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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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6 Ways to Reduce Stress during the Holidays

With all the joy and happiness the holidays can bring, it is also a very stressful time. Reducing stress during the holidays can be challenging. There are so many additional things to do such as shopping, hosting parties, going to parties, etc. Just being thrown off your normal schedule can be overwhelming.

How to Reduce Stress During the Holidays (…)

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Fitness Contrarian Principle # 9 – Cut Down on Sodium

You have to cut down on sodium to have a healthy diet. Most people in America eat an average of 3,400 mg of sodium a day while the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is less than 2,400 mg which is just about a teaspoon of table salt. I recommend you limit your sodium to no more than 1,500 mg per day and even less, if you have high blood pressure. I try to eat less than 1,000 mg of sodium per day.

Research has shown that reducing your sodium to less than 1,300 mg per day can reduce artery stiffness by up to 46 percent in just two weeks (…)

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6 Fitness Gift Ideas

Finding the right gift for someone is never easy. To help you out this holiday season I decided to make up a list of my top 6 health and fitness gift ideas for the fitness enthusiast and athlete. Everything on the list I have personally used and recommend.

Top 6 Fitness Gift Ideas:

1-Bowflex Dumbbells are top on my list. A number of my personal training clients have them and they work great. One stack of weights go from 2.5 pounds up to 52 pounds while not taking up too much room. The exact model I recommend is the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells. I looked around for the best price and found it on Amazon. In addition, I recommend you purchase the matching stand that goes with the dumbbells which is the Bowflex SelectTech 552 / 1090 Dumbbell Stand. Likewise, if you want to go all out, get the bench as well. The Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Bench Series 3.1 is a good value. Anyone who is into resistance training will love this set up (…)

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