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When squats don’t help you run again

January 28, 2021

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Scenario You start having some knee issues running. You take a break from running. Knee calms down. You start running again. Knee problem comes back. Take another break. Begin running again. Knee starts bothering you yet again. Stop running again. Knee feels better. You’re ready to start running again, but you know how it’s gone […]

When exercise becomes socially accepted self-harm

December 29, 2020

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The fitness world has an extreme segment. One we tend to either give intense praise, or be dismissive of. CrossFit: it tends to either bring about exuberant cheers or cavalier jeers. This is in large part because the fitness and exercise world tends to draw extreme personalities, I’d argue to a greater extent than most […]

Can you avoid exercise if you play chess?

October 26, 2020

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ESPN ran an article on grandmaster chess players that got a lot of internet buzz, due to this paragraph, “Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a […]

Picking a fitness goal- relative weight over absolute weight

September 17, 2020

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This heavily depends on a person’s age, as most goals do. When older, many are content to have their fitness goal be “fend off gravity for another day.” Where being at a reasonable weight and comfortably going through daily life is enough. You know, like you’re not avoiding stairs because you have a meeting to […]

Easy ways to train around lower back pain

September 3, 2020

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Let’s say we have one of two scenarios: You’ve recently flared up your lower back. Namely, any leaning over hurts. You’re someone (or a personal trainer with a client) who has had longterm lower back problems, but you’re trying to get a good workout in. You either don’t want to just sit around waiting for […]

A reality check for the young and “healthy”- what obese actually means with COVID-19

June 29, 2020

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Younger people are increasingly ending up in the hospital from coronavirus: –As young patients fill new virus wards, Houston Methodist is calling nurses to work extra shifts and ramping up its testing efforts I’ve had to have seen like ten of these kinds of articles by now. Where it’s about young people getting seriously sick […]

Smoking helps COVID? Or is it the lack of obesity?

May 4, 2020

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There are many different theories in many different buckets going around with this virus. I’m certainly not going to, nor in a position, to address them all. One which I do want to very briefly address is the smoking one. Long story short, there is now debate going on about whether smoking can HELP. As […]

Is COVID-19 an assault on the out of shape American?

April 27, 2020

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There are countless studies coming out right now. Here’s one which caught my eye (primarily due to such a big sample size): –Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area A lot of people are trying to tease out everything they can from this virus. I’ll […]