• Limits? We Don’t Need No Stinking Limits

    The first time I set a goal to do 100 pushups in a single workout it seemed like a lot. I had my doubts that I could get there without a lot of burning muscles and shaky arms and I wasn’t looking forward to it. At the time I...
  • Why You Should Eat Your Garlic

    Article courtesy of and with permission from Examine.com Taking or eating garlic can benefit cardiovascular health, physical and sexual vitality, cognition, and resistance to infection. It also has anti-aging properties. Raw or aged garlic reliably reduces total cholesterol and Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL-C), while increasing High-density Lipoprotein (HDL-C). Garlic also...
  • MRSA and Staph – The Two Dirtiest Words In Your Gym

    Despite how well your local gym keeps everything fresh, clean and disinfected, they can’t clean each and every member as they walk in the door. Almost anyone could be carrying the bacteria for Staph infection or MRSA. According to WebMD.com, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA (pronounced mur-sah) is a...
  • The Secret To Changing Your Body

    I spent almost two decades working for fitness magazines as a writer and photographer. I spent a handful of years before that in the supplement industry. I owned a gym for nine years. I’ve been a coach for over 30 years and an athlete much longer than that. I...
  • How Much Water Is Enough?

    Despite the abundance of “gym” advice on how much water we should be drinking, there has been a distinct lack of relevant science supporting an exact recommended daily intake for athletes. Recently, the Mayo clinic has come to the rescue with the answer. They have concluded that there is...
  • Put Up Your Dukes

    Soon after moving to the USA 15 or so years ago, I started Boxing, then got into Muay Thai, and then MMA. Full contact fight training can be hard on a body. I’ve broken bones in my right foot, two ribs on my left side on two different occasions,...
  • Using Goals To Reach Your Goals

    We must set goals if we want to achieve something, that’s the widely accepted belief. The assumption is that goals give us something to focus on, and presumably if we remain focused, we will reach that goal. Life is rarely that simple. Things come up, more pressing things, difficult...
  • New Research: How We Feel About Body Image And Overall Life Satisfaction

    Newly released research conducted at Chapman University involving 12,176 American men and women, directly links body image to people feeling satisfied with their lives. The study revealed that few men and women were very to extremely dissatisfied with their physical appearances (6%; 9%), but feeling very to extremely dissatisfied...
  • FDA Strengthens Warning For NSIADs

    In 2005, the FDA warned that taking NSAID’s (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) like Ibuprofen and Naproxen increased the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In July 2015, the FDA strengthened that warning on the advice of an expert panel. While aspirin is an NSAID, it does not pose...
  • The Truth About Multi-Tasking

    Multitasking is a myth, says McGill University Psychology Professor Daniel Levitin. Switching concentration across tasks comes at a neurological cost, depleting chemicals we need to concentrate....
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