Category Archives: Fitness

The Truth About Bosu Balls & Unstable Surfaces

Any foreign movement that requires a certain level of resistance is going to produce a favorable adaptation. So yes, even the application of an unstable surface (like the Bosu Ball), can increase the activation of specific stabalizer muscles. HOWEVER, if your goal is to get stronger in the squat or overhead press (which it should…

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The Elderly Should Train For Strength & Muscle NOT Endurance

As I hope you’ve taken away from this blog, doing ‘cardio’ isn’t keeping you young at all. It supports muscle atrophy, accelerates cell damage, and wastes time that could’ve been spent building a stronger, more well-functioning physique. Our health doesn’t diminish with age because of bad cardio, it diminishes because of low muscle mass and…

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Why Protein After Resistance Training?

Throughout the course of the day, there’s a balance between muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and muscle protein breakdown (MPB). And generally speaking, regular protein consumption stimulates MPS and slightly reduces MPB (positive protein balance); while fasting, or a long time between meals, reduces MPS and slightly increases MPB (negative protein balance). This is important, because…

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Interval Walking to Burn Fat?

I’ve shown you that a sedentary lifestyle is your bigger risk factor for heart disease, demonstrated that daily walking is essential for a healthy brain, and proven that eating right and walking burns more fat than carb-ing up to fuel an excessively long run. But what if I told you that interval walking is going…

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Why Carbs Are Best Consumed AFTER Exercise

Though the national food guide may tell you otherwise, fruit and starchy vegetables are not for everyone.   As sure, they’re light years ahead of grains and beans, but for an obese, insulin resistant, sedentary individual it’s just MORE sugar that they DON’T need. For a relatively lean person with a good level of carbohydrate tolerance…

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Cardio = The Worst Investment Ever?

One of the greatest things about the human body is its ability to adapt quickly to a new stressor. After initial contact, less and less of an adaptation is required, until dealing with the ‘once-challenging’ stimulus almost seems easy. This phenomenon is especially evident in exercise, as weights begin to feel lighter with resistance training,…

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Walking is a Man’s Best Medicine

The average North American may only perform 5,000 steps day, but we’re designed to be performing at least twice that. With the hunter gatherer humans that came before us executing an extremely large volume of daily physical activity, and this daily practice altering the expression of a significant number of genes related to heart health,…

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Leave the Olympic Lifts for the Olympic Lifters

Getting the general population to do Olympic Lifts is kind of like getting someone that failed grade 8 math to do your taxes. They’re clearly not good with numbers, so they have no business doing a challenging task involving numbers. But more importantly, there’s serious consequences if they’re executed incorrectly. They also have no desire…

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