10 Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good: How to Start Eating Veggies!

How do you start eating veggies like these?

If the sight of a plate of broccoli makes you gag, this post is for you!

We’ll turn any “Veggie Hater” into a “Vegetable Lover” by showing you how to make a plate full of greens not taste like a wet gym sock [1].

If you’ve been a picky eater your whole life (I didn’t eat veggies until 22!), our guide today will help level up your taste buds!

Wayne appreciates vegetables that taste good

We work closely with our Online Coaching Clients to help them find their gateway vegetables, and I even picked our coaches’ brains to get their favorite tactics in this guide too.

By the end of this guide, I’m going to have you excited to eat vegetables, and ready to take the “NF Veggie Challenge”:

Alright, let’s do this.

Strength Training & Weight Training 101: Why You Need to Get Strong.

Lego woman minifigure lifting weights in a gym

Strength training will change your life.

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, and/or just look and feel better, strength training will do just that.[1]

In this comprehensive series, we’re going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about getting strong.

By the way, hi. I’m Staci Ardison, Senior Coach for Team NF, with a 455 pound deadlift, and strength training has changed my life.

You can see in these images how strength training transformed Staci.

Here’s that deadlift by the way (at a bodyweight of 150 lbs): 

A deadlift like so is a great way to strength train. Don't start with 400 pounds though!

I help men and women get strong with our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and in addition to this strength series, I’d love for our team to help you get strong too:

In this introduction to Strength and Resistance Training, we’ll cover:

This is also quite a lot to absorb, so we’ve combined this article along with the rest of our strength articles into a “Strength Training 101: Everything You Need to Know” guide.

Grab it free when you join the Rebellion by putting your email in the box below.

How to Use a Rowing Machine (Beginner’s Workout)

Man using row machine

The rowing machine – it’s so hot right now.

Rowing classes are everywhere. It’s easy to find professional and Olympic athletes hyping up the machine’s ability to provide a full-body workout.

All well and good…but how do you actually use the thing?

Well my friend, you’ve come to the right place to find out.

Many clients in our Online Coaching Program tell us they want to start rowing, but they don’t know how. Today, we’ll explain how we get them going with row machine workouts.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Alright, you ready?

Let’s row, row, row your rower.

How to Portion Control (How to Lose Weight with Portion Control)

A LEGO holding some seafood, which looks like a big portion size.

It’s time to learn how to portion control!

There are all sorts of “tips” and “tricks” out there, but today we’re going to show you the best method.

What makes me so confident?

For many of our Online Coaching clients, we create portion control strategies for weight loss that don’t suck. Today, we’ll share them with you too!

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Let’s do this thang!

How to Lose Weight (Without Dieting): 5 Rules of Weight Loss

Can you eat that croissant if you're trying to lose weight? We'll find out!

Ugh, it’s time for yet another attempt at losing weight.

For some, losing weight is as simple as just looking at a vegetable.

For the rest of us mere mortals, it feels like running through quicksand.

For some, trying to lose weight is tougher than trying to escape quicksand.

Fortunately, helping people lose weight in a way that doesn’t suck is what we do!

And gosh darnit, we’re really good at it: we have thousands of success stories and 1 million+ people tune in each month for advice on this stuff. 

We help our Online Coaching Clients lose weight without dieting, and these are the exact tactics we use.

I’m going to cover EVERYTHING you need to know about losing weight quickly, sustainably, and without hating everything.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Let’s jump right in!

How to Do a Bodyweight Row or Inverted Row

The inverted bodyweight row is a great way to grow your strength training practice.

The Inverted Bodyweight Row is one of the BEST, simple, most effective exercises you can do for your “pull” muscles.

If you’re trying to get to your first pull-up (or even if you are already doing pull-ups), it’s a must. 

That’s why we program them in when designing workouts for our Online Coaching Clients.

Today, I’ll explain exactly why (almost like you were in our program).

As part of our Strength 101 series, this guide will cover everything you need to know about this awesome exercise:

Let’s do this thing!

How to Get in Shape Quickly and Safely: 4-Step Beginner Guide

This Stormtrooper is ready to get in shape!

This step-by-step strategy guide will tell you everything you need to do to lose weight and get healthy starting today.

I know you have lots of questions, and I promise I’ll answer every single one of them (yes, even that one).

These are the exact strategies we tailor to each 1-on-1 Online Coaching Clients, and I’m excited to share them with you today.

In this guide we’ll discuss:

Four easy steps to obtain the Nerd Fitness “Triforce of Winning!”

“But Steve, ‘tri’ means three…”

…don’t worry about that, because Triforce!

Nerd Fitness Triforce of Winning

Either way, you got this.

You can read our overall philosophy below (which has helped hundreds of thousands of people), and help you get started today!

The Ultimate Resistance Band Workout: How to Train With Exercise Bands

Today, we'll teach you everything you want to know about resistance bands.

Let’s start training with resistance bands!

Whether you got exercise bands in the mail from Amazon, or they’ve been sitting in your closet since the 80s, you’ve finally decided it’s time to learn how to use the darn things. 

Either way, you’re in the right place! 

That’s because we specialize in home workouts. Our Coaches build custom training programs for whatever equipment you might have available (or even “no equipment”).

If you have a set of resistance bands, today we’ll show you how to put them to good use.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

It’s time to join the Resistance…

The 42 Best Bodyweight Exercises: The Ultimate Guide for Working Out Anywhere!

Deadshot does his bodyweight training, in between "jobs."

Here are the 42 best bodyweight exercises you can do to build muscle and burn fat, no gym required! 

These are the exact exercises we start our coaching clients on, and many perform them from their house or apartment.

In a hurry? Sign-up for our free weekly newsletter and we’ll send you PDFs of our “Work Out at Home” guides!

We’ve organized the exercises in today’s guide by major muscle groups (click to jump to those movements):

Plus, we’ll pull it all together at the end so you can create a complete bodyweight workout routine!

Alright, let’s get to it.

Taking Body Measurements: The Ultimate Guide for Tracking Fitness

This pencil is a perfect tool to track your fitness progress.

If you’re on a weight loss or fitness journey, you NEED to read this article.

Why?

Because tracking your body measurements and fitness progress can be crucial for getting in shape!

Those who succeed in transforming themselves are those who write everything down. As they say “That which gets measured gets improved.”

Or as we tell our 1-on-1 Online Coaching clients, “track the problem to crack the problem!

Today, we teach you these life-changing habits:

Let’s jump right in!

Does the Perfect Workout Exist? 9 Steps to Find the Best Workout Plan (For You).

This Lego has found his perfect workout.

So you want to get in shape and start getting fit, but you’re not sure what the perfect workout is?

Not only that, but you want a workout program that you’ll ACTUALLY do?

Great. This is what we do, and we’re pretty dang good at it.

We help people find their perfect workout program

We create personalized workout programs for our Online Coaching Clients, and this guide walks you through the exact 9 steps we follow to create each program:

 

This may seem like a lot, but ALL of the steps are important!

In our step-by-step guide to picking the best workout plan and getting fit, we’ll cover:

Let’s jump right into #1!

How Do Beginners Get Fit? (3 Ways to Start)

This photo shows a LEGO going on a walk

So you’ve decided you want to get fit?

Great!

Now what? There is SOOO much out there, it can be overwhelming.

You end up collecting information for weeks…but take zero action.

If this sounds like you, we understand. It’s frustrating! 

No worries though, you’re in the right place to kick it into gear. We’ve helped thousands of beginners get started (and reach their goals!) as part of our online coaching program

Today, I’ll share with you 3 different ways to get things going, that have been tested by nerds just like you. 

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Let’s jump right in.

How to Start Working Out (Consistently)

LEGO Rugby players in action.

So you’re having trouble working out consistently?

I get it. 

Life is busy and hectic. You probably wear multiple hats in your life.

Hopefully, one of them is a pirate hat:

Cartman from South Park as a pirate.

If you are having trouble exercising regularly, know that you aren’t alone. 

Not being able to work out consistently is one of the top issues facing our clients in Nerd Fitness Coaching. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that help them, which we’ll share with you right now too. 

Here’s what we’ll cover today:

Let’s jump right in!

A Beginner’s Guide to Running: 4 Steps to Learn How to Run

After today's guide, you can run like the Flash...kind of.

So you’ve decided it’s time to start running?

Perfect! You’ve arrived at the right place.

We’ve helped thousands of people run injury-free and train for their first 5k or marathon, and we’ve put together everything you need to know below too! 

Here’s what we’ll cover in our guide to running:

If you’re interested in starting a proper running practice (which you are, ’cause you’re here), you may want to try our new app! It contains a fun adventure that will take you from sitting on your couch to running a full 5k – with plenty of benchmarks in between for you to find your groove. No guesswork needed, just tie your shows and follow along with the app. 

You can sign-up for a free trial right here:

Alright, let’s do this thing.

How to Do a Proper Pull-up & Chin-up, Step By Step.

One arm pull-ups would be a great bodyweight exercise, but let's start you off with something easier.

So you want to do a pull-up, eh?

Well you’ve arrived at the right place!

Pull-ups are one of my favorite exercises. Today, I’ll share the exact program we use to help our Online Coaching clients lift themselves up.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Real quick…if you’re just starting your strength training journey, check out our massive guide Strength Training 101: Everything You Need to Know.

You can snag it for free when you enlist in the Rebellion (that’s us!) by signing up below:

Okie dokie, let’s do this.

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