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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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Don’t Hurt Your Ears at the Gym

Using your ipod while working out has become commonplace in most gyms. But a new study just came out from the University of Alberta warning about the volume levels in our earphones while training at the gym.

Bill Hodgetts, a professor in the Department of Speech (…)

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How to Stop Overeating

Don’t let one over indulgent meal throw you into weeks of eating badly. Follow the 90% rule and never have a weight problem. During your normal daily routine you have to eat perfect. Things are going to throw you off like holidays, vacations and special occasions. But...

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Can Spinning Class Make Your Legs Bigger?

Being a personal trainer for over 25 years I have seen a number of trendy classes come and go. But Spinning classes have lasted the test of time. I have a number of clients who love to spin on their off days when not exercising with me. The problem with spinning classes; however, is that some of my clients and their friends think that spinning is making their legs bigger. One of my clients told me that her friend said if she did spinning twice per week it helped her lose weight but if she did spinning three times per week her legs got bigger. Most people spin for the cardiovascular workout and the overall calorie expenditure, and not to bulk up their legs (…)

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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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