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60 seconds or less: How many calories?

January 7, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. – How many calories should I eat? – You’re brand new to the gym and losing weight scene (I’m often asked this question on a client’s first personal training session) Don’t worry about it yet. We just want to get […]

The Real Talk With Client Series

December 17, 2018

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Stemming from We’re way overcomplicating gaining muscle and getting stronger I’m going to have a series where the motto is, I don’t know, let’s call it something corny like “ruthless pragmatism.” There has been a trend in the fitness space of investigating research, then attempting to work backwards to a practical recommendation. On the surface, this makes […]

We’re way overcomplicating gaining muscle and getting stronger

November 26, 2018

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Fitness is always going through trends. It’s like fashion. A recent one is make-your-eyes-bleed dives into hypertrophy and strength research. Reminder: Arnold was a big deal fifty (!) years ago. Do people have better physiques now than then? Do you truly think next month is going to provide some profound insight into gaining muscle from […]

Mindless Eating’s fall from grace

October 1, 2018

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–Cornell Food Researcher’s Downfall Raises Larger Questions For Science If you need to catchup, Brian Wansink was, I think a case can easily be made, the most famous nutrition researcher in the world. Primarily because he wrote a book called Mindless Eating. I wrote, glowingly, about this book many years ago: –How your environment makes […]

That new alcohol study…

August 27, 2018

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Last week, in my routine meandering the internet, I repeatedly came across headlines of, “NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL!!!” At least that’s how it felt. It was more like “No amount of alcohol is safe.” The study, –Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study […]

Menopause and weight gain- is there any hope?

July 13, 2018

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Since I have a good amount of female clients who are around the age of menopause, whether pre, during, or post, the issue of menopause and fat loss comes up a fair amount. Does this sound familiar? “Well, I can’t lose weight because I’m going through menopause.” Or, “I can’t lose weight because I’m postmenopausal. […]

How high blood pressure medication negatively impacts exercise

June 29, 2018

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During a conversation with a gym member today we got to talking about high blood pressure meds. We were just having a general conversation about all the different medications he is currently taking. Later on he mentioned how it’s odd he is on high blood pressure medication, yet whenever he goes for a brisk walk […]

Does the difference matter?

June 15, 2018

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I was listening to a lecture by Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky on human behavior. He was talking about a fascinating study showing first born children have a higher IQ than their younger siblings. (For those interested in the lecture look up Sapolsky on iTunes University.) Sapolsky proceeds to ask the class what could explain this […]