Category Archives for Fundamentals

My Ten Favorite Posts for 2013

As 2014 rapidly approaches, I thought today would be a good day for my ten favorite posts of 2013. This is an easy way to find content that can help you become healthier, more fit, and happier in 2014. And

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Move It or Lose It

I met my friend and guitar teacher, Jim Collard, for dinner at Maudie’s – a favorite Tex-Mex food haven of mine. We found our way to a table and as we were about to sit down, I saw to my left,

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Tips On Sitting And Back Pain

As an Introvert, I like stillness. Quiet. It’s energizing to me. Now, if you’re an Extrovert, stillness is about the last thing you want but there’s something good about stillness for

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Researchers Unveil New “Fitness Age” Calculator

You may not be lazy but your body sure is. Your body seeks the lowest level of energy expenditure to get the job done. This is why you don’t have to be fit to be alive. Your body can function at

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The Day I Hit a Surgeon

“A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” – Gertrude Stein I stood in the hallway of my office having a conversation with an orthopedic surgeon. We had just finished giving a lecture on

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9 Signs You’re Overtraining

Why do people exercise ? At the top of the list are things like: to eat whatever you want (so, calorie control which we now know is a partial truth) to shape your body to match up against a body image

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[INFOGRAPHIC] High Intensity Interval Training

Dr. Tabata initiated the concept in 1996 in a relatively small study. His work was based on “ultra-high intensity” which was 170% of max VO2. In other words, as hard as you can possibly go…and

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How to Keep More of Your Hard Earned Money as You Age

  This headline in The NY Times, “Getting in Shape in Middle Age“, caught my attention. Unfortunately, the article was a generic template that you probably have heard a gazillion times:

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The Exercise Mistake That Nearly Everyone Makes

  “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” – Voltaire When it comes to exercise, moving with proper form is important. Proper exercise form helps reduce the risk of

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Running, Dog Poop, and Calf Pain

I had to leave Kobe (my canine running pal) behind this morning. The training schedule called for intervals and Kobe gets too distracted by squirrels, deer, other dogs, just about anything really. So,

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