Archive for month: February, 2015

Episode 53: Cool Trick to Fix Elbow and Wrist pain and More Biggest Loser Talk


Let’s be clear about episode 53. As a personal trainer it breaks my heart to see all the bad information out there on how to lose weight and get in shape. On the other hand, as a podcaster I always have great material to talk about.


The Biggest Loser show is one of the biggest (no pun intended) offenders in this regard. I found a great article from Dani Shugart on the “4 Biggest Lies of the Biggest Loser” and we spend a lot of time going over this excellent article.

I also revisit the refernce to Biggest Loser in the last show where I actually (I still can’t believe it) defended their tactics. 

My new website MyWorkoutPro is up and running for anyone who is interested in online training and nutrition for $10/month.

I also go over a simple foam rolling trick for anyone with elbow or wrist pain. 

Post 157: It may be pronounced “yogging”.

Too much jogging ‘as bad as no exercise at all’

To read the full story click here.

“Too much jogging may be as bad for you as not putting on your running shoes at all, a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says.

Scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy joggers and non-joggers over a 12-year period.

Those who jogged at a steady pace for less than two and a half hours a week were least likely to die in this time.

But those who ran more than four hours a week or did no exercise had the highest death rates.”

Man, I just don’t know about this. I wish the article had a breakdown of what people actually died from. With runners I would expect car collisions to be involved somewhere. This is something the couch potato doesn’t have to worry about.

 

 

Podcast Episode 50: Oopaloompa rant, Myworkoutpro.com debut and the Workout of the Week

Hey look at this, episode 50!!!!

On this action-packed show I rant about this weird obsession we Americans have with spray on tans. Not the ordinary spray on tan but the shade of orange last seen in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with the Oompaloompas. I just can’t figure it out.Actually I can and I go into the deep psychological reasons one would dye themselves orange.
 
Moving on, I find a new use for the Manta Ray squat device.
 
Next I make the formal announcement about www.myworkoutpro.com my new online training site. if you are reading this, the site should be open to the public. Check it out.
 
Finally we end with the workout of the week. This is a circuit so you will need to download an interval timer. Just search HIIT timer and you will find one.
 
So you remember the drill. 3 rounds.
Beginners set your timer for 40 seconds of work and 20 seconds rest.
Intermediates set your timer for 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds rest.
Advanced set your timer for 50 seconds work and 10 seconds rest. You advanced types might want to try all 3 rounds without a rest.
 
For this workout you will need a kettle bell and some dumbbells and or bands. If you don’t have one of these, use your imagination and substitute.
 
This workout is taken from the MyWorkoutPro website under High Intensity programs. The site contains full explanations of the exercises along with hd videos.
 
1. Kettle Bell Swings
2. Side Squats (left side)
3. Side Squats (right side)
4. Mountain Climbers
5. Reverse Crunches
6. Punches with bands or dumbbells
7. Rows with barbell, bands or dumbbells or even pull-ups
8. Squat and press
9. 5 curls then 5 kickbacks. Get in as many as you can.
10. One legged calf raise. Alternate every 5 reps.
 

Podcast 49: Iggy and Keith, Home Rehab Tools and Insulin

 Insulin and How it Affects Weight Loss

Welcome to podcast 49!

This episode dovetails on the last one. I wanted to go into a little more detail on why you can struggle to lose weight. I wanted to get a little more in depth on insulin and the effects of excess carb on insulin release. 
 
So in this 30 minute plus episode we go over insulin, ghrehlin, leptin and dopamine. Do you need a chemistry degree to listen? No way, it is me. I break it down into simple terms for you.

 

I also talk about Keith Richards (betta fish) and how and why I have spent so much time and money nursing him back to health.
 
Also I go over a foot rolling technique that will loosen up your hamstrings. As a bonus I also talk about all the tools you need for rehabbing your body. Hint: you can do it for under $25.

 

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Post 156: 101 Nutrition Tips

Here is an interesting articles I ran across. Don’t worry if 101 tips seem overwhelming, these are laid out with nice pictures and it is easy to navigate.

The author, Michael Pollan, is right when he says you should eat like your grandmother did. The only problem with that advice is that we live in an age of marketing where nothing really is as it seems. What does “Fortified” or “natural” really mean?

Test your nutrition skills. There is a ton of good information here. Click here to go to the article.

But here is a little teaser first. I am not going to give away the answers. He put in the work and he deserves the web traffic.

Before you go, if you need help with meal planning, check out my nutrition page here.