Speed Settings
Whether you like it fast and furious or slow and steady, we’ve got the skinny on the speediest ways to get in shape.

… While this somewhat controversial fitness tortoise has crept its way into every major media outlet over the past two years, the concept was actually born in the ’80’s by Ken Hutchins as an outgrowth of an exercise program he’s developed for women with osteoporosis at the University of Florida Medical School.…

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The Freedom of (Self-Imposed) Chains

Most of us are under the misconception that fit people work hard and spend most of their lives deprived in order to achieve their amazing bodies.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

I’ll let you in on a little secret … It’s not hard to get and stay fit. It’s not about hard work and deprivation.

It’s all about boundaries.…

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The Missing Link for Motivation

If you’ve ever wished that you were more motivated to experience life at your full potential then this is for you.

Most of us set goals and work hard only to find our motivation fizzle out after a couple of weeks.

But there are little tricks that will help you harness the power of your mind and propel you toward achieving your goal.…

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This Article Says Calorie Counts for Food May Be Completely Wrong

Did you ever wonder how accurate the calorie information is that you read in calorie books, websites, and on food labels?

I have, and I’ve never before seen anyone quantify under what conditions, and to what extent, the calories you get from foods will be significantly different from the “tested” amount of calories.

I found this article fascinating, and thought you might, too:

New Scientist Article


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5 Beach Body Myths (and 3 Steps To Look Amazing)

There’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself in a bathing suit sometime this month.

If you are like most people then that realization will 1) bring a grimace to your face and 2) will motivate you to lose some weight.

While I commend your desire to slim down before baring it all, I’m here to warn you of the 5 myths that most people fall for.…

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from the mailbag, my grandma throws down the gauntlet


Hey, Chad. Let’s start working on reducing time between exercises this week!

Also, a question … You say the faster you exhaust your muscles the better, but isn’t there a minimum effective time? Otherwise why not just try and move more weight than you could possibly move for like 5 or 10 seconds and be done? Is there a lower limit?…

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A Secret Tip From My Newsletter

Last newsletter, I promised to share a “secret” technique that I personally use to dramatically increase my workout results.

It’s simple and ALMOST obvious, but virtually no one does it.

Once I tried it and saw the results, I never wanted to go back to the old way of training. Plus, it saves me time, which I love.

Here is my secret technique: eliminate rest between exercises.…

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blame the right person and get breathtaking abs

Who should you blame if you’re out of shape?

The diet ads have you believe that it’s anyone’s fault but yours. They put the blame on your cortisol levels, your modern diet (ie fast food), or your busy schedule.

That strategy works to sell lots of pills and supplements, but will it work to get you into bathing suit shape, so you can show off your abs?…

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Oprah’s hidden secret to regaining control

“If you are looking for an excuse to fall off the wagon, the universe will provide one.”

That was the lesson that Oprah shared in her recent confession about her ongoing struggle with weight.

Oprah knows how it feels to fall off the fitness wagon; in the January issue of The Oprah Magazine she described her recent 40 pound weight gain.…

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7 Big Myths of Fat Loss

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

That bit of wisdom came from Franklin D. Roosevelt during a radio address in 1939, and though he wasn’t talking about fitness, it certainly applies to the following fat loss myths.

Myth #1: Eating Late at Night Makes You Fat

The Facts: Your body doesn’t have an internal timer that causes late night eats to be stored directly as fat.…

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