Author Archives: Mike Sheridan

The Government Made You Sick…And Now You’re Paying For It!

What if I told you most of the degenerative diseases we chalk up to “bad luck” are actually behavior related? And more specifically, related to our dietary behavior? Perhaps you’d call me a quack, and maybe you’d be angry. But regardless of how it makes you feel, it’s the truth. Whether we’re talking about diabetes,…

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Research Recap – May 2016

Before we dive into the research, I think it’s important to share a disturbing statistic with you. A recent report in the journal Obesity used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to determine that 17.4% of children (aged 2-19) met the criteria for class 1 obesity in 2013-2014. The sad part being,…

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% of Calories or Not, It’s a High-Protein Diet (or it should be)

There’s no denying the fact that reducing your carbohydrate intake and eating copious amounts of fat will transform your health and body composition; especially if you’re experiencing any symptoms of metabolic derangement (insulin resistance, obesity). And it’s nice to see this information finally hitting the mainstream. As we’ve been pretty much forced to do the…

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Strength Innovation – Kneeling Rest-Pause Chin-Up & Fisherman Row

This innovative chin-up variation is classified as a double-duty exercise, because it serves 2 purposes. At first, it was incorporated to build explosiveness on the concentric part (i.e. the pull) of a chin-up. Similar to the way a pause and relax helps you pull with more force on the Barbell Bent-Over Row. But since, it’s…

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The 5 Best HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) Combos

The benefits of exercising with intensity are plentiful – unmatched improvements in insulin sensitivity and body composition, mind-blowing reductions in triglyceride and blood glucose levels, considerable increases in aerobic performance measures (that are equivalent to steady-state cardio in < 1/10th the time) – and as we discussed in 1% Fitness, there are several ways you…

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Research Recap – Apr 2016

Nutrition A new paper from the New Zealand Medical Association outlines the highly effective, and very simple protocol for reversing and preventing diabetes – eat less carbs! Here’s a quote that sums it up perfectly: “In individuals dependent on insulin and other hypoglycaemic medication, the difficulty of matching higher intakes of carbohydrates with the higher…

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Get More From Your 45-Degree Back (Hyper) Extension

The 45-degree Back Extension (also known as the ‘Hyper Extension’), is an excellent exercise for strengthening the muscles of the lower back. Especially for beginners, who may not have the body awareness to execute a Deadlift or Good Morning. For advanced lifters, it’s a great pairing with an all-encompassing pressing movement; like the Flat Barbell…

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1% Fitness FAQs – Looking to Gain Mass

This is probably the most popular question I get from men. To which I usually respond: “Does your leanness call for it?” I’ve never been a fan of bulking and cutting because carrying excess body fat makes you carry more excess body fat. People bulk up because they think it gives them more strength, and…

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