I got fired from a temp job

Yes, I did. I got fired from a temp job. Apparently, I wasn’t enthusiastic enough about stuffing envelopes and stamping them for 8 hours a day. I also got arrested for under-age possession of alcohol before my senior year in high school. I got cuffed and everything. The choke hold was completely unnecessary. I let […]

Now I know why trans-fat is used

Every now and then I’ll buy an amazing Tollhouse Chipwich. Yes, I know they aren’t healthy. However, I’m thin, so what pertains to you doesn’t necessarily pertain to me. Upon inspection of the ingredients, one used to find the existence of a small amount of Trans-fat. Trans-fat is bad, and that is why you’ll see […]

There are 2 ways to lose weight

The right way and the wrong way. You can do it the wrong way: starve yourself and do tons of cardio. You’ll definitely lose some weight. That weight loss will also be definitely be temporary. The right way consists of eating correctly, lifting weights, and adding some cardio if needed. Develop the habits that will […]

The dangers of Preconceived Notions

One of the things that a trainer must deal with is the preconceived notions of the client. It’s nothing short of amazing the amount of times that I hear a woman worrying about getting “bulky”, hence their reluctance to lift weights, get strong, and and actually improve their quality of life. Unless a particular woman […]

Progressive Overload

Progressive Overload: progressively placing greater than normal demands on the exercising musculature to increase strength and hypertrophy. In order to stimulate gains in both strength and muscle size, you must increase the demand that you place upon your musclo-skeletal system. In reality, there are only 3 paths your training can go. You can progress, stay […]

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If you find that there is no way you can consume enough fruit and vegetables (between 5-12 servings a day), you could try a fruit and vegetable supplement. It usually comes in a powder and you can just mix it with water. It’s a good choice as it gives you a healthy dose of all […]

pH balance

Normal blood tends to be slightly alkaline, falling between 7.35 and 7.45 on the pH scale, with 7 being neutral. 0 is extremely acidic, while 14 is extremely alkaline. Natural human bodily processes keeps your blood in this neutral/slightly alkaline range. However, our diet and aging can also have an effect on this balance. Keep […]

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Cutting through all the scientific mumbo jumbo that I wrote in the previous post: If you want to look good naked, train your fast twitch muscle fibers. If you want to look like a piece of wet pizza dough, keep doing your cardio and low weights.

Muscle twitch

One fundamental aspect of weight training that most people are unaware of is the fact that not all muscle is created equally. Muscles are made up of muscle fibers. Fibers are grouped into motor units and each motor unit is innervated by a motor neuron. Motor neurons are told to contract by electrical impulses sent […]