Charles Smith Fitness Blog

Rest and Hydration: The Great 8s

Success requires rules and a plan. If you’re struggling out there, you’re probably breaking the rules and trying to wing it. Most of the information flying around today regarding how to get from here to there in life doesn’t cover the basics because it’s boring and not new. I believe that the self-imposed pressures of […]

Breaking Through Plateaus

You’re tracking calories, working out each day, then bam! For a week or two, the scale refuses to budge…and you realize you’ve hit a dreaded weight loss plateau. Now what? Even though it’s completely normal to hit a snag in your fitness journey, a perceived setback like this can send even the most dedicated dieter […]

Work Your Transverse Abdominus for a Flatter Stomach

Most abdominal exercises do not work the transverse abdominus, since it is an internal muscle with fibers that run horizontally. Why work it if you can’t see it? Because it gives your torso stability, making other exercises more efficient and helping prevent injury. It also holds your gut in, essentially flattening your stomach. The transverse […]