People drink low fat milk to avoid the fat and excess calories of milk. Which is cute. The whole low fat fad was cute. What better way is there to turn nature’s perfect drink into soda? Basically turning it in … Continue reading This is why you’re fat – you’ve been told to avoid fats
Even in designing a workout routine and diet that will give people the athletic performance and looks they want, I’ve always thought there was a limit to fat loss. Sometimes, the best a person can hope for is that they … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting Journey…What if this stuff works?
Yes yes, we all love biceps. But don’t you think that focusing solely on biceps is a bit like a huge spoiler on an ’85 Honda Civic? Continue reading A quick Meme
Most people only have a few hours a week to work out. You should be using that time as effectively as possible. Doing exercises that are time consuming and produce no results are therefore a waste of time. Going to … Continue reading Time, yet again, To Fire That Trainer
You are in an airport. You are hungry. You go to the bar. What do you order? I was once in an airport and sat down to eat and I came to a realization. Wow, the healthiest thing to eat … Continue reading The Beer and Wings Are The Healthiest Things on The Menu
Ah jogging, cardio… Getting out on the open road. And then do something repetitively until you lose weight…or something breaks…or you get bored or die of old age, looking even older. I wasn’t even at the gym and I saw … Continue reading Fire Your Trainer Part II
If there’s one thing I hate at the gym, it’s people working out in jeans. I don’t know, it’s just a sign that you’re committed enough to stand around and ogle the girls on the #exercise bikes while you curl … Continue reading Fire Your Trainer
It’s 2013 already and January is already done and January, I’ll have you know, is one of the longer months. So. It’s on. I hope you started doing whatever it is you’re going to do to make yourself better. Of … Continue reading Chicken Isn’t Vegan?
So, let’s just get down to brass tacks and say it, the American Heart Association is The World’s Greatest Terror Organization. They’re on track to kill millions and ruin the lives of anyone who falls under their influence. And it’s … Continue reading The American Heart Associations War on Valentine’s Day!
The biggest lie in the exercise world is the one told to yourself. You workout to eat what you like…because you burn the #calories of that thing you like to eat, right? You burn so much that otherwise you think you’d … Continue reading Sorry – You Cannot Work Out To Eat Whatever You Want
So, in researching the pernicious quackery that led to the death of MCA, where he was led to follow his saliva cancer surgery with this crap: In October 2009, Yauch sent an email update to Beastie Boys’ official fan list, … Continue reading Oprah’s War on Science, Celebrities (or, in reality, feed cancer by being vegan)
I identified the most important question you can ask yourself when working out, which was “what do you want?” But in walking around various gyms, I also figure that there’s a good runner up to that question. Ask yourself, “what … Continue reading Another important question to ask for the putative exerciser…
This is controversial but only because vegans are very, very convinced that their diet is the morally and dietarily perfect. Adam Yauch, the beloved member of the Beastie Boys passed away from a very treatable form of cancer because of … Continue reading Science, Diets, Cancer, and Adam Yauch
People wander into and out of gyms and #exercise regimes without any idea of what they’re doing or why. You see it, you’ve done it. You walk into a gym and figure, I guess I will do a few reps … Continue reading The Most Important Exercise Question You Can Be Asked (and why the answer is irrelevant)
Observed at a gym: Person on #treadmill. Ok, better explanation, while walking by one of the walking dead whiling away their lives on their treadmill to doom, I heard a screech-screech sound. It turns out that one of the zombies … Continue reading New Adventures in Bad Exercises
Here’s a problem for dieters or people trying to lose or maintain weight: We’ve been filled with lies about what is or is not “healthy”. Case in point. This thing: hi would you like some pure carbs? I was in … Continue reading Dubious Achievements in Healthy Foods
Ok, I can’t hate on jogging. A lot people like it and its dubious connection to weight loss. And even if you’re determined to not exercise correctly, any exercise is better than nothing. I still jog once a week … Continue reading Injured (or why I hate jogging for cardio)
Taking charge of your diet is an important part of weight loss…or better yet, preventing excess fat deposits from being added to your body in the first place. Unfortunately, the people who sell you food aren’t your friends. In fact, we’ve seen that the people who regulate your food aren’t your friends either. So who is your friend? Well, you are. And me. But mostly you. Be your own buddy every time you get ready to eat. Make it good. Now, good doesn’t mean boringly bland. I like pizza and I like chinese food. I tend to make these for … Continue reading The worst thing I’ve ever eaten.
Not to get political on you, and this isn’t political. It’s about bad science and bad laws commingling into a policy that ignores scientific advances in diet and health based on old wives’ tales about what is and is not healthy. From … Continue reading New York City Mayor Elevates Witchcraft Into Gospel Truth
Every #exercise video suckers you with what I call the “I will break you” #fallacy. In fact, this is the sales-pitch of hundreds of exercise gurus and it’s something that I reject. Note: neither character jogged to the top of … Continue reading Problems With Exercise DVDs
The New York Time’s alleged Health Blog said this was a read head scratcher. To wit: Artificial, or nonnutritive, sweeteners have no calories and are often used as diet aids. But while some well-designed trials have found that those … Continue reading One weird trick to not gain weight
One look at any fitness magazine and you cannot help but let out a heavy sigh. You ask yourself, “When will I ever get to have a body like this?” Then you dismiss the thought and tell yourself that you should not be wasting your time wondering about an impossible dream such as this. But the truth is, achieving a well-sculpted body is not entirely an impossible dream. You can achieve it with the proper weightlifting program and a few tricks up your sleeve. If you have never tried this before but you are convinced to go for it, here … Continue reading Weightlifting Tips For the First-Timer
Have you ever felt that you have been training for a long time without any considerable muscle gain, that you have hit a plateau? Read on and you’ll understand what is lacking in your weightlifting exercises. It is time to upgrade your program to experienced weightlifting exercises which focus on developing each and every part of a muscle group. To successfully follow experienced weightlifting exercises, you need to have a well balanced physique and strong muscles. The workout schedule that follows is meant only for experienced weightlifters. Experienced weightlifting exercises are split into a morning schedule and afternoon schedule. You … Continue reading Experienced Weight Lifting Exercises
The joints in the human body are used constantly throughout the day and you want to keep them healthy as possible. There are rumours that suggest weightlifting can be bad for your joints due to the stress that is put through them. Hopefully this article will dispel some of the myths and give you a guide on how to correctly weightlift so not to cause short or long-term injuries. Good or Bad? Those who weightlift correctly have better joints than those who do not. Using the joint during exercise can be beneficial and help you improve your overall joint care. … Continue reading Weightlifting and Your Joints
If you’ve done any research into getting back in shape or hung around the gym for long, you’ll already know that testosterone is a very powerful hormone our body produces, and that it’s one of the major factors in building big muscles. But for aging athletes or those trying to get back in shape after 30, you need to know more about testosterone… Weightlifting And Testosterone Weightlifting and testosterone relate directly to each other in two ways. First, the higher your testosterone levels the easier and faster you can build muscle through your workouts. Yes, you still have to work … Continue reading Weightlifting And Testosterone Beyond 30
Your weight lifting and diet are both extremely important aspects of your training. In order to build a great physique you should pay close attention to both. Weight lifting will only give you 50% of the results you are looking for. Your diet will roughly make up the remaining 50% of your results assuming sleep and recovery times are all taken care of. So many people neglect their diet when looking to build muscle and get in great shape. This is a big mistake and will slow your progress and results down. People often say that the easy part is … Continue reading Importance of Weightlifting And Diet
If you are looking for a beginners weightlifting routine or advice on how to get started then this article can help. Yes it is important that you know how many times a week to workout, what exercises to do, how much rest you will need and or course how to do the exercises properly. It is equally important to understand some theory behind why we do what we do so you can get in the right mind set. This will help you continue with your workouts on a regular basis. This article outlines 4 basic areas you need to consider … Continue reading Beginners Weightlifting Routine
Why pay for anything you can design yourself? Many people are talking about free weightlifting routines as opposed to the exercises you pay to teach. The latter case is usually encountered when you join a certain training program which is carried on for a specific period of time. Such a building plan usually includes not just the workout after all valuable advice about what you should know about nutrition, over-prepping and plenty of other tips for defined safety and goal achievement. Free weightlifting routines are again and again found online, on sites that talk about body building as such. How … Continue reading Free Weightlifting Routines
When a person starts at a gym, the first things that they want to buy are the shoes. Unfortunately, when they do decide on a pair of shoes they pick it because of its looks and not its functionality or effectiveness. This is a big mistake as different exercises need different shoes to be worn for them. For example, running shoes should be worn while running. This is because of the fact that when we run, there are certain injuries caused because of repetitive use. And running shoes are especially made with gel or air cells on the base to … Continue reading Weightlifting Shoes
As a former Collegiate and NFL player, I can attribute much of my success on the field to countless hours I spent in the weight room each week. This article, along with 10 others are going to give a glimpse to each young and aspiring professional football player the type of lifting and conditioning that is needed to be a GREAT player. Much of the information that I will share was taught to me by a number of excellent strength and conditioning coaches, I feel it my responsibility to share this information to help each young player to take their … Continue reading Weightlifting Tips Specifically For Football Players
Whether your 8 or 80, weightlifting can be used to improve your overall health. While at one time it was thought that children should avoid lifting weight as exercise because it can cause damage to their maturing bones, and that seniors are just too weak and frail to weight lift. Both of these ideas have proven unfounded. Weightlifting when done correctly can help anyone get and keep fit. There has been very little evidence of bone growth plate damage in children who weight train properly, and seniors well into their 80’s and 90’s have shown to actually reduce some of … Continue reading Weightlifting for Overall Health
So now you know the basics in weightlifting and some key foundation principles to consider when seeking to putting a program together. So whats next? Now it’s time to get your workout routine together. You want to create your program with your target muscles in mind. These muscle areas would be your chest, back, legs, arms and shoulders. Now if you’re not sure as to what weightlifting exercises to do for each muscle, you can always connect with a personal trainer. Other resources are fitness magazines with workouts broken down that may resemble the target goals you yourself are shooting … Continue reading Weightlifting and You Part 2
In the many years that I have being going to the gym, I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have seen lifters working out in proper weightlifting shoes. It seems that while other athletes will wear specialty shoes for whatever sport they participate in, most weightlifters do not consider the benefits that proper shoes can make to their performance and strength. Your bed’s mattress is for sleeping, not squatting. But when you squat in sneakers it is as if you are performing the lift while standing on your bed. The shock absorption provided by sneakers … Continue reading Why Weightlifting Shoes?
If you are looking to build strength and a V-shaped torso, there is no more efficient way than using barbell training. The ability to use accurate weights and focus on strength alone will get you the dense, strong muscles that … Continue reading Weightlifting Routines for a V-Shaped Torso
Most guys are already aware that if they want to get bigger and bulk up you need to do more than just your weightlifting workouts. You need to eat and you need to eat more, a LOT more. You need to have that calorie surplus for the energy to lift and also to build more muscle. But most of these guys probably also feel the pain of having to eat more not just in the body but also in the wallet. It can be quite expensive having to eat a lot more to have that calorie surplus. So if you’re … Continue reading Weightlifting Workouts + Muscle Building Foods = Results
It’s not easy to find credible weight Loss drinks and foods that help you lose weight. But they are out there and this article will show you just where to get them. But before we get into the topic itself, … Continue reading Weight Loss Drinks And Foods That Help You Lose Weight
The first step for weight loss success is to get a clear definition of what weight loss means to you. Does this mean losing 8 kilos in 12 weeks? Does this mean looking toned when you look in the mirror? Get specific about what you actually want to achieve. It’s important to have an endpoint in mind before you begin so you know exactly what you will gain and so you will be motivated to take action. Create an exciting outcome and picture yourself full of energy and vitality after having shed the excess weight. The next most important step … Continue reading Weight Loss For Beginners
Weight loss – It’s often strange that you may find the process of losing your weight both easy and difficult at the same time. Especially, if you want it to happen really fast. Easy weight loss becomes difficult if it’s the first time you are trying to lose weight and you don’t have a clue about where to begin. But, at the same time, it will be easy if you have someone with you who have some experience regarding weight loss or something that can help you with it. But, to be frank, it is a fact that it’s costly … Continue reading Easy Weight Loss – 4 Powerful Tips to Lose Weight Successfully
Any weight loss program can be enhanced by the right nutritional supplements. Some help you burn fat while others speed metabolism. Here are five weight loss supplements that can enhance your body’s fat burning and weight loss abilities. Green tea has been used by many to help their body’s cleanse excess weight. This is because studies have shown for years that regular consumption of green tea helps dieters lose more abdominal fat. Now studies show that not only that, but dieters lose more weight and more fat over their entire bodies. Modern scientific studies have narrowed it down to a … Continue reading 5 Potent Weight Loss Supplements
Weight loss seems to elude many dieters. But why is this so? Is it possible that all of us are lacking will power? Usually, not. One problem may be that you are sabotaging yourself without even knowing it. Here are some weight loss mistakes that many dieters make. Eat the right kind of salad. Often, clients would come to me with the problem of their weight loss plan not working. As we went over their daily food intake, salad was big on the list. Unfortunately, we had two different ideas of salad. Just because the name of a dish includes … Continue reading 4 Common Weight Loss Mistakes
These fast weight loss tips will help you to drop a lot of extra pounds, if you need to lose quite a bit of weight . These #7 fast weight loss tips will also help you, if you are already in decent physical condition, to sculpt your body to an even greater degree. Any weight loss tips to help speed up metabolism do just that. They help you. You still must have your overall fitness and nutrition plan in line with the goals you want to achieve. You need to be focused on each aspect of your plan. If you expect … Continue reading 7 Fast Weight Loss Tips To Speed Up Metabolism