What’s up man…
Welcome to my site! I assume you’re here looking to shed body fat and add some muscle?
If that’s the case…you’re in the right place.
I’m Dave Dreas. I’ve been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Ironman Magazine, Inside Fitness Magazine, ESPN the Magazine and Reebok…
…But more importantly, I’m a trainer.
I’ve spent the last four years building Arizona Training Lab in Phoenix, AZ. It’s a cool facility that’s allowed me to work with thousands of people looking to lose fat and build muscle.
Now, I understand that hiring a personal trainer can be expensive so I’ve taken a bunch of my best information and put it here online.
These blog posts have been inspired by my clients so I know for a fact that something on this site can help YOU get better results.
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What’s even cooler, is that I’ve created a platform that has allowed me to work with you.
As a member of my site you get access to a lot of behind the scenes video of what I do on a daily basis.
This covers meal prepping, workouts, nutrition talks and hacks, fat loss tips, and much more.
Even better, you get access to a wide variety of workouts from bodyweight to gym workouts.
I cram just about everything I possibly can into the site so that you can get maximum results.
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Before you start navigating the site understand this…
I don’t prescribe to a lot of the fitness industry nonsense and my sole focus is to actually provide results.
Not peddle bullshit.
If you’re serious about making a physical AND mental transformation it will require HARD WORK. I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that.
What I can do is help you get started.
I can teach you everything that I know so that you can be better than when you first started.
I can help you, support you, and provide you with the right information so that you can actually get results.
I’ve spent the last 5 years coaching NBA draft pics, Local News Anchors, Doctors, High School and College Athletes, weekend warriors and the dude just trying to get in shape.
By doing this I’ve been able to create a system that works.
You just need to follow it.
There is no reason why you can’t build your ideal body. There is no reason why you don’t deserve to be healthy, fit, lean, and ripped.
Don’t settle for mediocrity as that’s not a way for you to live life.
If there is one thing I could do over again in my life, it would have been getting this site up quicker so that I could of helped more people sooner. My own insecurities prevented me from doing this.
Now it’s your turn. You can get started here.
– Dave Dreas
The Dave Dreas Philosophy
Progress. Not Perfection
There is no such thing as perfection when it comes to your health and fitness. You are in control of your final destination and that is the beauty of it. You CAN get better every day. The goal is simple. Little, daily, actionable habits done with consistency will add up to unbelievable results. Your patience, your attitude, and your desire will determine your progress.
The sooner you remove the “shortcut” or “get fit quick” mindset the better off you’ll be. Now, that’s must harder to do the say. That is why it’s important that you set short term, applicable goals so that you can keep moving forward. Have fun with the process and keep it simple!
Diversify your workouts with emphasis on Resistance Training
Getting caught up in the mentality of only doing one workout is a sure fire trap that limits yourself and your productivity. Diversifying your workouts and becoming well rounded is important for both physical and mental gains. We stress resistance training in its truest form in order to maintain and build muscle mass. Your muscles are your life support and having more muscle mass or maintaining an adequate amount of muscle will help you survive longer, feel better and live better. On top of that, resistance training helps alter your body composition.
Lean is the Goal
There are many forms of lean. You don’t have to have a six pack in order to be lean and we certainly don’t stress extreme measures just to attain this goal. However, it is fact that having a lower body fat percentage reduces a variety of health related issues. These include
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- *potentially cancer*
By reducing your body fat through fitness and nutrition you can drastically reduce the negative health risks associated with obesity.
80/20 rule with Nutrition
Once again, Perfection is non existent. We don’t subscribe to one diet and we believe that each individual can achieve phenomenal body transformations eating healthy foods along with foods you enjoy that might be deemed “unhealthy.” Focusing your energy on being perfect only hinders your progress, creates more stress, and can lead to obsessive eating disorders. By creating flexibility and allowing yourself to indulge when the time calls for it can absolutely benefit your progress both mentally and physically. Be smart.
Eat natural, whole, nutrient dense foods
Within the 80/20 rule, focus 80% of your efforts on natural, whole, nutrient dense foods that fuel your body for activity. What you eat should serve your body for the purposes it was created for — To move. The healthier your food choices the better you’ll feel, the less you’ll get sick, and the more energy you’ll have to do the things you enjoy doing.
If it runs, swims, grows, or fly’s you most likely are getting the right type of food.
Trial and Error – Find what works best for you
What works for one individual might not work for another individual. We all have different genetics, intolerance’s, environmental factors, and lifestyles. The key, is to spend time trying different things, figuring out what works and what doesn’t, and making adjustments off of that. Once you find what works for you, your relationship with fitness and food can work in your favor rather than against you. The most successful individuals created a plan, stuck with the plan, and made adjustments when needed.