Are You Too Busy Putting Out Fires to Stay in Great Shape?

Last Saturday, I was getting ready to drive to San Diego for a day of fun, when I got a phone call that the building in Los Angeles that my gym is in was ON FIRE.

Needless to say, I got to San Diego late that night. I was scared for a minute, but thankfully, the fire was put out, and the gym is fine.…

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A Critical Mistake with Fat Loss

People ask me how to lose fat more quickly.

But many people ignore the one element that MUST happen for fat loss to occur. So I want
to emphasize this to you:

The only way you can ever lose fat is: consume fewer calories than your body expends.

If you are not losing weight, then you are consuming more calories than you are expending.…

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4 Important Answers to Common Questions

I just got this email, and thought it was worth answering here…

“Hi Chad! …My curiosity led me to read through your website and I am intrigued… My questions are: 1) how long does the shaking and muscle fatigue last after a workout (I can’t be incapacitated with a toddler and no help), 2) does this method do anything for your cardiovascular health and flexibility, 3) do the muscles get bulky (for a woman, lean and long is the desired look), and 4) do you design a client’s diet (daily calories, protein/carb/fat percentages, specific foods, etc)?… ~Liane”

Excellent questions, Liane, and here are my answers to each:

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Fish Oil During Pregnancy

A new study concludes that: “Maternal fish oil supplementation during pregnancy is safe for the fetus and infant, and may have beneficial effects on the child’s eye and hand coordination.”

The study was a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

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Should Women Eat Low Carb Diets?

A 20-year Harvard study comparing the diets of 82,802 women was published in the New England Journal of Medicine two weeks ago (most diet comparison studies last a year or less). It has some interesting conclusions.

Low-carb, higher fat diets did not increase risk of heart disease over the long term. 

Low-carb diets with more fats from vegetable sources loweredrisk of heart disease.…

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Be Cool

I used to feel proud about being drenched in sweat by the end of a workout. I held a common, but mistaken, belief that sweating buckets was helpful in losing fat and getting healthy.

The reality is that one can improve workout performance and results by cooling sufficiently to prevent sweating.


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Abandon Counting

People often ask: “Should I do lots of reps with light weights, or few reps and heavy weights?”

The answer: neither, actually. There is a more precise measure of exercise performance, and it means you can stop counting reps.

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