Monthly Archives: March 2008

Saving Calories

I’m going to keep this simple. Never (read: ever) skip a meal to “save” calories. How many of you skip out on breakfast everyday thinking that by doing so, you’ll burn more body fat? Yeah I thought so. One of the worst things you can do is to go for prolonged periods of time without… Read more

Curls for the Girls

I figured I would start this week off with a video that was sent to me by James who happens to be a friend of mine from Australia. If you’re like me, you just felt a sudden urge to bash your head through your computer screen after watching that. I’d like to congratulate James. Just… Read more

Urban Legends (of Fitness)

According to Wikipedia (the best thing ever invented) an urban legend or an urban myth is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories thought to be factual by those circulating them. The term is often used to mean something akin to an “apocryphal story”. Like all folklore, urban legends are not necessarily false, but… Read more

Watching TV Makes You Thin! No, Really.

TLC has announced “I Can Make You Thin,” a new reality series that will follow British weight-loss guru Paul McKenna as he takes his health techniques stateside. From Reality TV World (my go to source for the “real” news): I Can Make You Thin will showcase McKenna’s “4 Golden Rules” — simple and accessible techniques… Read more

Tip: Cool Use For Mason Jars

When people try to think of things in their life that annoy them the most, many will typically place paying taxes and spending time with their in-laws at the top of the list. For me, my list is fairly simple: 1. Dudes who wear their collars up. They’re just asking to be punched in the… Read more

Computer Guy and Softball

It’s readily apparent that slow pitch softball season is right around the corner based upon the fact that there’s been a steady increase in the number of middle aged men taking their whacks in the batting cages recently. Typically, these are men who spend the majority of their day in front of a computer at… Read more

You Give Personal Trainers a Bad Name

This blog post is dedicated to the personal trainer who works weekends at my sister’s gym near Albany, NY. First a little back story: Cliff Notes Version 1. My sister calls me not too long ago and mentions that she wants to get into shape; in her words, “for real this time.” As you can… Read more

Q and A (PS: Lift Heavy Stuff. It’s Good For You)

Q: I was wondering if you are familiar with the Jari Love Ripped weight-training dvd’s and what your opinion is of them? A: To be honest, up until today I’ve never heard of Jari Love or her Ripped dvd series. But my initial thoughts are this- I’m in the business of getting people stronger (whether… Read more