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Why I nearly always recommend losing fat before gaining muscle

April 9, 2018

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What’s likely to occur to begin with This mainly applies to males. Females aren’t as likely to say “I want to build some muscle.” It’s much more “I want to look toned.” Males should have more of this mindset, but they’re more often along the lines of “I want to lose 26 lbs of fat and gain […]

Posted in: Losing Weight

Ankle Mobility: Mobilizing the talus

April 6, 2018

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When talking about ankle mobility, the main aspect is always increasing dorsiflexion. And this is for good reason. Dorsiflexion is one of those movements a lot of people could use more of. Wearing heels or shoes with heel lifts (nearly every shoe people wear) can cause a lack of dorsiflexion. Watch how the achilles tendon […]

Posted in: Foot / Ankle Pain, Pain

Technique, technique, technique

April 6, 2018

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Every exercise – or movement for that matter – you do is a chance to work on the pain you may be suffering from. Quick way to illustrate this point: Below is a video of a client doing a plank. This client has had on and off foot pain for the past year. Ok, so […]

Posted in: Foot / Ankle Pain, Pain

Hate breakfast? Who cares?

April 6, 2018

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One common perception amongst people embarking on a new kind of eating plan is they have to eat breakfast. That is, if they don’t eat breakfast, they will die. Ok, maybe it’s not that extreme, but new dieters seem to have had, “You must eat breakfast in order to lose fat” beaten in to them […]

Being obese and pregnant is worse than you think

April 2, 2018

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The CDC recently came out with, –Prevalence and Trends in Prepregnancy Normal Weight In the last ~five years, we’ve continued to increase the proportion of women who begin pregnancy at an unhealthy weight. 55% now start their pregnancy in a disadvantaged position. -> The point of this post is not to pick on women. Men are no […]

Another great exercise for the subscapularis

March 30, 2018

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My post Best exercises for the subscapularis is still one of the most popular articles I’ve written. Read it first, otherwise this post won’t make as much sense. Matt left a comment on that post: “I know this was posted a while back, however I am wondering if this could also be done laying on your back, […]

Posted in: Pain, Shoulder Pain

Avoid the snowball effect

March 30, 2018

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Sometimes we want the snowball effect. Warren Buffet is notorious for looking at investments as potential snowballs, using compound interest to his advantage. Many times people looking to lose weight just need to see any progress. Then once they see progress, this reaffirms what they are doing is working, so they continue doing it, thus […]

Posted in: Losing Weight, Pain

It’s all about portion control, right?

March 30, 2018

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You hear this all the time. “How do I lose weight?” “Just cut back on your portions.” And this works, oh, about one out of never times. Portion control is one of those things that sounds great but when put into practice consistently fails. But portion control works for you, you say. You lost X […]