Was Popeye Right?

When threatened, he would gulp down a can of spinach and in a matter of seconds, his arms would bulge and Popeye would transform into one strong, tough dude. But, I really hated spinach. And for the most

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Three Exercises You Would Never Think Of For A Flatter Belly

Each year, millions of Americans all get excited about the same time and about the same thing: working out to re-shape their bodies; to look better; to have a flatter belly. So, they join a gym and hit

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What the Paralympics Can Teach You About Getting Fit

This is a guest post by Dale Churchett.  Dale is a former client. What he has to say about the Paralympics is a MUST read. Enter Dale On July 6th 2005 the IOC announced London would be the host city for

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Deconstructing The Robert Downey Jr. Avengers and Iron Man Workout

Have you seen pictures of Robert Downey Jr lately? The guy is solid. Like Bruce Lee solid. Just a really dense, muscular build and the few clips I’ve seen of him in his upcoming film “The Avengers”,

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How to Boost Your Leg Strength in 10 Minutes

  Who doesn’t need stronger legs? For you and me, leg strength is one of the things you must have if you want an active, vibrant life. Without adequate leg strength, your joints suffer, your

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Why Do We Put Off Doing What We Ought to Do…So Often?

OK, this is a bit embarrassing. I have a stack of papers sitting in a black, cardboard “filing” box. The box is hidden under the left hand side of my desk . This box is a “temporary”

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Why Does My Knee Hurt On An Elliptical Machine?

A client once asked me, “You know, I don’t get why my knee hurts when I’m using an elliptical machine. I thought those things were supposed to be low impact, right? So, what’s the

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Swiss Balls and Iron: Do They Mix?

A friend of mine asked me to look over his training routine a while ago so I met up with him at his gym and walked through the drills he was doing. His main goal was “body shaping” –

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Do Sore Muscles Mean A Good Workout?

One year for our wedding anniversary, Ellen and I went to Aspen, Colorado. It was in the fall. The weather was fantastic. Bright blue, sunny skies, crisp mornings, warm afternoons. So, all of this awesome

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