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07 September 2011 ~ 7 Comments

Dried Fruit, Cholesterol and Reaction to Women Working Out

As a change of pace I thought I would share and comment on some interesting items I read this week. First a really positive topic – the value of dried apples.  If you are like most people, dried fruit in general is not part of your daily intake of fruit  –  we have been warned […]

18 March 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Core Exercises – More Challenging Plank

 Now that I have heard from my readers that the regular “plank” was either fairly easy or a good challenge ‘that made my legs shake’, it is time for the next level. This time, after stabilizing your position you will lift up one leg while maintaining that stable posture.  Hold for a count of 10 or […]

30 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Are You (or Someone you Know) a Health Snob?

Do your workout friends (over) share their views on the “right way” to live/eat/workout?   Are they critical of your and others’ choices of food/exercise/lack of exercise etc?   Does this describe you? And the question is are they, and you, driven by real concern for the person being proselytized to, or is it something else?  It […]

24 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Are you a Cardioholic – Part 3 – The Very Real Health Risks

In the first part of this three part article, I introduced the concept that too much of a good thing like exercise is not always a good thing.  In part 2, I outlined the signs of the addiction associated with the “runner’s high” – much like a high associated with a drug.  In case you […]

04 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The 15-Minute Workout Routine – Part 2

In Part 1, I outlined the leg workout that I do in 15-20 minutes.  I add in 15 minutes to warm up and stretch, so in 30 minutes I can get a good workout when I am pressed for time. This is part 2 of the four-part series.  And some may find the split I […]

16 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The 15-Minute Workout Routine – Part 1

Short on time? Don’t miss your workout, ladies. Take these suggestions for a 15 minute workout.

31 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Women and Personal Trainers – Part 2 – Getting the Most from your Fitness Trainer

Now that you have selected your trainer, negotiated the price and number of sessions, how do you get the most for your money?  And as a reminder – this is a business relationship  –  each party has obligations to make the relationship function productively. I have had personal trainers for short periods occasionally over the […]

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 […]