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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 musclehead’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: […]