According to a recent study published in the April issue of JAMA, eating higher amounts of added sugars in processed foods is associated with lower levels of HDL, the “good cholesterol” and higher levels of triglycerides, which is an important risk factor that can...
I’ve been telling my clients for years not to control their weight with too much exercise. Most people think they have to exercise for numerous hours per week to burn the extra calories and lose weight. The popular belief for weight loss is the longer and harder the better. But my 25 years of experience has shown me a contrarian view to weight loss (…)
The winner of the Get Fat Fast Contest is Christopher; congratulations to him. I would like to thank everyone for entering the contest and sending me your list. I will post a picture of Christopher with the digital camera in the next few weeks.
When I’m teaching a new client how to lift a weight and perform proper repetitions (reps) within a set, I like to break it down into three parts. Most new trainees don’t think too much about lowering the weight or slowing it down before changing direction and raising the weight. Most of their efforts are spent trying to raise the weight. Afterwards they just let the (…)
When I was in my twenties, I loved to train long and hard. I would train hard every day. Spending 60 minutes just training my chest and back was normal for me followed by a five mile hard run. I felt that the only way I could look how I wanted to look and be in top physical shape was to go all out on every workout every day. Recovering from a workout was not (…)
To a large extent muscle tightness comes from muscle weakness. Muscles become tight to protect the body from injury. When the body identifies a weakness or instability in and around a joint the body will tighten up to prevent injury. This raises the following question. Should you stretch went you’re tight or should you strengthen the body? Most people think you (…)
A few weeks ago I came across a web site that I really like. It’s called Mark’s Daily Apple. I wrote an article about Primal Fitness a few weeks ago and Mark’s site is loaded with great information on living the primal lifestyle. He just wrote a book called Primal...
My don't Get Fat Fast contest will be ending on April 1, 2010. Please send me your list of the top ten foods you would eat if you had to gain weight fast and you could win a digital camera. If you have any friends who want to lose weight let them know about the...
When I was in my teens, over 30 years ago, I spent a lot of time reading bodybuilding books and magazines looking for information on how to build a muscular body. The top bodybuilders of the time were Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane and Franco Colombo, just to name a few. I will never forget reading in Franco Colombo’s book when he said “sugar kills (…)
There are a number of innovative medical treatments now available to accelerate the recovery from an injury. Platelet -rich plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy are two cutting-edge treatments sought after by athletes and individuals suffering from acute injuries and chronic pain. PRP was brought into the spotlight last year when Pittsburgh Steelers (…)