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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.

Joint Mobility Movements

What has helped my joints and whole body feel so much better over the past year is incorporating joint mobility movements into my workout program. I personally think that joint mobility or mobility movements are going to be the next buzzword in the fitness industry just like core training or functional training was 10 years ago.

Joint mobility drills are simple movements that bring lubrication to the joints, which can help heal and rejuvenate them. You almost have to look at your joints as separate from your muscular system even though they are all connected. When you are doing these movements you’re not trying to stretch your muscles(…)

How Much Protein to Build Muscle?

We all need protein for growth and to repair muscle and tissue. But how much protein to build muscle? It should be based on your lifestyle and activity level. There’s a lot of evidence indicating that individuals and athletes who engage in intense training need more...

Top 10 Healthiest Fruits, Vegetables and Meats

It can be confusing trying to figure out what the healthiest fruits, vegetables and meats are to eat. But one of my favorite newsletters called Nutrition Action has compiled numerous lists of healthy nutritional information.

Top 10 healthiest fruits for vitamin C, folate, carotenoids, potassium, and fiber:

Guava
Watermelon
Grapefruit
Kiwifruit

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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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