Balance Guy Training Blog

Stress Free Holiday Exercise Plan

So easy even my mum can do it. 😊 Ah, it’s the time of year where all the media outlets are trotting out their experts on how to prevent holiday weight gain and stress. This advice doesn’t change from year … Read More

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Why Outback Performance?

Gyms are a dime a dozen. During my time as a personal trainer, I’ve worked in my fair share. Personal trainers see gyms a little differently because it’s a unique workplace but also a place to ‘workout.’     I’m assuming which … Read More

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3 Fitness Tips For Winter

Avoid winter weight gain by using these 3 tips Old man winter is slowing creeping up on us.   And I don’t know about you, but there’s not one thing I like about the cold. The wind, rain, ice, sheet, … Read More

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Train Like An Adult

Like most guys starting out in the gym, I did plenty of mirror muscle work.  It was a steady diet of biceps curls, triceps extensions, bench presses and shoulder raises. Any muscle I didn’t see or didn’t care about, didn’t … Read More

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4 Beginner Gym Mistakes (and how to fix them)

You look down at the scale and you can’t believe your eyes. That’s way higher than you thought it was. And then you stroll over to the mirror while taking your shirt off. Turning side to side while glancing over … Read More

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4 Big Rocks Of Exercise

Have you heard this story before about the big rocks? It bears repeating even if you’ve heard it before. The story goes….  ‘A man stood in front of the group of high-powered over-achievers he said, “Okay, time for a quiz.” … Read More

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Writing Your Own Exercise Program

Disclaimer Writing exercise programs is a mixture between science, guesswork and good judgement.  This article is kept simple, so you don’t get lost in the details so you can concentrate on getting results. Please consult your doctor if you’re starting … Read More

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Joining A Gym Vs Training At Home

Confession time. I haven’t been training in a commercial gym for well over 18 months now. Because since I moved to Louisiana, I’ve be training in my garage gym Outback Performance. After training in gyms on and off for almost 30 … Read More

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3 Tips To Bust Through Your Plateaus

When the scale or barbell isn’t budging use these 3 tips to bust through your plateaus Note- this is a new and improved version of this article and version also appeared here. This is my edited version. Progress in the … Read More

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Exercise And Mental Health

I don’t mean to start this mental health article out on a downer but a good friend of mine recently took his own life. And he seemed to have it all together. He Was happily married man of 5 years … Read More

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