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Matt C. Patient Expert

Plymouth, Michigan
Leader of the greatest interactive marketing team by day, certified "Fitness Nerd" by night. I run a popular fitness blog -- AnswerFitness.com -- that focuses on nutrition, exercise, healthy eating and the benefits of weight and resistance training. My editorial policy is pretty... Full Bio
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Can You Mix Whey Protein Isolate in a Blender? | Ask The Fitness Nerd by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Does Mixing Whey Protein Isolate in a Blender Make It Less Effective? Dear Fitness Nerd, I’ve been drinking whey protein isolate for a couple of years. Usually I mix ... Read on »
How Many Sit Ups for Stomach Flattening? | Ask The Fitness Nerd by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Getting a flat stomach takes more than just countless sit ups. Find out the formula to a flatter, more defined mid-section. Dear Fitness Nerd, A very broad question t ... Read on »
8 Ways to Break a Weight Training Plateau | Weight & Resistance Training Tips by Matt C. Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hit a Plateau with Your Weight Training or Resistance Exercise Routine? Use These Proven Techniques to Jump-Start Your Training and Get Back On Track. Training plateaus a ... Read on »
The Strongest Man That I Ever Knew: Remembering Jarrett Knyal by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Jarrett Knyal taught me what it means to be “strong.” And in the the process proved that the mind is always more powerful than the body. “ If you are going to win any bat ... Read on »
1 Rep Max (1RM)| Fitness, Health and Exercise Glossary by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What is the definition of 1 Rep Max (1RM) and what does it mean? 1 Rep Max Definition 1 Rep Max (also know as One Repetition Maximum or 1RM ) is the standard measure o ... Read on »
Is Cardio Better Before or After Lifting Weights? | Ask The Fitness Nerd by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When Is the Best Time To Perform Cardio: Before or After Lifting Weights? Or Does It Even Matter? Dear Fitness Nerd, Is it better to do cardio before or after you lif ... Read on »
What Is BMI? | Ask The Fitness Nerd by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What is BMI and is it an Accurate Measure of Weight and Health? Dear Fitness Nerd, Can you explain exactly what BMI is? I recently bought a Wii Fit and according to th ... Read on »
Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe | Healthy Recipes and Snacks by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe Has All The Great Flavor of a Traditional Tortilla Soup While Still Managing To Be Good For You! Mexican food doesn’t have a reputa ... Read on »
Black Beans and Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe | Healthy Recipes & Snacks by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Unless you’re from Latin America, Mexico or Spain, beans and breakfast aren’t normally two things you associate together. But maybe you should — especially if … ... Read on »
Does Water Make You Lose Weight? | Ask The Fitness Nerd by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Can Drinking Water Help Make You Lose Weight? The Fitness Nerd Examines the Connection Between Drinking Water and Weight Loss Dear Fitness Nerd, I have a question: Doe ... Read on »
5 Components of Physical Fitness | Fitness Tips & Guides by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What Is Physical Fitness? Understanding the Five Basic Components of Physical Fitness Can Be The Difference Between Fitness Success & Failure. What does it mean to be “ph ... Read on »
What Does Body Composition Mean? | Fitness, Health and Exercise Glossary by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What Is Body Composition and How Is It Measured? Definition of Body Composition In physical fitness, body composition is defined as the percentage of fat, muscle, and  ... Read on »
What Does Flexibility Mean? | Fitness, Health and Exercise Glossary by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What’s the Definition of Flexibility and Why Is It Important to Physical Fitness? Find Out The Facts on Flexibility. Definition of Flexibility Flexibility is defined a ... Read on »
What Does Muscular Strength Mean? | Fitness, Health & Exercise Glossary by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What Is Muscular Strength and How Is It Measured? Definition of Muscular Strength Muscular strength is defined as the maximum amount of force that a muscle can exert a ... Read on »
Muscular Endurance Definition | Fitness, Health & Exercise Glossary by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What does Muscular Endurance Mean? Find out the Definition of Muscular Endurance and How to Test for It.  Definition of Muscular Endurance Muscular endurance is the ab ... Read on »
Cardiovascular Endurance Definition | Fitness, Exercise & Health Glossary by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What’s the Definition of Cardiovascular Endurance? Definition of Cardiovascular Endurance Cardiovascular endurance is the ability of the heart, lungs and blood vessels ... Read on »
Barilla Plus Pasta | Healthy Food of the Day by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Barilla Plus Pasta is higher in protein, Omega-3s and fiber than regular pasta. The question is: How does this healthier version of Barilla pasta hold up in the taste depart ... Read on »
Negative Calorie Foods: Fact or Fiction? | Ask The Fitness Nerd by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Are Negative Calorie Foods for Real or Just A Bunch of Diet Hot Air? The Fitness Nerd Separates Fact from the Fiction Around Negative Calorie Diets. Dear Fitness Nerd, ... Read on »
How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight? | Ask The Fitness Nerd by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking to lose weight, but not sure how many calories you should eat to achieve your goal? It’s actually not that hard if you know what to do. Dear Fitness Nerd, My ... Read on »
Stevia Gets FDA Approval as Natural Sweetener | Diet and Health News by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living FDA gives Stevia green-light as natural food and tabletop sweetener; Coke and Pepsi will be the first to introduce Stevia-sweetened soft drinks Stevia-fans in the U.S. ca ... Read on »