Category Archives: Workouts

Small steps led to big changes for Orrington man

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A year ago, Kyle Killip bravely showed up for my high-intensity sports training class. He’d decided to take part in a “Lose 20 Pounds in 20 Months” challenge I was holding to celebrate the publication of my book. Kyle’s life took a turn for the different after that class, which tended to cater to the […]

I’d rather do 100 burpees than vacuum my tiny living room

I hate doing housework. I dread it and dislike it the entire time I’m doing it. I’ve tried everything to make myself look forward to my time puttering around my home. I just can’t. Meh. However, I do enjoy the result. Entering my kitchen and seeing clean counters and a shiny sink? Awesome. Settling into […]

Two years ago, she had a stroke; two months from now, she’s taking the bikini stage

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One of the things I do as a fitness professional is help people get ready to compete in physique competitions. You know, like bodybuilders and figure and bikini athletes. I gotta tell you, every one of my clients betrays the stereotype society tends to hold of people who get involved in such things. They’re focused […]

Beliefs about diet and exercise might dictate weight

Quick! What’s the cause of obesity — a lack of exercise or overeating? Your answer might be a reflection of your current body shape. Researchers from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology found that people who believe diet is most implicated in obesity have […]

Mind your muscles for better results

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If you concentrate on the muscles you’re working when you lift weights, you increase how much your muscles work — and potentially will ramp up your results. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research showed that when football players were told to focus on specific muscle groups when lifting weights, those […]