My Life as Liz’s Guinnea Pig Part 2: “The Rip”

THIRD SESSION: So this past week was my birthday, the opening weekend of college football, and I took a trip to New York City to see a bit of the U.S. Open to see my athletic hero , Serena Williams (don’t  you judge me).  Needless to say, exercise and eating healthy weren’t exactly priorities.  I […]

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Personalized Fitness Assessment and TRX Training

My Life as Liz’s Guinea Pig: The Alec Brinn Fitness Story Part 1: Why I decided to get a personal trainer: I have always struggled to be fit.  I am the stereotypical yo-yo dieting, fitness DVD-buying, fast-food loving, red-blooded American (can I get a hell yeah?!?).  I have been as heavy as 280 pounds and […]

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Common Questions: What is the ‘fat-burning zone’?

  Have you ever heard of the mythical ‘fat-burning zone’?  This is supposedly the heart rate range where your body will utilize fat as its main energy source.  I think this question often comes from these little graphs you see on treadmills or the walls of the cardio section in your gym:   In this […]

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My Weight Loss Journey – 6 months and 21 pounds later

I’ve mentioned it to a few people at Empower, but if you didn’t know, I embarked on a weight-loss mission after my last powerlifting meet in March.  But instead of just going the normal route, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to personally test out some of the nutrition and exercise advice […]

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