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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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Rest and Relaxation is Essential for Good Health

I have always felt that rest and relaxation are just as important as hard work, although it’s easy to forget. We all need to kick back and recover from all the stresses that life can bring. Being an athlete, I had to learn this the hard way with numerous over-use injuries over the years. But I think at least for now, that I have finally reached a point in my life where I can balance hard work and play time.

I came across a wonderful article called The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week. This article is written by Joshua Becker who has a great website called Becoming a Minimalist. Joshua has a nice way of explaining the importance of taking some time off to rest and recover from the everyday grind. Without proper recovery, we can’t live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. Checkout all of his relaxing tips for your body, mind, and soul(…)

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Simple Diet Plan

It’s debatable what the simplest diet on earth is but one of the most popular on-line bloggers wrote an article called The Simplest Diet for Lean Fitness. I want to start expressing other people’s point of view in this fitness blog and so I’m going to start looking for other resources to help my readers live a happy and healthy lifestyle. This article comes from Zen Habits which is one of my favorite life style blogs. Zen Habits was voted one of the top 25 blogs of 2010 with over 200,000 subscribers(…)

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Intermittent Fasting Resource

I have been talking about the weight loss benefits of fasting on this fitness blog for a few months now. Since I truly believe it is one of the best ways to control your weight, I put together the ultimate intermittent fasting resource. When I first started experimenting with fasting I did a lot of research and found some great information from some of the best bloggers and experts in the field.

After studying all the information I could find, I concluded that the best program to follow is Brad Pilon’s Eat Stop Eating Program. If you want to try intermittent fasting do it right by following a proven system. To help you decide if it is right for you, I wanted to let you see all the research that I did (…)

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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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