I get this question quite often. “What do you do to stay fit?” My answer is simple – “Everything”. The truth is there is no one-size-fits-all magic formula for fitness. Any exercise that at least doubles your resting heart and breathing rate for at least 30 minutes at a time will benefit your fitness. IfContinue reading “Do Everything￼￼”
In the health world, experts seem to emphasize the more active aspects of physical fitness – strength, speed, power – or even the more noticeable elements like muscle size and low percentage of body fat. Sometimes we forget the most essential aspect of fitness that makes all others possible: flexibility or mobility. According to theContinue reading “The Benefits of Flexibility”
Today more than ever, the popularity of waist trainers has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 5 years. Fueled by the influence of certain celebrities, many women are cinching their waists within an inch of their lives in order to achieve that hourglass figure. Yes, waist trainers are a modern-day version of corsetsContinue reading “The Cost of Beauty: Waist Trainers”
My apologies for not posting for the past two weeks. I was finishing up my final project for my Master of Applied Exercise Science degree which I received this past weekend. Yay me! Anyway, this weekend’s festivities brought up an interesting and essential topic. Just how much should you eat? As the father of aContinue reading “Eat Like A Grown-Up”
Some weeks back we gave some tips on eating to lose weight. Today, we’re focusing on the value of protein in the diet because there is more to say. A few years ago a New York Times article questioned how much protein we actually need. The author stated that the recommended daily protein intake forContinue reading “Pour On The Protein”
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We see these every day in stores and on TV and on the Internet. Pills and creams. Ads for the latest fitness device, program, or apparel. Waist trainers advertised by celebrities with six-pack abs. Copper wraps to ease arthritis pain. Programs that guarantee they will confuse your muscles into chiseled marble. I’ve fallen for someContinue reading “Don’t Fall For The Gimmicks”
The year is 2022 and I still hear some women say, “I don’t like lifting heavy weights because I don’t want to get bulky!” Whenever a woman tells me this, I give her a warm smile and say what I’m about to say to you now. This is based on scientific facts. A woman whoContinue reading “This One Is For The Ladies”
A frequent conversation I have with friends, loved ones, and clients is about how long it takes to see actually results from training. People, please understand, that no matter what anyone tells you, the science is irrefutable. There are three fundamental laws of physical fitness. The Law of Specificity The first law is the lawContinue reading “Let Me See You Sweat”
Changing from the inside is what counts.