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The New Rules of Lifting for Life

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Every couple of years I get a second Christmas when the latest in the series of New Rules of Lifting books arrives.  This year is even a bit more special because Lou & Alwyn’s latest book, The New Rules of Lifting for Life, addresses a population that makes up the bulk of my clientele. As Lou puts it NROL4L is for “Men and Women who want to ace their midlife exams.”

Frequently I’m asked to recommend books or programs for people ...

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Chunk Your Way to A Better Body

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How many of you enjoy multi-tasking? What, no show of hands?

It’s probably because juggling multiple thoughts and actions is stressful, and likely means we’ll do a poorer job. Yeah yeah… try telling that to your boss I know. But it’s a fact. Recent books on efficiency that I’ve seen all seem to touch on the subject of setting aside chunks of time to do only e-mail, then a time for filling out the TPS reports, of whatever it might be. ...

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Jiro Dreams of Fitness

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This past weekend my wife and I hit a local theater to see “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”, a documentary film about one of the most highly regarded sushi chefs in the world, who just happens to be 85 years young and the first sushi chef to receive the Michelin Guide’s 3 star rank. We went in the film expecting to be wowed by footage of fantastic food but came away with so much more. Foodies and sushi fans will obviously ...

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Eating Your Way Into Health

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Anytime one does something long enough patterns develop.  Over the years I’ve helped hundreds of people to lose fat.  To be sure there have been some that haven’t succeeded, and in that time I’ve come to distinguish a few patterns among them.

1. Those that “get it” pretty quickly and start to immediately adjust their eating and lifestyle habits.

2. Those that take some time, perhaps 3-9 months, before it sinks in that changes in eating and exercise are not temporary, but ...

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Working Out is a Waste of Time

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Yep, working out is a waste of time. However practicing, or simply “doing” exercise is quite fun, and in my opinion one of the best things you can do for yourself.

What is the difference?

Americans it seems believe it is our God given right to believe that if a little is good then more is better. Obviously that has paid off when it comes to the waist line wars – we have the biggest! But if you are reading this in ...

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Eat (real food) or Die

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You have all seen the stories on the news – eat desserts for breakfast and lose weight! Drink more wine for better health! And on and on it goes so I thought I’d use an equally subtle title for this blog post. We would naturally love to believe these things, and judging by the fact that 2/3rds of Americans are overweight or obese, many of us do.

And in some respect I don’t blame people. For decades now our society has ...

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The Fat Trap Trap

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Late January tends to be about the time when everyone who resolved to lose weight on January 1st either notices that what they are doing is working, or are starting to slack on nutrition/exercise, or are reconsidering if their goals were realistic in the first place. Hopefully you are in the 1st category, but if you are one of the fortunate to have seen some results at some point you will plateau or hit an obstacle life tends to throw ...

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2012 – Here’s To A New and (hopefully) Smarter Year

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It’s that time of a year when even in a gym as non-mainstream as mine more people are inquiring about how to lose some pounds and reduce the stress of sitting in front of a computer for 12+ hours a day.  (Quit your job and move to Indonesia and surf?)  The more people I train, the more years of training experience I have under my belt, the more quality information I read, and the more workshops with the best minds ...

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Tips for Holiday Fat Loss

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‘Tis the season for holidays parties and all the assorted sugar bombs and alcohol that cause millions of people to make that New Year resolution to exercise more and eat better this year.  And this time they really, really mean it.

Now we all know prevention is the best medicine, so none of you are going to fall into that old pattern right? I thought so. Regardless, I’m going to provide you with a few strategies to make it through the Holiday ...

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Does Reaching Your Goal Require Suffering?

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If you read fitness magazines or websites chances are you’ve heard the saying “train like an athlete”. I’ve used it plenty when discussing methods of strength training with clients, and in general there is truth to it regarding getting people to move better. However, I believe there are aspects of training like an athlete that are not optimal, nor even healthy for the vast majority of people.

This past week writer Jim Collins was on the Charlie Rose show ...

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