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Not a fan of The Biggest Loser

Posted 2/26/2013 8:34:00 AM

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Ever have a colonoscopy? Make it your 50th birthday gift

Posted 1/30/2013 7:41:00 AM

Colonoscopy- Everybody’s 50th Birthday Gift- REPOST

 
 
 
 
 
 
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I originally wrote this in 2010 but in honor of dear friends colonoscopy I will repost.

The other day I finally got around to getting my doctors gift for my fiftieth birthday.  It’s really great. You go in for your annual check up and the doctor ( in my case a very nice nurse practioner) says “hey guess what, for your birthday I’m going to let one of my colleagues stick a camera up your rear end”.  What fun. Now I know it’s a very necessary preventative screening but, that did not build my anticipation. So for your reading pleasure I’m going to give you the details I know you so badly don’t want.

A colonscopy ...



The Best Exercise for Weight Loss

Posted 8/1/2011 10:05:00 AM

I tried to make a little joke on an Internet forum the other day. The question was posed as follows: “What is the best exercise for weight loss?” I posted what I thought was a humorous answer. I answered that the best exercise for weight loss in my mind is called a table pushaway. Surprisingly enough, the next post on the forum was “Does anyone know how to do a table pushaway?”

I guess most people don’t get my sense of humor. What I was trying to get people to understand is that the simplest way to lose weight is to simply push away from the table. This act alone will do more for weight loss than both running and weight training put together - bottom line. Most people eat too much. On top of that, they eat at the wrong times and they eat the wrong foods. It is ...



A Long Slow Walk to Nowhere

Posted 6/21/2011 5:24:00 PM

This is Part 2 of my series based on my visit to a commercial fitness facility. In Part 1, we covered weight training. To review, look at what everyone else is doing and, don’t do it. It’s pretty simple. The Charles Staley 180 Principle. If everyone is benching, you should be thinking more rows. Just keep thinking, do the opposite. If a guy works arms for an hour, you should do legs. Just a thought. How many people walked by you on their hands today? My guess is that unless you went to the circus, it was zero.

With regard to cardio, the same is true. I hate the term “cardio.” Most of the people in the gym the day I visited were on what I like to call “the long slow walk to nowhere”. Even if I liked the term cardio, what these people were doing would best be ...



The Most Important "Operation" You May Ever Have

Posted 5/31/2011 5:20:00 PM

I’ve got a news flash that will change the world of fitness and training forever! I discovered an essential new operation that is life-changing. The operation is called an addanasstomy. Luckily, you can perform this operation on yourself without the aid of a doctor. In an addanasstomy, we take the average gluteless bench press addicted trainee and we begin an intensive program of squats and lunges to attempt to increase the size of the gluteus maximus. Hence the name: Add an Ass to Me (or, in this case, really Add an Ass to You).

It’s funny. In fitness, we always seem to be trying to lose something. Most of the time it seems to be around the waist. The truth is that most people need to lose a little in front and gain a little in the back. Don’t always think about taking away; think about adding a little, but ...



Meet Mike Boyle

Mike Boyle is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of Strength & Conditioning and is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for Sports Performance Training. He has made his mark on the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes, from the US Women’s Olympic teams in Soccer and Ice Hockey to the Boston Bruins, Boston Breakers and New England Revolution. You can learn more about him at his web site, Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning.
 
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