Paleo. Intermittent Fasting. Keto. Vegan. Carnivore… The list of potential diets to follow, food philosophies to embrace and nutrition camps to belong to are seemingly endless. It can be overwhelming, confusing and frustrating. Who is right? And if one is right, then what if I’m wrong? What is the best choice? Here’s the truth the … Continue reading What Are The 5 Rules That Every Successful Diet Includes?
I miss my Aunt Robin. We didn’t know too much about health back then. We’d go to buffets in Vegas, eat, laugh and have fun. We’d go to the movie theater and eat buttered popcorn with Junior Mints and soda. We celebrated festive holidays and had amazing times together. We made great memories and food … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: You Are the Doctor of Your Future Health- ACT NOW!
STRENGTH TRAINING It’s the medicine no one told you about, the cure for many modern-day diseases. It’s the prescription that provides power from within. It unites the body and brain in a dance of excitation and exhilaration. When the mind meets movement, it is set free from itself. It is a mental, physical and emotional … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: Strength Training for Life, Longevity and Lasting Holistic Health
Movement Boosts Your Mood "Getting regular exercise is important for good physical and mental health. Exercise can help stimulate parts of your brain that aren’t as responsive when you’re feeling depressed. It also promotes the release of feel-good brain chemicals. It may also help distract you from your worries and improve your confidence.Endorphins are only … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: How Dopamine Drives You Towards Reward and Makes You Move
The (S.A.D) Standard American Diet combined with inactive sedentary living is causing an increase in lifestyle-related disease. This sickness is at an all-time high and continues to climb at an alarming rate. [i] The projected metabolic future is bleak. [ii] We truly are in unprecedented times. Unless we do something to radically change there will … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: S.A.D. (+) Sedentarism is Sickness
2012 was a really hard year for me. Though I had been lifting weights since 2006 I let the daily discipline of physicality get away from me because my spirit was crushed. I let myself go. My outward appearance reflected some of the inner turmoil I was dealing with. Paralyzed inside, it was hard to … Continue reading Finding Meaning For Your Health And Fitness Journey
The phone call came crashing in a dark desert night. I’ll always remember the feeling. My Mom got the news that my Dad was having a heart surgery. Separated by state lines and divorce, all I could do was hope my Dad would be okay. I can’t remember if I talked to him or my … Continue reading A Father’s Heart: A Journey From Loss To Health
Reaching your true potential and getting the most out of your investment of time and energy in the gym starts with: learning and perfecting the rep, imploring progressive overload, understanding specificity and aligning your actions with your specific goals. Once you’ve laid that solid foundation and understand the key principles we discussed in part one … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING (Part 2)
Neo: “I know Kung Fu.” Morpheus: “Show me.” Imagine you walk into the gym for the first time and get plugged into a crazy machine that uploads everything there is to know about exercise science and training; you apply it and transform your body, health and life! Picture perfect form paired with intense effort and … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING
ARE YOU SIMPLY COUNTING REPS OR ARE YOU MAKING EACH REP COUNT? What is a rep? A repetition. This key component is so special, and so integral to strength training that it’s easy to overlook and completely take for granted. Why? Because it’s so “simple” it’s easy to gloss over. This cornerstone rep can be … Continue reading PERFECTING THE REP: The Crucial Building Block to Great Exercise