07 Jan 2015

Cardio vs. Weights: The Facts

This piece was first published on Six Pack Abs on April 23, 2013. Muscle boosts metabolism! This old myth again. Bill Phillips, author of the highly popular “Body for Life” got everyone talking about it. Bill perpetuated a lot of myths about metabolism in that book, continuously referencing “studies,” and

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07 Jan 2015

Achieving Fitness with Patience, Planning and Persistance

This piece was first published on Six Pack Abs on April 18, 2013. Suffering is not an effective strategy. Many people wake up on New Year’s day with a mouth that tastes like they’ve gargling motor oil with a hangover that feels like an infected brain tumor, then they drag

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07 Jan 2015

Interview with MMA Fighter Michele Gutierrez

This piece was first published on Six Pack Abs on April 16, 2013. Michele Gutierrez isn’t afraid to be hit in the face, but she hits back. Hard. As an amateur boxer she went 7-3, then as a pro went 2-0. Then she made the move to mixed martial arts,

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07 Jan 2015

Do You Need to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

This piece was first published on Six Pack Abs on April 11, 2013. I’ve written a fair bit about calories in my tenure as a fitness journalist, because I think it is important to be aware of them, especially since large quantities of them can be hiding in places you

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