly goes into the sport. While it’s a great way to get (or stay) in shape, it can also be hard on your body if done improperly, and many precautions need to be taken to ensure you stay healthy and safe while you’re participating.   One of the first things a runner should know is that the right shoes can make you or break you. Don’t listen to recommendations from a friend, as every shoe fits differently on a different foot. Take your time looking around at the shoe store, and get your foot measured and the shoe fitted properly before you make a decision.   “Get fitted at a pro running store. If you are serious about completing a full marathon, it’s worth the investment. Spend time getting the perfect shoe for your foot. Your friend may convince you…

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Eat by the season | Fortza Nutrition

Eat by the season | Fortza Nutrition

Produce in season tastes better- so this month – Eat locally, in season, and organic whenever possible.  Learn and put into use our latest rule from the Fortza Fit Rules of Nutrition to get into your best shape yet, and feel your body function at the peak of its powers. These rules support cell health, and  increase your energy capabilities, while decreasing inflammation and acidity. This results in a truly younger, healthier and happier you, and a metabolic system that runs smoothly. Here’s the next rule of the Fortza Fit Rule of Nutrition number eight: Today we have limitless food choices, and making the right one for your health has only become more complicated than ever. We suggest to keep it local, super-fresh, and as clean as possible. We know life is oftentimes unpredictable, but making this your guideline will help you enforce it most of the time. Even if you haven’t thought of becoming a localvore, eating locally simply makes sense. Wouldn’t you prefer to eat ripened tomatoes from a vine on a nearby farm than those trucked in from Mexico? When something…

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Learn the Ropes

Learn the Ropes

 Skipping, running and jumping are really not my favorite ways of getting my cardio done. Yet in order to burn the extra calories and give my metabolism an extra boost, I have to get creative. Rope work is one of the most efficient ways to accelerate your metabolism and gain muscle tone, which is precisely why I’m writing this, to show you the ropes.  Plyo-Push Up Begin in plank position with an end of the rope beneath each hand. Grip the rope with the thumb and first two fingers, or wrap your fingers around the top, but do not rest your knuckles under the rope. Lower your chest towards the floor, then dynamically push off, raising and slamming the rope down. Land in a push-up, being careful not to lock out your arms. Return to plank position, then repeat. Do 3 sets of 10 reps, with 30 to 45 seconds of rest in between.   180-Degree Jumps  Turn your body to your left so that you’re standing perpendicular to the rope, and hold the ends of the rope together with both hands at your right hip. Squat and do a 180-degree jump,…

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