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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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Risks of Being Over Weight

Risks of Being Over Weight Research has found that being over weight is responsible for 216,000 premature deaths each year. Being over weight is one of the top three preventable causes of death in the US, right behind smoking and high blood pressure. According to a...

Does a Herniated Disc Cause Pain?

Does a Herniated Disc Cause Pain?

A herniated disc in your back or neck may not be the cause of your pain. Dr John Sarno states in his book Healing Back Pain that “it has been my experience that herniated disc material is rarely responsible for pain or other neurological symptoms”. If you have back or...

Get Your Vitamin D

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?  It is estimated that over 10 million Americans are deficient in vitamin D.  Vitamin D deficiencies raise the risk for osteoporosis, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and a number of different cancers. How much Vitamin D is enough?...

Lose Weight by Lifting

Lose Weight by Lifting

You can’t control your weight with long hard aerobic sessions forever; it’s an uphill battle that most people lose.  You have to lift weights to lose weight.  The popular way to lose weight is with long and sometimes very hard (like spinning) aerobic sessions that...

How to Warm-up before a Workout

One of the biggest mistakes people make in the gym is not warming up properly before a workout. In fact most people do more harm then good and set themselves up for injury. Most importantly, an appropriate warm-up should increase your body temperature (warm you up)...

Medication Versus Lifestyle Changes to Lower Cholesterol?

Medication Versus Lifestyle Changes to Lower Cholesterol?

Almost half the adults in America have high cholesterol or borderline high cholesterol. The use of Statins (medication) has become a popular choice to lower cholesterol. Statins are also one of the most highly prescribed drugs in the world. My own opinion along with...

Thinking about taking Human Growth Hormone

Thinking about taking Human Growth Hormone

By age 40 most men’s natural hormone levels start to decrease. This can lead to a decrease in energy, poor outlook on life, increased body fat,decreased muscle mass, sleep problems and reduced libido. Well, it’s not that bad getting older but can Human Growth Hormone...

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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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