The Benefits of Exercising Before Breakfast

Great article from NY Times The holiday season brings many joys and, unfortunately, many countervailing dietary pitfalls. Even the fittest and most disciplined of us can succumb, indulging in more fat and calories than at any other time of the year. The health consequences, if the behavior is unchecked, can be swift and worrying. A recent study by scientists in Australia found that after only three days, an extremely high-fat, high-calorie diet can lead to increased blood sugar and insulin resistance, potentially increasing the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Waistlines also can expand at this time of year, prompting self-recrimination and unrealistic New Year’s resolutions. But a new study published in The Journal of Physiology suggests a more reliable and far simpler response. Run or… Read more

P90X for Hardgainers Part 2 – THE DIETPLAN!

The term hardgainer has been used loosely around the Beachbody community or in the fitness industry a lot. Hardgainer is someone who is naturally skinny, who no matter what he or she eats, always seem to have trouble gaining weight, whether in the form of muscle or fat. To determine whether you’re a hardgainer, look at the men in your family. If they’re all slim and skinny, then you’re most likely an ectomorph or a hardgainer. Do not confused the term hardgainer with having hard time to gain muscle mass, because if that is the case, almost everyone is a hardgainer. Either way, I will lay out the diet plan for different types of people who want to gain lean muscle mass while on P90X.… Read more

Does P90X Work? Fitness Coach Nick Husin answers the question “Does P90x work for hardgainers?” The most common questions that I always receive are: “Does P90x Work?  Can you gain all that muscle mass with just P90X? I thought it was for people who want to lean down only“ The truth is, P90X is not a weight loss program, but it is a well designed program for anyone, whether the main goal is just improving your fitness level, getting more lean, being ripped, or add lean muscle mass. The program works to get you to your most optimal physique – if you’re on the flabby side, you’d be losing weight, while if you’re on the skinny side, you’d gain lean muscle mass. However, to gain… Read more

I’m on P90X ad in Esquire Mag, Jan 2011 issue!

From Esquire Magazine, Jan 2011 issue When Beachbody’s corporate office emailed me few months back to notify that I will be on P90X ads in some magazines, I didn’t realized that I will be the feature story! Click on the picture above to view it larger, or get your copy of Esquire Magazine! I am also on ESPN & Road and Track Magazine for Jan issue as well. For skinny, dorky guys out there – don’t give up as there is hope after-all! If I can do it, you can do it too! Just DECIDE, COMMIT and you will SUCCEED! p/s: Man, that is some shiny jeans… what was I thinking? haha… Read more

Another Success Story with P90X – Hottest Firefighter Calendar Male Model

I have had the honor of helping Donnie Williams, a firefighter from Tulsa, OK, for over a year with his fitness journey. Donnie has always been fit, but he wanted more. After completing 2 rounds of P90X, he expressed an interest to enter a Firefighter Calendar. I worked closely with him  in designing an intense hybrid P90X workout and we also  took a good look at his diet. I guess everything paid off because he was selected as Mr August for the Tulsa Metro Firefighter Calendar, This is after a year of P90X, proper diet and supplements – with P90X Recovery Formula Drink after every workout. Like Donnie, you too can reach your fitness goals if you commit to a consistent routine… Read more

Free Workout Classes in Hollywood-Los Angeles?

If you’re in the Greater Los Angeles Area and looking for a cheap way to get fit and stay in shape, check out Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood. There are several Yoga classes held there everyday, and best of all, Team Beachbody Bootcamp-style Class with yours truly! This 50-60 min body sculpting and strengthening workout is based on P90X exercises and other Beachbody workouts like  Insanity, Turbo Fire, RevAbs, etc. All levels welcomed. Also are doing Shakeology tasting after every Saturday’s workout. TEAM BEACHBODY FIT CLUB SCHEDULE: Tuesday – 3:30 pm Saturday/Sunday – 12:00 pm WHAT TO BRING: Water Mat or Towel Proper workout shoes (no flip flops) Workout clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty To find the the class, just go to to… Read more

A healthy Christmas Dessert?

Finally I am hosting a Christmas party for the first time since I’ve been in California. Since most of my guests would be a health-freak people, I can’t just serve the typical high-calories-junk, and I can do so much with veggie dip. While searching online, I found this great recipe for a no bake Shakeology Brownies. Big THANK YOU to Coach Amy P for creating this recipe! Ingredients: 1/2 cup Chocolate Shakeology (60g) 1/2 cup oats (48g) 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (119g) 1/4 cup agave nectar (66g) Mix all ingredients by hand and press into a small baking dish. I sprayed the dish with cooking spray, but you can line it with wax paper, if you prefer. Cut into 12 pieces. Yes, they will… Read more

Core Workout Routine: Dips & L Workout

Dips & L is a great upper body and core workout routine, which could be easily done either at home, at the gym, or any outdoor adult jungle gym. If you’re looking to work more on your abs, while building and toning your pecs/tri at the same time, I’d highly recommend incorporating this routine into your current workout. You could do either single, double, triple or quadruple dips & L. For example, when doing double, you need to do 2 dips in a row, and then do 2 Ls in a row. If you workout from home and do not have a parallel dip bar, all you need is 2 stool/bar chair and you should be set to go. Or else, just use your creativity… Read more