Diet and Nutrition

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Lose the Love Handles

Lose the Love Handles

I received an email titled, "LOVE-HANDLES!! Help me lose them." I have been working on a routine that incorporates exercises that will help you work your love handles (the oblique region of the torso) over time and effort. Personally, I like to work my "obliques" on days I work my legs, so I created the Legs and Love Handles workout seen below.... more

Weight Gain for Ranger School

Weight Gain For Ranger School

Here is a question from a Soldier who is attending Army Ranger Training in two months: "I am pretty lean now with about 5% body fat. I think I need to gain few pounds before I go to Ft. Benning. I cannot afford to lose much weight as it is and I know people lose 20-30 pounds during Ranger School sometimes. - help!" If you have the weight to l... more

Beginning A Fitness Lifestyle Change

Beginning A Fitness Lifestyle Change

Several people have emailed me concerned for their general health who have had family members suffer from diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure/cholesterol. These were people seeking a beginning fitness program that they could get back into shape without hurting themselves in the process. Though I focus primarily on more advanced fitness wri... more

Make Fitness a Hobby

Starting Fitness Plan

I have had many questions about yard work compared to exercise and other rigorous activities common to the Spring Season. I have found that the caloric expenditure in many of these outdoor activities is comparable to running, walking, and even calisthenics / weight training. The problem that many people face with seasonal "hobbies" is that a goo... more

Get Back on the Fitness Horse

Get Back on the Fitness Horse

Here is a question about falling out of your fitness routine and trying to get back in the groove after a long break. "I am 46 year old. In my 20's and 30's I worked out at the gym faithfully. But, somewhere along the way I stopped going to the gym. Now I am not overweight. But, not comfortable with the weight that I have gained. The metabolism... more

Working Out Underway

Working Out Underway

When on a Navy war ship (or submarine), you have two issues to deal with: lack of time and lack of space (unless you are on a huge ship, then you will have access to moderate scaled weight rooms -  but you still have the issue of time). A Navy Sailor emailed me and got me thinking back to the underway deployments I was on, and what we did to st... more

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