Author Archives: Srdjan Popovic
Author Archives: Srdjan Popovic
Your goals suck. Yeah. That's right I said it.
But let me rephrase that a little bit: goals - on their own - are not very useful.
Think about it for a second - how many times have you set a goal only to see yourself give up on it barely a quarter of the way through the journey. Again. And again.
There's a reason for this, which we'll dig into in a second.
The truth is, I think goals can be very valuable tools when used the right way. And today I want to show you why I believe goals - alone - are not enough and how you can use commitments and systems to achieve long-term results.
Let's dig in, shall we?Continue Reading
Welcome to Episode 58 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode we’ve got a sweet all-in-one workout for you.
I'm combining three of my favorite strength and conditioning exercises all into one jam-packed workout to help you burn fat, boost your strength & endurance, and build uncanny mental toughness.
As always - no gym is required. All you need for this one is a kettlebell, jump rope, timer, and a little bit of space to work with. You ready?Continue Reading
Is your kitchen a mystery to you?
Are you spending more time (and money) at restaurants because you think making food in the kitchen is a complicated or laborious process?
If so, it's time to wake up. You don't need to be a culinary wizard to make a good meal. You don't need to spend hours hovering over the stove-top to make delicious food.
There are a few simple kitchen tools that you can take advantage of to make amazing meals for yourself and your family without becoming a kitchen slave. Hint - the microwave is not one of them, sorry.
Making food should be fun, engaging, and efficient. And my hope is that this post will inspire you to get back to making your own meals & regaining control over your food.
Let me show you what kitchen tools will help you do just that.Continue Reading
We're on Episode 57 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit! This week we’ve got a high-intensity Tabata workout to help you burn some of that pre-summer fat that you've been lookin' to get rid of.
If you're short on time, Tabatas are a great option. They're simple, effective, and great for getting your heart rate up in a really short period of time.
In this workout, we're combining a few different Tabatas all into one. We'll be working with jump ropes and bodyweight exercises.
Best part? No gym is required. In fact, you can do the full workout in one spot. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer, and a little bit of space to work with.Continue Reading
What does your typical plate look like?
What's on it? Maybe some meat. Some potatoes, rice, or pasta. Maybe a couple slices of bread. Perhaps some vegetables.
With thousands of different items being sold all across North America, the number of combinations of foods you can put on your plate is, almost literally, exponential.
And it's perhaps why nutrition has become so complicated.
Knowing what to put on your plate for optimal health and performance has become a daunting task, but an ever more important one as every meal you have is either going to make your more or less healthy.
In this post, I want to introduce you to the Better Plate Theory - a simplified guide to building a better plate of food that will help optimize your health, boost your energy levels, and keep the weight down.Continue Reading
Welcome to Episode 56 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a quick and challenging ladder workout lined up!
This episode brings a challenging full-body strength and conditioning workout that will leave you huffing and puffing in your spot. It's a quick burst, but great for fat loss, endurance, and overall work capacity.
No gym is required. All you need for this one is a timer and a little bit of space to work with. Let's get right into it.Continue Reading
I'm blown away by the number of people who still think that we need to spend hours in the gym to get a "good" workout in.
More isn't always better. In fact, there are some simple strategies that you can use to get better results in less time. It's true. I've seen it. I've done it.
Whether you're on a tight schedule or just looking to change things up, I want to show you a few simple training strategies that can will help you make your training sessions a little more efficient.Continue Reading
We're on Episode 55 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a nice unilateral kettlebell swing workout.
We're pairing one-handed swings with one of the most powerful bodyweight conditioning exercises - the mountain climber. It's a great way to burn fat, improve endurance, and build upper body and core strength.
No gym is required. All you need for this one is a kettlebell, a timer, and a little bit of space to work with. Let's get right into it.Continue Reading
People like to over-complicate things, particularly when it comes to exercise and nutrition. Truth is, you don't need expensive tools, complex recipes, or intense training programs to see improvements in the way they look and feel.
I've found that some of the biggest improvements in my life have come from the smallest and simplest behavioral changes. All it takes is a couple of simple daily habits to see a major shift in your life. I've seen it.
If you run a tight ship, I want show you 10 simple daily habits that can transform your life without eating away at your schedule.Continue Reading
We're on Episode 54 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a high-intensity jump rope interval workout.
Interval workouts are great for getting your heart rate up in a relatively short period of time as you alternate between exercises of different intensity levels.
In this workout, we're pairing high-intensity jump rope sprints with one of my favorite core exercises - the extended plank. It's a great fat-burning workout that will really push you outside of your comfort zone.
No gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer, and a little bit of space to work with. Let's get right into it.Continue Reading