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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...

Isometric Exercise For Joint Strength

Isometric Exercise For Joint Strength And Stability Most bodybuilders and strength athletes understand the benefits of concentric and eccentric muscle contraction in their training but so many neglect isometrics. Isometric exercise is a powerful way to strengthen and...

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...

How To Make Intermittent Fasting Easier

How To Make Intermittent Fasting Easier To Follow I started blogging about intermittent fasting back in 2009 when it was unpopular and considered crazy by many nutrition experts. But time and science has proven that meal skipping and intermittent fasting is an...

Eating Less To Lose Weight Is More Important Than Exercise

Eating less to lose weight is more important than exercise. The whole multi-billion dollar fitness industry is based on different experts telling you alternative ways to eat less and work out more. I really feel that more exercise is the wrong approach ....

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My name is Mike Cola (yeah that is me in the pic above @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...

How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight?

At least once in your life you have to count calories if you want to be successful in long term weight loss. When my personal training clients complain to me that they can’t lose weight no matter what they do, my first question to them is “How many calories are you eating each day?” I know a lot of the popular diets over the years claim that you don’t have to count calories to lose weight, but in my opinion you do (….)

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally Without Medication

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (Complete Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure Without Medication) If you are concerned about your blood pressure and want to avoid taking medicine or if medicine alone is not helping to keep your blood pressure under control,...

Wrist Mobility Program

How to Lubricate The Wrist Joint With Easy Movements.

In this video, Mike Cola explains and demonstrates a basic but very effective movement program for the wrist. If your wrist, ever gets tight and or tired then try this program.

Acetaminophen and Alcohol: Liver Warnings

When listening to a public radio station last year about over the counter drugs, I was surprised when a doctor pointed out that acetaminophen (Tylenol) is most likely the most dangerous drug you have in your home. He said it’s especially dangerous if you mix acetaminophen and alcohol. He pointed out that even the normal recommended dose when mixed with a few drinks can be a detriment to your liver.

This prompted a discussion about taking Tylenol and drinking with a friend of mine who is a doctor. She said she would never take Tylenol for a hangover or right after she had a few drinks because it could lead to serious liver damage. I know a lot of people who do this all the time. Fortunately, I don’t take Tylenol for my headaches because it doesn’t work as well as ibuprofen or aspirin(…)

Weight Training for Women: Workouts for Women

Weight training for women is not that much different than weight training for men. The principles of resistance training are the same for both sexes. What would determine the type of resistance program would have to do more with a person’s goals and not necessarily their sex. What I have found though, is that women generally have different weight training goals than men.

Women’s Weight Training Goals:

The biggest fundamental difference between women’s and man’s weight training goals is that most women never want to get bigger. Whenever a new female personal training client comes to me, one of the first things she says is “ I don’t want weight lifting to make me bigger”. They all want a strong, firm, slim and shapely body but are concerned that if they lift heavy weights their legs will get bigger (…)

Vitamins for Energy: Best Multivitamin For the Money

Whenever I’m feeling a little low on energy I look at a few things in my life. These include sleep, diet, exercise, stress and overall activity level. If all these things seem to be in order than I take a look at what multivitamin I’m taking. I have always believed in taking a multivitamin just to cover all my bases. It’s an easy way to safeguard against any potential vitamin and mineral deficiency in my diet.

I have tried a number of different vitamins over the years. The last one I was taking was GNC’s Megeman. I even did a quick video about it if you want to check it out. I was happy with Megeman for a while because it was a relatively cheap multivitamin that did not upset my stomach. It was lacking a few essential constituents like coenzyme Q10 and enough calcium; however, so it might not have been as economical as I thought (…)

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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.

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