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The largest observational study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal1, found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health compared to people who do not exercise.   The study of 1.2 million people in t ...
If adherence is the principal player in the triumph of our goals; temptation is its villain. If fitness programs proceeded unimpeded, “results” would be the norm. New Year’s Resolutions would become successes and new promises would be ma ...
  Bioengineers at the University of California and Los Angeles (UCLA) have shown some interesting results in the lab to show how chronic pain could be managed through the use of physical forces. Using magnets and magnetic materials around a cell, th ...
  I am a huge fan of folk remedies. Passing down family cures from one generation to another was how the vast majority of medical knowledge was transferred before the days of hospitals, cars and the Internet. Folk remedies are valuable to look ...
One of the most common questions I am asked when I sit down with a client to establish a plan is, “What should I weigh?”   That is understandable amidst the sea of opinions and cultural pressures. It’s so hard to know what weight to ...
  Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that have been found to help promote better digestive health and support your immune system. These microorganisms exist in your intestines and help to break down food, absorb nutrients, and minimize harmful ...
When I give my Strength Training 101 presentation to new recruits at the St. Louis Police Academy, one of the questions I hit them with is this:   All other factors being equal, which of these three options would be the most effective in the attempt ...
  Pistols have a wide array of athletic and real-world applications. The fundamental skill that pistols teach is how to exert power through the entire range of motion of your stance, all while on one leg. Whether you're running, jumping, or chan ...
Like you and everyone you’ve ever met, I love to eat. It doesn't seem to matter if I’m preparing the food or going out to dinner, when that full, pristine plate looks up at me I experience a euphoric sense of anticipation. I have an entire ...
Your legs are the foundation of your body. They connect you to the ground and are from where you generate your power. When you travel or go on vacation, it is more likely for you to find a universal trainer in the hotel gym than a squat rack. What many pe ...
I have made countless mistakes, all of them, by my own hubris; stretching from romantic blunders to financial faults. I’ve accepted when I should have declined and rejected when I should have approved. My capacity for gaffes have been boundless; alm ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high-fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healthy fats which are used as energy fo ...
  Jennifer Pilotti has a 2,100 square foot space in Carmel, California, that she shares with a couple of other trainers and where she sees private clients only. If you have never been to Carmel, the city that once boasted Clint Eastwood as its mayor ...
Having been a weightlifting technical official for nearly a half century I have often found it useful to investigate the technical niceties of other sports. There is always something that can be learned by how the other guy does it. We in weightlifting ha ...
Image courtesy of CrossFit Inc   Full disclosure: I really believe, deep in my heart, that CrossFit changed the gym business for the better over the last decade. I also believe, equally, CrossFit screwed up the gym business this last decade, too. I ...
A successful training programshould be built around a core group of key exercises which you rotate through several phases of training. Your exercise variation shouldn’t be random, haphazard, based on the latest fitness fad, or left to guesswork. Ins ...
Monday through Sunday, I’m up by 5, immediately jumping into a movement circuit and then whatever creative work I’ve prioritized for the day. To an outsider, it would appear I have discipline down. With few exceptions, I fit in my daily workou ...