Need to lose weight? Lose Weight with this 1200 calorie meal plan. When it comes to healthy eating and what to eat there is an endless supply of information out there. The source can be friends, family, internet, and the news. It also doesn’t help much of the advice contradicts each other, or seems to change […]
About Matthew Choate
Matthew Choate, CSCS, B.S. Dietetics and Food Administration, Owner of XCell Fitness Academy.
Matthew attended CSULB where he received his degree in Dietetics & Food Administration. He has been a personal trainer for the past 5 years, and received the Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification from NASM. He then continued his studies and received his degree in nutrition and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist-NSCA. Matthew has a life long passion for fitness and nutrition and is the creator of the scientifically based X-Fit program at XCell Fitness Academy.
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Looking for the Perfect Total Body workout? Try this full body blaster that incorporates a little bit of everything next time you are in the gym. This workout comes packed with a power exercise, strength exercises, supplemental exercises, and a killer finisher at the end. This total body workout has an emphasis on upper body, […]
What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a culinary spice that spans its use across many different cultures. It is a relative of ginger. Here in the United States we use it for it is coloring to give mustard its yellow color. It is also a major component of Indian curries. Turmeric has been getting a lot […]
Keep joints healthy and recovery on track with these superfoods. BY MATTHEW CHOATE Here’s a question: What is inflammation? We can hear the crickets. That’s probably not too compelling on its own. So let’s take it a step further: How can controlling inflammation lead to better muscle gains and increased fat loss? Perhaps now we […]
Protein is the main component of muscles, organs, and glands. Every living cell and many body fluids contain some type of proteins. The cells of muscles, tendons, and ligaments are maintained with protein. Adults need a minimum of .08 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day to keep from slowly breaking […]
On average American, you consume about 156 pounds of the stuff a year. Here’s what satisfying your sweet tooth will cost you over the course of 12 months. Excess sugar attached to blood proteins to form a collagen-killing substance that’s aptly called “advanced glycation end-product,” or AGE. Drink Cranberry juice, studies show this potent potable […]
Sodium and salt are found mainly in processed and prepared foods. Sodium and sodium chloride – known commonly as salt – occur naturally in foods, usually in small amounts. Salt and other sodium containing ingredients are often used in food processing. Some people add salt and salty sauces, such as soy sauce, to their food […]
Making sure your joints are healthy and working properly should be one of the most important things for everyone. Whether you are a everyday lifter, or a weekend warrior making sure your joints are functioning optimally will allow you to exercise up to an old age. Taking glucosamine helps keep your joints lubricated and running […]
Vitamins are small molecules (Vitamin B12 is the largest, with a molecular weight of 1,355) that your body needs to keep itself running properly. We know that the body can produce its own Vitamin D through exposure to the sun, but generally vitamins must be provided in food. Unfortunately most of the food we eat […]