September 27, 2014

Running done properly is a great form of exercise. If looked at in terms of how good of a workout you can get in a limited time with limited resources, few activities get you better bang for the buck, and recent research has shown that if your knees are in good shape t...

September 19, 2014

According to a just released study, artificial sweeteners like Saccharin, Sucralose and Aspartame might contribute to higher blood sugar levels, thus contributing to weight gain despite their zero-calorie status. With their use now ubiquitous, and Diet Coke having pass...

September 16, 2014



Have you ever noticed that many bars have a metal rail that runs along the bottom? You might have even caught yourself putting your foot up on one while standing and having a drink. The rail serves a functional purpose. When you put one foot up on it you change the w...

September 9, 2014


A good friend of mine, the person who first taught me about proper weight lifting technique, was recently telling me about a new injury. Since he's always been into heavy Olympic-style lifting I asked whether the injury happened while he was doing deadlifts or somethi...

September 5, 2014


In a recent article on how to avoid off-days during workouts in the Wall Street Journal, track and field coach Peter Thompson is quoted on the importance of recovery time. Specifically he states "you should train to recover, not recover to train."


Along with nutrition...

September 2, 2014

I was recently at Central Park watching 2 young men playing catch with a football. One of them looked to be fairly strong, with well developed upper body muscles. His friend on the other hand was tall and skinny, with little visible muscle definition. Normally we would...

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