Optimizing Body Composition

01 Mar

Before we get into the sexy stuff that everyone wants to hear, we’re going to preface this with how we structure improving someone’s body composition. Imagine a pyramid. Now imagine trying to bui...

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Why the CrossFit Group Training Model Will Eventually Fail For You

27 Feb

Jesse O’Brien here. I am a previous CrossFit affiliate and have been a part of the CrossFit community since 2008. I have seen the tremendous growth of CrossFit, the evolution and even some of their...

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How Your Friends Influence Your Physique

23 Feb

If our friends are obese, we have a 45% increased chance of being obese ourselves. This can be shockingly painful to hear, but it’s true, according to ongoing research. Our parents were right when...

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Why Your Fitness Plan Is Doomed to Fail AND 6 Empowering Steps Toward Long-term Success

20 Feb

Why Your Fitness Plan Is Doomed to Fail AND 6 Empowering Steps Toward Long-term Success by Jesse O’Brien It’s that time again: New Year’s! For some, this is the time to leave the past behind, learn...

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Kaizen Health Retreat

09 Feb

The Kaizen Health Retreat is a two day, three night health and fitness retreat presented by Central Athlete. This will take place in an exceptional setting, at a private Ranch in Tarpley, Texas. The retreat will be geared around health, fitness and these four components: Education Experience Movement Relaxation

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Nutrition for Mental Acuity

01 Feb

Experiencing yet another mid-afternoon slump? Feel like you HAVE to have another cup of coffee or other caffeinated beverage? If you eat a typical American breakfast then chances are this is you. A...

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What Is Your BMW?

24 Jan

No, we aren’t talking about the latest year model of the 328i. BMW is a catchy phrase that we use to describe one of our assessment models - Body, Move, Work. This model is designed to illustrate ...

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Fitness Is A 401k For Your Body

18 Jan

Stop trading your health for wealth. As your career path is moving forward, so should your health. Face it - one day you will die and what happens before this is a slow decline in muscle mass, entr...

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Nutrition On The Go

21 Dec

Staying consistent with an inconsistent schedule is the key to success. Life happens, but we need to ensure we stay consistent with our deepest values. Yet, often times the first thing to fall ...

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Pre-Workout Nutrition

13 Dec

You must begin with the end in mind. A proper pre-workout meal will give you:1. Energy2. Mental drive3. FocusKeep in mind that pre-workout nutritional strategies will often represent trade-offs. Th...

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29 Nov

“Everyone has a doctor in him or her, we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine, ou...

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5 Reasons to Reconsider Personal Training

27 Nov

The amount of options to choose from within the fitness industry may seem daunting. However, if you understand where you want to go, and the pros and cons of each service, aligning the right servic...

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8 Reasons Why You Want to Manage Blood Sugar

16 Nov

If you want to get lean and add muscle, you HAVE to manage your blood sugar. Before entering the conversation of managing blood sugar, one must earn the right by mastery of all Level 1 nutritional ...

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How Training Will Make You More Successful

18 Oct

Training is a schematic approach to life. Training teaches clients several key tenets of life. ConsistencyYou must stay “grounded” in your journey of health and wellness. Adopting a “no matter what...

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What is Your Body Fat and What Does it Mean?

11 Oct

What is a healthy amount of body fat? Ask 10 different people and you'll get 10 different answers.At Central Athlete, we have identified the following ranges to be healthy:Males: 10-20% body fat o...

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Why Your 30 Day Meal Plan Doesn't Work

05 Oct

Nutritional challenges and macro plans are currently very popular, especially now that the holidays are fast approaching. Drop everything for 30 days and eat extremely clean for a short period of t...

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Determining Your Ideal Carbohydrate Intake

27 Sep

So are carbs good or not?Exactly what you may not want to hear:Everybody is different, and you never really know until you experiment for yourself. Similar to an individually designed training prog...

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Building Muscle - Functional Resistance Training

21 Sep

If you're looking to build muscle mass then functional resistance training is for YOU. Get out of pain, increase energy and look better naked by combining body building, weight training and gymnast...

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Gaining Muscle - Running Insulin

13 Sep

If you want to get lean and add muscle, you HAVE to manage your blood sugar.Improving health and getting leaner means less sugar and a decreased consumption of processed carbohydrates which over t...

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Client Training Program - Steph Davies

08 Sep

Steph has been with Central Athlete since August 2016. She is a great example of why Individually Designed Fitness is far superior than “online programming”. Steph came to us with specific goals:1....

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Why Supplements are Crucial to Build Muscle

30 Aug

Supplements: Not everyone should be taking them—and you get what you pay for. Some over- the-counter supplements can have nutritional information off by as much as 10% or more. Just as with stage...

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Why Protein is Crucial for Building Muscle

24 Aug

Eating enough protein is one of the easiest things you can do to gain muscle. Proteins are combinations of amino acids. During digestion, the proteins in food are broken down into separate amino a...

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Why Sleep is Crucial to Build Muscle

16 Aug

Sleep is essential for all systemic functions of an organism. Deficits in sleep have harmful impacts–changes in dietary behavior and body composition, impaired glucose regulation, disrupted blood ...

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More Muscle, Less Fat With Functional Resistance Training

09 Aug

Fitness is trendy and people are always looking for the "short-cut" or the latest "fad" to follow. There are many forms of training that can lead to results but one we stand behind is functional re...

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Time Restricted Eating

28 Jul

What is it?Condensing the window of when you are consuming food anywhere from a 4 to 12-hour period.Who is it for?This is most applicable for a Phase 3 client.  Someone who has mastered the fund...

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Hacking Alcohol

19 Jul

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 86.4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime.Fitness, for most peop...

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Individually Designed Fitness: the Future for the Working Professional

17 Jul


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The Six Unconventional Ways to Lose Fat

12 Jul

We live in a world where people want results and they want them yesterday. Crash diets, 24-day challenges, zero carbs, liquid diet - you name it. A majority of the people who have tried "quick fixe...

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BLG'S On The Road

28 Jun

Travel often? Find it difficult to maintain structure while on the road?Five concepts to create a strong insurance policy when you are on the road: Sun Goal: 20 mins per day on 40% of your bodyWhy:...

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Stress - Shift Your Paradigm

20 Jun

We all experience stress in some form or fashion. It should be made clear that if you're stressed you will not be able to lose body fat like you are suppose to - plain and simple. Why not?Stress ha...

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