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Effective Cardio Using Just Your Upper Body

April 29, 2013 | Comments: 2 Comments

Categories: Equipment, Exercises & Workouts, Wellness

One of the biggest mistakes humans make when thinking about exercise is that is that all good cardiovascular exercise has to be done with the legs. Not true! I’ve had clients in wheelchairs and those who couldn’t walk due to diabetic neuropathies. You know what they could do, though? Pull. Get yourself a set of […]

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Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

January 3, 2013 | Comments: 25 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

This is the longest blog post I have ever written, but it’s important. Everybody screws up once in a while and sometimes it takes a while to realize there was a screw up. It took me almost four years to realize that I was making the same mistake every day. Every freaking day. I was […]

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How to Figure Out How Many Calories You Need

December 4, 2012 | Comments: 6 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science

I can almost guarantee you, if you are only eating 1200 calories per day, you aren’t eating enough.  You may lose weight for a while, but you will plateau.  Here is a great calculator to use to figure out how much to eat Accurate Calorie Calculator.  Choose the Katch-Mcardle equation on Step 8.  This one […]

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Cross Trainers vs Running Shoes: They are not interchangeable

June 16, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Equipment, Exercises & Workouts, Wellness

When I am talking to a new client one of the first things I do is look at their shoes. Are they old? New? Covered in grass stains? Cross trainers or running shoes? Many of my clients buy new shoes before the second session because the shoes they think are the most comfortable shoes ever […]

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Exercise Myths

April 14, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Motivation, Science, Wellness

People are finally starting to believe that a person cannot do a thousand crunches a day and lose belly fat, and that they cannot have a great work out then reward themselves with a cookie that comprises 25% of their daily food intake and still expect to lose weight, though if you are going to […]

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Two Questions About Muscle Soreness After a Workout

March 11, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Science, Wellness

These are two questions sent to me by one of my fans on FaceBook and my answers. There are two kinds of muscle soreness, acute and delayed onset.  Acute soreness occurs during the workout and usually goes away after the exercise is over.  Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) occurs 24-48 hours post exercise.  There are […]

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Fun Indoor, Cold Weather Workout

February 17, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Exercises & Workouts

Here in the Mid-Atlantic region it is cold and windy with snow piled up to four feet high.  Folks in the Midwest may scoff at a mere four feet, but I assure you, this is huge for our area.  Clearly, no one is going to the gym, but this is no reason not to work […]

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No-Excuses Workout

January 4, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Exercises & Workouts

Warm-up Jumping jacks, jog in place, light jump rope…what ever makes you happy. The idea is to get your heart rate up a little. Body-weight Squats * Standing, arms straight out in front, feet shoulder width apart and straight ahead * Initiate movement from the hips, sit back and down until the thighs are parallel […]

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Weight Doesn’t Matter

September 3, 2009 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Motivation, Science, Wellness

We hear it every day, “Americans are getting fatter.” All one has to do is look around the office to see that this is true. Americans consume more food than they ever have and we eat the least variety of food among developed nations. Is it all our fault? Are we a nation lacking willpower? […]

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