Achieve Your Fitness Goals with Pleasanton Crossfit

At Project Swole, every once in a while we like to review equipment, gyms, supplements, and other fitness items or events that we’ve had a chance to try. Today we would like to introduce you to Pleasanton CrossFit, a place where you can get excellent care and guidance from expert-level fitness coaches. Here is a review from one of our exclusive ghostwriters who has recently had a chance to train at the facility.

Why Should You Consider Training at CrossFit?

We all know that there is no shortcut to a physically fit body and healthier you. We have to commit to improving physical activity, eating habits, and make healthy lifestyle changes.

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For most people, dieting is a lot easier to do than going to the gym or taking up physical activity. When we diet, we only need to think about what we put into our body. We can accomplish this in private without letting anyone else know. This practice lacks accountability.

So how can you become more accountable for your nutrition and fitness habits?

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The Carb to Protein Ratio Diet

Dr. John Berardi

Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online. Berardi’s articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the foundation of my fitness and nutrition knowledge today. If you want to know more about the Carb to Protein Ratio Diet, this is the man to ask.

Today’s Topic – The Carb to Protein Ratio Diet

I have written, on numerous occasions, about reducing your carbohydrate intake and increasing your protein intake to lose fat and maintain muscle mass when dieting. Then I went ahead and suggested how many carbs to eat in a day, how much protein to eat in a day, and how much fat to eat in a day. And then I even provided 10 tips for getting shredded. Plenty of resources to help you learn more about organizing your macronutrient intake if this piece doesn’t answer your questions.

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Despite these suggestions, time and again I am still asked how much protein, carbs, and fat people should be eating each day. Then when I give my answers, people still question me:

“Shouldn’t I be eating more carbs?”
“Isn’t that too much protein?”
“How many calories should I aim for?”

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Now I have a specific macronutrient layout for you to follow based on your bodyweight. The protein distribution is a little lower than I usually recommend and the carbs are definitely higher than I recommend for most fat loss diets.

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How to Function Without Enough Sleep

Personal trainer and fitness coach Haylee Colannino sometimes struggles with insomnia as I do, and likely as you do. Life is stressful, anxiety is real, and sometimes you just can’t shut off your brain when it’s logically time to sleep. Shit happens. So, how do we function without enough sleep when we have to work, workout, tend to family needs, and the rest of life’s adulting demands?

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As we all know, sleep deprivation can have negative effects on your health, but there are ways help get through the next day when you haven’t had enough zzzs. I’ll let Haylee explain in full, in the video below, but here are her essential takeaways to get through the day when you haven’t had enough sleep:

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How To Drink Wines While Maintaining a Healthy Diet

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Maintaining a healthy and perfect diet is part of every athlete’s game. You’ll see that there are lots of people spending too much time in the gym, getting the right amount of meals on the plate, and some may even go vegan only to make sure they get a perfect fit and fab body shape. It’s the usual thing that all people may put a lot of attention compared to other stuff. 

While maintaining a healthy diet seems easy for some people, others get into trouble. Especially that you may see your friends eat a lot, you undergo a stressful day, and sometimes you get overloaded with your job, and the only way to relieve the anxiety you are feeling is through eating. Aside from that, you may either choose to drink your favorite glass of wine to get through a rough day ultimately.

According to some medical experts, most people wanted to maintain a healthy lifestyle through dieting; however, many factors would tempt them to deprive themselves achieving this, and that is by drinking alcoholic beverages such as wines. Hence, if you are one of those people who want to perpetuate a healthy living but can’t live without drinking a glass of wine daily, here are some helpful tips you may apply on how to drink your best wine labels while keeping an excellent diet and staying fit. 

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Beef Up Your Workout Plan

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OVERVIEW

Starting a workout plan can be a bit complicated since you may be uncertain of what you need to do in order to reach your goals. Whenever you are looking to begin an exercise routine or improve your workout plans, it will be important to set specific goals as well as devise a workout plan that allows you to make steady progress towards reaching these goals. In most cases, you will need to combine resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and a healthy diet in order to reach your fitness goals. A combination of these things will enable you to devise an effective plan to improve your workout and achieve your fitness goals.

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Ultimate Boot Camp Workout: Seen Through The Eyes of a Personal Trainer

Choosing the right boot camp exercises is crucial to creating an effective workout that will challenge you without discouraging you as well. Many personal trainers struggle unnecessarily doing precisely that and end up losing clients in the process.

So, here are three surefire tips to help you select the right combination of exercises for the ultimate boot camp workout as recommended by a professional personal trainer.

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3 Main Areas of Focus to Maintain a Healthier Lifestyle

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Being healthy is a choice and a good one that you can adapt to easily. Think of how a healthier lifestyle could make you more productive. When you start quitting your bad habits, you will improve your health in many ways; you will start to feel more energized, not only that, but you also will find your mental health improving along with your body’s defense against illnesses.

Being healthy is not just about your physical well-being, it’s about your mental and emotional as well. That is why you have to make sure that your entire routine is healthy enough.

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How Athletes Keep Their Bodies Fit

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If you are among the billions who watch sports, then you’ve probably wondered what it takes to maintain a fit body. Top-performing athletes have different tools that help enhance their skills and keep them healthy and strong. While every athlete may have a different fitness routine, the basic principles of health and fitness remain the same.

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Fat Burner Supplements: What are the Pros and Cons

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The old age question still remains: do supplements actually work and help your body or does it do more harm than good? Many people suffering from obesity resorted to Fat Burning Supplements as a solution to their never-ending weight issues. And the market has responded by an alarmingly high number of supplements aimed to help you with this issue.

However, any supplement carries a myriad of pros and cons that one should be aware of before they even start taking these pills. Below is an in-depth look at what fat burners are as well as their pros and cons. 

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The 5 Best Low-Impact Exercises

If you’re an exercise enthusiast, it might be hard to wrap your mind around the many benefits of low-impact exercise. Far too many fitness junkies believe that your workout needs to be high intensity every single time. While there are countless benefits associated with high-intensity exercise, it’s not the only form out there.

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Low-impact exercises are especially useful if you’re recovering from a recent injury. They also serve you well when training for a vigorous event. Incorporating low-impact exercises into your workout regime helps condition your body, repair muscles, and give your body the rest it needs to recover. Want to learn more about some of the best low-impact exercises for overall health and strength? Keep reading!

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