Byron's Blog Entries
16
Mar

Training with Bands

Posted by: Byron

Since Tom Brady released his TB12 Method, training with bands has seen a rise in popularity. I love using bands in conjunction with traditional weight training to provide a balanced approach to strength and conditioning. This article details the types of bands, how to use them and the benefits they provide.

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07
Mar

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted by: Byron

These roasted Brussels Sprouts are sooo yummy! This easy delicious side dish is a welcome complement to any protein at dinner. Low fat. Low sodium. Steaming before roasting yields tender, easier to digest brussels, without losing nutrients to standard boiling.

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23
Jan

Kale, Radicchio and Pear Salad

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This super tasty kale and radicchio salad with lemon miso dressing is our new favorite winter salad. It hits all the flavor bells: sweet, salty, sour, bitter…yeah, it’s even got crunchy notes via almonds. Dig in!

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03
Jan

Fit Vacations – Paris

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THE GUIDE to staying fit and eating clean in Paris. Recommendations healthy adventures, great accommodation, bike tour, bike rental and hot spots.

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15
Aug

FIT VACATION: BARCELONA

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THE GUIDE to staying fit and eating clean in Barcelona. Recommendations for healthy restaurants, tapas, bike tour, bike rental, stand up paddle boarding, and hot spots.

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11
Jan

Get Out of your Holiday Hangover NOW!!!

Posted by: Byron

Stop wasting time, get back on track with your fitness goals NOW!!! Put the holiday season behind you and use these tips from top Personal Trainers to get your weight under control.

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30
Mar

Are Weighted Hip Thrusts a Good Exercise?

Posted by: Byron

Want to build truly spectacular glutes? You need to start doing weighted Hip Thrusts ASAP! This exercise is vastly superior to both squats and deadlifts when seeking gluteal development and strength. Use the trifecta for a solid lower body!

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02
Dec

Roasted Parsnips with Pistachios, Parsley and Lemon

Posted by: Byron

Bored with potatoes? Try our Roasted Parsnips! Enlisting complementing flavors of fresh lemon zest and juice, parsley and pistachios, this dish uniquely balances sweet, salty, sour and umami. Delicious with any protein.

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23
Nov

iPhone Syndrome – A Worsening Postural Disorder

Posted by: Byron

It’s time to take a stand against iPhone syndrome! No more muscular imbalances, poor posture and painful tightness from too much time on “smartphone”. Follow these tips and this stretching routine to alleviate pain, improve posture, return balance to your body and get results!

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07
Aug

5 New Fitness Gadgets Worth Buying

Posted by: Byron

Don’t waste money on every new fitness gadget! We at Fitness and Fuel have selected a few items truly worth your hard earned $$$. Here’s our top 5 favorite new fitness must haves!

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28
Jul

5 Habits of Successful Clients

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Everyone wants to get the best results out of their Personal Training sessions. Here’s list of tips from our most successful clients which have helped them achieve (and maintain) amazing transformations!

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20
Jul

Do Olympic Lifts for Power NOT Endurance

Posted by: Byron

Stop doing Olympic Lifts for endurance, instead do them for their designated purpose: developing explosive POWER!!! In this DO this NOT that article we examine its importance to preventing injury and getting results!

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01
Jul

Do Free Weights NOT Machines

Posted by: Byron

STOP confining yourself to the fixed weight machines. Hit the free weights instead! You’ll get a better workout, develop more muscle and work your stabilizers resulting in shredded six pack abs.

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03
Apr

3 Best Exercises When You’re Short on Time

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Never let the “I don’t have time” excuse derail your workout. These 3 exercises will kick your butt ASAP!!!!

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23
Mar

Do Chin-ups NOT Bicep Curls

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So if you want to target those biceps for big, ripped arms, stop wasting countless hours doing curls. Instead, opt for a compound movement like a chin-up that will move more weight and burn more calories.

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25
Feb

Do High Intensity Interval Training NOT Steady State Cardio

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Is cardio boring you to death? Tired of spending hours on the “Hamster Wheel” at the gym? Ditch your long dull steady state cardio sessions for shorter High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and take results to the next level!

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20
Feb

Do Deadlifts NOT Leg Curls

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If your goal is to safely develop posterior chain muscles, including strong, tone, powerful hamstrings and glutes and burn more calories, choose DEADLIFTS versus LEG CURLS. Exercise physiologist and Sports Conditioning Coach Byron Paidoussi explains why.

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07
Feb

Do Squats NOT Leg Press

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If you want to build or tone your quads and glutes, choose squats, over the leg press machine. Squats are far more complex lifts that deliver far superior results.

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09
Jan

Never Skip Leg Day, Bro!

Posted by: Byron

Leg day is vital to a gym routine and should never be the workout you skip when short on time. Why? Increase testosterone. Improve abs. Prevent injury to back & knees. Yeah, look better naked! A guy with a huge upper & tiny lower body looks like a tomahawk pork chop.

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21
Oct

Don’t Be Intimidated by the Gym

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Don’t waste your new gym membership! Use these tips and you’ll fit right in at your local health and fitness club. Trash that anxiety. Focus on your goals getting into the best shape of your life!

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09
Oct

Workout to Torch 350 Calories in 20 Minutes

Posted by: Byron

No time for a full hour workout at the gym? Don’t let that stop you. Burn OVER 350 Calories in JUST 20 minutes! Watch Exercise Physiologist & Sports Conditioning Coach Byron Paidoussi to perfect form for max muscle gains and calorie burn.

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12
Sep

Healthy Nicoise Salad with Seared Tuna

Posted by: Byron

Nicoise Salad gets a fresh makeover: trade canned tuna for seared sushi grade ahi tuna. Lose empty calories, fat and sodium and opt for this rainbow of nutrient-packed vegetables and an easy lemon dill vinaigrette.

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05
Sep

NFL Workout Video – To Look Like an Athlete, Train Like One!

Posted by: Byron

Wanna look more like the football players you watch every Sunday? Train like one! Watch the NFL Workout Video – Learn to safely move heavier weights & increase intensity of the workouts for max gains in muscle size, strength & power! Article featured in MUSCLE & FITNESS Magazine.

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18
Aug

Best Outdoor Workout Spots in LA

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Always a great time enjoy beautiful LA weather! Workout outside! Here are Fitness & Fuel LA’s favorite outdoor workout spots. Keep a lookout and you’ll likely catch us playing, sorry, WORKING OUT (same thing!)

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05
Aug

CrossFit Games Bloopers – #fail

Posted by: Byron

Found this hysterical blooper reel from the 2014 CrossFit Games, ENJOY!!! But PLEASE do NOT try this at home… Thanks Exercises in Futility!

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20
Jun

The World Cup Workout: Train Like a Soccer Star

Posted by: Byron

The World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the world and soccer players are among the most well-rounded athletes on earth. The secret to the fantastic physique is a grueling cardiovascular, strength and agility training regimen. Can you handle it? Try The World Cup Workout.

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30
May

Total Body Combo Exercise Circuit for Max Calorie Burn Video

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Short on time? Get a full body strength workout AND HIIT cardio with this lethal circuit of combo exercises. Amplify metabolism both during and after workout!

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09
Apr

5 Tips to Stay Motivated Working Out

Posted by: Byron

Get results! Stay motivated! Learn how to stick with it! Set realistic fitness goals, measure & track progress, workout with the right team and refresh old routines. You can do it. Here’s how!

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13
Feb

Olympic Lifts: Fundamentals, Benefits and Precautions

Posted by: Byron

Olympic lifting has been thrown into sharp focus again thanks to the recent injuries to CrossFit athletes while performing these lifts. This article examines the fundamentals of Olympic lifting, it’s benefits and when to add them into your workout program.

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07
Jan

Lose the Helmet: Make the NFL and Football Safer

Posted by: Byron

To minimize concussions & bank-breaking lawsuits the NFL has made new rules in 2013 making hits to the head and using the helmet as a weapon illegal. However, forcing tackles lower has resulted in a 64% increase in season-ending knee injuries (before the playoffs)! Can we learn more effective tackle techniques from Rugby, another violent sport with no helmet yet fewer concussions, to reduce severe injuries in Football overall.

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