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Maintenance Success Story
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      11 comments

Wow, so it's been almost a year since the last check in. I'll spare you most of the long story. I met and fell madly in love with an amazing woman. Pretty cool, right? Well, it happened at a rather messy time in my life and to complicate matters... Read more
Checking In
Tuesday, April 08, 2014      8 comments

Hey all, it's been awhile. I have good news and bad news. The good news, I've more or less kept up with fitness and food. I've maintained successfully. So call me one of those people that disappears and you wonder if they maintained. Well, I hav... Read more
Good news, dieters!
Saturday, October 26, 2013      1 comments

I know this has been proposed before, but now it seems to be a reality. www.extremetech.com/extr
-but-unfortunately-we-dont-know-why ... Read more
On Breakfast and Media
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      9 comments

Came across an interesting article and subsequent study. www.medicalnewstoday.com
/releases/264529.php onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
ract The headline "Could a bigger br... Read more
Simple, Effective Strength Training For Beginners
Thursday, July 18, 2013      20 comments

This program is for healthy boys AND girls. Men and women have the same musculature, separate programs for men or women are not required. If you have injuries or health issues, this might be the wrong program for you. I'm not a strength coach, a... Read more
Why Aren't You Deadlifting?
Monday, June 24, 2013      8 comments

There are few magic bullets when it comes to diet and exercise. I would consider vegetables and lean meat the 1-2 punch when it comes to getting your diet in order. Imagine trying to diet without lean meat and vegetables. Instead you went on the... Read more
Lurker, Checking In
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      5 comments

[Lurk mode off] Prompted by TINAJANE's post about lurkers and deserters, I thought I'd take a moment to talk about where I am and where I'm going. I agree with TINAJANE's speculation that most people who "abandon" SP are probably not moving... Read more
Caffeine Day
Thursday, February 21, 2013      4 comments

Diet Drinks Do Not Increase Appetite www.medicalnewstoday.com
/articles/256669.php Plenty of concerns here. The food intake was self reported which is always a red flag. But this wasn't necessarily a food based s... Read more
It's About Getting Strong
Thursday, February 14, 2013      2 comments

Strength training is about one thing. Getting strong. I was inspired by 4A-HEALTHY-BMI's blog post Tuesday. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5248234 What is truly inspiring to... Read more
Putting Research into Practice
Friday, February 08, 2013      3 comments

/articles/255995.php "Many people chose diet soda mixers with their alcoholic drink, the aim being to consume fewer calories - few know that these drinks make you drunker more quickly" Tomor... Read more
Compare all prices for ON Whey on Amazon in one page
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      3 comments

If you're an Optimum Nutrition powder purchaser (like me), I found this link incredibly handy. http://trap.sangnom.com/
protein/protein_prices.html Found here. www.reddit.com/r/Fitness
/comments/17xu1... Read more
Race Report
Monday, February 04, 2013      4 comments

Second year in a row I've done this 11.5 mile trail run. It's the hardest race I do. Last year I spent nearly all winter building up distance. I could knock out 10 mile runs on pavement without issue. Last year, I was confident I was ready f... Read more
There Is No Such Thing as "Toning"
Saturday, February 02, 2013      7 comments

"Toning" is a myth, specifically exercises or rep ranges that claim to "tone". There is only building muscle or losing fat. I suspect women use this term more than men because they want to avoid the fear that they might accidentally Ronnie Col... Read more
Should You Be "Eating Clean"?
Thursday, January 31, 2013      8 comments

Great article on Science Based Medicine that more or less sums up how I feel about the religious discussion of "eating clean". http://www.sciencebasedm
ld-you-be-eating-clean "Categorizi... Read more
Getting Emotional About My Weight
Monday, January 28, 2013      6 comments

My current strength training program has me working in cycles where each cycle is one month. I only do the same rep scheme for the same exercise once per month. Since I'm currently on my second cycle, I have something to compare against. I ha... Read more

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