Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2012«

One quick lesson in B.S. fitness marketing

November 28, 2012

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This is something that consistently annoys me, although I get annoyed easier than most, so others may not care. Here is one quick way of knowing if someone is simply trying to sell you something / doesn’t know what they’re saying / is just an asshole. At least in the health and fitness industry. Young […]

My favorite mobility / corrective exercise – The Toddler Squat

November 26, 2012

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It’s no secret we -at least in Westernized society- sit, a lot. Sitting itself isn’t abnormal for humans. Sitting in a chair though, is. In fact, if you watch a toddler, or observe societies where chairs aren’t as common, sitting is done quite a bit, but without a chair. I’m not big on the whole […]

Drinking extraordinary amounts of alcohol without becoming extraordinarily overweight

November 19, 2012

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Preface: There is A LOT of misinformation about alcohol in the fitness/health community. Conventional wisdom, magazines, dogmatists, would have you believing for every alcoholic drink you ingest you lose a year of life, a pound of muscle, an inch of your penis, whatever. They’re all wrong. Two great articles dispelling these notions are: –A muscle’s […]

Arm positioning during the plank exercise

November 15, 2012

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The plank is used as a core exercise. It’s a nice way of training the abdominals to prevent lumbar extension. Ala don’t do this: I actually also like to use the plank as a shoulder mobility exercise. Let me explain. Without going into too much detail, two common issues for those with shoulder pain / movement issues are: […]

Another (better?) Pallof Press variation

November 13, 2012

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The main idea behind the Pallof Press is training the abdominals to prevent movement. This is in contrast to just about every ab exercise you see people doing at the gym. While the PP is attempting to train the ability to prevent movement at the spine, most ab exercises are promoting movement at the spine. […]

Push-ups for boobies round 2

November 5, 2012

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Last year during October (breast cancer awareness month) I held a little charity event for my clients. You can read about that here: Push ups for boobies.  A lot of my clients seemed to enjoy it and asked if we were going to do it again. So, we did. The idea is to bring as […]

Ruminations on grass-fed beef / organic nonsense / paleotards

November 2, 2012

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For those who aren’t familiar with Alan Aragon, he is one of the (very) few fitness / nutritional writers I keep up with. He writes a monthly research review at www.alanaragon.com I highly recommend. It’s $10 a month and worth it. In one of his recent reviews he goes into detail about grass-fed beef. I […]