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Recovery: It’s Not Sexy, But It’ll Make Ya Sexy

Balance.  It’s one of those often neglected life principles that we all know is important… but don’t always respect as we live our day to day lives.  This is particularly true for Western society.  And NYers.  And overachievers.  And young aspiring fitness guru/entrepreneur types.

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Beautiful Strength

Remember when people used to do “calisthenics”? For most of us, the word carries memories of gym class circuits of jumping jacks, pushups, and perhaps some stretching.  And although the phrase has fallen out of frequent use in the current fitness vernacular, its etymology is worth considering: Kalos Sthenos.

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Snatched in 6 Weeks Results!

So as loyal readers know, I recently launched one of the most ambitious programs of my career to allow people to fast track their health and hotness results and knowledge base.  And I think it’s fair to say the first ever “Snatched in 6 Weeks” Total Body Makeover was a HUGE success!!!

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Starting Strength

So I finally got around to reading Starting Strength.   The short review is I HATE myself for only getting around to reading it now. Now I’m a meat and potato kind of guy as far as my exercise selection goes.  I like to keep it simple and get my clients proficient at the basics. …

Why "Doin' the Machines" Sucks

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Why “Doin’ the Machines” Sucks

“I can really feel the burn!” So let me qualify my bold headline by saying, I don’t think there’s any form of movement that’s wrong per se. Some are more efficient than others.  Some carry more risk than others.  And some are probably not creating the response in your body you think they are (ie …

Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle

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“But I’m Afraid I’ll Get Bulky…”

It never fails.  One of the biggest concerns that people new to working out often voice is the fear of getting too bulky.  And because of a supplement industry and marketing culture that makes ludicrous claims as to the speed of muscle growth (New Xtreme Muscle Gain 2000!!!  WARNING: DON’T USE UNLESS YOU WANT TO BUILD SLABS OF NEW BEEFY MUSCLE EVERY SECOND!!! EXTREME!!!!!!!!!), many people think if they lift anything bigger than the pink dumbells this is gonna happen:

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Breathe or Die

One of the most under-appreciated bodily processes is the simple act of breathing.  Without breathing, our body literally does not function.  The average person takes between 20,000 and 30,000 breaths in a day.  And like most things that happen automatically, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that every breath is a small miracle.

In Defense Of Food by Michael Pollan

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In Defense of Food

by Ninja Master Mark Fisher Alright y’all.  Can’t recommend this one enough.  So as you all know, my specialty is body recomposition (read: getting you to look smokin’ naked). And because of that, when making general recommendations for food, I tend to focus on the quantitative quality of foods; grams of protein, total calories, etc.  This …