Egg Whites vs Egg Yolks

Eggs in general and egg yolks in particular have gotten a bad rap for raising cholesterol and increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke.  This is not the case and in fact US Dietary Guidelines have been changed as per this quote from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” Not only are eggs and egg yolks not bad for your health the fact is that egg yolks are full of essential nutrients including cholesterol!  That’s right you heard it here – cholesterol is an essential nutrient.   In fact it is so essential that every human being manufacturers cholesterol in…
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Key Training Metrics for Cycling

In order to progress in any fitness program it is important to have baseline measurements that are relevant to your overall goal, and to be able to use specific metrics/measurements on an ongoing basis to progress your workouts.    Before you can determine what to measure and how to measure it when it comes to cycling you first have to ask yourself what your overall goal is. Are you training for actual outdoor cycling?   Racing or just training to ride a specific event such as a 100 mile charity ride on the road? Once you know your goal you can then decide on the specific metrics you should use…
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Aerobic Exercise versus Strength Training for Fat Loss

As a 27 year fitness industry veteran I have seen many changes to our understanding of the benefits of strength training versus aerobic aka cardiovascular conditioning.   For many years we were taught that the key to fitness was steady state aerobic training because it was understood that this type of training optimized the use of fat as energy during exercise.   While this is undoubtedly true there is a lot more to the story! The confusion comes because we need to look at two different aspects of exercise – what is happening during exercise and how the body responds after exercise during recovery from exercise.  The way to look…
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The Three Best Bodyweight Exercises You are not doing!

Bodyweight exercises aka calisthenics are one of the most popular ways to exercise.  Bodyweight exercise is great if you spend a lot of time travelling with spotty access to equipment.  Staple bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, etc. are easy to learn and can be done anywhere. Three of the least known but most productive bodyweight exercises are: The Sit-Through Skaters Kneel  to Squat The Sit-through comes from wrestling and is simple to learn, yet highly effective.    It involves the entire body with an emphasis on the core, and creates an incredible cardiovascular overload.     Start on your hand and knees and then pick your knees up off the floor…
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Egg Whites vs Egg Yolks

Eggs in general and egg yolks in particular have gotten a bad rap for raising cholesterol and increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke.  This is not the case and in fact US Dietary Guidelines have been changed as per this quote from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” Not only are eggs and egg yolks not bad for your health the fact is that egg yolks are full of essential nutrients including cholesterol!  That’s right you heard it here – cholesterol is an essential nutrient.   In fact it is so essential that every human being manufacturers cholesterol in…
Read More

Key Training Metrics for Cycling

In order to progress in any fitness program it is important to have baseline measurements that are relevant to your overall goal, and to be able to use specific metrics/measurements on an ongoing basis to progress your workouts.    Before you can determine what to measure and how to measure it when it comes to cycling you first have to ask yourself what your overall goal is. Are you training for actual outdoor cycling?   Racing or just training to ride a specific event such as a 100 mile charity ride on the road? Once you know your goal you can then decide on the specific metrics you should use…
Read More

Aerobic Exercise versus Strength Training for Fat Loss

As a 27 year fitness industry veteran I have seen many changes to our understanding of the benefits of strength training versus aerobic aka cardiovascular conditioning.   For many years we were taught that the key to fitness was steady state aerobic training because it was understood that this type of training optimized the use of fat as energy during exercise.   While this is undoubtedly true there is a lot more to the story! The confusion comes because we need to look at two different aspects of exercise – what is happening during exercise and how the body responds after exercise during recovery from exercise.  The way to look…
Read More

The Three Best Bodyweight Exercises You are not doing!

Bodyweight exercises aka calisthenics are one of the most popular ways to exercise.  Bodyweight exercise is great if you spend a lot of time travelling with spotty access to equipment.  Staple bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, etc. are easy to learn and can be done anywhere. Three of the least known but most productive bodyweight exercises are: The Sit-Through Skaters Kneel  to Squat The Sit-through comes from wrestling and is simple to learn, yet highly effective.    It involves the entire body with an emphasis on the core, and creates an incredible cardiovascular overload.     Start on your hand and knees and then pick your knees up off the floor…
Read More

Egg Whites vs Egg Yolks

Eggs in general and egg yolks in particular have gotten a bad rap for raising cholesterol and increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke.  This is not the case and in fact US Dietary Guidelines have been changed as per this quote from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” Not only are eggs and egg yolks not bad for your health the fact is that egg yolks are full of essential nutrients including cholesterol!  That’s right you heard it here – cholesterol is an essential nutrient.   In fact it is so essential that every human being manufacturers cholesterol in…
Read More

Key Training Metrics for Cycling

In order to progress in any fitness program it is important to have baseline measurements that are relevant to your overall goal, and to be able to use specific metrics/measurements on an ongoing basis to progress your workouts.    Before you can determine what to measure and how to measure it when it comes to cycling you first have to ask yourself what your overall goal is. Are you training for actual outdoor cycling?   Racing or just training to ride a specific event such as a 100 mile charity ride on the road? Once you know your goal you can then decide on the specific metrics you should use…
Read More

Aerobic Exercise versus Strength Training for Fat Loss

As a 27 year fitness industry veteran I have seen many changes to our understanding of the benefits of strength training versus aerobic aka cardiovascular conditioning.   For many years we were taught that the key to fitness was steady state aerobic training because it was understood that this type of training optimized the use of fat as energy during exercise.   While this is undoubtedly true there is a lot more to the story! The confusion comes because we need to look at two different aspects of exercise – what is happening during exercise and how the body responds after exercise during recovery from exercise.  The way to look…
Read More

The Three Best Bodyweight Exercises You are not doing!

Bodyweight exercises aka calisthenics are one of the most popular ways to exercise.  Bodyweight exercise is great if you spend a lot of time travelling with spotty access to equipment.  Staple bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, etc. are easy to learn and can be done anywhere. Three of the least known but most productive bodyweight exercises are: The Sit-Through Skaters Kneel  to Squat The Sit-through comes from wrestling and is simple to learn, yet highly effective.    It involves the entire body with an emphasis on the core, and creates an incredible cardiovascular overload.     Start on your hand and knees and then pick your knees up off the floor…
Read More

Egg Whites vs Egg Yolks

Eggs in general and egg yolks in particular have gotten a bad rap for raising cholesterol and increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke.  This is not the case and in fact US Dietary Guidelines have been changed as per this quote from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” Not only are eggs and egg yolks not bad for your health the fact is that egg yolks are full of essential nutrients including cholesterol!  That’s right you heard it here – cholesterol is an essential nutrient.   In fact it is so essential that every human being manufacturers cholesterol in…
Read More

Key Training Metrics for Cycling

In order to progress in any fitness program it is important to have baseline measurements that are relevant to your overall goal, and to be able to use specific metrics/measurements on an ongoing basis to progress your workouts.    Before you can determine what to measure and how to measure it when it comes to cycling you first have to ask yourself what your overall goal is. Are you training for actual outdoor cycling?   Racing or just training to ride a specific event such as a 100 mile charity ride on the road? Once you know your goal you can then decide on the specific metrics you should use…
Read More

Aerobic Exercise versus Strength Training for Fat Loss

As a 27 year fitness industry veteran I have seen many changes to our understanding of the benefits of strength training versus aerobic aka cardiovascular conditioning.   For many years we were taught that the key to fitness was steady state aerobic training because it was understood that this type of training optimized the use of fat as energy during exercise.   While this is undoubtedly true there is a lot more to the story! The confusion comes because we need to look at two different aspects of exercise – what is happening during exercise and how the body responds after exercise during recovery from exercise.  The way to look…
Read More

The Three Best Bodyweight Exercises You are not doing!

Bodyweight exercises aka calisthenics are one of the most popular ways to exercise.  Bodyweight exercise is great if you spend a lot of time travelling with spotty access to equipment.  Staple bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, etc. are easy to learn and can be done anywhere. Three of the least known but most productive bodyweight exercises are: The Sit-Through Skaters Kneel  to Squat The Sit-through comes from wrestling and is simple to learn, yet highly effective.    It involves the entire body with an emphasis on the core, and creates an incredible cardiovascular overload.     Start on your hand and knees and then pick your knees up off the floor…
Read More