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It all depends on you

March 16, 2018


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? […]

Treat The Cause, Not The Symptom

March 16, 2018


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 a cancer patient has. Of course, the patient wants to get rid of this fatigue […]

Exercise does not need to be enjoyable

February 9, 2018


“When people start viewing exercise as a duty or obligation, then that’s not a formula for sustained activity.” –Love or hate exercise? It may be in your genes. One idea for getting people to exercise is to make it something people like. This is where many will go “I won’t go for a run, but […]

Be careful trying to predict clients

January 10, 2018


Predicting the future has always been good business. So much media is either talking about what just happened, or what’s going to happen next. Of course, nobody knows what’s going to happen. In sports, we say “that’s why they play the game.” With personal training, with new clients, I consider there to be two kinds […]

Better understanding recovery differences as we age

January 8, 2018


This study got some undeserved publicity in the fitness world: –Comparisons in the Recovery Response From Resistance Exercise Between Young and Middle-Aged Men The researchers looked at young males, average age 21 years, compared to middle age ones, average age 47 years, and found, in response to a high volume resistance exercise protocol, there was […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #22

December 18, 2017


Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – How an Olympic Runner Hits Race Weight This topic needs more […]

The truth about recovery workouts

December 11, 2017


This was somewhat discussed in –Recovery modalities: What’s worthwhile? Along with some massage discussion. There we spent more time on massage; here we’ll spend more time on recovery workouts. Light lifting between harder lifts Jogging the day after an intense run Riding the bike the day after a demanding squat session Stretching / foam rolling […]

Can deep learning tell you when you’ll die?

December 1, 2017


–Improving Palliative Care with Deep Learning This is an artificial intelligence study. The researchers took electronic health records, age gender diagnoses treatments scans drugs to predict whether you’ll be dead in 3-12 months. If so, you’re a candidate for palliative care, rather than continuing e.g. aggressive cancer treatment. The authors have good intentions, but start […]