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An innovative fitness blog helping people over 40 years of age to look & feel their best!

“I started this blog back in 2009 with the thought that what is popular and trendy in health and fitness is not always correct. In fact, a good percentage of the time individuals are just following the crowd and getting frustrated by not getting the results they want. “ – Mike Cola

The goal of this blog is to figure out what are the most advanced innovative ways to: improve your health, build a strong flexible body and maintain an optimal weight. Mike utilizes his 30 years of fitness training experience along with analyzing the latest research, to sift through the noise and find out what really works.

We will be uploading videos, writing articles and podcasting on a weekly basis. Make sure you Subscribe to Fitness Contrarian so you don’t miss anything. If you are new to this blog, start by reading Mike’s Ten Fitness Principals

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The Simplest Way to Build Your Body

The first gym I ever joined was a Nautilus only gym back in 1977. I was 15 years old and wanted to be a bodybuilder. I remember walking into the gym and seeing all the 1970’s brown colored equipment. An average built guy in his 40s greeted me at the door; he had just...

Isometric Exercise For Joint Strength

Isometric Exercise For Joint Strength And Stability Most bodybuilders and strength athletes understand the benefits of concentric and eccentric muscle contraction in their training but so many neglect isometrics. Isometric exercise is a powerful way to strengthen and...

Resistant Starch For Weight Loss

Most people eating a low to moderate carbohydrate diet for good health and to lose weight think they should avoid starchy carbs like potatoes and rice. But contrary to popular belief, you can eat rice and potatoes on a low carb diet if you let them cool down. They...

Should You Eat Fats And Carbs Together For Weight Loss?

Food combination diets have come in and out of popularity over the years. I’ve been watching some videos on Youtube lately promoting the diet theory of not combining carbs and fats in the same meal. I think this type of diet might be the next trend. Let's take a look...

How To Make Intermittent Fasting Easier

How To Make Intermittent Fasting Easier To Follow I started blogging about intermittent fasting back in 2009 when it was unpopular and considered crazy by many nutrition experts. But time and science has proven that meal skipping and intermittent fasting is an...

Eating Less To Lose Weight Is More Important Than Exercise

Eating less to lose weight is more important than exercise. The whole multi-billion dollar fitness industry is based on different experts telling you alternative ways to eat less and work out more. I really feel that more exercise is the wrong approach ....

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My name is Mike Cola (yeah that is me in the pic above @54 years old). I've been called a "Contrarian" since I believe that most mainstream fitness approaches are extremely inefficient. I achieved the look in that photo just training 3 times per week. My specialty is...

How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight?

At least once in your life you have to count calories if you want to be successful in long term weight loss. When my personal training clients complain to me that they can’t lose weight no matter what they do, my first question to them is “How many calories are you eating each day?” I know a lot of the popular diets over the years claim that you don’t have to count calories to lose weight, but in my opinion you do (….)

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally Without Medication

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (Complete Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure Without Medication) If you are concerned about your blood pressure and want to avoid taking medicine or if medicine alone is not helping to keep your blood pressure under control,...

Wrist Mobility Program

How to Lubricate The Wrist Joint With Easy Movements.

In this video, Mike Cola explains and demonstrates a basic but very effective movement program for the wrist. If your wrist, ever gets tight and or tired then try this program.

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My name is Mike Cola (yeah that is me in the pic @ 54 years old). I’ve been called a “Contrarian” since I believe that most mainstream fitness approaches are extremely inefficient.

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