Get your butt into your bench

Hitting a bench press PR today, inspired me to post about benching. Just about EVERY guy I know of who tries to lift weights for the first time will bench press. I m not going to get into the pro's and con's of benching. Its a great upper body exercise when done right, and a staple of strength training. One thing I have noticed is how much positioning and the lower body is … [Read more...]

Savory vs Sweet to Prevent Overeating

Came across this quick study on pubmed and had to share. "Susceptibility to Overeating Affects the Impact of Savory or Sweet Drinks on Satiation, Reward, and Food Intake in Nonobese Women." I have a tendency to overeat. I am NOT a "take one cookie and leave the rest" kind of person. Its all or nothing. When I eat, I like to eat a lot at once. The tendency to overeat isnt … [Read more...]

Give Yourself Less Choice

I have recently been reading alot of Martin Berkhan's blog leangains.com. I must say his wealth of information, experience and deeply researched posts make me realize how much I don't know yet. One post that hit home was about why fitness coaches/trainers often don't follow their own advice or why they are sometimes not as organized and accomplished in their personal physical … [Read more...]

Mind before the body

"Fitness--sound mind in a sound body--is ultimately the result of a mental state. Inconceivably simple. So simple, so attainable, in fact, that some people ironically feel ashamed and undeserving of it. They instead rationalize that it must be difficult and thus more satisfying to their ego that they suffer a long and hard path to acquire it. But fitness is more like a child or … [Read more...]

“You can’t run to get fit, you need to be fit to run.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QrlPmK4B94 Physiotherapist Diane Lee said that. Treadmills are bad for running. The fear in their eyes. The gasp. "But, but, but....(insert long list of reasons based on bs here)". That's what you get for suggesting that treadmills are not the fat burning, athlete producing machines we love to think they are. Most workout "machines" are … [Read more...]