ERF Q&A 029: You Don’t Have To Be Sweaty To Have An Effective Workout

Your cardio class REALLY kicks your butt! It really makes you sweat and out of breath!…

But, so does going outside and running down the street as fast as you can for 12 seconds. 

Or chasing your kids around the house 3x..

Does that mean those two things are an effective workout as well?

We need to break this myth that you NEED to be sweating and out of breath to have a “good” workout. 

Listen to this podcast if you think that is the case, I guarantee by the end I will give you new perspective to look at.

ERF Q&A 023: Cardio Vs Weight Lifting For Fat Loss?

The great debate.

When one is looking to lose some weight and change their physique, we know diet is paramount (Well we should by now..).

But when it comes to exercising, how should you spend your time?

Doing HIIT workouts?

Doing hours of steady state cardio?

Lifting heavy weights? (One no one thinks of).

Well, it is a great question to have, and one that has a multi-sided answer.

First and foremost, it DOESN’T have to be one or the other. 

You can, and should, do both.

BUT, when talking about which is more beneficial,

When talking about what is going to give you the best bang for your buck.. the most return on your investment (your time)..

There seems to be a clear favorite.

Check out the podcast to see which one comes out on top.

ERF 020: How Motivation Actually Works

People are confused. 

Motivation is what everyone looks for when talking about fitness.

Whether it is getting started, whether it is continuing, or whether it is making change.

People THINK it goes : Motivation , Action, Results.

They are sadly mistaken.

The #1 thing that causes motivation, is action.

Without taking action, there will be no results.

With no results, there will be no reason/want for you to keep going.

Motivation truly comes from taking action on the thing you want to happen. 

If you want to go to the gym, you aren’t going to go if you keep looking for motivation to go.

You will go by actually GOING.

Listen to this podcast to find out how motivation is not only made, but sustained.

ERF 019: “All or Nothing” Mentality

“When I do something I’m all in or all out”.

Well, actually…. You’re not.

See the problem is, being “all in or all out”, is not a real thing.

Because think about, if you were all in, wouldn’t you do everything you could to get it done?

And I’m not saying be perfect, but no matter what find a way to make something happen.

See people who say they are all in or all out, are really just anticipating future fear. 

Fear of failing. Fear of not seeing it through. Fear of getting out of their comfort zone.

And by saying they can be all in or all out, it creates a safety net for them to then, when they feel like quitting, being able to and not feeling bad.

They are making up justifications for things that haven’t even happened yet.

I strongly urge you to listen to this podcast.

I talk in depth about this, and give my thoughts on alternative ways of thinking around this mentality.

Let me know if you enjoyed it. And please leave a 5 star rating and review on the podcast. It helps me out a ton. 

Talk soon. -E.

ERF 017: My Opinion On Effective Coaching

What makes coaching such an effective tool when reaching your fitness goals?

It’s not the workouts or the calorie amount a coach prescribes you.

It is taking that NEXT step, that makes you actually follow the workouts, or the diet.

It is taking the step to get the education on WHY decisions are being made.

Then being able to take that education and APPLY it to your life, so you can see results.

All while having someone to be accountable to during that whole process, which is not an easy or short process by the way.

Check out this weeks podcast to get my two cents on what makes a coaching program effective and worth it. 


ERF Q&A 014: How To Break A Bad Habit?

How Can You Mentally Finally Break A Bad Habit?

So much of this fitness stuff goes into how we think, how we behave, how we make decisions.

If you can’t get yourself to mentally be there, then the physical results won’t follow.

Breaking a bad habit comes down to a few things.

1️⃣ Being aware of it.

Most peoples egos don’t let them be aware that they are truly making a bad decision.

And even if they are, they don’t want to admit it really is that bad or that they could get it under control if they really wanted to..(then why haven’t they done it yet?)

2️⃣ Stop making excuses to justify you continuing your bad habit and continuously not doing what you know is right.

3️⃣ Don’t be afraid to fail at trying. Most people are afraid of even STARTING to take steps towards breaking their bad habit, because they think if they mess up one time then they can’t do it.

Or they failed.

You didn’t fuck up and you didn’t fail. It will take time.

But as long as you put in the effort, stay consistent, and be real with yourself, I promise you will end up in a good place.

Let me know what you think, and reach out if you are struggling with one. Sometimes just getting someones else opinion, and getting out of your own head, can help. Talk soon.


ERF Q&A 011: How To Perform Better During Your Workouts

While a lot of the goals these days are focused around losing fat, and that is great, I think the goal of having bomb ass workouts gets left behind.

And there is no reason to say you can’t do both.

This Q&A is a bit of a switch up from the normal fat loss advice, though it can help with that too.

I go over immediately actionable tips you can take with you and implement TODAY to help your workout performance in the gym.

Workout performance is important because without it, you cannot keep having better workouts.

And without that, you won’t be having an adequate stimulus to your body to promote change.

And without change, you will stay the same, and that is no fun.

Check out the podcast, let me know if you take any of the tips with you, and as always please SHARE with someone who could use the tips.

Thanks all. -E.