This is a fairly common question I received the other day. Followed by

“Is it ok if I train them everyday?”.

These were my main tips to help based on my experience over the last decade. Enjoy!

1️⃣ Learn to manage your Insulin! The word people associate with Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and now even Alzheimer’s . I’m going to tell you what most people don’t want to hear. If you are struggling with weight loss and consume carbohydrates at most meals and without any concept of how much you should be consuming. This is likely a key factor for your “stubborn body fat”. I put this in quotations…


Even if you are always on the same path… change is inevitable. One of the main factors I see as a recurring roadblock for most people and myself included, is fear of “Change”. Change can come subtle and after several years you see tangible change. But Change can also come abruptly. And this is what I feel is what paralyzes many. When I see a new client , the idea of the end goal changes excites them. But what will last with them forever is a mindset of loving the process of change not just an end goal (summer body/vacation/wedding/fit…


-The Split Squat, A game changer

Squats, Deadlifts, Leg presses are just some of the top movements you hear a lot buzz about over the internet when it comes to crushing a good leg workout. But if there is one movement that I can say personally changed the way I do leg training it is the Split Squat. Being really tall as a kid I always had horrible lower body alignment “walking like a duck” as I call it. My parents spent tons of money on insoles for my shoes which really did nothing to help. Years went by following the Schwarzenegger approach of 90 degree…


-You are only as strong as your weakest link

Hitting plateaus are never something one wants to do. But in most cases it is inevitable. Having a weakness in your training will likely be the primary thing keeping you from progressing. Without writing a detailed program or getting too specific, here is a simple solution. Normally whatever it is you avoid or barley hit at the end of your workout is what is suffering. Take your weakest movement like external rotation/hip adduction/reverse curling and start with it before getting into the meat and potatoes of your workout. Leaving your ego at the door is of upmost importance here because…


Preparing my meals is something I have done since I was 18 years old to avoid any plateaus in my training and gain as much weight as possible. The picture attached is of my meal prep just a week ago. Here I am at 31 getting ready for a full day training my clients. I have kept this habit for over a decade to stay in the shape I want, and, to know that I am eating the meals I need. All my meals have a purpose;… Varied animal protein for all ,Starch meals surrounding my workout and Lower glycemic…

Coach Coutts

Toronto Exercise Therapist & Strength Coach. Loving the process and sharing the journey.

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