Fitness Shortcuts from New York Veteran Trainer - Mike Cola

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An innovative fitness blog helping clients look & feel their best!

“I started this blog back in 2009 with the thought that my clients could learn about Fitness, Health, and Nutrition principals. I started out creating videos and posting them here for people to see how to do the exercises correctly and with good form. Almost a decade later, the mission has not changed.” – Mike Cola

Fitness Contrarian is all about mastering the ageless workout and diet. The goal of this blog is to teach you how to build muscle in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s while staying lean and not over training.

If you are new to this blog you should start out reading my Fitness Principals and take a look at my present workout and diet routine.

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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 10 Fitness Principles

I want to provide everyone with a summary of my 10 fitness principles. If you follow these health and fitness concepts you’ll be on your way to living a more active healthy lifestyle. When reading these principles, it is more important to understand the overall philosophy of them as opposed to following them to the letter. You can read the full article about each principle by(….)

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Ultimate Shoulder Workout

If you want strong, round delts that stand out, then you want to do these shoulder exercises. In this Youtube video Mike Cola explains the ultimate shoulder workout routine. You will learn how to fully develop your shoulders so they look good at every angle (front,...

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Diets That Work for Women

Diets that work for one person may not work for another. You really have to know yourself and choose the diet that fits your lifestyle and personality. Most popular diets do work if you stick to them but if you pick the wrong one they will never work. Just because your friend lost a lot of weight on a particular diet doesn’t mean it’s the right diet for you. I know how frustrating this can be.

I’ve been helping people lose weight for over 25 years as a personal trainer so I know that not every diet works for everyone. I do have my favorite diet for weight loss which is a low-carb approach with eating tons of vegetables and lean proteins. I know that this diet; however, is not for everyone(…)

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