Training is Like Farming

(Originally posted by strength coach Mike Boyle http://strengthcoachblog.com/2013/02/17/training-is-like-farming-2/) I think I remember Stephen Covey in his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People making reference to what I believe he called “the law of the farm.” The reference was meant to show that most of the truly good things in life take time and can’t …

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Is Your Thyroid Weighing You Down?

Do you have difficulty gaining weight; or, are you like the majority of the population who has a hard time losing it?  Have you consistently been eating healthy? Religiously doing cardio? Faithfully strength training? Yet, nothing seems to be happening?  There could be an internal force working against you and your fitness success.  This butterfly-shaped …

Decisions, Decisions: Strength Training vs. Cardio?

During workouts, do you put too much emphasis on cardio? Strength training? Both!?! NEITHER!?!  For optimal health, it is essential to incorporate both into a workout regimen.  Research conflicts as to which is better; regardless, cardiovascular exercise offers benefits that strength training cannot AND vice versa.  It’s comparable to choosing to wear a shirt or …

Only One Body

(Originally posted by strength coach Mike Boyle http://strengthcoachblog.com/2009/12/11/only-one-body/) Imagine you are sixteen years old and your parents give you your first car. They also give you simple instructions. There is one small hitch, you only get one car, you can never get another. Never. No trade-ins, no trade-ups. Nothing Ask your self how would you maintain …

Wild About Fish

Why is certain tilapia more expensive than another? Why does some salmon appear gray while others are pink and/or red?  The answer most likely depends on whether the fish is wild or farm raised.  Wild fish are found in oceans, lakes, rivers and streams; farm raised fish tend to live in a more controlled environment …