Strength Training Benefit, Plus New Video…

In this blog:

  • another strength training benefit
  • see my new video
  • one of our trainers is on TV tonight!

1. Another Strength Training Benefit

A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise showed that after just three months of strength training, gastrointestinal transit time increases by as much as 56%.

Why this matters: gastrointestinal transit time has been associated with a higher risk of colon cancer.…

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When You Should NOT “Empty the Tank”


  • a story
  • a lesson learned
  • a 30-second exercise for you, based on the lesson

Of the several positive responses I received after my last post, one in particular raised an issue that I want to discuss further, because I think it’s REALLY important…

Ed wrote to me the following:

“Thanks – what a great tip. The goal is exhaustion. We will try this on every exercise we do, not only weights, but also treadmill and bike.”

Thanks for writing that, Ed — that was a perfect set-up for me to explain when you should NOT try to “empty the tank” on activities outside of controlled resistance training.…

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