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What is Gluconeogenesis…and it’s role with a low carb diet

For the last five years, we have been recommending a low carb diet as a better way to lose excess body fat and maintain good health. You may have heard of some of the versions: Atkins, Paleo, low carb/high fat, low carb/high protein (and I am sure there are others). There are many nuances between […]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Aging

I am in the process of writing another book and it is for men who are approaching middle age. It is filled with diet and exercise tips for the middle-aged man to build a fit, injury free body through the mid stages of his life and into his sixties and seventies. I am calling it […]

Visceral Fat Loss: A Guestimation

Yesterday, I took measurements of my client before his workout. Andrew has been a client for quite some time now, and he has been both consistent and very successful with his fitness program. He lost 33 pounds of scale weight and he has gained an estimated 4 to 6 pounds of muscle. All in all, he […]

Success Story: Yalana Getting Her Hot Body

Yalana never did an organized diet and exercise program before she started working with Sharon. Her only form of exercise was walking, and she does a lot of that. She does not own a car so she takes the bus everywhere she goes, and by default she walks more than the average person. In spite of her […]

Success Story: Nine lbs of Muscle in Five Months

This blog is a commendation to a client of mine. Alec approached me in late February for my guidance in helping him gain muscle. He is a young guy who is very slender and has the type of frame that is very difficult to put on muscle. He is, in the business, what is called a hard […]

Good Questions

I recently received a questionnaire directed at fitness trainers from a book publisher. The purpose of the questionnaire is for a book that the publisher could distribute to people who may be interested in finding a competent fitness professional. I think it is a good project, and I was happy to take the time out […]

Can You Give Me a “Mass Building” Routine”?

My step son recently asked me for an exercise routine to “build muscle mass”. Interestingly, when my step son is consistent with his weight lifting program, he is both very strong and muscular, and it surprised me when he asked me the question. He tends to carry a bit more body fat than he needs to, […]

HIGH FAT DIETS ARE DANGEROUS?

I visited sciencedaily.com yesterday to see what was the latest on diet and exercise, and, unsurprisingly, there was a research study done on rodents that found a low carbohydrate-high fat diet produced more weight, and especially fat weight on overweight and pre-diabetic mice coupled with worsened glucose tolerance and higher insulin levels. This was in contrast to the control group that […]

“40 Minutes a Week To Buff” Part 1

The tagline we use for our personal training studio is “40 minutes a week to buff”. In essence, we claim that you can build a fit, healthy, beautiful body with only two twenty minute workouts a week. I am aware that this is a remarkable claim bordering on hyperbole, but we have been very successful in helping people […]

“Lots of Meat”

“I need to eats lots of meat, right?” When Sharon and I are asked what kind of diet we follow, and we explain that we are on a low carb diet along the lines of the Paleo way of eating, that is the general statement we get. Along those lines, when I read about low […]