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Team Nutrition Train Approved Workouts

Here is the approved list of workouts created and approved by Team Nutrition Train’s Dustin and Christina.

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CardioandWeights.com is the official blog for Team Nutrition Train 

Beginner

Full Body Workouts: https://cardioandweights.com/2017/01/03/full-body-workouts/ 
Do it at Home Workout: https://cardioandweights.com/2016/10/24/do-it-at-home-workout/

Intermediate:

Workout for Women to Add Muscle:  https://cardioandweights.com/2017/02/17/workout-for-women-to-add-muscle/ 
3 Day Workout Split: https://cardioandweights.com/2016/09/16/3-day-workout/
5 Day Workout Split: https://cardioandweights.com/2016/09/06/sample-workout/

Advanced:

Domination Workout Plan: https://cardioandweights.com/2016/07/26/domination-workout-plan/

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Thank you,
Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

Workout for Women to Add Muscle

Are you a woman looking to add muscle? This workout is for you!

This is a 4 day a week workout split, this means that you will lift weights 4 days a week, hitting each body part once.  By reading this article you qualify for free shipping on all 1st Phorm products: 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain 

Day #1: Chest

Dumbbell Flat Bench Press

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Sets: 5 Reps: 8-12 Increase weight if possible

 

 

 

Bosu Pushups

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Sets: 5 Reps: 8-10 You can put your knees on the ground, or do these leaning against the wall.

Inclined Dumbbell Bench Press

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Sets: 3 Reps: 8-12

Day #2: Back & Biceps

Wide Grip Pulldowns

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Sets: 5 Reps: 8-12

Reverse Close Grip Pulldowns

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Sets: 3 Reps: 8-12

Seated Cable Rows

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Sets: 3 Reps: 8-12

Lower Back Extensions

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Sets: 3 Reps: 10

21’s

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Sets: 3 Reps: 21

 

Day #3: Shoulders & Triceps

Lateral Raises

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Sets: 3 Reps: 8-10

Frontal Raises

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Sets: 3 Reps: 8-10

Shoulder Press

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Sets: 3 Reps 8-12

Rear Delt Rows

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Sets: 3 Reps: 10 

Rope Triceps Extension

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Sets: 5 Reps: 10-12

Dips (Bench Dips, Regular Dips, or Assisted Dips)

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Sets: 3 Reps: 10-12

Day #4: Legs

Note: All Leg Day exercises are supersetted, meaning that you don’t take any breaks and you will do one set of sumo squats and then immediately do a set of lunges, then a set of walls sits,

Sumo Squats

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Sets: 3 Reps: 10-12

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Sets: 3 Reps: 30 Seconds

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Sets: 3 Reps: 10 Steps Forward and Back

Cardio:

You should do 15-20 minutes of cardio per day. I suggest doing elliptical machine because t is easier on your joints.

Post Workout Nutrition:

It is vital post workout to include quality protein isolates and simple carbohydrates to refuel and rebuild your muscles. This is why I suggest the Post Workout Stack from 1st Phorm. It tastes amazing! Order it here with free shipping:  https://1stphorm.com/a/products/post-workout-stack?a_aid=NutritionTrain 

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Thanks for reading,

 

Dustin Holston

TeamNutritionTrain.com

Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist

Full-body Workouts

Full-Body Workouts

I as a trainer do not prefer full-body workouts. I think that they don’t progress my clients as fast in the strength department and become too routine. Clients who see strength changes week to week see better results in my opinion, however if you want to do a full-body workout, here is my suggestion.

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Team Nutrition Train’s Full-Body Workout (3-5 Times a week)

First 4 weeks

• 30 seconds of mountain climbers x 3

• 30 seconds of wall sits x 3

• 15 body weight squats x 3

• 10 push-ups (girl push-ups if needed) x 3

• 10 bench dips x 3

• 10 biceps curls x 3

• 10 shoulder press x 3

• 10 dumbbell rows x 3

• 10 bench press x 3

  •  30 second sprints after 2 minutes of jogging repeated throughout 20 minutes of jogging

Second  4 Weeks

• 30 seconds of mountain climbers x 3

• 30 seconds of wall sits x 3

• 3 sets of walking lunges

• 10 push-ups (girl push-ups if needed) x 3

• 10 bench dips x 3

• 10 biceps curls x 3

• 10 shoulder press x 3

• 10 dumbbell rows x 3

• 10 bench press x 3

  •  30 second sprints after 2 minutes of jogging repeated throughout 20 minutes of jogging

 

Post Workout:

Your body needs lean protein + simple carbs post workout to repair and grow muscle. Christina and I reach for the Post Workout Stack from 1st Phorm to give us protein, simple carbs, and branch chain amino acids.  Order today with Free Shipping: http://bit.ly/28JVFeR.

 

 

Good luck everyone!

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

TeamNutritionTrain.com

How to Succeed and Win in a 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge

How to Succeed and Win in a 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge

So you are joining a 30 day weight loss challenge? I first want to congratulate you for deciding to put your healthy first and concentrating on making a better you. Many people enter these weight loss challenges because they feel that it will keep everyone motivated. However, many of these challenges have people opt-out after the first week. Why? Poorly planned and executed diet and fitness regiment.

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Proper Planning Makes Better Performance:

If your goal is to lose weight in a 30 day challenge, what should you do to properly plan for the challenge.

  1. Have an obtainable goal. Losing 50 pounds in a month isn’t going to happen, nor would it be healthy. If you are under 200 pounds, you should try to lose 1-3 pounds per week. If you are over 200 pounds, you should try to lose 3-5 pounds per week. That would make your total weight loss in the challenge between 4-20 pounds.
  2. How are you going to lose the weight? The weight isn’t going to just lose itself! You need two things to maximize weight loss. A. Meal plan (nutrition plan, or diet). B. Exercise Program.
  3. How many calories should I eat if I want to lose weight? I suggest you calculate your BMR. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/  The Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of calories your body needs (at rest) to maintain current weight. If you eat less than this, you will lose weight (typically).
  4. So you know your BMR, how do I make a meal plan?  Check out my sample meal plans by calories: https://cardioandweights.com/2016/10/24/sample-meal-plans/. You can replace meats and vegetables with other healthy choices.
  5.  You need an exercise plan. Do you belong to a gym? If so check out this sample 3 day a week workout I created:  https://cardioandweights.com/2016/09/16/3-day-workout/ . Need something more advanced? Here is a 5 day workout schedule:  https://cardioandweights.com/2015/09/17/2015-fall-workout-schedule/ If you are unable to go to a gym, here is an at home workout plan: https://cardioandweights.com/2016/10/24/do-it-at-home-workout/

 

What about Supplements?

Supplements can help you achieve greater goals, but they are not miracles. Here are some supplements that I recommend. If you order through link provided, you will receive free shipping!

M-Factor Hero or Goddess Multivitamin: The perfect multivitamin for weight loss and overall health. These capsules provide necessary vitamins, minerals, and herbs to help you succeed. https://1stphorm.com/a/products/multi-vitamins/mens/m-factor?a_aid=NutritionTrain

Level-1 Meal Replacement Protein: Do you work a stressful job or have trouble finding healthy meal choices for breakfast, lunch, and snacks? Level-1 Protein is a delicious shake that provides a quality meal with only 140 calories and 24 grams of protein that keeps you full and keeps your metabolism churning. I drink one with a banana each morning to keep me full, and at only $1.67 per meal, a lot cheaper and healthier than McDonalds. https://1stphorm.com/a/NutritionTrain/5a474429

Bliss Go Pack or Commander Go Pack: The Bliss Go Pack (for women) or Commander Go Pack (for men) are two of the most researched and proven fat burners on the market. What makes them different? 1st Phorm realizes that men and woman are built differently and need different vitamins, minerals, and other products to lose weight. Each are created to be maximally effective for each gender. They also burn fat 24 hours a day with three different products. Commander/Bliss are stimulant fat burners that control appetite and burn fat. Thyro-Drive helps you optimize hormone levels to burn fat faster. Opti-Core helps you sleep better and reduces cortisol. Combined these products will help you lose weight fast. Bliss Go Pack: https://1stphorm.com/a/NutritionTrain/3e6471bc

Commander Go Pack: https://1stphorm.com/a/NutritionTrain/055c8bfd 

Fish Oil: Fish Oil helps keep your heart healthy, reduce inflammation, weight loss, and more. I suggest Full Mega from 1st Phorm for the highest quality of fish oil. https://1stphorm.com/a/products/health-wellness/fish-oil/full-mega?a_aid=NutritionTrain

Other items: Pre Workout (MegaWatt V2), Joint Support, and the Post Workout Stack can also be useful in challenges.

 

Thank you for reading and good luck with your weight loss in your 30 day challenge!

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist

Teamnutritiontrain.com

 

 

Do it at home workout- Updated!

Do it at home workout:

Can you really gain muscle and lose fat without going to the gym?-YES! YES! YES!

90% of getting the body you want is nutrition. This means eating within your diet.

10% is the gym/working out

Dustin & Christina’s Do it at Home Workout:

We separate body parts into three different workouts so that you don’t workout every body part each day. Each workout should take no more than 20 minutes. If you cannot do a complete workout, that’s okay, work yourself up to it.You should still do cardio at least 3-5 days a week, even on workout days. If you have questions ask!

Day 1: Legs

I suggest Christina and Dustin’s famous Booty Workout:

3 sets of walking lunges (10 steps)

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3 sets of wall sits (30 seconds)

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3 sets of body weight or sumo squats (10 squats)

*Superset means without rest go to the next exercise. So you would do 1 set of Walking Lunges, do 1 set of Wall Sits, do 1 set of Squats. Take a minute break and repeat for 3 times.

Finish the workout with 3 sets of burpees (Try to do 10 burpees).

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Day 2: Chest/Triceps/Shoulders

3 sets of push ups/girl pushups/etc. (girl pushups are where you are on your knees doing a pushup, closer knees are to your chest the easier)

3 sets of chair dips (closer you keep your legs to the chair, the easier it is) 10 reps

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3 sets of close grip/diamond pushups (keep hands close together) 10 reps

3 sets of wide grip pushups (hands wide apart) 10 reps

3 sets of lateral raises with weight (this can be real weights, or something that weighs a few pounds, you can do it one arm at a time if you only have one weight).  10 reps

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Finish the workout with 3 sets of 10 burpees

Day 3: Back/Biceps

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Twists (hold something out in front of you, and twist slowly from left to right for 30 seconds) 3 sets

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Reverse Snow Angels: How to: Position yourself facedown on the ground with arms at your sides and palms facing down. Peel your shoulders and hands a few inches off the ground by pinching your scapula together and engaging your lats and rhomboids in your mid-back (a). Keeping your head facing down, in a slow, controlled motion, bring your arms up past your shoulders and up to your ears until your thumbs meet directly above your head (b). Then, bring your arms back to the starting position. The key here is keeping the arms straight and elbows locked through the entire movement to engage your lats and shoulders (c). Repeat for 3 sets of 5 reps, with 30-60 seconds of rest between sets.
Beginner modification: Move the arms only halfway so that they are even with your shoulders and then return to the original starting position.

 

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Bridges (lay down flat on back, have knees bent pivot waist to sky 10 times) 3 sets

 

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Dolphin Kicks: How to: Position yourself face down on a bench so that the crease of your hip is at the end of the bench. Your feet should be resting on the ground with your hands firmly engaged on the underside of the bench for support (a). Straighten out your legs while raising them up while engaging your abdominals, glutes, hips and spinal erectors in your low back. Your toes should be pointed away from your body and above your head at the top of the movement (b). Hold this static position for 5 seconds by firmly engaging nearly every muscle in your body, before dropping the feet slightly below the bench and contracting again for 4 additional reps (c). Repeat for 3 sets of 5 reps, with 30-60 seconds of rest between sets.
Beginner modification: Move the hips slightly further up the bench so the trunk is better supported.

5 sets of towel curls (Wrap towel around foot and with both hands try to pull your leg up while your leg is forcing you to try harder, this should tighten the biceps) 10 reps

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Kick butt and take names!

After you workout you should eat a lean protein and simple carb shake that will help your muscles grow and recover. I suggest the post workout stack from 1st Phorm. You can purchase and read more about it here and receive free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/post-workout-stack?a_aid=NutritionTrain

Dustin/Christina Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

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Intermediate 5 Day Workout Split

15-20 minutes of cardio daily.

Preferably 30 seconds of sprints followed by 4.5 minutes of jog/walk (repeat).

Day 1- Arms

Biceps:

4 sets of alternating Hammer Curls (8-12)

3 sets of preachers (machines or regular), squeeze for 3 seconds every 3rd rep (8-12)

3 sets of inclined bicep curls (slow, squeeze at top) (8-12)

Triceps:

4 sets of triceps rope extensions (8-12 reps)

3 sets of dips (8-12)

3 sets of  overhead extensions (8-12)

Day 2- Legs

5 sets of leg extensions (8-12)

5 sets of leg curls (8-12)

3 sets of squats (skip if needed) (8-12)

3 sets of leg press (8-12)

5 sets of calves (8-12)

Day 3- Back + Shoulders

4 sets of pull downs (8-12)

3 sets of close grip pull downs (8-12)

3 sets of lawn mowers or bent over barbell rows (8-12)

3 sets of seated cable rows or 3 sets of t bar row (8-12)

3 sets of shoulder press (8-12)

3 sets of lateral raises (8-12)

3 sets of frontal raises or 3 sets of steering wheels (8-12)

3 sets of rear delts (8-12)

Day 4 Bench

5 sets of flat bench: 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 (increasing weight each set)

3 sets of inclined bench (8-12)

3 sets of flies variety

Day 5- Pump Day*

5 sets of shrugs (20 reps)

5 sets of close grip bench (20 reps)

5 sets of pull downs (20 reps)

5 sets of leg extensions (20 reps)

7 Diet Lies That You Believe Are True!

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Don’t eat after 7:00pm, fat makes you fat, eliminate carbs, eat like a caveman, lifting weights make you look like a man, bench press makes boobs disappear, sit-ups create abs, IE, you’ve probably heard at least one of these golden rules of dieting and training. Are they true?

Don’t Eat After 7:00pm, It Will Turn To FAT:

This is one of my favorite diet lies. Your body burns calories 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some people stay awake during different parts of the day depending on work/school schedule. There isn’t a special time that you must stop eating to prevent fat from forming. It is all about Calories in vs. Calories out.

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Eating Fat Makes You FAT:

It is really unfortunate that we call the macro fat, Fat. Eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat or skinny. Your body needs fats to survive. The macro calorie “fat” is full of healthy and unhealthy macros that include healthy fats: nuts, fish oil, etc. ,and unhealthy fats: saturated and trans fats. Again: it is all about calories in vs. calories out.

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Eliminate Carbs to Lose Weight:

News Flash: Carbohydrates are not bad for you. Too many carbohydrates are bad for you. Many people like to use no carb, or low carb diets to lose weight. These diets can be effective in losing weight but can also be dangerous. These diets work because carbohydrates are easy to recognize and easy to stay away from. Carbohydrates are your bodies chief source of energy. Your brain uses over 100 grams of carbohydrates a day just to function! I do like to eat carbs around certain activities. I will eat a carb heavy meal before and after I workout, and try to stay low carb the rest of the day.

Paleo Diet: Eat Like a Caveman:

This diet confuses me more than anything. Want to know the average life span of a caveman? Between 30-40 years of age. Why would you want to eat like a caveman?

Women Shouldn’t Life Weights, They Will Look Like A Guy:

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One of these two are a dude, both lift heavy weights

Testosterone makes women look like men, not heavy weights. Women can lift heavy weights and not be concerned with growing beards, getting 20 inch guns, or eating like a tyrannosaurus rex. Lifting weights can make your clothes fit better, and make you feel better about yourself. This leads me to…

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Bench Press Will Make My Boobs Go Away:

Sigh… Bench Press by itself will not make your boobs go away. Anatomy lesson: What are boobs made of? Answer: Fat, Milk Carrying ducts, lymph-nodes, and other stuff to help with the production of milk. Boobs actually have no muscle. They do though sit on top of the Pectoral Muscles. If the muscles under your boobs get bigger, what does that mean? It means that your boobs will get bigger. But wait, my friend lifted weights and she lost her boobs! This is because she was burning more calories than your body needs. If your body is in a negative calorie situation it will burn fat. Boobs are made of fat. Boobs will go down if dieting.

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Sit-ups Make You Have ABS:

Your abs are a lining of muscle that protects vital organs. Most people have fat over top of them that keeps them hidden. If you want your abs to show, you need to lose the fat underneath them. Unfortunately spot reduction fat loss doesn’t work. Doing sit ups can actually make your stomach bigger by growing the muscles and not diminishing the fat. Remember that 6 packs are made in the kitchen.

Summary:

There are a lot of misinformation on dieting and training on the internet. When in doubt feel free to email me: nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com and I will give you my honest opinion.

If you are looking for great supplements to help you lose weight fast, check out the line of weight loss stacks from 1st Phorm. I am personally offering the lowest price and free shipping on all orders by clicking here. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist