Train Like An Astronaut

Do you want to train like an astronaut? For years I’ve read that one of the biggest issues of space travel is that weightlessness (microgravity) is terrible for your body. Without resistance, your muscles rapidly atrophy and your bones literally melt into your blood. And it’s not just your muscles and bones that are impacted.… Read More »

Why You Should Not Be Counting Reps In Your Set

Stop Counting Reps! Counting reps has been around FOREVER! If you want to bulk up, do sets with heavy weights for 6 – 8 reps. Want to build endurance? Do sets of 10 – 12. Is getting lean your goal? Do sets of 15 – 20 reps. Turns out this may not be a determining… Read More »

Unlimited Muscle Growth?

There are limits to how large your muscles can get. At least so I’ve been lead to believe. And you too, probably. Muscle size is capped by the number of fast-twitch muscle fiber it has. And this number is determined, not by how much you work out, but by your genes. You could spend your… Read More »

Prepare for the Inevitable

In my last blog I wrote about how I overcame some serious inertia due to the flu that had me out of commission for 10 days. The 7 step process I followed to bust out of my funk was designed months before I had to use it. Here’s how you can prepare: Establish a workout… Read More »

Motivate Thyself!

My 7 Step Kick-Start Ritual to Overcome Inactivity Inertia – And How It Can Help You Too I caught a nasty cold a couple of months ago which was unusual – I had not been ill in over 2 years. The cold went through its typical cycle. During this time I was seriously tempted to… Read More »

Losing Fat vs. Weight

Have You Lost Weight? I ran into a good friend yesterday and after our initial greeting she said, “You have lost a lot of weight! Have you lost weight?” The comment took me by surprise because, coincidentally, I had just weighed myself the night before and I had not lost much weight, maybe 3 pounds.… Read More »