So, there I was. At the gym. What do I observe? Some dude doing seated military presses. Kind of a fail right there. I mean, seated exercises are pretty stupid, especially when you consider the sitting just takes your … Continue reading Why Bad Trainers are Worse for your Health than being FAT
Everyone falls into ruts. Even when it’s the new year, your resolutions may not even start because of bad weather and holiday hangovers. Come on, the holiday season doesn’t truly end until the Broncos lose the SuperBowl. And lose it, … Continue reading February is the Perfect Month to Mix Things Up
The hangover is over. It’s time to grab the New Year by the figurative bull horns. Like everyone else, you want to get in shape, get ripped, get big, finally get the muscles. I started the 5 stage human machine … Continue reading The Best New Year’s Resolutions, make 2014 the Year of Muscle Building.
Everyone who starts working out without actually thinking it out runs the chance of becoming a one trick pony. Your body will adapt to that one thing you do and make you good at it. Will it do anything else, … Continue reading More One Trick Ponies…Or Why Runner’s World Maybe Isn’t Interested In Getting You To Run
Before I decided to know what I was doing in the gym and in the kitchen, I still liked to work out. And from what I see out there, a lot of other people like to work out too without … Continue reading One Trick Ponies
We’re all American here and so we all understand this scene: But wait a minute. Let’s think about this. How many times do you put sugar on sugar in a meal? That’s what you’re doing, you know. That’s for deserts… … Continue reading Why are you putting carbs on carbs?
So, I found this: “Amateurs in any discipline are the best, if you can connect with them. Unlike dilettantes, career professionals are to knowledge what prostitutes are to love.” And I like it. We all know that the American Heart … Continue reading Interesting Quote
One thing you discover once you go low-carb (not even paleo, just cutout some carbs you used to take for granted), is that it’s only a hop-skip-and-jump to intermittent fasting. And, as I’ve said about IF, it seems to create … Continue reading Time to fire that dietitian?
So, there I was. At the gym. What do I observe? Some dude doing seated military presses. Kind of a fail right there. I mean, seated exercises are pretty stupid, especially when you consider the sitting just takes your abs … Continue reading Time to fire that trainer…I mean, really.
One benefit of an injury is that you get to start from scratch. I’ve been lucky enough to do plyometrics and squats and deadlifts while my achilleses have recovered, so now I am ready to start running again. Most people … Continue reading what if this stuff works? Running.
So, decades ago, someone looked at the urine of populations and found that the population with higher than average concentrations of salt in their system had higher heart disease. voila: salt is bad. And then decades of anti-salt hysteria … Continue reading Science! strikes again. Latest BS study on Prostate Cancer is useless.
I’m not going to brag or anything, but what I posted about mere months ago has caused the Centers For Disease Control to give up its war on salt. As I pointed out, here, the studies about salt and health … Continue reading Surprise! Salt is now good for you…or not bad…or something.
Gearing up for the 4th of July holiday, I come across an unpromising item in my news feed, entitled: The Worst Fast Food Thing In AMERICA!!!!! OMG WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!!! (note, I may have embellished) Great, time for … Continue reading Deranged Lunatics Attack Good Food, Science Yet Again
So, there I was…at the gym. Well, I’m there a lot, and I’ve trained myself to ignore the people wasting their times (and potentially injuring themselves) on the exercise machines. You know, pulleys, gears, seats, etc. That stuff doesn’t … Continue reading Time To Fire That Trainer
None of it works. So, everyone knows that most diet foods are crap. That is, your slightly plump secretary (or, you, the slightly plump middle aged secretary) eats lean cuisines every day for lunch, puts Splenda in her coffee and … Continue reading Just Throw Out Any Diet Product You Own
So, there’s a study out that seems to suggest that Splenda will raise your insulin levels 20 percent higher than glucose and water alone. No big deal, right? That just means that Splenda has a glycemic index of 120. I … Continue reading Zero Calorie Fatness
So, the conventional wisdom is that your body is basically a big food battery and that it stores extra calories you eat in fat cells. The only way to lose those fat cells are to eat less or exercise more. And of course, you need to eat a low fat diet because fat is high in calories and the more calories you ingest, the more you store fat because you’re only burning so many calories, fella. Especially if you run baby-step style. And of course, you drink diet beverages and use artificial sweeteners because they have fewer calories. But, … Continue reading Wow, You Just Can’t Win
Sure sure. You and some other people worry about getting too big. So, you stay away from the weights and do a bunch of fake exercises for a half hour, 3 times a week. Whew. Luckily for you, you’re on … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Get Too Big
I read these words and I felt a kinship. I swear, fitness advice is still recovering from several decades of bad advice and wives’ tales. In particular, this article discusses the deleterious effects of long distance endurance events. In particular: … Continue reading “Why did it take 20 years before the original evidence was accepted?”
So, there you are. You’re some schlub trying to eat healthy. And by eat healthy, you don’t want to become too fat. So, you go on the internet and the insanity you find is the sort of stuff the American … Continue reading Everything That Guy Just Said Is Garbage