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Lift Until You’re 100

Lift Until You're 100 Years Old

You probably won’t be maxing out on your back squat when you are 100 years old.  However, it’s not inconceivable to think that you might still be alive and kicking…..and training.  I mean, why not?  If you read my daily posts on Facebook and Twitter, read my weekly articles and implement most of what I talk about (using the 80/20 rule), then there is no reason to think that you can’t live to 100 and be health and happy.

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Avocado Ice Cream

Tom Brady's Avocado Ice Cream

Being a native New Englander, I obviously think the world of Tom Brady.  While his nutrition regimen may be a bit over the top and not anchored in real science, I certainly respect the fact that he eats clean and healthy, with a focus on nutrient-density.  His infamous avocado ice cream has received a lot of press over the past couple of years, which I find quite amusing.

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Belly Fat and Weight Loss

Belly Fat and Weight Loss

Last summer, I read several books by Lyle McDonald about fat loss, which were extremely “sciency”, but I must say quite fascinating.  I recently have been reading article from Dr. Mike Israetel about various topics and I came across an article that he published: “Thinking Clearly About Obesity, Belly Fat, and Weight Loss” By Dr. Mike Israetel, Professor of Exercise Science at Temple University.

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Effects of Exercise on Aging

Effects of Exercise on Aging

Today’s article is about the effects of exercise on elderly folks. It’s a shame that a lot of older people still have the mindset that exercise is dangerous, or that all they should do is walk to keep their hearts healthy. I find it disturbing that our medical community perpetuates this nonsense.

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Optimizing Meat Consumption

optimizing meat consumption

I have written before about the importance of eating meat and how meat is a nutrient dense food.  While it is possible to be healthy without eating meat, it is quite difficult. There is just too much evidence that clearly shows that most vegetarians are deficient in important micronutrients and all vegans are deficient.  And the media-driven craziness about meat causing cancer is just plain ridiculous, because it’s a distortion of the science.

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5 Nutrition Reasons You Don’t Achieve Your Strength Goals

5 Nutrition Reasons You Don't Achieve Your Strength Goals

When you are strength training, there are many reasons why you may not be achieving your goals. In my last post, I discussed the 5 training reasons why you were missing your target. In this post, we discuss the 5 nutrition reasons why you may not be achieving your strength goals.

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Perfect Squat for Your Health

Perfect Squat for Your Health

Squatting gets a bad rap from many non-lifters, with the most common negative thing being the myth that squatting hurts the knees. Here’s the thing – there are many different types and kinds of squats and not everybody is built for very heavy barbell back squats.  So, if that is the image swirling through your head, then this article should prove enlightening for you.

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5 Training Reasons You Don’t Achieve Your Strength Goals

5 Training Reasons You Don't Achieve Your Strength Goals

Here are 5 training reasons why you may not be achieving your strength goals.  As I’ve written numerous times before, it’s critical to strength train at least twice per week, regardless of whether you are an athlete or non-athlete.  The benefits of strength training are well documented for aging well and for optimizing health.

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar folklore is as colorful as it is practical. Legend states that a courtier in Babylonia (c. 5000 BC) “discovered” wine, formed from unattended grape juice, leading to the eventual discovery of vinegar and its use as a food preservative.

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Fasted Cardio

Fasted Cardio

Should you do your cardio on an empty stomach or should you eat first?  There are a lot of divergent opinions on this topic.  Here is what the research says and my opinion.

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