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18 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Abs and Core Exercises – Endurance with Yoga moves

 Build muscular endurance with yoga moves like this one, called “plank pose into chaturanga dandasana.”  Practiced correctly on a regular basis, you will strengthen your chest, shoulders and arms as well as your core muscles.                                                           Begin in a straight-arm plank position.  This is more difficult than the regular plan we’ve spoken about in other posts.  In […]

24 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Mind over Matter Revisited

More on how to change your attitude! A University of Chicago Booth School of Business research study had one group of participants visualizing eating an unpleasant food and the other group visualizing avoiding the unpleasant food. You guessed it – the first group formed a more favorable opinion of the food, the second group, nothing. […]

21 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Truth Behind the Lapband Weightloss Ads

In the LA Times Business section last weekend, Michael Hiltzik had a really interesting article, that anyone considering lap-band surgery should read.  A cautionary tale about selecting your surgeon/clinic carefully.  Read More

19 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Women and Personal Trainers – Part 1

Last week, my guest spot topic on Carl Lenore’s Super Human Radio Show was about Women and Personal trainers.  (The link to the show is posted at the end of this blog post.)  The topic is so broad and deep, and on the show we covered a small part, so I have this pent up need […]

07 December 2009 ~ 3 Comments

What do I do with this Machine?

Women have both an advantage and a disadvantage when starting out weight-training. The advantage is we have no expectation of having to prove we can lift heavy weights the first time we go to a gym; the disadvantage is that many of us are intimidated because unlike men we were not introduced to weights when we were younger.

13 October 2009 ~ 6 Comments

We All Have Six Packs

The title of this post comes from a sentence in an article on abs from a guy with really great abs.  Yeh, I know there are a lot of hot guys with great abs – see the plethora of calendars, online and offline, making the rounds now that 2010 is in sight.  You haven’t seen them? Maybe I can find […]

25 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Variety is the Spice that Keeps the Motivation

I don’t know about you – but I have been working out with weights for a lo-o-o-o-ng time.   I really notice it when the workout routine comes around to the start of the cycle and I think “man I just did legs….  or so it seems”.   Does no-one else get that feeling?  Is it just mydays […]

13 July 2009 ~ 3 Comments

The Athletic Training Pyramid

I wish I had thought of this, the Pyramid, it makes so much sense.  Conditioning gurus view athletic training as a pyramid.  They use it for football players, surfers, runners, cyclists (I’ll bet Lance knows all about this) to make sure the athletes get to and stay at the top of their game.  The pyramid […]

17 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

The Power of Slow

I like the quote from jacket: ”The Slow philosophy is about giving each task the time and focus that it deserves so that you do it better and enjoy it more.” It got me thinking about the power of slow in relation to training/working out.   And as in previous blog entries, I aim my comments […]

10 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Always Learning Something New

Today I am sore. I am excited. I used muscles I had been avoiding; and at least I am admitting that here. When it comes to body-building, I love sharing, and I love learning – and this week it was learning. Because I had a recent birthday, my Gym offered me a session with a […]