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:

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

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The 4 Hour Body

Tim Ferriss, the business expert who wrote the now ubiquitous 4 Hour Workweek, has stepped into the world of health and hotness.  As readers of his first work know, this isn’t exactly a wild departure: Ferriss made his millions creating, running, and selling a supplement company.Feriss’s book is EPIC, clocking in around almost 600 pages.  Happily, it’s split up into a number of smaller books addressing common goals like fat loss, muscle gain, and optimal sexy time.

Buddhist Koan

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“The Way You Train is the Way You Live”

Back in December I attended the Perform Better ”Learn By Doing” 1 Day Seminar in Fairlawn, NJ. Training seminars, for those not in the field, are a chance for a bunch of trainers to get together and learn from some of the best minds in the field, virtually all of whom have accents and raspy voices. 

Health and Hotness

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Health and Hotness

So since this is my first official post I figure it would be wise to unpack the term “health and hotness.”  As readers of my newsletter (and readers of my About page) know, my main priority as a fitness professional is health and hotness.  While I’m being a little tongue-in-cheek, the term does nicely sum up the main reasons my clients hire me in the first place.