Fiscus Fitness Blog

Homemade Protein Bar Recipe

Posted on September 6, 2016

"Clean eating": consuming food in its most natural state with no added dyes, artificial ingredients, or processing.  It’s an obviously healthier way to eat, but you don’t have to obsess about it.  If you eat well 80 percent of the time and are aware of your ...

How to Get a Six Pack

Posted on September 6, 2016

Everyone has a six pack: it’s your rectus abdominis.   The problem is getting your six pack to show. The reason why some people have great abs and other don’t has to do with their body fat levels. The more fat you have covering your muscles, the more work you have ...

WEEKEND WORKOUT CHALLENGE II: WORKOUT 2 - GO GLUTES!

Posted on September 3, 2016

WEEKEND WORKOUT CHALLENGE is a recurring feature.  Each week, we'll focus on a different aspect of fitness. You can perform the exercises on your own-- either at home, or print it out and take it to the gym. Today’s Workout: GO GLUTES! (Whether you want to tighten your butt, ...

Workout Essentials

Posted on August 30, 2016

A well worn, fully equipped, and appropriately stuffed fitness bag is like a coat of armor. It shows others that you mean business. You came prepared—it will ensure you get the job done and take you from the warm up to post shower. First, make sure to pack a portable music device. ...

Dealing with Food Temptations

Posted on August 29, 2016

Food is supposed to be fuel.  However, over time food has become tangled up with emotions...whether they are ones of joy, sorrow or anger. The more you associate foods with feelings or certain events, the more your brain is wired to expect those foods.  A great example of this ...

Can I Drink Alcohol on a Diet?

Posted on August 26, 2016

It’s Friday.  There’s Happy Hour tonight… dinner out tomorrow and of course football on Sunday.  You want to drink but don’t want it to completely set you back.  After all, you made it to the gym four times this week and kept your diet in check.  Is it ...

Are Food Allergies Making You Fat?

Posted on August 23, 2016

Do food allergies make you fat?  That’s a great question and the answer depends on who you ask. The theory goes: a specific food allergy or allergies prevents someone from losing weight and causes all sorts of awful symptoms.  Diet plans based on this call for dropping a ...

The Best and Worst Ways to Measure Body Fat

Posted on August 18, 2016

There are a lot of tools available to test body fat: from paper charts to high tech machines.  Unfortunately, most give people misleading results but are still used by doctors and personal trainers.  Here are some tips to avoid wasting your money on methods that don’t work and ...

HEALTHY RECIPE OF THE WEEK: CRANBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE (and it's not sour!)

Posted on August 16, 2016

This is part of our FiscusFitness HEALTHY RECIPE OF THE WEEK series, where we provide creative, simple, delicious and most importantly, healthy recipes for those of you who are health conscious and need some new recipe ideas and motivation to supplement your healthy lifestyle with. Whether you ...

WEEKEND WORKOUT CHALLENGE II: WORKOUT 1 - ESCAPE THE SUN!

Posted on August 13, 2016

FISCUSFITNESS WEEKEND WORKOUT CHALLENGE II: WORKOUT 1: ESCAPE THE SUN! We’re back for another Weekend Workout Challenge! Check our facebook page or website (www.FiscusFitness.com/blogs) for past weekend warrior workouts. Here’s how it ...

Portion Sizes for Common Foods

Posted on August 10, 2016

We discussed calories in our last article-- trying to explain why people seem to lose more weight on low carbohydrate/high protein diets or "clean eating" programs.  We also touched on why some people seem to lose no weight at all on a restricted intake. You can read about the ...

Are All Calories Equal?

Posted on August 8, 2016

One of the most debated questions in the diet industry is, “Are all calories equal?”.  Those who believe in the statement strongly defend the law of thermodynamics and are quick to point out that if you are in a deficit you will lose weight, and if you eat more energy than ...