aging

The Way We Eat

Well, it’s been more than a month since those New Year’s resolutions.  How’s it been going?  If you’re like most people, not so well.  My own life has been hectic with our move from the big city to a rural community.  Bernadette and the kids are making a longer commute and I’m left alone most…

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Lose the last 10 pounds

Or… “Honey, who shrunk my pants?” All of a sudden, my pants weren’t fitting so well.  I normally resist doing it for a number of reasons but I stepped on the scale. I was 12 lbs. heavier than the last time I had stepped on the scale a few months ago! I’ll admit it –…

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Sure you’re sexy but how’s your insulin sensitivity?

Big Steve Big Steve had huge arms – about 20 inches at the biceps. He had always been well proportioned and muscular but there was that one-year when his body seemed to explode.  This was the early-80’s.  Those of us at the gym knew that he had to have had some chemical assistance.  It didn’t…

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The Secrets To Long Life And Early Death

Longevity Here’s a simple formula from a guy in rural Bolivia. He’s reputed to be the world’s oldest person at 123 years of age. Carmelo Flores Laura said his secret was avoiding sugar and pasta, long walks everyday, a local wild grain and a staple of skunk meat (with pork and mutton on rare occasions).…

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Is Your Training Missing These Two Things?

Strength coach and religious studies teacher, Dan John, likes to say, “The goal is to keep the goal the goal.” Read that again after we talk about why you should gain muscle and mobility. Do you have a goal for your training? I believe that while workouts should have a basic structure, for those of…

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Zen and the Pushup

The women we work with have noticed that I’m including a lot more pushups in their routines. “Will this make us stronger?” “How come we’re doing this every session?” “Can we do women’s pushups?” I try to remain patient as I explain that they are modified pushups. There are too many men who can’t do…

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