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Whachoo Talkin’ About Gary Taubes?

As is a frequent topic of this blog, I believe a key element necessary to being of value to your society as a fitness professional is a willingness to change your mind.  If new research comes along that is persuasive, it’s foolish to cling to outdated practices, particularly if said practices are demonstrated to be ineffective and/or dangerous.

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Movement is Never Wrong: A Philosophical Distinction

There are a lot of silly exercises that seem to have little benefit and plenty of risk.  I see people doing what I consider to be silly exercises on a daily basis.  And while I have been known to cry tears of blood and sob softly while watching people working out, I don’t think a movement can ever be fundamentally  “wrong.”  I do think some movements are a poor choice for most people most of the time.  But there is a difference between acknowledging that an exercise is a poor choice and placing a value judgement on the movement. 

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The Latest Round of Snatched VICTORY!!!

And now… it is time to announce the winner of the latest installment in my Snatched in 6 Weeks Total Body Makeover!!  My Snatched-ers once again kicked major fitness ass by immersing themselves in fitness glory for six weeks… and they have the pics to prove it.  And while I’m beyond proud of all my beloved fitness ninjas, there can be only winner of the Before and After Picture Contest.

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Sexy Dysfunction

I have some slightly bad news gentle reader.  Most of you are suffering from some postural dysfunction.  (“OH NOOOO!!!”)