Posts Tagged 'weight loss'

Quick & Easy Food Options | Will Take Less Than 5 Minutes

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If you feel you have too little time to dedicate towards preparing your food, this list is for you. It’s not an exhaustive list but should be an easy starting point for people new to creating more structure in their diet. You don’t necessarily need to weigh everything you eat but you must adjust your goals and expectations when you have a more relaxed approach. If you’re working with a professional you must also realize they can’t provide you with ...

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Required Eating! The Pre-Workout Meal

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A very common trend over the years I’ve experienced are clients coming in not having eaten enough or at all prior to their workout. This has occurred for years in the mornings and in the afternoons, very common. If you are not having a well balanced pre-workout MEAL then you’re not maximizing your potential. There is no generally healthy individual on the planet that would not benefit greatly from fueling their body pre-workout vs not doing so, zero exceptions. The ...

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Setting Realistic Goals – Key To Success In Fitness Training

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Today more and more people are becoming increasingly conscious about the importance of physical fitness and personal training. This increasing awareness has led many people to put in a lot of efforts in getting back to shape or in bodybuilding. Though this is something appreciable and something to be welcomed, we should also pay attention to the ratio of the number of people that actually succeed to the number of people that give up halfway through their training. There could ...

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Concept2 Rower Added to the Gym

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Been a busy December and January at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training in Ballantyne! Made many additions to the gym since Black Friday and today I just got in a brand new Concept2 Model D indoor rower from Carolina Fitness Equipment. The best selling indoor rower in the world! This is what you saw used during the Crossfit games.

The newest item on a long list of upgrades since Black Friday.

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My Fitness Pal Progress : December 2012-August 2013

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This post is about the personal progress I’ve made with fitness goals recently. I wanted to provide some reasoning and examples of why I stress logging your food with My Fitness Pal so much nowadays.

Below are two pictures I took of myself, one in December of 2012 at 195lbs and the other in August of 2013 at 187lbs.

I’m almost 10lbs lighter in the picture on the right but carrying significantly more muscle, leaner, more vascular, more definition, ...

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Enrolled in Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program

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Taylor Carpenter has enrolled in the Fitness Nutrition Specialist program designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. NASM is the same organization where I obtained my personal training certification along with my corrective exercises specialist credential.

When I first got into fitness & exercise it was basically an athletic replacement for baseball. Over the past few years I’ve really tried to shift a lot of my attention towards the nutritional side of things and I believe its made a ...

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5 Ways To Burn More Calories In Your Workouts

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Whether you’re trying to get stronger, bigger, leaner, faster, most of us want to burn off that stubborn fat. These may be more beneficial for those of you attempting to shred up for summer so you can burn more calories… but even those packing on the pounds could still benefit from adding some of these tips to your workouts.

1. LIFT WEIGHTS FASTER!!

photo courtesy of RottenECards.com
Simply put, if you don’t like cardio and ...

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Why Almond Milk is Better Than Dairy Milk..

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That’s a pretty bold statement from someone who isn’t a Registered Dietitian but I think it catches the eye. We’ll start over with “Why almond milk is better than dairy milk for Taylor Carpenter“.

It’s been about 3 months since I’ve converted from Fat Free dairy milk to Almond milk and I’ll tell you why. I like to eat and right now I eat roughly 2900 calories per day, for me that number is very easily attainable. I would much rather ...

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Get Fooducated!

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My girlfriend somehow came across the app Fooducate in the Google Play Store. We both have Android, but I would assume this can be found on the Iphone as well. Please comment below and verify.

Fooducate is a free app that can be downloaded here for Android users.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fooducate.nutritionapp

This allows you to scan a barcode of any food item you want and they provide a A-F grade rating for that food. I’ve played with it the last couple ...

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What is CASEIN Protein?

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Nowadays there is a large variety of protein supplements to choose from. The two most popular types are whey and casein protein. At the end of the day your goal should be to reach the proper amount of macronutrients (protein, fats, and carbs) along with meeting your caloric goal for the day.

To take it one step further once you have that down is to possibly utilize a variety of proteins. They actually make blends along with varying qualities of whey ...

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