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Avoid the snowball effect

March 28, 2011

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Sometimes we want the snowball effect. Warren Buffet is notorious for looking at investments as potential snowballs, using compound interest to his advantage. Many times people looking to lose weight just need to see any progress, then once they see progress, this reaffirms that what they are doing is working, so they continue doing it, […]

It’s all about portion control, right?

March 20, 2011

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You hear this all the time. “How do I lose weight?” “Just cut back on your portions.” And this works, oh, about one out of never times.  Portion control is one of those things that sounds great but when put into practice consistently fails. But portion control works for you, you say. You lost X […]

Get unbalanced to get healthy

March 20, 2011

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Client: Why do they still act up? They’ll get better but then they’ll feel bad again. I thought walking through the pain would help get them stronger and build them up? The above question is from a pretty new client who has had chronic knee pain for years. Since beginning training her knees have been […]

It all depends on you

March 14, 2011

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How much should I eat each day? It depends Should I do cardio before or after lifting? It depends How often should I come to the gym? It depends How many days per week should I lift? It depends Should I eat [insert food item here]? It depends Should I use x,y, or z machine? […]

Post-workout…ibuprofen?

March 13, 2011

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A topic I’ve seen come up every so often is the effects of ibuprofen on exercise. The times I’ve seen this come up is in the bodybuilding community where discussions of whether taking ibuprofen on a consistent basis will diminish the potential for muscle gains.  In my experience this is normally brought up by the […]

Treat The Cause, Not The Symptom

March 13, 2011

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Everybody knows somebody who has gone through cancer. My Mom was diagnosed four years ago with breast cancer. For those of you who have been around the initial diagnosis and or the treatment process you’ve probably seen the general fatigue that a cancer patient has. Of course, the patient wants to get rid of this […]