Ladies, Don’t Let Aunt Flo Hold You Back

While this might be one of the more obscure posts I write, it may also be one of the most important. The female menstrual cycle is a very serious thing, and in fact, can have a huge effect on women’s bodies, their minds, and their overall well being. You might be saying right about now,Continue reading “Ladies, Don’t Let Aunt Flo Hold You Back”

The 5 Stages of Sustainable Fat Loss

  The Stages to the Path of Sustainable Fat Loss: Counting Calories Counting Macros Creating a positive relationship with food Eliminating food as an emotional comfort Intuitive Eating The path to long term, sustainable fat loss, and health can be a long and winding road. There are many stops, detours, and speed bumps along theContinue reading “The 5 Stages of Sustainable Fat Loss”

Hopping and Hoping…Why They Will Get You Nowhere.

*No, I’m not talking about physically hopping up and down like a bunny. I spent this past weekend in Chicago with my wife, and some of my closest friends watching one abysmal baseball team (my Minnesota Twins), and one extremely dominant team (the Chicago Cubs). On Sunday, we weren’t in too much of a hurry toContinue reading “Hopping and Hoping…Why They Will Get You Nowhere.”

If You Are Sitting Right Now, Get Up and Do These

This quick blog post is being sent to you to improve your day. Guaranteed! Yes, you that spends 10+ hours sitting all day. That little tweak in your back, twinge in your hip, can all be improved right now. Get up, and try these three exercises to stretch your hips, get your glutes fired up,Continue reading “If You Are Sitting Right Now, Get Up and Do These”

“Cardio”… Is it Optimal? Part 2

In part one of this discussion, I briefly discussed the pros and potential cons of steady state, “traditional”, cardio. Pros: Improvement in aerobic capacity and endurance Initial potential for weight loss, Stress relief, well being, improvement in event times Cons: Potential for muscle loss Negative metabolic adaptation(1) Blunting of protein synthesis I would like toContinue reading ““Cardio”… Is it Optimal? Part 2″

“I Work Out Because I Want to Look Like…”

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”  When it comes to working towards the physique of your dreams, there are three main factors that play a role. Genetics, Diet, and Exercise. Since we can’t really choose our genetic makeup (yet….) and diets and nutrition can get pretty complex,Continue reading ““I Work Out Because I Want to Look Like…””

Do You Deadlift? You Should…

Taking a break from writing about my super fantastic interesting SNAP food challenge, I would like to take a moment to discuss the king of all lifts… the Deadlift. The deadlift got its name in ancient Rome, when soldiers were taught how to properly lift their fallen comrades up and off of the battle field.Continue reading “Do You Deadlift? You Should…”

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