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5 Qualities to Look for in a Workout Partner    

A workout partner can be a great motivating factor to keeping up a regular schedule hear at the gym. Knowing that someone else will be here waiting for you can be a great motivator when you just can't seem to get moving.  Here are a few qualities to look for in the perfect workout partner.

Similar schedule - A good workout partner must be available to workout at your selected time. Always struggling to meet up for a workout is just another barrier to getting to the gym. It's far simpler to try to find someone whose schedule fits yours.

Reliability - It goes without saying that reliability is essential in a workout partner. Someone who misses more workouts than you will not exactly be a great motivator to get out the door.

Personality - The perfect partner for the mild-mannered cubicle dweller may not be the clown pants wearing, do rag loving, obscenity screaming, muscle guy. Try to find someone who matches you workout style, whatever that may be...unless your workout style is 5 minutes of reading a magazine while sitting on the recumbent bike followed by a trip to Cold Stone Creamery to reward yourself. If that is the case, maybe you could use a few workouts with muscle guy!

Similar goals - It is easier to make progress if you have someone to workout with who is trying to achieve similar goals. A runner who lifts weights occasionally probably would not be a good workout partner for a powerlifter interested in deadlifting at his or her maximum capacity.

Similar fitness level - While not a necessity, similar fitness level will allow workout partners to push each other, but not overdo it.

Take this advice...if you find someone who meets all of these criteria, hang on to them for as long as you can. A great partner is priceless.  If you are looking for a partner, but don't know where to begin, there are lots of online forums and chat centers with other people looking for YOU to be THEIR workout partner. Even ask someone at your current gym.  
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Scrambled Eggs
Most people associate eggs (with yolk) with high cholesterol. But according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition, this breakfast favorite actually increases good (HDL) cholesterol, not bad (LDL) cholesterol. Plus, one study found that overweight people who ate a breakfast of two eggs with yolk instead of a bagel 5 days a week for 8 weeks reported higher energy levels and lost 65 percent more weight.
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Liquid meals leave you hungrier than solid food after just a few hours, says journal Obesity.
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Lightly Sweetened :

A frequently abused claim with no formal definition, this appears most often in the cereal aisle, and many of the boxes it adorns are actually loaded with various sweeteners. Need proof? Look at Kellogg’s Smart Start. It claims to be “lightly sweetened,” yet it has more sugar per cup than a full serving of Oreo cookies!
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If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If it can't go bad, it's bad for you.
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Cut out 96 calories from your daily diet, and you'll be 10 pounds lighter one year from today! 
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People who regularly use olive oil to cook and on salads were 41 percent less likely to have a stroke, a new study says.
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Polyphenols in cherries help buffer oxidative stress—the damage to your cells caused by harmful compounds such as free radicals—that occurs during intense exercise. 
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Domino's Chicken Carbonara Breadbowl Pasta :

1,480 calories
, 56 g fat (24 g saturated), 2,220 mg sodium

Basically, what we have here is a big wad of pizza dough hollowed out and stuffed with noodles, cream, and cheese. That’s why half of these calories come from refined carbohydrates and another third come from fat. This leaves little room for healthy nutrients such as protein and fiber. Three slices of pizza with chicken, peppers, and parmesan cheese will give you the same basic flavor profile while saving you more than 900 calories.
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Exercise Physiologist, Sports Nutritionist
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  • www.AaronShelley.com
    Exercise Physiologist, Sports Nutritionist, present
  • Oregon State University, University of Kentucky, University of Nevada, Texas Tech University, LA Fitness, Gold's Gym, World Gym
    Asst. Strength Coach/Director Sports Nutrition
  • Texas Tech University
    Director of Sports Nutrition
  • University of Kentucky
    Director of Sports Nutrition
  • University of Nevada
    Head Strength Coach/Sports Nutrition
  • LA Fitness
    District Operations Mananger
  • Apple Inc.
    Technical Support
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Gresham, OR
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Gresham - Portland, Corvallis, Lexington, Reno, Lubbock
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The trainer's trainer. Nutrition and Fitness... It's what I do!
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Aaron Shelley, M.S.S., Ph.D. (pending thesis), SPN, SCCC, CFT, SSC. Aaron has been a collegiate speed, strength and conditioning coach and Sports Nutritionist for the last 21 years. He earned his degrees at Oregon State University in the area of Strength Physiology with a minor in Nutrition and Biochemistry. Coach Shelley is the Director of Physical Development for SportsNutrition4U.com, a popular training and nutritional website. Recently, Coach Shelley left his position as the Head Strength Coach at Texas Tech University. As the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Texas Tech Basketball team, Coach Shelley devised a scientifically based, periodized training program than ensured the Red Raiders peak in strength, speed and conditioning at the right time. Additionally, he was the Director of the Sports Performance Nutrition Program at Texas Tech. Coach Shelley serves on the Board of Directors for the CSCC (Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association).

 

Until four years ago, he was the Head Speed, Strength, & Conditioning Coach and Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nevada. Before moving to Nevada, he served as the Head Sport Nutritionist and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at The University of Kentucky where he developed the nutritional protocol and supplementation program for the Wildcats. Prior to Kentucky, he was the Assistant Strength Coach at Oregon State overseeing all sports.

 

Early on in his career, he was an instructor at OSU in the area of Exercise Science. During his stint at OSU, he authored and co-authored over 24 publications and presentations in the area of muscle strength and bone metabolism. More recently, Coach Shelley has been a featured expert and guest writer in many different magazines including: Muscle & Fitness, Men's Fitness, Coach Illustrated, Flex, and Shape to name a few. With over 20 years in the field, Coach Shelley was the personal trainer of several popular professional athletes nationwide and bodybuilders while living in Oregon. Aaron is an accomplished power lifter and bodybuilder himself, having won several major titles on the West Coast.

 

When it comes to words of praise, what could be better than hearing it from Coach Bob Knight, Head Coach of the Texas Tech Basketball Team. Coach Knight said, "I've never worked with anybody who is as intense at it and puts the effort into it that Aaron Shelley has. He's about as good as you can be in that phase of athletics." Coach Knight also said, " Aaron Shelley is the best in the country at what he does." Speaking about Coach Shelley's abilities as the head strength & conditioning coach for Red Raider basketball as well as director of sports nutrition at Texas Tech.

 

In addition, Coach Shelley was selected to the Advisory Board of Men's Fitness Magazine. Men's Fitness Magazine has the largest circulation of any magazine in its category. Coach Shelley serves as a technical advisor on various topics including nutrition, diet, weight training, sport specific training and conditioning and nutritional supplements.

 

Degrees/Certifications

 

* Ph.D. (pending thesis)- Exercise Physiology, Minor in Biochemistry & nutrition

 

            * MSS – Master of Sports Sciences

 

             * SCCC- Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified

 

             * SPN – Sports Performance Nutritionist

  

          * CFT – Certified Fitness Trainer

 

* SSC – Specialist in Strength & Conditioning

 

 

Education
  • Oregon State University
    present
  • Gresham High School
  • Oregon State University
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