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May 23rd, 2011
I just finished doing a commerical for Fitness First near DC! It was a cool experience, and I can’t wait to see the final product You can look for it on Fitness First’s website Fitnessfirstclubs.com or if you live in MD, DC, or Virginia it will be on local channels.
Keep Emailing me your questions!
I already lost weight and now I want to gain strength. How much strength can I expect to gain in one year?
May 17th, 2011
If you are lifting correctly and eating enough protein (about 150-200 grams per day for men and 90-120 g per day for women), you can make great gains in a year. I will give you an example of one of my clients so you can gage your progress. Not everyone is the same but this is one success story. One year after my client Scott lost an unbelievable 130 lbs, he was happy with his weight and decided to set his sights on increasing his strength. Here are his stats when he first started strength training with me and his stats now:
First started strength training (1 year ago) NOW
Bench Press: 75 lbs for 8 reps 185 lbs for 8 reps
Squat: 95 lbs for 8 reps 335 lbs for 10 reps
Leg Press: 200 lbs for 10 reps 1000 lbs for 10 reps
Deadlift: 135 lbs for 10 reps 335 lbs for 10 reps
So as you can see he’s made some serious progress! I’m very proud of him And he’s not stopping either, so set your goals high and achieve them!
Q- The contestents on The Biggest Loser sometimes lose 12 lbs per week!How many pounds of weight loss per week is healthy?
May 2nd, 2011
Well this question depends a lot on the person and what size he or she is starting out, and how fast his/her metabolism is. But typically it is considered healthy to lose about 1-2 lbs per week. In the beginning you may lose more because some of it is usually water weight. The people on The Biggest Loser usually lose a ton in the beginning because of cutting back on carbs- thus cutting out all that water weight that comes along with them! Even later in the show they lose bigger amounts of weight per week because they cut their diet SO drastically (from 6,000 calories per day to 1500 calories per day sometimes!) that the weight peels off much faster than with a normal person who goes from 2200 cal/day to 1500 cal/day.
*Note: Never drop your calories below 1200 per day unless directed by a doctor!