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Get -- and stay -- in the best shape of your life with the latest tips and trends from top fitness pros. Brought to you by the publishers of Muscle & Performance, Talk Fitness Today delivers strategies to help you take your workout to the next level. Plus, you’ll get the intel on nutrition and sports supplements to maximize your results. Tune in, train smarter!

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Get -- and stay -- in the best shape of your life with the latest tips and trends from top fitness pros. Brought to you by the publishers of Muscle & Performance, Talk Fitness Today delivers strategies to help you take your workout to the next level. Plus, you’ll get the intel on nutrition and sports supplements to maximize your results. Tune in, train smarter!

    Male Fitness: Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

    Male Fitness: Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

    Mike Matthews returns to discuss male fitness.Part 2: Male FitnessGetting into awesome shape isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe.

    You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements.
    You don’t need to constantly change up your exercise routines to “confuse” your muscles. I’m pretty sure muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead.
    You don’t need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.)
    You don’t need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?)
    You don’t need to obsess over “eating clean” to get ripped, and you don’t need to completely abstain from “cheat” foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages.

    Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire.Listen as Mike Matthews joins host Lisa Davis to share more about male fitness.

    Female Fitness: Thinner, Leaner, Stronger

    Female Fitness: Thinner, Leaner, Stronger

    Getting into awesome shape isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe.Getting into awesome shape isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe.

    You don’t need to starve yourself with very-low-calorie diets to lose fat and keep it off. In fact, this is how you ruin your metabolism and ensure that any weight lost will come back with a vengeance.
    You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements and fat loss pills that fitness models shill in advertisements.
    You don’t need to constantly change up your exercise routines to “confuse” your muscles. I’m pretty sure that muscles lack cognitive abilities, so this approach is a good way to just confuse yourself instead.
    You don’t need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day doing tons of sets, super-sets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt your gains and get nowhere.)
    You don’t need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio every week to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get the body you desire. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?)
    You don’t need to completely abstain from “cheat” foods while bringing your body fat percentage down to ideal levels. To the contrary, if you cheat correctly, you can accelerate fat loss.

    Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep women from ever achieving the lean, sexy, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire.Listen as Mike Matthews joins host Lisa Davis to share more about female fitness. Next week, Mike will discuss male fitness (Bigger, Leaner, Stronger).

    Emotional vs. Conscious Eating

    Emotional vs. Conscious Eating

    Have you ever had one of those days when you just couldn't get enough of your favorite comfort foods? That's the very definition of "emotional eating."Have you ever had one of those days when you just couldn't get enough of your favorite comfort foods? Perhaps you had a bad interaction at work or a fight with your significant other.That's the very definition of "emotional eating.""Emotional eating is when we use food to make ourselves feel better. It is basically eating our feelings; seeking instant gratification. We sometimes live in a cold callous world and we want to feel," explains Hollis Lance Liebman. 
    So, when we are stressed or anxious or tired or sad, we often turn to food for comfort. And, let’s be honest, eating these foods can feel amazing. But, only for a fleeting time. And then we are stuck with guilt, which can spur the cycle all over again.Liebman says you can combat emotional eating with conscious eating. "What you want to get to is focusing on eating when you are truly hungry. Eat when you are supposed to, small meals throughout the day, which drives you to the core of nutrition's purpose: fortifying oneself," advises Liebman.Listen as Liebman joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the difference between emotional eating and conscious eating, the types of foods (and frequency of meals) you should incorporate daily to optimize your body's function, and other helpful nutrition and fitness tips.

    5 Secrets to Long-Lasting Weight Loss

    5 Secrets to Long-Lasting Weight Loss

    Believe it or not, your weight is not purely a numbers game. Counting calories, footsteps and reps is just one small fraction of the formula.Believe it or not, your weight is not purely a numbers game. Counting calories, footsteps and reps is just one small fraction of the formula. The entire equation is a matter of whole health balance ―- digestive, hormonal, and emotional harmony are all required for a healthy, fit body.The 5 Secrets1) Know and love your gut: Digestion is one of the most important functions in our bodies, and we all have unique issues that will either hinder or contribute to weight loss and health.2) Exercise smarter, not harder: Smart exercise is focused, carefully structured exercise that is safe for your joints, effective in building muscle or burning calories, includes a neurological component of control, muscle activation, and is well-rounded to work all muscles over time and increase balance.3) Balance and replenish your hormones: When our hormones are depleted or out of balance, it can also cause weight loss resistance. Even with proper nutrition and exercise, the body will not respond optimally because the chemistry is off.4) Fully embrace and process your feelings: If we don’t learn how to express, release, and then process our emotions, we will be forever susceptible to being triggered and reach for that “thing” that helps us to feel comfort, control, and calm.5) Get the courage to connect: It takes courage to be vulnerable when we want to connect with other people, but it also takes courage to be honest and connect with ourselves.Weight loss expert JJ Flizanes joins host Lisa Davis to discuss these five keys to successful weight loss.

    6 Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

    6 Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

    Working out in the winter months can be daunting. Even if you don't typically head outside for your fitness, the shortened daylight and cold temperatures may turn you into a hermit.Working out in the winter months can be daunting. Even if you don't typically head outside for your fitness, the shortened daylight and cold temperatures may turn you into a hermit.Sarah Walls, Founder of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., joins host Lisa Davis to offer these winter workout tips:1) Enlist a workout partner. Who no-shows on their workout partner? Not many people, and if they do, a good partner won't let them hear the end of it. If you're worried about missing an appointment with yourself, get a workout partner and set up a schedule. It's likely you will show up for many more sessions with a friend to hold you accountable.2) Stay focused on healthy eating. It's easy for one holiday to flow right into the next. There are parties with alcohol and calorie-dense foods, and it may seem never-ending. When you are having fun, it can have a dramatic effect on how you are feeling. The alcohol and unhealthy party foods will wreak havoc with your energy levels immediately, so one of the best ways to stay motivated to get your workouts in is to start with what you are (or rather are not) eating. If you feel good, you'll probably want to keep that going with a workout. If you don't feel good because of all the unhealthy foods, it's likely you'll spiral out of control a bit when it comes to keeping up your exercise routine.3) Try something new. The winter is a great time to try out a new class. Gyms are always coming up with something new and different, and this might be just the right time to add in something you've never tried. Trying new activities will help you find ones that you love, and help keep things interesting.4)Define (and track) small goals. Whether it is learning to do a certain exercise, getting stronger, or improving your endurance, it's a great idea to write down and track goals. Start with the biggest one and then break it down into weekly and daily tasks that will get you there. Hold yourself accountable, track where you are at with reaching the goal, and give yourself some non-food rewards when you reach milestones.5) Have a fallback plan. What is your plan B for when you walk out of your office at the end of the day and it is unforgivably cold and dark? Do you need to call a friend to remind you how much you love working out? Do you have a secondary workout to do in front of the TV at home? Having a plan B is a good idea, because you will automatically revert to it, rather than coming up with an excuse.6) Try a virtual coach. A virtual coach will help you reaching your fitness goals all winter long, all from the comfort of your home or office. You won’t have to go out in the cold air, rather you can get the motivation and guidance you need in a setting that is comfortable for you, and during a time frame that works best for you.

    Achieving a Complete Physique

    Achieving a Complete Physique

    What does it really take to achieve a "complete physique"? It's more than just getting your reps in or eating celery all day.What does it really take to achieve a "complete physique"? It's more than just getting your reps in or eating celery all day.Transformation specialist and author, Hollis Lance Liebman, explains in a very detailed fashion how to eat clean, burn fat, and build lean muscle in his new book, Complete Physique.The book contains information on the type of workouts that give you the greatest results, diet and nutrition tips, supplementation information, and even resources for online support.Listen as Liebman joins host Lisa Davis to share more from the book, as well as his many years of expertise in the health and fitness arena. 

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