Monthly Archives: July 2012

In a Funk and Want Out?

If you’re down and out, sit down and write a comprehensive list of everything you’ve got to be thankful for.  I know it’s the last thing on earth you’ll feel like doing, but if you break out the pen and … Continue reading

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Who is the Greatest American?

I always got the premiere job assignments in the Navy then went to law school fully expecting to rise to great prominence where I would then make correct decisions for the nation.  But I soon fell on my face with … Continue reading

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The Six Dimensions to a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle

Here are the six dimensions to a healthy and balanced lifestyle.  I offer them for your reflection:  Physical – Spiritual – Occupational – Social – Emotional – Intellectual.  I certainly have a few weak spots needing attention.  Everyone have a … Continue reading

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Should We Eat Red Meat?

Although most red meats are high in cholesterol and saturated fats, it’s a good idea to add quality lean cuts to your diet twice a week – especially athletes (For Example: bison has half the fat of turkey and chicken).  … Continue reading

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Maxing Out Our Genetic Potential

There are frustrated people who have tried unsuccessfully for years to alter their physiques and or increase performance and they honestly believe (or have successfully rationalized) that they’ve reached their genetic potential – but I can honestly say that I’ve … Continue reading

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When Should Children Start Lifting Weights?

People argue this point all the time, but the answer depends on the child and when their athleticism manifests itself.  Obviously, children are continually developing their muscles and continually learning to control and use those muscles, so once a child … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Sore Muscles and Injured Muscles

Discerning the difference between sore muscles and injured muscles can often be a difficult question to answer – because a lot of people are looking for excuses to avoid exercise, but here’s the bottom line – if the entire muscle … Continue reading

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Are You Consuming Enough Electrolytes?

I spoke to the importance of electrolytes on July 8th, how our entire body relies on them for correct electrical function (brain, organs, muscles, etc.), and how exercise in the summer, alcohol and even excessive water intake can flush out … Continue reading

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What to Eat After Exercise

The first meal after a good workout is the most critical meal of the day – and it should be consumed within that first hour.  This is when the body is starving for proteins and carbohydrates. Proteins (amino acids) are … Continue reading

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Some Protein Powders have Too Much Cholesterol

There are some fine, great tasting, and comprehensive protein powders on the market, but I’ve discovered the better they taste – the more cholesterol they tend to have.  For many this isn’t a problem, but for athletes who consume massive … Continue reading

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