If you answered with "cut" (fat loss) be sure to listen to this podcast. The team gives insight to different rationale on both the fat loss phase and the massing phase. To enroll in our online coaching program please email: Team@UpstateEmpireFit.com
There is exercise and there is training. If you have goals that are not being met, have you considered looking at the intensity you are using in the gym? Listen in on the team's round table discussion on overcoming physical and emotional barriers while exercising. For many, there is a process to enjoying some mild discomfort and for most, it become…
Coaches Tom Davis, Kevin Conley and Brian Devins discuss their experiences with tailoring training specificity to their clients
Do you wonder if rest days are beneficial in reaching your goals? Dana, Kevin, and Brian talk about the importance of rest days, how to structure them, gender considerations, and their purpose. For coaching: Email Team@UpstateEmpireFit.com
Mike Lackey is currently ranked one of the top powerlifters in the world in the 275 lb weight division. Mike has squatted 900 lbs in wraps and has totalled 2250 in a meet. Not only is Mike an extremely gifted athlete he is a great coach and friend. Give him a follow on IG: @MLack15
Part 3 Developing your game. Dana, Brian, Teri and Kevin discuss training intensity, hormonal factors for women, emotional barriers and how to push through sessions without fear. Ready for one our coaches to join you on your journey? Let's get started: Email: Team@UpstateEmpireFit.com or check out our site www.UpstateEmpireFit.com and click on coac…
Do you need some help getting on track? Sign up with one of our coaches! Email: CoachBrian@TeamOrenda.com for details. www.UpstateEmpireFit.comwww.TeamOrenda.com@UpstateEmpireFitness@OrendaOnline
When it comes to eating for health, not all Americans are wellness models. From cultural differences to habit formation, we all have a different approach when it comes to nourishing our bodies. Today, we want to change the dialogue on disordered eating, talk about emotional and physical signs of unconventional eating patterns, and help people under…
Listen as Brian, Dana, Teri and Kevin talk about their experiences as coaches and personal stuggles with body image. Recognizing these behaviors and when should you seek professional help.
Find out how Jeff Hughes lost 185 lbs during his weight loss journey with Brian Devins. In this podcast, Jeff describes the emotional changes, his relationships and what his plans are moving forward.Interested in starting your journey? Email: Team@UpstateEmpireFit.com
Are you finding it difficult to maintain a lifestyle that your family or significant other does not engage in? Get the 5 step by step tips to strengthen your relationship while reaching your personal goals.
There have been a lot of questions on what to expect when returning to the gym. Listen in as Brian talks with coaches Dana and Kevin about returning to the gym, new etiquette and decreasing transmission of illness Check our Instagram: @UpstateEmpireFitnessKevin IG: @KConley520Dana IG: @DLSirianoBrian IG: @DevsBrian…
Coach Teri Nelson and Brian Devins discuss weight regain post diet and how to find success after the "diet" through behavior modification.
Mike, Kevin, and Brian talk about avoiding the use of equipment you see on social media. Are belts necessary for lifting? Do you need to be using chains or bands when in your training cycle? Don't get caught in the hype without knowing if these will carryover into better execution of your lifts.
"I don't have enough time." We've all heard it before. Even planning takes time. Take it from the team, if you think your life is busy and you struggle with making time for you, do yourself a favor and press play!
Brian and Kevin discuss German Volume Training. The pros and cons
While a large emphasis is placed on diet we believe there is so much ground that can be covered in the gym. This weeks discussion we chat about training methods, where to begin and what to expect long term.
Have you heard that question before? We have. This week we dive into dealing with friends and family while dieting. Which is often the cause of dismantling adherence to a program.
We aren't the type of coaches to poke our nose out from a research journal or book only to tell people they're doing it wrong. We understand there are many ways to improve body composition, but we do believe that in order to stop people from perpetually dieting they MUST develop a good understanding for the process and be able to realistically foll…
Expectations for placing, Dealing with win or loss, Post contest dieting, Taking and off season, Setting off season goals.
Featuring Alyssa Devins who an NPC bikini athlete and coach at Upstate Empire Fitness. Brian and Alyssa talk about how to determine if you're ready for contest prep and determining competing is right for you.
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