SlowBurn Personal Training Blog

Working Out for Work Output

When you feel better, you do better - at anything. That’s a fact.

How Often Should We Train?

As many of you already know, strength training produces many positive health benefits including but not limited to increased strength, endurance, muscle and bone mass, decreased blood pressure, body fat, risk of injury and falls. Recently, research has revealed that strength training improves cognitive function and reverses certain genetic markers of aging. No longer is lifting weights just something you do to make your muscles bigger. We now know for sure that it makes you smarter and younger!

Women (and everyone) Should Lift Weights!

There is a fitness myth that just won't seem to die. And that myth is that lifting weights is only good for making muscles bigger and stronger and that it will make your muscles short, thick bulky and tight.

SlowBurn Exercise and a Low Carb Diet

Do you want good health, lowered inflammation and protection from autoimmune disorders? Don't juice or carb up - do just the opposite! Back in 2015, researchers at Yale School of Medicine revealed a compound that appears to inhibit inflammation in our bodies. The substance is known as β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). 

Whey to Go!

As many of you know, protein is a vital nutrient for improving and increasing skeletal muscle mass, especially after exercise. And eating too little of it on a day to day basis can accelerate the normal rate of muscle loss. What you may not know however is how important the particular amino acid leucine is for repairing and building muscle.

My High Fat Diet and My Heart

I was having some erratic PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) while I was away on vacation this past month. I've had PVCs for well over 30 years now, but the frequency and length of them became worrisome. Many people experience PVCs from time to time, and in most people, they are normal and not a sign of underlying heart disease.

The Olde Timers Knew

This little gem  Molding a Mighty Arm (copyright 1930) is part of my library collection of old and rare strengthening books. The author, George F. Jowett, was a turn of the century strength and physique guru.

It's Supposed to be Hard

What Did You Feed Your Kids This Morning?

Life and Death

People say it's cruel to kill animals to eat them. Well, as I see it, how you kill them is the most important issue. You can do it horribly or humanely. I opt for the latter.