Steve Bechtel

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

November 23, 2010

The Holidays are a time of great temptation and relaxation. They are a challenge for anyone trying to mind the roll around the middle. When …

Staying Fit On The Road

November 9, 2010

Working out when traveling is a huge chore. We all leave town with the best intentions, but when it comes time to hit the hotel …

Stick to the Plan

October 26, 2010

Effective workouts are not the sum of the exercises performed. A great workout is truly built like a recipe, a balance of several ingredients.

Sugar Daddy

October 12, 2010

Face it, your diet sucks. You drink too many calories, your dinner portions are too large, and a “handful” of chips is really half a …

You Don’t Need A Gym

September 28, 2010

It’s now well-established that resistance training is of benefit to most of us; it’s no longer the realm of professional athletes and strongmen. But to …

Squats are Good

September 21, 2010

There are myriad fallacies about fitness floating around out there, but one of the most prevalent is that squats are bad for your knees. There …

Poverty of Flesh: Age-Related Decline in Strength

September 14, 2010

As we age, things become more difficult. We have more responsibilities, greater stresses, and the time seems to fly by. Add to this that our …

Post-Exercise Nutrition

September 7, 2010

Recovery nutrition has been called the “most important factor in improved performance.” The better you can refuel your muscles, the quicker they’ll be ready to …

Nutrition During Exercise

August 30, 2010

Some athletes don’t feel the need to fuel during sessions of an hour or less. For most exercisers, our workouts all fall within this range. …

What’s With Kettlebells?

August 23, 2010

Originally used as counter-weights in Russian markets, the kettlebell first became popular as an exercise tool around 300 years ago. A hundred years ago, the …

An Introduction to Metabolic Training

August 16, 2010

Once upon a time, we did three days a week of weight training and an hour of cardio each of the other days. It was …

Why You Should Stop Doing Crunches

August 12, 2010

Most people who do abdominal crunches do them to get rid of the fat on top of the belly muscles. At our training center, in …

Time for a Break

August 9, 2010

Back around the time WyoFile editor Rone Tempest was in college, there was a guy named Milo of Croton. He was a great wrestler and …

(Most) Personal Trainers Suck

August 2, 2010

Personal training is an industry rife under-qualified and over-proud professionals. And “professionals” is a bit of a stretch. The vast majority of personal trainers are …

Six Fat-Loss Strategies

July 26, 2010

There are lots of ways to lose fat, from getting on a TV show, to the latest diet fad, to becoming addicted to heroin. The …

Pre-Workout Nutrition

July 20, 2010

What you eat before you exercise is really important. First, you want to be able to fuel the activity that’s coming. This means making sure …

Principles

July 13, 2010

“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own …

Detox and Cleansing Diets, or… Another Thing That Drives Me Crazy

June 29, 2010

Once I talked to a guy who was promoting the health benefits of drinking eight ounces of olive oil and some lemon juice as your …

That Was Then…

June 22, 2010

One of the first questions I ask new clients is, “How much do you weigh?” This question is reserved for the moment when I …

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Unfit? There’s a Reason.

June 15, 2010

There’s a reason you’re not fit. chances are, one of the problems I’ll talk about below is yours.

I can’t overemphasize that training works. If you …