Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Bio

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former National level swimmer. He waxes on strength training and workout motivation at his website YourWorkoutBook.com.

Here's How You Can Finally Trick Yourself Into Drinking More Water

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
We know drinking lots of water is important. Even if we don't know all the scientific benefits and particular ins and outs of how water powers almost every cellular process in our body, we know it's pretty critical. And yet, for way too many of us,…

5 Ways Drinking More Water Will Make You Feel Like A Boss

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
From an early age, I have always had a slightly worn-out Gatorade bottle on my person. In class, I was the jerk who would squeeze the bottle gently, erupting a blast of mist at a friend next to me. At work, I have it within arm's reach and within…

You Can Conquer Your Poor Eating Habits If You Make This Change In Your 20s

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
If you're like me at some point or another you've struggled with your nutrition. Maybe today was another one of those days where you woke up with the best of intentions, but went to bed with a Doritos mustache, Oreo crumbs on your shirt and shame in…

Why Focusing On Motivation Won't Help You Stick To A Workout Routine

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
I'm going to come right out and say it: It's time you rethink your fitness motivation. For most people who want to go to the gym more often, they label a lack of motivation as the culprit. It's what they blame for why they haven't been able to get…

6 Reasons To Start Meal Prepping If You Want To De-Stress And Lose Weight

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
Meal prepping isn't just for bodybuilders, figure competitors or athletes. It's a simple way to get control of the way you eat and the way you feel. I stumbled upon meal prepping by necessity as a high schooler. With swim practices before and after…

7 Reasons You Should Totally Date A Competitive Swimmer

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
There's no doubt you should want to date your local competitive swimmer. They are in great shape, they aren't afraid to get naked, and they look great in a swim suit. But then again, there are the early bedtimes for 5:15am swim practices, the…

The Habits You Need To Master If You Can Never Stick To A Workout Routine

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
Forget the 34-point lists on how to conquer your workout goals because all you really need are these two proven tactics to get your butt to the gym on the regular. There are fewer things more frustrating and agonizing than the resistance we…

5 Things I Wouldn't Have Learned Without Competitive Swimming

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
The sport of competitive swimming gives us a lot over the course of our careers. We learn how to deck change like Clark Kent in a phone booth. The never-ending mileage gives us a physique — the swimmer's body — that is the envy of the sporting…

Why Good Habits Don't Come Naturally For Us, According To Science

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
John Irving once said, “Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” Having good habits in our personal life, at work and in the gym are the dream. With little fanfare or need for motivation, the goal is to be able to cruise through our day doing…

Why Setting Fitness Goals Will Actually Stop You From Achieving Them

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. — Abraham Lincoln This quote relates to a frank and revealing conversation I had with a friend recently. She is trying to get back in shape, and she has made several fitful attempts at regaining the…

How To Make It To The Gym When You Feel Like You'd Rather Be Anywhere Else

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
No matter how motivated and committed we are, when we set off toward accomplishing big things at the gym, at some point, the inspiration runs dry. But there is a simple, proven trick you can use to trick yourself into working out when you don't feel…

5 Reasons You Should Stop Making Fitness Goals And Focus On A Routine

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
Goal setting is fun. We get to think about all the cool stuff we want to do with our lives, the places we want to go, the weights we want to lift and all the rad things we want to achieve. But if goals are so wonderful, why do so many people…