Posts Tagged “exercise”

Create a Healthy Habit that’s easier, faster, and automatic

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Create a Healthy Habit that’s easier, faster, and automatic

Is this Video for You? What’s a habit you want to build? It could be eating, sleeping, exercise, reading, writing, learning. If you don’t have a habit you want to build, close the page now. Do you feel like developing this habit is easy? If it’s easy, again close the page. Now if you’re like…

Slow Lifting (1 of 4): Definition and Motivation

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Slow Lifting (1 of 4): Definition and Motivation

What is Slow Lifting? How can you trigger muscle growth in less than 2 minutes? Find a moderate weight. Pick up the weight. Lift the weight slowly.     Not enough detail?    Read the Cliff Notes below or skip to the specifics in Part 2. Pick an exercise – Squat, Deadlift, Row, or Press….

Slow Lifting (2 of 4): Exercise Protocol

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Slow Lifting (2 of 4): Exercise Protocol

Introduction Read Part 1 for more context on what slow lifting is and why you might want to use this exercise protocol. Read the Sample Workouts below for what I used when Slow Lifting or substitute your own exercises. Read the Warm-Up and Main Exercise Set sections for how to perform your workout once you’ve…

Habit – Sprints

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Habit – Sprints

    Introduction How do you improve cardio, strength, and insulin sensitivity with no equipment in ten minutes or less?   SPRINTS!   When you’re time constrained or lack equipment, run like a cheetah from a lion to reap major health benefits.  Performing the One-Minute Workout below 3 times per week (30 minutes total with warm-up/cool-down) has…

Habit – 1 Minute of Burpees to Start Day

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Habit – 1 Minute of Burpees to Start Day

Problem Finding time to workout is like searching for a needle in a haystack in a dark room with legs tied together and only one hand free.  We fumble, stumble, and bumble our way to find thirty to sixty minutes to workout.  Jam-packed days of work, family, friends, entertainment, downtime, and sleep compete for our…

Habit: 5-Minute Bodyweight Exercise Routine

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Habit: 5-Minute Bodyweight Exercise Routine

Problem Do you struggle to find time to exercise some days? Do you feel weak after traveling on a long plane trip or car ride? Do you feel tired after eating lunch or a high-carb meal? In five minutes you can have more energy, a little less fat, and a little extra strength. You can…

Dodging Fat by Mitigating the Insulin Spike from Carbs

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Dodging Fat by Mitigating the Insulin Spike from Carbs

Do you eat carbs? Check. Do you want more muscle? Check. Do you want less fat? Check. Before eating your next high-carb meal, complete 4 sets of: 10 Air Squats 10 Wall Presses (Standing Push-Ups) 10 Standing Reverse Lateral Raises That’s it.  It takes less than 5 minutes.  You can do it in the bathroom of…

CrossFit Open 2014 – Weeks 4 and 5

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CrossFit Open 2014 – Weeks 4 and 5

Low blood sugar… Persistent low blood sugar. This was my life leading up to 14.4.  I was not digesting food at the rate I normally do, which is ultra fast.  In reading a book on diabetes recently, I learned that diabetics don’t produce a hormone named amylin that slows down the absorption of food in…

Jimmy the Giant Speech

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Processed food… One by one the conveyor belt pushes another package of potato chips, Tastykakes, and TV dinners forward.  One by one America gets bigger, burgeoning with bloat and belches.  That’s the thought process running through my head at the supermarket waiting in line.  How can anyone thrive eating the chemistry on that conveyor belt?…

CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

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CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

14.2 In my last post I vowed to do better in the next week’s CrossFit Open workout.  I didn’t account for one tiny detail.  The workout could be much, much harder.  It was.  At least for a born and bred, skinny guy like me it was. Here’s 14.2. Every 3 minutes for as long as…

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