Fitness

What is #FitnessLives?

“By the year 2020 it’s estimated that 83 percent of men and 72 percent of women will either by overweight or obese…and 5 million death will be attributable to being overweight and obese.” I remember reading that statement several years ago while going through some research and predictions from the World Health Organization. I remember […]

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The Illusion of the Great Workout

The best programs I’ve ever written are the ones that I rarely share with new clients. The programs aren’t what you’d expect. No special equipment, crazy exercises, or new movements never seen before. Nothing that immediately screams, “This is a great workout.” It’s usually just 6 to 10 exercises total, spread across 3 to 4 […]

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Getting Shredded

This isn’t the typical title for a post I make on my site, and yet nothing seemed more appropriate. I just received the following text message from my wife. If you read closely, it’s clear that “Shirtless Friday’s” on The Berry finally has her wanting me to return to a leaner, meaner version of me. […]

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The Teacher Fit Program

The life of a teacher is misunderstood. Sure the hours appear great. And summers off are nice. But the illusion of a life of relaxation underscores the incredible amount of time it takes to prepare, teach, grade, and then prepare some more. Toss in stressful interactions with students and parents, and teachers find themselves in […]

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The Thanksgiving Day Workout

Rumor has it the average American eats around 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. Remember that number for a moment. Let’s say you wanted to “undo” the damage of the meal. According to researchers at Southern Main, the average weight training circuit of 8 exercises completed in 8 minutes (when performed at a high-intensity with minimal rest) […]

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The Finish Strong Challenge

If you had all the time in the world to do whatever you want in your job, what would it be? The question was recently presented to me during a seminar. I had just finished discussing what a typical week entails—from writing articles, to editing stories for magazines and online, consulting with businesses, writing books, […]

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Are Planks Overrated?

Back in 2008 I was doing research for a story in Men’s Health when I came across a particular journal article that helped influence how many people train now their abs. The study revealed that planks activate significantly more of  your rectus abdominus (the six-pack muscles) than crunches. In fact, this particular study (which was […]