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]
Check out this eagle, doing the 2-claw-Fox-Deadlift.
Even if all you have is a tiny little space, you can still find a way to work out. Here (Above) is national champion Natalie Woolfolk Proving it.
Like many fitness people, I went through a phase where I was lured in by HIT (High Intensity Training). The name alone is enticing when you’re a testosterone laden teenager. But, with the loss of youth, comes a gain in wisdom … and an appreciation of the principles of Science. Thank heavens … or… [Read More]
Does anyone really NEED supplements? Do you need to take a protein powder? Do you need Creatine? The short answer is no. You need a healthy diet, and you need a sound exercise regimen. But you don’t NEED supplements. To Quote Alwyn Cosgrove on his Big Rocks Theory (remember he’s Scottish, so… [Read More]
A recent Italian study showed a significant link between high bread consumption and renal cell cancer (Kidney). The study suggested that it’s likely the high Glycemic Index of Bread, and the associated Insulin spikes, that caused the increased risk. We all love bread, but it is best to limit it to a couple times a… [Read More]
MaxOut Radio Just did an Interview with Eric Cressy, MA, CSCS. Eric Cressey, in addition to his academic work, he’s also a competitive Powerlifter with a 1500+ lb Total. He’s known often as “the shoulder expert” because of his emphasis on Shoulder Rehab.
Myths of Womens Weightlifting, Part 1 (See Part 2 Here) We humans are an animal that has Survived, in part, because of our ability to learn from others, and apply that knowledge to our own lives. From fire to the Wheel, we’ve built on the knowledge of one another, and taken our species to ever… [Read More]
Women, what if I told you there was something you could do, right now, that would boost your metabolism by a whopping 10%, and keep it that way for up to 24 hours! Would you believe me? You should. And it’s as simple as Strength Training. And you women out there shouldn’t think that by… [Read More]
Turns out that Matcha, the Traditional form of Green tea in Japan, is an even more powerful dietary addition than regular Green tea. The researchers found that samples of matcha had 200 times the concentration of epigallocatechin gallate in the common U.S. tea. 200 Times!!!! Epigallocatechin Gallate, commonly called EGCG, is aChatechin, and… [Read More]
John Berardi’s 7 Keys Article is a gem. Check it out.
Killer post on Building your Own Lifting Platform, by Krista Scott-Dixon When I finally am able to open my own gym, I may be stealing the recipe.
“Tackling the problem of the uninsured is not only about expanding coverage, it’s about addressing this hidden tax on health-care that Californians can no longer afford,” stated Gov. Schwarzenegger. “I know if we work together, we can make health care more affordable, accessible and equitable.” And Here’s Video of the Event. It is Ridiculous to… [Read More]
From Dr. John Berardi’s Gourmet Nutrition book 1) Eat every 2-3 hours 2) Eat lean, complete protein with each meal 3) Eat veggies with each meal 4) Eat “other” carbs only during and after exercise 5) Eat a balanced fat profile containing 1/3 of each type of fat 6) Ditch the calorie-containing drinks 7) Use… [Read More]
“If you’ve never had a messy kitchen, you’ve probably never had a home-cooked meal.”–Rabbi Irwin Kula. Real life is inherently messy, and yet we live in a society obsessed with cleanliness and tidiness. This is in-spite of the fact that the research suggests that those who are more successful, more intelligent, and better parents are… [Read More]