Tracy Reifkind battled through compulsive eating, and the tribulations of weightloss to lean down 100 lbs in less than a year. How’d she do it? Read about it here. Her blog is also a wealth of inspiration. The basics of her “secret” are low calorie diet, combined with kettlebell circuit training. A great combo. Alwyn… [Read More]
RealAge.com put these up a while ago. Not bad, and the addition of watercress is interesting. The top 10: Green leafy vegetables. Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices. Their chlorophyll helps swab out environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) and is an all-round liver protector. Lemons. You need to keep… [Read More]
Bill Starr is one of the greats of American Coaching … But my lord, did he need a Stylist!
Science Daily reported that Cagliari, Italy, A small Italian town in the Sardinian province of Nuoro has been named as one of healthiest places in the world. Why are these Italians so healthy? Mainly because they live the way we all know we are supposed to, but don’t. They have physical jobs (exercise); eat a… [Read More]
This comes from Keith Scott’s Blog: Diet– Change it. Eat six small meals a day. Eat your carbs early in the day, and keep them to a minimum as the day progresses. Eat protein for each meal if you can. Eat good fats throughout the day too (i.e. fish oil, olive oil.) Decrease calories slowly,… [Read More]
One expert says to eat like a Neanderthal and another says eat like a Visigoth, or perhaps a Viking. But while searching for nutritional Valhalla, most people just get lost and eat like a Modern American—and end up looking more Sumo than Samurai.–Dr. John Berardi
A study at the Baycrest Research Centre for Aging and the Brain, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, looked at 184 patients , who showed up with complaints of mental decline. The study found that those patients who spoke more than one language had developed the cognitive impairment, on average, 4 years later than those… [Read More]
I was listening to an old Fitcast interview with Dan John about his forays into dieting, and in it he mentioned something that sparked my interest. Often when we talk about diet, we get bogged down in the particulars. But really, there are some basics that form a foundation upon which everything else is built…. [Read More]
I write a lot about why people should lose body fat. But, that doesn’t mean you should be “small”. Becoming fit is a two part process. The first part is losing fat, but the other, that is equally important is gaining muscle. If you don’t actively try and put on muscle while you are… [Read More]
The same scientists who brought the Leptin fat-loss gene to the world, are now saying that it may not be a factor in obesity. This time they took 300 people who had become obese at a very young age and tested them for the gene, but found that only 3% of their subjects had it…. [Read More]
A recent article in the LA times states that Interval Training is on the rise. I don’t buy it. OK, OK, the shear fact that there was an article on it in the LA times does bode well, but I work in the industry, and I ain’t seeing it. It’s not on Opera, or GoodMorning… [Read More]
In my Previous post I highlighted a compound in Muscle Milk called GCC or glycocyamine, and the horrible effects it can have on you. Going deeper, the real problem is that glycocyamine increases the levels of Homocysteine in your body, and that is all kinds of bad. Click here for a list of the effects…. [Read More]
There has been a lot of talk in the last year or so regarding Muscle Milk (from Cytosport), a protein drink that tastes absolutely AMAZING, and one of it’s ingredients GCC (or Glycocyamine), which they claim is a precursor to Creatine and would therefor increase your bodies natural production of this coveted macronutrient. The… [Read More]
If he can do it, so can you. He’s a masters level competitor at the Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting club in NY. I love masters lifting. Its really what these sports are all about. Keeping up with it, and staying in the game, staying fit and healthy LONG HAUL.
7 Reasons Why I Love Loprinzi’s Gym I train (both myself, and my clients) at Loprinzi’s gym, in SE Portland, OR. Here’s why: Bob Hill, the owner. He’s 59, looks 45. He runs 5 miles a day, and lifts 5 days a week. He competes as both a Powerlifter AND as a… [Read More]
Rachel Cosgrove Appeared on the Fitcast a while back, and it was a fantastic episode. I thought I’d repost it here. She discusses a ton of cool topics, among them why women shouldn’t be afraid of lifting heavy weights in the gym.
Mens Fitness recently published an article about foods to slim your tummy. Here’s the list: 1. Almonds 2. Beans 3. Spinach 4. Dairy 5. Oatmeal 6. Eggs 7. Turkey 8. Peanut Butter 9. Olive Oil 10. Whole Grain Bread 11. Extra-Protein via Powder 12. Raspberries Honestly, I’d take it easy on the Bread, see my… [Read More]
Apparently, Stripper-Cardio has gotten really popular, and no-one has bothered to tell me. The “hot” guy above is one of the new guru’s of grind at AerobicTease. His name is Andrej Kalinak, and he hails from the Czech Republic. Honestly, though, if I had a stripper dancing like that … I wouldn’t be tipping.
Even if your main goal is fat loss, you should structure your workout routine with Weight training at the beginning. If your workouts are as tough as they should be, then you’ll need your nervous system to be firing at full speed. If you do Cardio first (AKA Intervals, remember), then you will have taxed… [Read More]
According to a report by Reuters Offering seniors with diabetes the opportunity to participate in a subsidized community-based exercise program may help lower health care costs, if the seniors attend the fitness classes regularly, preliminary study findings suggest. Duh! It drives me insane that the “Health” industry is so blatantly out of touch with reality…. [Read More]