Category Archives: Fitness

10 Landmine Exercises You’ve Never Tried…PLUS 5 More!

I recently published an article for a site called BreakingMuscle, titled: “10 Landmine Exercises You’ve Never Tried – And Should.” Fortunately, it was pretty popular, and ended up landing me on the Personal Training Development Center’s ‘Best Fitness Articles of the Week.’ My original list had 15 exercises, so I thought I’d mention the other…

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Unilateral Exercises – Neglected But Effective

Although single-arm and single-leg (unilateral) exercises tend to be neglected, they’re just as effective for improving strength….and in some cases, superior for building muscle. A research study from 2012 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research discovered that the Back Foot Elevated Lunge had a slightly higher testosterone response than the traditional bilateral Back…

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Exercise to GAIN Not Lose

If you’ve read Live It NOT Diet! you recognize that “you can’t out-exercise a crappy diet.” And if you’ve read Eat Meat And Stop Jogging, you understand that “training to go further and more frequently does more harm than good”…. …especially when it involves excessive amounts of steady-state cardio! BUT that’s not to say you…

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Post-Workout – To Carb or Not to Carb?

The increased sensitivity of muscle tissue after exercise, means we ‘should’ eat protein and ‘can get away’ with eating carbohydrates. It doesn’t mean Lean Luke should be ingesting the same amount of carbohydrates as Fat Frank. In fact, recent evidence has demonstrated that carbohydrate after exercise does not necessarily produce an additive effect (1, 2)…

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How Low Should You Squat?

Aside from the Daily Deep Squat Hold (bodyweight), you should avoid squatting to a point where you’re experiencing a posterior pelvic tilt or butt wink. It’s not a big deal when you do it without weight, but when there’s a bar on your back or front, it places the load directly on the base of…

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Sitting is the New Smoking?

You’ve likely seen the headlines that “Sitting is the new smoking.” And unfortunately, just like smoking, the recommendations to avoid it have taken just as long to surface. But what’s worse, is that quitting may be even harder! As there’s been a dramatic and consistent rise in sitting time since the 1950’s, and it’s largely because…

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5 Very Good Reasons to STOP Counting Calories

Ask the food giants and they’ll tell you weight loss is all about calories in and calories out (CICO). Mainly, so they can keep selling you their packaged garbage full of sugar and soybean oil, but also because that places the responsibility on YOU, not them! “If you had properly managed your caloric intake and…

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From Chronic Inflammation to Chronic Disease – 10 Ways to Prevent It

Not all inflammation is bad; as the very reason our body has an inflammatory response is to protect and heal itself. Whether that’s swelling, warmth, and redness for an acute injury, or the secretion of T-cells to destroy harmful pathogens. But chronic (or systemic) inflammation is bad. Since unlike burns, cuts, breaks, and bruises, or…

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