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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Try This Mental Trick at Your Next Workout

I was doing personal training with a client in my LA gym yesterday who commented on how difficult it is to keep going on an exercise when it gets so intense that it feels like “the gas tank is near empty,” and “I might not be able to do another rep.”

This is a common feeling among people who train intensely.…

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A Simple Reason Why You Can’t Lose Weight

There are few things more frustrating than not being able to lose weight.

Do you want to be slimmer and see muscle definition, but your weight won’t budge?

Fix This: Lack of Support

People who exercise alone are less challenged, less accountable and are more likely to fail.

Who would rush to the gym if no one was waiting for them?…

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Getting Past Mental Roadblocks

As the second month of 2010 comes to a close, where do you stand with your resolutions? Have you made progress or did your motivation fizzle?

Most people wait for motivation to strike them like a lightning bolt. Well, I have news: motivation isn’t something that happens to you – it’s something that you create for yourself.

Now, in the people I’ve worked with, I’ve noticed 3 key challenges that seem to keep most people from achieving and maintaining their physical fitness goals for life:


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Today Tonight

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