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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…

Slow Lifting (3 of 4): Eating Protocol

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Slow Lifting (3 of 4): Eating Protocol

  Introduction Read Part 1 for more context on what slow lifting is and why you might want to use this exercise protocol.  Read Part 2 for how to lift slowly during your weight training workouts. Read the Primary Nutrition Changes section below for the high-level adjustments I made to my eating habits to support Slow…

Slow Lifting (4 of 4): Results

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Slow Lifting (4 of 4): Results

Introduction Read Part 1 for more context on what slow lifting is and why you might want to use this exercise protocol.  Read Part 2 for how to lift slowly during your weight training workouts.  Read Part 3 for ideas on how to eat to support muscle repair and burning fat. Read the Primary Nutrition…

Tabata

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Tabata

Story I bobbed and weaved through five years of working sixty hours a week without gaining weight or losing my fitness level.  You may have even less free time due to work, family, or other responsibilities.   If you’re time-poor and want to get fit take the time to learn Tabata, one of my top tools…

6 Stretches for Walking or Waiting in Line

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6 Stretches for Walking or Waiting in Line

      How can you improve your flexibility and feel looser and more relaxed in five minutes while you’re on the move?   Try Walking Mobility.    I’m that guy that uses his shopping cart as a stretching device at the supermarket.  You don’t have to perform this routine in public, but you’ll see…

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…

4 Easy Ways to Battle the Sugar Drug

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4 Easy Ways to Battle the Sugar Drug

For the story on how I reduced my sugar consumption, read this post. Introduction Sugar consumption skyrocketed in the last 160 years along with obesity.  Some studies show correlation between obesity and sugar consumption like the image below.  Causation is harder to prove.  I’m not taking chances, given that many studies show sugar as a main driver…

Habit Strategy Contrast

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Habit Strategy Contrast

Story Jamie stepped off the scale, “172 again?  That’s it.  I’m done.”  In that moment Jamie closed the books on another attempt at weight loss.  It was February 1st, exactly one month after Jamie started a strict diet and hour-long cardio classes four days per week.  Every other year for the last ten years Jamie tried a new…

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