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Fitness Contrarian

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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Free Weight vs Machines

Free Weight vs Machines (Machine Advantages vs Disadvantages) In this episode, Mike Cola talks about the advantages and disadvantages of machine resistance training. Free weight movements like the squat, deadlift and Olympic quick lifts are very popular right now but...

How To Get Back In Shape Over 50

How To Get Back In Shape over 50...If you are out of shape and want a proven workout plan that will get you back on track, follow this four-part workout program below. Two Cardio Workouts: 1 - Short hard interval workout (12 minutes/twice per week) Pick any cardio...

Intermittent Fasting vs Time Restricted Feeding

Intermittent Fasting vs Time Restricted Feeding In this episode, Mike Cola talks about the pros and cons of intermittent fasting (IF) vs time restricted Feeding (TRF). Learn about all the health and weight loss benefits of fasting along with some IF and TRF protocols...

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...

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...

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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.

I achieved the look in that photo just training 3 times per week. My specialty is helping people reach peak condition without having to hit the gym 6-7 times per week.

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