Fitness

Thoughts on the Perfect Physique

How do you define the perfect physique?

How do you define the perfect physique? A lot of people define it in terms of “having abs, bro.”  Or getting to a certain weight and/or body fat percentage. And people all over the US beat themselves up day in and day out, trying to reach that “perfect physique.”  Personally, I think that being healthy and having a body composition goal are admirable, but within context.  What do I mean by that?

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Tips for Healthy Travel

Tips for Healthy Travel

Today’s article is about traveling healthy.  Too often, when people head out on a business trip or a vacation, they throw all inhibitions and rules aside, with respect to fitness and diet.  And then when they return, they grumble about having gain a few pounds and feeling crappy, etc…Why do that to yourself?

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Prescription for a Longer Life

Prescription for a Longer Life

​Recently, Mark Sisson wrote an article called Crossfit Training: How to Support Overall Wellness and Longevity with Primal.  I am a huge fan of Mark Sisson and I thought the article was great. As I reflected on it later, I thought to myself that this doesn’t apply just to crossfitters.  This is information that applies across a wide swath of folks.  So today, I give you excerpts from Mr. Sisson’s article, along with my own thoughts.

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6 Daily Habits of Healthy Athletes

Daily Habits of Healthy Athletes

I recently read a very interesting article about daily healthy habits. The question was posed by the author to a number of elite strength coaches and athletes. So, I’m going to break down that article for you today, because there is most certainly something in here for everybody.

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Dynamic Stretching Exercises

Dynamic Stretching Exercises

I personally find stretching to be an interesting topic, because it seems as though everybody knows all about it, yet the truth is that most people get it wrong, and may actually put themselves in unsafe positions. This week’s article is about stretching. In order to keep the size of the article reasonable, I will only focus on a few critical areas.

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You Need Both Cardio and Strength Training

Cardiovascular exercise and strength training are viewed as opposites in physical culture.  Indeed, it is often the case that people gravitate to one side or the other and identify fully with what they do best or like best (i.e. I am a runner and I do not need to lift weights).  However, that thinking is wrong, in my humble opinion.  We all need both cardio and strength training, in order to perform better and age more gracefully.

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2 Ways to Get Fit and Save Money

2 Ways to Get Fit and Save Money

Many people believe that getting healthy is expensive.  Paying for a gym membership.  Buying organic foods or grass-fed beef.  Vitamins and protein powder.  Buying good quality running shoes. And the list goes on.  It’s hard to argue with these points, although, they are looking through a short-term lens and I would argue that there is a long-term impact that is important to consider.

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Chase your Own Recovery

Chase Your Own Recovery

Recovery is the manner in which you recuperate after a workout, which we all know.  And we all know that recovery is important, but how important?  Today’s article will explore the science of recovery and provide some suggestions for proven recovery techniques.

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Strength Training Arms and Legs Together

Strength Training Arms and Legs Together

A study conducted at Lillehammer University College titled “Physiological elevation of endogenous hormones results in superior strength training adaptation was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. It’s an interesting study that shows strong evidence that training legs and arms together may provide a strong natural hormonal boost to enhance hypertrophy (muscle gains).

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High Intensity Cycling for Obesity

High Intensity Cycling

A study published in the Journal of Obesity suggests that high intensity cycling is a great tool for weight loss, thus combatting our obesity epidemic.  Today’s article explores this study.

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