Showing posts with label Diet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diet. Show all posts

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Diet and Exercise = Getting The Body You Want


People want to know can you just diet to get that body you want or exercise and eat whatever you want.




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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Eating Organic Does Not Mean You Are Eating Healthy

Far too many people are under the misconception that all they have to do to eat healthy is eat organic. This couldn't be farther from the truth.  Just because you eat organic does not mean you are eating healthy. To eat healthy you need to have a healthy diet and not eat a bunch of junk food, organic junk food is still junk food.  Wake up you delusional organic folks eating ice cream and pork rinds, enjoy the rant =)



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Friday, February 1, 2013

A video an inspired friend made of me exercising

I feel honored to know that my love of fitness has inspired many of my family and friends to get into exercise. One of my friends was so inspired he wanted make a video of me training. All the shots except for the first one which was my last set on my last exercise were taken after I finished a grueling workout so I was pretty exhausted. This does not depict how I train this was merely for fun and art.



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Sunday, September 23, 2012

I will no longer be posting transformation articles about my clients sucess

Do to overwhelming success of my clients transforming themselves. I'm not able to keep up with all my clients as they transform themselves to write a special article about them. It was something I enjoyed doing because I was proud of them. I'm so backed up with work that by the time I get to write an article the nostalgia would have already worn off.

So I'm taking down the transformation page. I however will be posting you on Facebook still and have another little surprise coming soon for all my successful clients whom have made dramatic transformations. Keep up the great work guy I'm proud of each and everyone of you and it's been a pleasure helping you achieve your goals.




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Friday, August 3, 2012

Training Via Skype

Many people wished I lived closer to them. Monique came up with the suggestion to train her via Skype well it was a success. I will now be offering training via skype to all potential clients that live to far away but seek my guidance.


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Monday, June 25, 2012

Matt's First Transformation Challenge

About Matt and the Reason For the Challenge


I'm the host of this blog and the personal trainer trainer that has transformed all the clients in this blog. Most of probably already know that before I found exercise I was extremely underweight. Well a few times people have said well you don't know what it's like to be overweight and try to lose it. They were right I have never been in that position other then to help others lose weight. I found a transformation challenge competition for 100k. Not really having much to transform, I decided to make myself over weight and lose the weight.

The Competion


I enter my first ever transformation competition it was 83 days to transform yourself and based off judges decisions who wins. I worked hard to put on that weight now I only had 83 days to take off what took me twice that amount of time to put on. Sign up I was ready and confident who better then somebody that is a master at transforming people to get the results they seek to do it them self. I will say mistake were made and I can definitely do better next time but it was a great learning experience. Out of 6,878 contestants I came in 14th place I didn't win the big prize but it was a great experience.

The Results


I started at 201.3 Lbs and a 37 Inch waist 83 Days later I was 168.8 lbs and had a 29.5 inch waist. My bodyfat went form 19.68% down to 6.12%.   I dropped 32.5 lbs, 7.5 inches in my waist and lost 13.56% bodyfat


The Pictures











The Conclusion:


People said I don't know what it's like to have to lose weight. So I made myself overweight because they were right I didn't know first hand. Now I know and can say it's can be done on both sides of the spectrum you can achieve the body and health that you want there are no excuses. You just have to believe in yourself and commit to the steps of making your goals happen. Best of luck to everybody.



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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Genine's Amazing Transformation

It has been awhile since I've made a blog post. Work has been picking up and with the holidays I haven't had a moments spare time. This post is long over due. It's about Genine probably my best client and more so a really good friend.

About Genine:


Genine went to a personal trainer after having her first child to lose the baby weight she had gained. This proved unsuccessful she didn't lose the weight and ended up getting a knee injury. For the next 6 monthes she was doing physical therapy to repair her knee as a result.

This knee injury happened because the personal trainer didn't listen to his client. When Genine said her knee joint was hurting her he proceed to tell her to keep going it was supposed to hurt. This is a very big pet peeve I have against personal trainers that are supposed to be professionals. Take this as a warning if your trainer doesn't listen to you, for your own safety go to a different personal trainer.

Now back to the awesomeness that is Genine. Since the last time she tried a personal trainer she has had 2 more beautiful children. So she has come to me with having had 3 children now seeking to lose the weight she put on. So we made a program and I remained mindful of her pass injuries. I urged her as I do with all my clients to let me know what they are feeling especially any aches or pains. I can always change and tweak a program if I know what they are feeling  but I can not read minds.


Onto Genine's Results


She started out at 160.2lbs and has dropped down to 127.2 that is a 33lb drop. Not only did she lose the baby weight she had put on but some extra lbs have come off as well. She hasn't been this light and as in shape since the middle of high school to quote Genine.

Genines waist has dropped down 6 whole inches

She can now run a mile 3 and 1/2 minutes faster then when she first came to me. She now clocks a mile at exactly 10 minutes.

Her flexibility and strength have also both dramatically increased.


Time to show the proof.




This is Genine before and after 28lbs since then she has lost 5 more lbs




Conclusion

We worked as a team, she constantly informed me how her diet was and her body was feeling. So I was able to make the proper changes. She never made any excuses at all she and never slacked off. She pushed as hard as she could. Genine already had the determination, she just needed a proper guide to show her the way.

There is no excuse anybody should have for having bad health. Genine is a prime inspirational example of this. She has three kids, has been seriously injured and among other problems that I will keep disclosed she has succeed without making excuses. Now she has her health back not only for herself but for her family.

Anytime you make an excuse of why you can't do something think of Genine.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Pre-Exhaustion Technique

We all have a certain stubborn body part we wished would be better looking. We training it to death but nothing seems to work. There are many different ways to fix a stubborn muscle. I'm going to show you one way known as pre-exhaustion in this article I have published on Yahoo.

Pre-Exhaustion Technique to Combat Stubborn Bodyparts



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Friday, October 14, 2011

Lou's: The Month Challenge

About Lou

Lou is the average working American he has a job and family. Like many Americans he has weight issues only difference is he decided to do something about it. He took a 1 month challenge to see how much weight he could lose. The funny thing is I didn't realize I was giving him a one month challenge. He announced it to the world on Facebook and I was put on the spot. I had to push him hard after all I had my reputation to live up to and  I wasn't going to back down because I knew we could do it. Well the result speak for them self


The Beginning

Day one training with me he was literally puking into a bucket every other exercise. I was concerned he might not make it was this going to be his breaking point the very first workout? No it wasn't he pushed onward his will power wouldn't allow him to be broken. I'm glad to say he's never met with that bucket again since the first day. The first days exercise routine that he couldn't handle is now a joke to him.


Lou's Results

Started at 284.2lbs dropped to 270.4lbs
Dropped 13.8lbs

BF% started at 42.09% and now it's down to 29.71%
He dropped 12.38% in Bodyfat

His waist was 47.25 inches it's now 45
A 2.25 inch drop

His lean body weight was 164.5 and it's now 190.25
That boy has been building some muscle 25.93lbs worth

The inches kept dropping off his body but i'll be here all day typing all the measurement changes the waist is the most important area, it shows if you are gaining fat or burning it off.

He started out running a mile at 18.44 minutes and now does it in 15.05 minutes
He shed 3.39 minutes on his mile run

He could barely do 2 push ups, honestly I wouldn't have even called them push ups. Now he can do 10 solid push ups.


A picture tells a 1000 words


First I have to say I give him a lot of credit  for taking before and after pics, even more credit for allowing me to show them off to the world. Then again if I transformed myself like he did I would be dam proud and showing off to the world as well.







The Conclusion From Sheep to Spartan (It's an inside joke)

Day one you puked in a bucket repeatedly but you pushed onward. I told you I would turn you into a Spartan  like your Greek ancestors. Not sure you knew what I meant. Now to quote 300 "Never retreat and never surrender that is Spartan law, by Spartan law we will stand and fight." You most certainly do that you have the mentality of a Spartan. Use it in the gym and in your life. You do have an incredible willpower, you know now that you truly have no limit when you believe in yourself. It has been a pleasure training with you. You have even started inspiring people to better themselves. I'm proud of you.

Who has enough courage to try and do what Lou has done?




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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Basic Boxing Fitness Class 10/12/11



Location: 91-12 215 Place
                Queens Village, NY 11428
Description: This class will go over some basic boxing moves and combinations. You will learn real life boxing moves with a fitness twist added to it. We will be using a mix up of punching bags, punching mitts and yourself. Sparring will not happen his is an exercise class. Space is limited so reservations are required if you are planning to attend.
Suggestions on what to bring: Water, your own boxing gloves, sneakers, proper workout attire and a towel because you'll sweat a lot.
Admission: $10 and RSVP required 



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Friday, September 16, 2011

Recent Accomplishments

Matt's result after finishing my 2 month diet.
Weight Down 21 lbs
Waist down 3.25 inches
Bodyfat down 5.5%

Lou
Drops 9.4lbs


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Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Kickboxing Fitness Class 8/22/11 @6PM





Location: 91-12 215 Place
Queens Village, NY 11428 


Info: It's Monday back to work, you wish you could hit your boss. Well release some of those frustrations at this basic kickboxing fitness class. This is an outdoor class focusing on basic kickboxing moves, You will learn proper form as well as some basic combinations. Bring water. You may bring boxing gloves or 1-3lb dumbbells if you have them to up the difficulty of the workout. The location is subject to change if we are expecting a larger turn out the class will be moved to Ally Pond park details will be given. If bad weather should class will be canceled till a later date. It will be a fun event with a lot of laughs along the way. 


Admission: $10

For more info visit the web-site: http://bodyflip.webs.com/


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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Basic Boxing Fitness Class Aug 6th @Noon

I've been falling in love with mixed martial arts, it's great exercise and a lot of fun. So I decided why not make an exercise class out of it. It would make training more affordable for many people on top of just being a ton of fun. It will be my first time teaching a group class and i'm very excited as well as slightly  nervous since I've never done this before, Saturday can't come fast enough! So for those in the Queens/ Long Island area I invite you all to join in the fun.

Shaun doing some bag work


The Info

Date:  August 6th
Time: 12PM-1PM

Location: Matthew Mikolow's Personal Gym
91-12 215 Place
Queens Village, NY 11428


Info: This is an outdoor class focusing on basic boxing punches, You will learn proper form as well as some basic combinations. Bring water. You may bring boxing gloves or 1-3lb dumbbells if you have them to up the difficulty of the workout. The location is subject to change if we are expecting a larger turn out the class will be moved to Alley Pond park details will be given. If bad weather should occur rain or an extreme heat wave the class will be canceled till a later date. It will be a fun event with a lot of laughs along the way. If you want bring music so we can put it on during the work out.

Admission: $10

Web-site: http://bodyflip.webs.com/


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Monday, August 1, 2011

Recent Accomplishments 8/01/2011


Once again it's time to show off our recent success. Everybody has unique goals these are just some milestones we have achieved to making those goals happen. A recent accomplishment post goes up once each individual at the Bodyflip Camp succeeds at a personal milestone. So congratulations everybody on our recent accomplishments, good job and keep up the good work. We can make anything happen when we put our mind to it, believe it and then you achieve it.




Matt
Dropped 7lbs
Dropped 1 inch in the waist
Split Stiff-legged Deadlift 150lbs

Shaun
Split Stiff-legged Deadlift 150lbs

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Time to Pull Your Own Weight I update

I know the next part of this article has been in wait. I regret to inform you it will be for long time, as I'm having a hard time describing the exercises in text and can't find much in the way of visuals to aid in explanation either.

The way I see it i'm going to have to make a hands on instructional video which regrettably I don't have the time to do at the moment. Sorry guys and gals, I will come back to it one day I promise however.

Matt

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pictures Updated on the web-site

Pictures of the newest equipment additions to the gym have been added on the web-site as well as facebook check it out.
http://su.pr/1SigUH

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Friday, July 8, 2011

So I Made a Bodyspace

Most of you are probably saying what is that. It's a site that you dedicate to the progress of your body, I'm not really going to get to caught up on that site I just use it to track my progress and love the interactive charts. However if you want to see how I progressed over the years check it out,. It is kind of interesting if you are into that geek sort of stuff.

http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/Bodyflip/


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Monday, June 27, 2011

Bodyflip Camp Recent Accomplishments 6/27/2011

This has been long over due but here it goes. Once again it's time to show off our recent success. Everybody has unique goals these are just some milestones we have achieved to making those goals happen. A recent accomplishment post goes up once each individual at the Bodyflip Camp succeeds at a personal milestone. So congratulations everybody on our recent accomplishments, good job and keep up the good work. We can make anything happen when we put our mind to it, believe it and then you achieve it.


First off a very special congratulation goes out to Penny my mama on accomplishing her main goal of dropping 14lbs. Well we out did ourselves you lost 16lbs




***BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO PENNY ON ACHIEVING HER GOAL OF LOSING 14LBS ***

For the rest of us we are make steps towards our goals each and every day here are some of the steps we have overcome.

Genine
- lost 11 inches total to her overall body
- lost 10.21% Bodyfat
- dropped 2 inches in her waist
- lost another 2.8lbs

Shaun
- 200lbs DB Calf Extension
- 200lb Supinated grip Yates Row
- 150lb Close-grip Pulldown
- 150lb Pulldown
- 50lbs Standing Leg Raise
- 50lbs Cable Fly
- 50lb Incline Fly

Matt


- added 1 inch to chest
- added 1 inch to legs
- added .5 inch to calves
- added .25 inch to arms
- gained 4lbs
- 300lb Supinated Grip Yates Row
- 200lbs DB Calf Extension
- 200lbs T Bar Row
- 100lb Standing Miltary Press
- 100lb DB Row
- 150lb Pulldown
- 50lb Hammer Curls

There is nothing we can't achieve together so lets make these dreams of being a better us a reality
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Finally added pics

I finally added pics to the web-site and yes I will continue to add pics for now on.

http://bodyflip.webs.com/apps/photos/


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Training facility update

1) Harsh economic times are upon us but that is no reason to have bad health. Now you don't have to, I'm currently doing mini sessions to train people to be in shape and health. These are  intense training sessions 30 mins long. Half the time and half the price it's my way of making personal training more affordable for everyone.

http://bodyflip.webs.com/rates.htm

2) Now I offer one free trial 30 minute training session. I didn't like the idea of doing this before as I know how good I am and what I can do for people. I however have come to the conclusion that others need to have some way of knowing how good I am. So come on down try a free training session and see if you like it.

3) I realized I've neglected putting up pictures of all the fun we have at my facility. Sadly I never really took any. From time to time, now on we'll be having what I call paparazzi moments. It'll show the fun we have while exercises so stay tuned for that and have a laugh or two.


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