I was at the gym yesterday, just like any other day. I was doing some squatting and I between sets I just sorta hang out at the squat rack, scanning the gym. I'll glance at whatever game is on TV, then I take a quick look at the clock to see how much rest I have left, then I scan all of the other people in the gym. I can't help it, I'm always observing everyone else. I guess … [Read more...] about Are You Obsessed with Exercise?
Over the past two weeks I have moved from my former dwelling to a new one, in between the two places I went on a 4 day excursion to watch the opening college football game in Syracuse and visit with a good friend of mine. When I got back into town my new place still needed to be furnished and outfitted with just about everything from the ground up. The point is that I spent … [Read more...] about Diet and Fitness Habits and Routines
I've been interviewing some fitness and figure competitors as well as some bodybuilders and people who coach these types of competitors for their shows. After speaking with many of these people I've started to realize that there is a fundamental disconnect between the idea of 'fat loss', 'muscle building', and obtaining a particular look. For people with 20% or more bodyfat, … [Read more...] about Dieting: Where you are determines what you need to do
Working out without a defined plan or goal is a little like running a race without knowing where the finish line is. You could be putting in lots of effort, enough effort to actually win the race, but if you're not heading in the right direction you'll never see the true benefit of your effort. This is why a specific goal is the most important step to take before you … [Read more...] about Set Clear Goals to Get the Most out of your Workout
It's becoming apparent that many of our society norms or the 'mores' that we come to accept as normal might not add up to what our bodies are built to think is normal. In modern western societies the availability and amount of food we've come to accept as normal is actually causing a health crisis. Obesity, diabetes, CVD and the various inflammatory disorders that are … [Read more...] about Biology vs Society