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 »

My Story – Chapter 2

The Assessment After assessing my physique in the mirror, and failing miserably to produce even a small bulge by flexing my biceps, I resolved to do what I could to improve my body. I had serious doubts I could improve much, however. I had never been muscular or athletic, and I considered giving up even… Read More »

Eating Fat Is Great For You

Seriously? Is eating fat good for you? Yup, that’s right. Fat is good for you. Scratch that – fat is GREAT for you! But not just any kind of fat. You need to eat the right fat. In fact, consuming the right kind of fat can help you to lose fat. Now there’s a paradox!… Read More »

Why Smoothies Are Bad For You

I could not believe what I was hearing on television a few weeks ago. A doctor was being interviewed on one of the popular daytime TV shows, and he was asked his opinion on the benefits of drinking smoothies. His answer – smoothies aren’t that good for you. Incredulous, the host asked why. The doctor… Read More »

Why This Site – My Story

My name is James Jimenez. I was born in Miami, Florida in 1958. I grew up in the Dominican Republic until I was fourteen. After graduating from high school I joined the US Air Force. I didn’t re-up when my four years were done, opting instead for an honorable discharge. I went to college, got… Read More »