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The Amazing Power of the Words, “One More”

THE AMAZING POWER OF THE WORDS, “ONE MORE”

 

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As a coach, motivator, and trainer, my job is to encourage people to be better than they were before.  When I sit down with a person that I am about to work with for the first time, the words “accountability”, “motivation”, “encouragement” and the phrases, “pushing the envelop”, or “a kick in the pants” get thrown around a lot.  I’m not big on kicking pants or pushing envelops but I am all about individuals making the decision to be the best that they can be on that day, for that minute, or to break it down even further, in that exact moment.

 

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Usually when one works out, if they are really challenging their limits while working out, there are defining moments during the workout where fatigue sets in, and the mind and body wonders, “Can I do one more?”.  Most people say heck no, and stop.  The unfortunate thing about that decision is that it usually translates to work performance, business decisions, martial challenges, and a lot of other things that people would like to see more success in.   The words that I use to reverse that mind set is “One more”.  When I say one more, I am usually referring to the last repetitions in a work out.  I am asking the person to push past their comfort zone and to push for another rep.  It is a a mental decision but it is initiated through the spirit first.

 

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Everyone has a spirit that pushes past the impossible, that navigates through the undo-able and that makes the unmake-able.  Some call it the holy spirit, some call it the human spirit, others call it your inner self, but whatever it is, you have “IT” and it works just like your muscles.  The more you train it, the stronger it becomes.

 

 

When I encourage my students to do one more, 9 times out of 10 they complete that extra rep and as a result, they are better for it.   So in conclusion, think about what can you do “one more” of in your life that will enhance your situation.  Can you give your children one more hug to let them know that you care for them and support them?  Can you do one more project to influence your employer to give you a promotion at your job?  Can you do the research for one more investment that can set you up financially for life?  Challenge your self to push past your comfort zone.  When you do “one more”, the possibilities are endless.

When was the last time that you pushed your hardest?  Please share in the comment box below what are some of the things that you are doing in your life right now that is a little pass your comfort zone.
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Welcome Summer with the 21 day weight loss contest/Fit2DMax Grand Opening Event

Welcome Summer with the 21 day weight loss contest/Fit2DMax Grand Opening Event

 

I am proud to announce that on Monday June 8th we will have the Grand Opening of the 2nd Fit2DMax location in Roswell, GA.   The entire Fit2DMax family is excited, and to celebrate, we are kicking off a Summer weight loss contest!  You can start losing weight and train with us for just $1.  Yes, celebrate our Grand Opening with us,  jump into a supported and motivational environment and lose weight for just $1.  The winner will receive a special addition Tony Burch FitBit!   If you are willing to lose a dollar and some major pounds join us for the weight loss kick off.   Sign up by calling 404-913-2629 or visit http://www.roswellgapersonaltraining.com and contact us.
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Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

 

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Tone and define the back of your arms with this great tricep exercise!

Tone and define the back of your arms with this great tricep exercise

When you look at the back of your arms, do you notice some flab action going on? Do you find that when you wave your arms that there’s extra skin flapping? If you have that problem, then here is your solution. Let’s tighten those arms with this great video that shows you one of the best exercises to target the “chicken wing” arms.  Go from flabby to toned with this one great exercise. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

Next time when you go to the gym, try this work out for 4 sets of 12 to 15 reps. Make sure that you work with a weight that you can control. Please feel free to give me a shout to let me know what you think of the exercise and if you have any questions about proper form.

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Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

 

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Are Smoothies Making Me Fat?

Are Smoothies Making Me Fat?

Are smoothies really good for you?

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Are smoothies actually good for us?  Will smoothies help me with my weight loss goals?  It really depends on how you use smoothies.  I remember one particular instance a few years back when one of my clients was upset about her weigh in.  One of the major catalyst for weight loss is your nutrition and what an individual eats.  I make it a point to provide guidance to my clients and steer them towards foods that they can eat and enjoy while losing weight at the same time.  I knew that this particular client was active, so the first question I asked was, “How is your nutrition coming along?”  She said that her eating habits have improved.  One of the biggest changes that she made was adding more smoothie drinks to her daily food habits.

 

At the time, it sounded good to me.  On the surface, it seemed like everything was going well.  I then asked, “What are you adding in your smoothies?”  She ran down a list which included rice milk, strawberries, orange juice, apples, yogurt and bananas.  When you look at the list, initially it sounds like she is doing the right thing.  By most standards, those are all healthy foods.  When we were able to look at the list again, I realized why she gained weight rather than lost weight.  If you look at the list of foods that were in her smoothie, they were all glucose based.  In other words, they were all carbohydrates.  Her daily dose of high amounts of sugar is what led to the weight gain.

 

The question that I asked in the beginning of this post was, Are Smoothies making me fat?  The answer is yes they can if you don’t place the right amount of ingredients in them.  Carbohydrates are primary sources of energy. Carbs are a good thing.  The challenge for a person who is on a weight loss journey is that an excess amount of carbs will be converted to fat if the carbs are not being utilized through exercise.  Storing fat is the last thing that a person wants to do if they are losing weight.   Now I am not saying that blending smoothies, juicing fruits and making protein shakes are bad.  I’m actually a big smoothie fan, as I use them for my personal health. Smoothies are a great way to boost your health. We just have to use them the right way by adding good things in them.  Here are some pro’s and con’s for smoothies.

 

Smoothie benefits

-excellent way to get your nutrients in

-convenient

-people who are resistant to having breakfast can use a smoothie as a meal replacement

-cooking can extract key nutrients from the food while drinking it will ensure that you are able to get them all in.

 

The drawback to sugar loaded smoothies

-elevates insulin levels (sugar)

-because you are drinking the calories, it makes it easier to pack in more calories at a time

-most smoothies have too much sugar because people would rather blend fruits as opposed to vegetables

 

Here are some quick tips to make a better smoothie.

 

  1. If your smoothie has more than eight ingredients in it, you’re probably doing too much.
  2. The idea of more is better is simply not true.   Keep your smoothie simple
  3. Use one fruit like an apple to mask the taste of a vegetable that you may not like to eat on a normal basis.
  4. Since most of us don’t eat a lot of vegetables, it is important to add green vegetables into our smoothies whenever you can.

 

Get the biggest bang out of your smoothie by adding these:

  • Blueberries are one of the best fruits to use for your smoothie because it is so high in antioxidants
  • Chia seeds are a good source of several B Vitamins which can help in energy production.
  • Flax seed are rich in Omega-3’s and can help reduce inflammation
  • Nuts are packed with protein and have unsaturated fats which are the healthy kind of fat that aids in the functionality of the heart.

 

Here’s one of my favorite smoothie recipes

 

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1 generous handful of spinach

1 cup of frozen blueberries

1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder

1 cup of Almond milk or 1 Cup of water if you want to reduce calories

 

When it comes to healthy eating and healthy living, smoothies can be your great benefit or an additional obstacle.  Make sure that you put the right things in the mix and you will be on your way to the good and healthy life.  I shared my personal smoothie recipe, so if you have some smoothie recipes that are working for you, please share so that we can encourage folks to live healthy and active lifestyles.

 

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Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

 

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The Best Fitness Advice that I ever received…

The Best Fitness Advice that I ever received was,  “Keep on going and don’t stop”.

I know you are thinking, “Is that it?!!”, but I stand by that advice!  Here’s why.  I started running track when I was a child.  I was a novice and didn’t know that much about running form, or the right shoes to wear or even the right way to stretch.  I had tons of questions for Coach Moore (My middle school track coach).  My first couple of questions were general ones.  I asked Coach Moore, “What should I do when I get out there?  Do you have any advice for me?”  The answer that he gave me was a simple one.  He said, “Keep on going and don’t stop.”

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So here it is, my first Cross Country race.  I’m the new guy on the team and it’s my time to show what I can do.  In my first run I started out slow.  Everyone else gets out ahead of me.  As I continue to run I noticed that my teammates stopped to take breaks.  I continued to run.  The voice that echoed in my head as I passed each runner was that of Coach Moore saying, “Don’t stop”.  I didn’t stop.  I kept on running.  Listening to Coach Moore took me a really long way because on my first run with the team, I moved up to second place on my first day.  Not bad for a newbee.

 

In life, too often, we overlook the simple advice that people share with us.  We  look for the advice to come to us on a magic carpet, or we are looking for revelations to come in a platinum package.  In actuality the deep and profound answers to life’s obstacles can be extracted from “Simple advice”.   When that simple advice is shared with you, it may not always be easy, but keep your focus on that simple thing.   Master that one thing and unlock the key to worth while achievements.

 

When you are pursuing weight loss, you have to “keep on going and don’t stop”.   Most people quit on their weight loss right before a major breakthrough comes.  If they stayed with that workout program for one more day, or if they would continued on with their new and improved grocery list, they would seen the fruits of their labor.  One more push often times is what it takes to see success in fitness and in life.

 

So, what kind of simple advice do you need to follow today to reach your maximum potential?  Which words of wisdom have you over looked?  What is the best advice that you ever had but you haven’t followed it yet?  Think about the best advice that you ever had and let it ring in your mind like a top 40 hit.  Please share your comments and thoughts about the best advice that you ever received in the comment section of this blog and inspire someone today!

 

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Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

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Go hard or go home??? NO! Signs that will tell you if you are over training.

Go hard or go home?  NO!  Signs that will tell you if you are over training.

 

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You’ve finally decided that you are going to the gym, and are going to workout and take your wellness seriously, right? Right!  You line up your tank top, put on your tights, lace up your $125 dollar shoes and your $30 pair of socks.  Right before you go into the gym, you look at your phone.

You see that crazy buff dude with veins coming out of his veins, bench pressing 425 pounds.  Next, you see a picture with the half model half ballerina doing a yoga pose with the bottom of her foot bent in a way that it touches her head. Finally, you see some overzealous joker who’s doing so much that it’s actually more along the lines of acrobatics rather than fitness.  He’s doing jump squats on the swiss ball, and then does burpees because they are so hard core. Is it necessary for him to jump squat on a swiss ball while risking life and death?  In my mind, it is not worth the risk at all, but to him his rationale is that it looks good.   When you see these folks all of the pictures have the caption that says, “Go hard or go home”.

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Somewhere right now as you read, there is somebody who are doing clean and presses for an outlandish amount of reps until they are blue in the face.  There is another person right now who is extremely tired, but decided to work out because they wanted to post their workout on Instagram so that everyone can be aware of how hard they go and how fit they are.  For some people, going hard means working out despite having an injury for the sake of going hard.   I have two words for these individuals:  Stop It!!!  Because of you, we have officially created a hotbed for overtraining.

 

Here are some signs to figure out if you are over training:

  1. Extreme soreness in muscles
  2. Insomnia
  3. Depression/mage issues
  4. Increase in injury
  5. Lack of concentration
  6. Lack of Motivation
  7. Halted progress
  8. Mood swings, Irritability

 

Here’s what you can do to prevent over training:

  1. Listen to your body sometimes – When your body aches all over, sometimes it can be a good idea to sit that workout out.
  2. Eat well – Eating well will boost your energy, improve your workouts, and help your muscles to recover.
  3. Sleep enough- 7-9 hours is essential for muscle recovery and for an improvement in performance.
  4. Never schedule more than 2 very hard days in a row unless you are being coached.  Even professional athletes have easy training days. Years of studies show that exercisers who mix easy days with intense days see the best results.  Give it a try and then thank me later :-).

At the end of the day, we all have peaks and valleys.  No one can move 100 miles per hour all of the time.  It’s very similar to when you are behind the wheel, and you have that uber aggressive driver who’s speeding and risks his life and yours to cut you off, thinking that it will get him to his destination faster.  Then as you pull up to the red light, you realize that he’s right there.  And what do you do?  You smile.  Your path is yours and yours alone.  Your wellness journey is unique.  It’s always great to draw inspiration from any place that  it may come from, but keep your main focus on your individual journey.  Develop a routine for yourself and then work towards executing that plan.  Make adjustments to your program as you move along, rest when you need to and  listen to your body.

 

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Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

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