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  • Training by Gender, Fat Loss, and Exercise Order

    By Travis Steffen on Sunday, March 13, 2011 No comments

    In the pilot episode of the WorkoutBOX Sunday Q&A, Travis has taken three questions from the facebook group. The questions answered are:

    • Is it best to begin solely with cardio and then introduce weights later – specifically for women?
    • What’s an exercise I can use to trim fat from my thighs?
    • Are multi-joint exercises better than isolation movements, and in what order should they be performed?

    I was having a little mic trouble during this video, so forgive me if the sound gets a little scratchy for a moment towards the middle!

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  • The Skinny on Fitness Models

    By Travis Steffen on Monday, December 6, 2010 6 comments

    You’re working out hard and loving your progress. Weeks go by and you’re looking better and better. Then you’re at the checkout counter at the grocery store and you see a fitness  mag. The model on it is unbelievably lean and toned.

    Wait a second! I’m working out hard…how come I don’t look like that?

  • REGRETophelia

    By Travis Steffen on Saturday, October 9, 2010 No comments

    Okay, I understand this isn’t a real medical condition – but it should be.

    Over the years I’ve heard a lot of things, read a million books, and learned a lot. That being said, it’s funny that there has been one saying that has stuck with me and drives me to this day:

  • Find an Outlet

    By Travis Steffen on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1 comment

    I know why you’re here.

    You want to burn fat, tone your muscle, get a 6 pack, lose the baby weight, build your arms up, look good in a bathing suit, etc. etc. The list goes on.

    Don’t get me wrong – these are great, and I’ll definitely help you get all that. But I want you to know something…

  • What You Deserve

    By Travis Steffen on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 No comments

    I want to drop some knowledge on you real quick.

    This is a short lesson, but it’s arguably one of the most powerful ones you’ll ever learn.

    While listening to an entrepreneurship seminar, the speaker (whose name escapes me right now) said something that stuck with me.

    I remembered it then, wrote it down, and it’s been on my bathroom mirror ever since. Now I’m going to share it with you. Keep it near and dear to your heart, as it’s going to motivate you every time you look at it.

    Here it is:

  • Extreme Weight Loss – Beyond the Definition of Morbid Obesity

    By Travis Steffen on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 No comments

    mhimagesIf you’re looking for some inspiration as you embark on your weight loss journey, there are a number of amazing, successful weight loss stories out there that will do just that. I personally know of many people that have lost anywhere from 20 to 200 pounds and kept the majority of the weight off. Reading or watching biographies like these can be a fantastic way to offer yourself some support for those times in your weight loss program when perhaps you feel less than motivated.

    Flipping through the channels the other afternoon, I came across what undoubtedly is the most extreme of all of the amazing weight loss stories I have ever heard. A man named Michael Hebranko from New York was being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and I must say his story goes far beyond the definition of morbid obesity and yo yo dieting!

  • A Successful Weight Loss Story to Inspire you

    By Travis Steffen on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 14 comments

    30imagesSuccessful weight loss stories can offer us the inspiration we desperately need during those times when we’re lacking the necessary discipline and motivation  required to follow our program.

    Anytime we come across an amazing weight loss success story, it tends to give us a little nudge in the right direction. When you experience those “I give up” or “I just can’t do it” days (and we all do) you need a little something to light a fire under your butt and get you off the couch.

    I’m going to share one of those successful weight loss stories with you about one of my clients that most of you will no doubt relate to.

    One year ago, almost to the day, Wade came to see me for a consultation. He was 37, married with 3 children and had a very busy, very stressful, time consuming career as the owner of a real estate company. Even though Wade is one of the most positive, upbeat men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing I could tell he was frustrated with his weight and level of fitness. The scale was working its way up to 300 pounds, causing him to feel  physically drained and less than thrilled with his physique. After all, he was a young man with a beautiful wife and 3 very energetic kids, so of course he wanted and needed, more energy.  He required enough energy to get him through long work days and frequent business trips, yet still be able to come home and enjoy time with his family.

  • Choosing the Best Weight Loss Program that suits you!

    By Travis Steffen on Monday, June 15, 2009 1 comment

    Weight Loss Program

    With all of the weight loss programs and work out routines and plans out there, choosing the one that’s right for you can be difficult, not to mention confusing! If you’re looking for a safe yet effective weight loss program or fat loss workout, there are some qualities to look for and some red flags to avoid.

    A weight loss program should teach healthy behaviors that not only promote a reduction in weight, but also the ability to maintain the weight loss over time.