About Josh Hewett

Over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. Strength athlete. Co-founder of Your Gym Trainer.

5 Key Fat Loss Diet Principles

One of the things we notice very often is how many different opinions there are and how much confusion there is related to fat loss nutrition. Some people have some pretty strange ideas about their diet.

With so many different fad diets and nutrition protocols out there, it’s no wonder people get confused. For example, you’ve probably heard about: Paleo, Keto, Atkins, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low Fat, South Beach, The Zone Diet, Volumetrics, Raw Food Diet, Dr. Bernstein, No Carbs After 6:17PM, etc.

How do you know which ones are right for you, or which ones work best? And if it works, why? Part of the problem is that people don’t understand the basics of nutrition for fat loss and they start desperately grasping for a trendy quick fix plan to get results. Another issue is that many of those “diets” can not be sustained over the long term.

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By |January 2nd, 2016|fat loss, nutrition|0 Comments

How to Make Your Abs Pop

The Truth about How to Get Ripped Defined Abs
As a trainer, one of the common “fitness” goals I hear from clients (especially guys) is to get a six pack. It seems like every guy wants a washboard stomach – a defined midsection that grabs attention when his shirt comes off. It should come as no surprise that […]

By |November 20th, 2015|cardio, fat loss, nutrition, strength training, workouts|0 Comments

7 Tips for Bigger Arms – Tickets to the GunShow

Every red-blooded man with hair on his balls wants bigger, more muscular arms. It’s in our DNA. But for those with less than ideal “Gunshow Genetics” growing massive arms can be easier said than done. So what’s the secret? Well, there’s no magic secret, but there certainly are some basic training strategies you can follow to […]

By |May 18th, 2015|muscle building, strength training, workouts|0 Comments

HIIT vs LISS – Why Intense Interval Training Trumps Traditional Cardio

Spring is finally here and everyone is looking to drop some body fat and get shredded for the warm weather. This means it’s time to start doing more cardio and get on an extreme low calorie diet, right?

Not quite.

We want to challenge the common belief that doing a lot of cardiovascular exercise is the best way to […]

By |April 18th, 2015|cardio, fat loss, workouts|0 Comments

5 Big Muscle Building Tips from Big Ben Pakulski

A few years ago I attended a seminar lead by professional bodybuilder, trainer, author, public speaker, and educator, big Ben Pakulski (BPak). In his presentation, Advanced Techniques for Hypertrophy and Fat Loss, Ben shared some important tips for gaining muscle and shedding fat. Needless to say, I took some good notes during the workshop!

In this post I want to show you the Top 5 Muscle Building Tips he shared with us.
Get Big Tip #1: Understand Muscle Function & Train with Focus
One of the first things Ben talked about was how important it was to have a decent understanding of the function of the muscles you are training. Learn muscle origins and insertions, what their action is when they contract, understand how to fully shorten the muscle, and focus on creating tension in the target muscles when you are training.  Your muscles don’t know how much weight you are moving… they only respond to how much tension you place on them.

Once you understand basic muscle function, you can manipulate your exercises to better target your muscles more effectively.  You can learn how to create more tension in the muscles you are training without necessarily using heavier weights.

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By |March 25th, 2015|muscle building, nutrition, strength training, workouts|1 Comment

The Benefits of Online Coaching

Are you looking to shed fat, gain muscle, improve your fitness, and perform better? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the confusing health and fitness information in the media today?

It makes it tough to know where to start when you want to get in shape quickly. Having a professional design a training and nutrition plan […]

By |February 11th, 2015|motivation, strength training, workouts|0 Comments

Minimalist Training – More Gains, Less Time

Do you ever get annoyed with so many long, complicated training programs being promoted as the next big thing in “training science”? You’re not alone. I thought it was time for a refresher in the KISS (Keep It Short & Simple) philosophy.

It’s important to realize that your workouts don’t need to be long or complex […]

By |February 9th, 2015|muscle building, strength training, workouts|0 Comments

Top 7 Fat Loss Fundamentals

The one health and fitness goal that we hear from our clients more than any other is “fat loss”. Many people will say they are pursuing “weight loss” but the focus should be to improve one’s body composition by losing body fat while maintaining (or increasing) muscle tissue, rather than only looking at the number on your scale.

Regardless, with such a […]

By |January 26th, 2015|fat loss, nutrition|1 Comment

The Burning Ladders Workout – Go For The BURN!

What the heck is a Burning Ladder?
No, this has nothing to do with fire-fighting. A Burning Ladder is a training technique that Your Gym Trainer co-founder, Steve, and I often use, especially with our bodyweight / calisthenics workouts. It’s also one of the training methods we will be introducing in my upcoming ebook/ video program, […]

By |January 16th, 2015|fat loss, muscle building, strength training, workouts|16 Comments

How to BULK on a Budget

With the 2015 right around the corner, many people will be committing to their New Year’s Resolutions. While for the majority of people this will include some sort of weight loss goal, there are others who want to achieve the opposite. This article is dedicated to those who are in the noble pursuit of bulking up […]

By |December 20th, 2014|muscle building, nutrition|0 Comments