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Like clockwork, every other month when the tomato truck was in town, I used to wake up at 5 am with cramps on the cusp of becoming crippling.   If the tomato truck seems like a too-descriptive visual, then how’s shark week? It seems a little mo ...
Lighten up your summer eating with this chickpea based vegetarian burger. Mixed up with a compliment of Italian seasonings, these chickpea patties bring a bit of pizzaz to your table while providing protein and fiber. One of the problems I’ve come a ...
Bodyweight training is fast, effective, accessible, and the best way into training. With a progressive, consistent approach, elite levels of fitness can be forged in this manner. After all, the body and its environment are really all most humans have ever ...
“Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.” Theodore Roosevelt   Tr ...
  This is a set of interviews with some of the leading minds and thought leaders working in the industry today. I am your host, Tom MacCormick, a personal trainer and online coach. A few things make these podcasts unique, and I hope enjoyable and in ...
Summer sun leads to relaxing summer grill-outs with friends and family. Change up your barbequed burger routine with a little something unexpected. Using meats that are not just beef for your patties brings both flavor and variety to your table. Ginger sc ...
Whether you’re a weightlifter or a multi-modal CrossFit athlete, barbell complexes can be valuable for various reasons.   Mike Tromello—a USA Weightlifting National Coach, who has coached many national-level weightlifters—explained ...
In Useful Shame: Countering Junk Food and Smartphone Addiction, I looked at how social norms, manners, and shame have successfully guided cultural behavior with far more fluidity, elegance, and success than legal intervention. As society sprints towards a ...
NYU has taught me a lot and one of those things were, sports needn’t be concussion-inducing, ego inflating, and have a retirement age of 45 to be considered legit. Sometimes we overlook things such as fighting hard mano y mano, mental toughness and ...
Have you been working out with the goal to get bigger?   You have read the latest articles on what the best training program is to meet your goal and after six weeks have little to show for it. Does this sound familiar?   I remember one summer w ...
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu   Except for a couple of scraps in high school and college, I never got in a real fight as a kid. In fact, not only did I not have to ...
If I had a dollar for every time a client asked me to “show me how to do a pistol,” I could go on a pretty decadent 5-star vacation.   Usually, I reply and ask a few questions like: “Can you back squat your body's weight for fiv ...
Your glutes—gluteus maximus (your ass)—is the biggest, most powerful muscle on your body. It has been granted with important jobs, such as keeping your body erect, as well as smaller jobs like walking up stairs. Despite its size and importance ...
Every strength has its weakness. My best talent, if you could call it that, is that I follow-through. When I decide to do something—earn a certification, wake daily to a morning flow, take a cold shower every morning, etc. I do it. I’ve now do ...
I could feed you the old gimmick of obsessing over bigger arms, and I could acknowledge your desire to impress others with your summer guns, but all that is overrated. Let’s train your triceps because they will turn your arms into functional and bea ...
When we think about sleep apnea, we usually consider it a fat man’s disease.   Turns out, this isn’t the case: Overweight men are just the most likely to be diagnosed with sleep apnea because their snoring symptoms cause doctors to take a ...
  After two years of coming to the gym four days a week and not losing a single pound, my client approached me utterly frustrated.   Her solution: That I write her a rigid meal plan that tells her exactly what to eat, when to eat, and how much ...