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Matthew Basso
Matthew Basso is the president of Iron Lotus Personal Training and the founder of DBX3 Functional Fat Loss. Matthew combines 10,000 hours of one-on-one personal training, countless hours of continuing education and continuously studying cutting-edge research with his love of music, martial arts and sports to create the ultimate wellness program.

For over 10 years Matthew has created customized fitness and nutrition regiments utilizing a system he designed called A.N.S.W.E.R (Advanced Nervous System Wellness for Energy and Rejuvenation). Participants of his training system are asked to perform specific exercises in carefully formulated progressions that will bring personal performance to new levels. A.N.S.W.E.R incorporates food coaching and meal delivery as well as Thai yoga massage.

In 2012, Matthew launched the DBX3 Functional Fat Loss program, a personalized fitness solution that people can utilize anywhere –- gym, home, hotel, beach… the list goes on. Matthew fused his past life as a professional musician with his vast fitness experiences to create a program that he hopes will not only show people results but will open new doors in life as they conquer their goals.

Matthew continues to help people change their lives through fitness and strives to learn something new about the human body every day.

Entries by Matthew Basso

3 Reasons to Try Acroyoga

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 12:30 PM

Throughout all of my years engaging in physical activities and disciplines yoga has never been a practice that stuck with me. Without a doubt yoga has many benefits to offer people ranging from the physiological affects on the body to the mental influence on the mind however, for me regardless...

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The 5 Best Core Exercises You Aren't Doing

(9) Comments | Posted January 18, 2015 | 12:17 PM

When I ask my clients to do core training it requires them to look beyond abs and see a system of muscles that work together to complete almost all the physical movements you make. For this reason I've put together what I feel are not only the best, but the...

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6 Ways to Help Your Fitness in Less Than 6 Minutes

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 5:15 PM

Core necessities during the day sometimes leave us with limited time to focus on what I call "me tasks." Over the years having my own company to run has left me with a schedule that can be unpredictable at times. I spend much of my day tending to the needs...

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10 Healthy Habits for the New Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 3:58 PM

2014 is coming to a close, so inevitably the chatter of New Year's resolutions is getting louder. It's great to start goal setting and structuring a program to make sure you're successful early; however, it's equally important to take note of what has and hasn't worked for your health and...

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The 3 Best Exercises for Shoulder Health

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 4:59 PM

When you've been in the fitness industry for a considerable amount of time, it becomes very clear that shoulder-joint health is super important. I don't know any active person that hasn't suffered from either an official injury or at least discomfort in the neck and shoulder area.

Shoulders, or the...

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The 7 to 10-Minute Workout Myth

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 6:56 PM

You're not really getting the whole story (as usual) when it comes to quick workouts. True to form with fitness information in the media, recently I'm hearing a lot about seven to 10-minute quick-fix "workouts." I've placed the word "workout" in quotes for numerous reasons, but in regard to this...

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How to Use High-Intensity Interval Training

(6) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 9:44 AM

I HIIT all my clients

Yes, I said it. I HIIT all my clients -- relax, I'm not beating them up, the intervals are.

HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, and it's slowly becoming the preferred method of training for many people. While the majority of the public is...

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CrossFit: Have We Learned Nothing?

(131) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 11:36 AM

This isn't my first time writing about my disdain for CrossFit, and it's probably not my last. This recent rant is inspired by Bob Harper's recent post regarding his enjoyment of CrossFit. I confess, I don't normally watch The Biggest Loser. However, this season I've been...

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3 Powerful Recipes to Juice or Blend

(35) Comments | Posted February 2, 2013 | 10:14 AM

In order for me to continue growing as a person, get healthier, and to be a successful health and wellness coach, I challenge myself to try new things. This not only helps me, but it also ensures I'm able to cater to the needs of my diverse clientele. I believe...

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2013 Fitness Resolutions: 3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Workouts

(14) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 8:30 AM

It's January, so the flow of questions regarding exercise and nutrition is heavy. Resolutions have spawned all around and people are making every effort to stick to their new healthy routines. It's great because the action level is high; it's bad because some will take on too much and possibly...

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Pain-Free Running, Part 2: Strength

(2) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 6:23 PM

One thing's for sure, when it comes to going the distance in anything (including next month's New York City Marathon), strength is super important. I mentioned in my last blog post that a thorough warm-up to prevent injury is imperative to making it through long-distance races, runs and...

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Pain-Free Running

(36) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 9:23 AM

It's marathon season here in the Big Apple and running fever is spreading like wildfire. You may not be a serious runner and have no plan to participate in the 26.2-mile jaunt; but it's still important to understand how to properly prep and train your body to be injury-free while...

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A New Season, A New You

(3) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 8:52 AM

Once summer comes to an end, you can always hear me grumble about the fact that it's over. I love the summer and everything that comes with it, especially being outdoors -- it's where I get my energy, kind of like superman. In fact, the change of seasons triggers a...

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding: A Perfect Combination of Exercise and Fun

(2) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 9:07 AM

In the northeast summer is coming to a close, but I refuse to accept it. So, I'm officially deeming September national SUP (stand up paddle board) month... BOOM! That just happened. I'll probably need your help to get this info out. Find me on Facebook here so we...

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Restoring Your Rhythm: 3 Tips for Choosing a Program That's Right for You

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 9:08 AM

Realize it or not, your life is pulsing to a rhythm, a beat oscillating between kick and snare that drives and balances you. Even people with no concept of "time," as musicians call it, are moving to a soundtrack of their own life. Our very existence is reliant upon movement,...

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