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Why Keto? Why Progress from Paleo to Low Carb

I just received Mark Sisson's new book. As happens to many on Paleo or Primal diets, he progressed to a Ketogenic diet. (I have, too.) When Mark does something, he brings plenty of research...
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Metcon – Leg Day Armblaster

Our fall series for small group training is underway. We've shifted from heavy strength training to solid conditioning for the next 8 weeks. Each metcon combines compound strength exercise, conditioning circuit, and a final core...
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Fall Small Group Training – The METCON

Our strength training small groups have been pushing the 3-5 day splits for 6 months. We all love strength training, but sometimes we need to kick it up a notch. We need to specifically focus...
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Recipe – Paleo Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie – Gluten and Dairy Free

My teen-age kids are impatient. They want snacks and they want them NOW. Their growing bodies can still absorb extra carbs that I avoid, but one thing we share is our gluten-free lifestyle. We...
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What You Don’t Know About Low Carb – It’s the Calories OUT

I received an email from yet another trainer telling me the "truth" about weight loss and his special program. He tells me the only way to lose weight is through calorie deficit, either directly...

Osteoarthritis and the Personal Trainer

The average age when someone is diagnosed with osteoarthritis is 50 years old. Pain often starts before then, but joint pain followed by easing of pain with rest and recovery makes most of us...
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Recipe – Paleo Fiesta Enchiladas – Gluten and Dairy Free

It's been a long time since I posted a recipe. That's mostly because I eat simply. Meat, greens, nuts, and berries -- that's my diet. I indulge sometimes, but I always get back to...

Learning to Fail – Reps, Sets, Weight, Splits

It's easy to get a work out that says "3 sets of 10 reps" and go to it with the same pair of dumbbells you've been using for 3 months. Always -- ALWAYS --...
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Ehlers-Danlos (EDS) , Hypermobility, and Exercise

We all remember a kid who wowed us with her "double-jointed" tricks. Maybe we were that kid. Maybe our bodies were unique in other ways, too, with stretchy skin or stretch marks where there was...
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Heart Rate Training – Friendly Competition in the Aerobic Zone

Some friendly competition has started during our small group training thanks to the Polar Team app. We're all working to get our target heart rates in the aerobic zone, although you can see that...