ERF Q&A 006: Should You Be Sore After Your Workouts?

This is a question I have heard throughout gyms since I started working out.

Heard some people say if you aren’t sore after you workout, you aren’t working hard enough!

Heard if your muscles don’t ache for days, then you aren’t pushing and your body is not changing!

This could not be farther from the truth.

Can you have an effective workout and be sore? Yep.

Can you have an even more effective workout and not be sore? Absolutely.

Some people believe if they aren’t getting or stopped getting sore, then they need to change up their routine and find something new.

Again, couldn’t be farther from the truth. 

Give this podcast a listen to learn about what soreness comes from, what factors influence it, why it is arbitrary in achieving your fitness goals, and what you should be tracking instead of how sore you are. 

This podcast was made available by one of you guys who reached out to me and asked me this question. 

I thrive off questions and love answering them! So please reach out to me via dm, email, text, wherever, and ask away! Your question could end up on the podcast!

Thank you all so much,

-E.

ERF 009: Rest Days Are Your Best Friend

There is normally two different camps here.

The first is those who don’t take rest days because they think it will hinder their progress.

They think they have to do something every day of the week for at least 1-2 hours or they will lose/stop progress.

This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

This podcast will immensely help those who don’t take rest days out of fear they will gain fat, lose muscle, or just be detrimental.

The second group is those who do take rest days, but aren’t sure what to fill them with.

Let’s remember what a rest day is… a day to give your body and mind a rest.

And while you can still move on your rest days, it is to aid in that.

I went over in depth some different recovery day tactics on my social media this past week, @ericrobertsfitness , on facebook or instagram.

This podcast will go over some of the same, and almost more importantly change the relationship you have with rest days/exercise.. which I believe may be even more important.

Give it a listen, if you enjoy please leave a 5 star rating/review on iTunes… it takes 5 minutes. Don’t be a lazy ass. 

Thank you all! -E.

ERF Q&A 005: Tips For Teachers/Busy Individuals To Keep Nutrition On track

That time is upon us.

Kindergartners scream for mommy and high school kids wish it never came back.

Back to School!

While I couldn’t be more happy that this doesn’t apply to me, for a lot of people it does.

And I know a lot of teachers follow me, and tell me they have a hard time staying on track when they have meetings, can’t leave their classroom, or have to stay late after work.

This quick podcast labels a few ways I have seen work best for teachers, or any individual really who is busy during the day (all of us?).

Give a listen, please share if it helped you. I know these teacher communities roll deep so if it helped, feel free to share it with another.

 Let me know what you think, and if I missed anything that has worked for you please let me know! I am always trying to learn more from those in the trenches!

Until next time, -E.

ERF 008: Food Cravings: The Truth, And How To Deal With Them

Food cravings can be a dieters worst nightmare.

You’re doing so good, the diet is going great, you feel great… and them BAM you need donuts NOW.

If you have dieted you have probably been there, and you are not alone.

What if I told you there are some fool proof ways to ensure you don’t even get these cravings?

And if you do, there are then ways to work around them so you can satisfy them, and still stay on track.

And even THEN, there are ways to say NO all together to them and teach yourself self control/discipline.

This weeks podcast dives into all areas of food cravings, be sure to give it a listen.

And also share with a friend, I think this one can help a lot of people.

Talk soon, -E. 

ERF Q&A 004: 5 Actionable Tips To Stay on Track This Labor Day

Just because it is a holiday does not mean your progress has to suffer…

And honestly, there is no way it can, because it’s ONE weekend.

That being said, for those who would like to be mindful / try to stay on track with your fitness goals this holiday weekend, this podcast is for you.

I give you 5 very quick and actionable tips you can be mindful of when planning/attenidng your holiday parties!

Let me know what you think, and which you think will help you the best!

ERF 007: Beauty in the Basics

Your favorite Instagram celebrity has their SWIPE AND TRY MY WORKOUT!!

You scroll through the internet looking for the latest and greatest HIIT workout with your favorite bosu ball and cable machine.

You spend all your time searching for the coolest most unique workout you can find so you “don’t get bored”, yet you have yet to master a basic squat.

You have yet to master learning how to properly set your shoulder blades when you do a push up so you don’t get a paid in the front of your shoulder or your wrists.

In a world where everything has to be new and unique, finding the beauty in the basics is what I am bringing to the light.

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ERF Q&A 003: Tips to Reduce Hunger While Dieting

This Q&A is something I get asked about a lot during someones fat loss journey.

Hunger is somewhat expected while being on a diet, obviously.

But there are certain ways to suppress that hunger if you strategically plan for it.

Listen to this weeks Q&A to find out 4 immediately actionable tips to help in your journey!

ERF Q&A 002: Pre/Post Workout Nutrition/Supplements

Should I take Preworkout?

What should I eat post workout?

Do I have to have my protein shake within 30 minutes of finishing my workout? What are good supplements to take for pre/post workout?

All these questions answered and more on this Q&A Session, feel free to give it a listen and let me know any further questions!

ERF 006: What I Wish I Knew About Fitness Coaching A Year Ago

I still remember the day I first walked into a gym.

I can recall as soon as I walked in a sense of belonging.

A feeling of knowing this is where I would be spending a great deal of time.

Turns out that feeling was right, and it would become the staple of the profession I chose.

Fitness has provided me an incredibly fulfilling and entertaining purpose in life.

From finding myself making the gym my top priority on family vacations, to getting sheer enjoyment from pushing my friends while we worked out, I knew I was meant to be involved. Continue reading “ERF 006: What I Wish I Knew About Fitness Coaching A Year Ago”