Posts by Nick

Taylor Vertucci

The ‘fitness movement’ wouldn’t be the same without the inspiration and motivation that comes from Taylor Vertucci, or better known by her Instagram handle @Taylorve. We at YFD were happy to hear back from her, and grateful that we got such a great interview from her! She was one of the sweetest people that I’ve…

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Back and Abs

Anyone looking for a new back and abs workout for your split routine? Exercise Rep Range 1. Single Arm Bent Over Rows 3 sets 10-12, 10-12, 8-10 SUPERSET WITH 2. Seated Close Grip Rows 3 sets 6 second reps 6-8, 4-6, 8-10 3. Machine Back Flys 4 sets arms at 45 angle from body 10-12,…

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Macronutrients Under the Microscope

Macros There are three essential nutrients that large amounts of energy come from – carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The body does depend on micronutrients (which are mostly vitamins and minerals) and water, but macronutrients are responsible for the major supply of energy… hence the prefix, macro. Energy absorbed from macronutrients are described in terms of calories, and…

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Summer Sunrises and Vodka Sunsets

The Thirst Sometimes, nothing seems more pleasant than throwing your legs up and enjoying a cocktail or an ice-cold Summer Shandy on a hot summer day. Whether you’re grilling out, tanning by the poolside, or enjoying a book in the shade, a nice adult beverage can do wonders to help relax. Fitnatics struggle with this…

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Protein Muffin Recipes

Muffin Tops on Your Plate, Not Your Waste Line Watching all of your glutenous friends enjoy mounds of pancakes with loads of syrup drizzled on top while you’re on your ‘clean diet’ is one of the worst things to experience first thing in the morning. I grew tired of protein pancakes, oatmeal, egg-whites, and other…

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Full Body with a Slight Chance of Core

For all of my full body fans that have either plateaued or fallen asleep doing your old boring workout, search no further. Please plan accordingly; you will need about 30 minutes after the workout to gather yourself so that you won’t topple over like the Titanic on your way to the showers. This one targets…

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Core 1.1

The Core is responsible for essentially all dynamic motion, and some static holds; everything from throwing a football to swatting at a fly. Your core muscles twist, contract, and stabilize to make motion possible, or at least easier. I’ve posted 5 workouts that engage your core, and this is one of them. The others can…

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Core 1.2

So, you’ve survived the first core routine. If you’re not too sore, here is the second addition to my core workouts. I’ve posted 5 workouts that engage your core, and this is one of them. The others can be found at these links: Core 1.1, Core 1.3, Core 1.4, Core 1.5 They don’t have to be…

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Core 1.3

Here is the third installment to the Core Workouts I promised. Enjoy! And I’ve also added the links to the other core workouts in this series. Core 1.1, Core 1.2, Core 1.4, Core 1.5 They don’t have to be done in any order, I just attached all the links so you can have variance in…

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Core 1.4

This entire core work consists of variations of… dun, dun, duuuuuuun; the plank! I hope you’ve built up your muscular endurance, because you’re in for a treat. Here are the links to the other core workouts: Core 1.1, Core 1.2, Core 1.3, Core 1.5 They don’t have to be done in any order, I just attached…

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