14 Dec 2017

How To Not Fall for the Next Diet or Fitness Fad

In the fitness and weight loss industry, serpent lubrication sells like hotcakes. It’s capitalism run amok, and it is not helping. Billions of dollars are at stake to perpetuate the myth of “quick and easy” when it comes to building muscle and/or dropping fat from your frame. If you believe

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13 Dec 2017

Should You Lift Weights to Failure?

Come on, give me one more. Push it! One more rep. Do it! Training to failure, as a concept, is lifting until you can’t lift any more. If you stop at 10 reps, it’s because 11 was impossible. Should you incorporate this kind of training into your lifting regimen as

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08 Dec 2017

Your Weight Will Fluctuate, And That’s Just Life

In about another month I should be able to fit into my favorite pants again. Well, they “fit” now, but they’re not as comfortable as I’d like. One more month, barring life getting in the way, as it so often does. I’m almost 50, and there is always an excuse.

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07 Dec 2017

“You Are Broken—I Can Fix You” Is a Horribly Effective Advertising Strategy

The grocery store checkout seems specifically designed to make you hate yourself. So many magazines, so much focus on how ugly everyone is, you included. If you’re female, you’re too fat, and for the fellas, we’re not nearly buff enough. Have you noticed for men, it’s about adding, and for

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