Fitness Tips

Fighting for Your Life: You Don’t Have to Know Everything

The biggest talk of combat sports this week is the Mayweather-McGregor fight. Yes, it's actually happening. Whether or not you're a huge boxing or MMA fan, this fight has enough mainstream appeal that anyone can join in on the fun. Likewise, there's a lesson to be applied to your own fitness journey. There's layers of depth, and the more [...]

Managing Your Macros 7: Timing, Frequency, Donuts

Whether you eat 3 times a day or 6 times a day, that's not going to help you get bigger/smaller if you're not aware of the overall calories and macros. For people who struggle eating, smaller portions more often can help putting down those calories. But it's the result of putting down more calories that make [...]

Why Does Fitness Mean So Much?

Okay, we should probably clarify that title. This isn't a post trying to convince you why fitness should be important. Honestly, that approach rarely works for the long-term. This is really just a heart to heart about why fitness means so much to us. We both just celebrated our 30th birthday. (Thirty years for the AoA's [...]

Iron Fist Fails Are Fitness Fails Too

Maybe it's because of all the bad press that I kept my expectations low. But honestly, I didn't think Iron Fist was bad. Out of all the Marvel Netflix joints, Danny Rand might've had the least impact. Even for those who enjoyed it, I don't think they're going to be clamoring for a season two. On to the [...]

Managing Your Macros: Pizza

After all that Intermittent Fasting talk, let's go back to the basics: analysis on a single food item. This week, let's tackle everybody's fave: pizza. Ninja turtles love it. New York City rats love it. So even if it's not your most fave, there's no denying it's one of your faves. And with this whole macros [...]

Managing Your Macros 5: Intermittent Fasting, Broccoli

Before we get into it, one bit of news from Chase Erwin, The Little Rock Architect! His mother, Christie Erwin, is a huge advocate for adoption and foster care. She's the founder of Project Zero a non-profit that connects kids with loving families and homes. Most people are familiar with international adoptions because of celebrities like Angelina Jolie. It's great [...]

Managing Your Macros 4: Intermittent Fasting, Hearty Breakfast

Whoops: a typical can of Coke is 12oz not 32oz. I was thinking of those uber beer cans. Remember how to drink more water: increase your water intake is to put down more earlier in the day. The best resource for comprehensive Intermittent Fasting information is through Andy Morgan and his website RippedBody. But for a very simple and streamlined [...]

Figuring Out Your Fitness: Full Body Workouts vs. Split Days

"I've got a question for AoA-- right now I do full body workouts because they're better for my schedule. My boyfriend and my trainer have both told me not to overdo it. My thought process is that I only have 2-3 days to workout. How much worse is it to do full body routines since [...]

Managing Your Macros 3: Superfoods, Fruits, and Juice

Episode three of the Managing Your Macros podcast, y’all:   Here’s a quick write-up for those who prefer to eat up info with their eyeballs instead of their earballs. Don't Look for "Perfect" Foods Even if you don't pay too much to nutrition, there's some sense of what's "right" and "wrong". Vegetables are good for you. Too [...]