Friday, December 24, 2010

Action 90 "Total Body Conditioning" Transformation

Shannon "super mom"

= goal fat loss & strength gain
Lost 15lbs of fat
Lost 10 inches total
Lost 4 inches off hips
Lost 2.5 inches off each upper thigh
Push-ups 23 --- 33 day 90
Chin-ups 0 --- 3 day 90
Knee-Ins 37 --- 65 day 90
Vertical leap increase of 3 inches

In just 90 days Shannon a mother of two transformed her body and lifestyle to the mother she wanted to be!
Shannon was always in the gym battling it out day after day and trying every diet out there, but seeing no results, or if results came, they quickly faded away. Frustrated she joined the "Total Body Conditioning" Action 90 program where she learned how to exercise properly and develop her unique eating plan to help with hormone and energy balance. Nutrition is 90% of the game, diets do not work, as the old saying goes "one man's potion is another man's poison!". Everyone on this planet is special and must find their own unique macronutrient ratios to create their own optimal food plan; Shannon found what works for her, find out what works for you and get your body into balance to help create the life you want to live!
More transformations to come :-)
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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Creamy Fresh Herb Dressing
•6 tbsp nonfat plain Greek style yogurt
•2 tsp fresh lemon juice
•1 tsp un-pasteurized honey
•1 tsp Any zesty or spicy Mustard (watch out for the preservative)
•1 tsp chopped parsley
•1 tsp chopped dill
•1 tsp lemon zest
•Fresh ground pepper to taste

In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients until blended. Refrigerate until serving or use immediately. Can store in fridge for up to 5 days. Great for dipping veggies, tuna sandwiches and romain lettuce wraps.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

I was in the middle of my workout when I decided to be spontaneous and do a Mid Set Trainer Tip for you all.
We all have struggled with the chin-up, having tried over and over again only to fail about the mid way point. One way to help develop the back is to train the upper and mid back musculature, but if you cannot do a chin-up how the heck can you develop this portion! First there are a ton of great assisted exercises you can use for development; if you are in any of my Action 90 Total Body Conditioning classes you will do a ton of these. Secondly, most people want to just practice the chin-up alone, to feel like they can do a dam chin-up! Well break out the assisted bands, hook them onto the bar, place your foot in the band and bingo your doing assisted chin-ups; now we can practice our exercise and develop those muscles!
Trainer tip:
When doing this type of chin-up training, try to very the tempo of how fast you lower and pull-up your body; e.g lower for 3-5 seconds, pull-up as hard as you can or take 2-3 seconds. Additionally incorporate static holds at each position; e.g. 3 second hold at chest and 3 sec hold at forehead. The body loves to adapt to load and movements, this is good and bad. Start taking out the bad by changing tempos and static hold times so the body cannot adapt, continuing to build strength and muscle!

Saturday, December 04, 2010


Action Conditioning client and coach Katrina Butron has achieved some of her big big goals;
Provincial Champ
New Snatch Record holder
Tied the overall Total Record!
Congratulations Katrina! Keep paving the path towards success :-)
Have a read in the Lethbridge Herald about Katrina's journey; page 22, Dec 4th, 2010