I use to think that walking was just for people who weren’t fit enough to do any “real” exercise. I figured that any activity that 99% of the population can easily do, just can’t be tough enough to make a real difference in health. Walking just doesn’t seem to challenge the body like “true” exercise … Read more
My biggest weakness is lack of flexibility. I just can’t get myself to take the time to stretch. In fact, I hate stretching. About 3 months ago, Dan Go contacted me about a way to increase flexibility, improve posture, and increase exercise performance…by doing a simple 6 minute warm-up. He saw a HUGE gap in … Read more
So there is a study that was just released showing that aerobic exercise burns more fat than resistance training, or intense interval type training. Let me start off by saying that this study was poorly executed. This is coming from a HUGE believer in adding in slow cardio to maximize fat loss. I should be … Read more
Danish researchers have found what they believe to be one of the more optimal setups for HIIT. This type of HIIT is called 10-20-30. The numbers “10-20-30” correspond to the amount of time walking, jogging, and sprinting. 30 seconds walking (or low intensity) 20 seconds jogging (or medium intensity) 10 seconds sprinting (or high intensity) … Read more
I don’t put up too many guest posts on my site, but JC wrote one exclusively for my blog that I couldn’t pass on. I was chatting with him about getting stubborn body parts to grow…and that I haven’t discussed this much on my blog. I know this is one of his specialties, so asked … Read more
I want to explain my stance on limiting the use of squats and deadlifts. I don’t believe they are terrible exercises. I think they have a place in the routines for some people, depending upon their goals. Do I believe that either of these should be labeled the “king of exercise” that so many people … Read more
I’ve wanted to do an exercise and diabetes post for a long time now. I am by no means an expert on diabetes, but I wanted to research and put up a post on this important subject. More importantly, I would like people to comment and hopefully point to more resources about diabetes and exercise.
The coolest thing about the Internet in my opinion is the ability to meet people from all over the globe. Over the past 3 years I’ve become friends with a sharp personal trainer from Bulgaria, Yavor Marichkov.
There is something to be said for brief workouts. Back in the 80’s, when I joined my first gym, it was common for workouts to last over 90 minutes. In college I would train up to 2 hours per day with a group of friends. We would spend 90 minutes lifting and 30 minutes on … Read more