SlowBurn Personal Training Blog

A Warm Heart

After reading the following email, my heart couldn't have been warmer:

Do Calories Count - Simplified. are eating crap and getting fatter and you start eating more crap, you'll get even fatter.

What If Meat Was Good For You?

Wouldn't that be nice? Imagine steak being proclaimed as a health it once was. Sigh. Will those days ever return? Not if certain researchers have anything to say about it!

You're Seven Feet Tall Because You Eat Too Much

Or, do you just eat a lot when you're seven feet tall? Think this is a dumb point to make?

How Often Should We Lift Weights?

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 that it makes you smarter and younger!

Nutrition Science or Science Fiction?


My Post Workout Strength Potion

There is some pretty convincing evidence that post workout protein intake improves muscle recovery and growth. This is just one of many research studies that support the notion of taking in a good protein potion before and after your workouts.

Protein - How Much You Need and Why

Protein is the major structural component of every cell in the human body. The word “protein” is thought to come from the Greek word proteios which means "the first quality." Protein is a very important dietary nutrient and many people do not eat adequate amounts of it or the most nutritious forms of it on a consistent basis. This is not such a good idea as you'll learn shortly.

Hank Greenberg and I on Bloomberg's The Hays Advantage

Dr. McDougall a.k.a Dr. Potato Head

The purveyor of the potato/starch diet, John McDougall M.D., strikes again with more starchy gobbledy-gook nonsense about low carb/paleo diets.