Quick workout better than no workout?

Is a quick workout better than no workout? My situation today reminded me of a frequently asked question. Is a short, crudy workout better than no workout? Today we were getting ready to head to a college friends house for New Years. I know I might not be able to work out for the next two days and I have not had time to workout today either.  Its 15 minutes before we are scheduled to leave and I still have to pack, if I'm late, its divorce court.   I have 15 minutes of free time before we leave ,...

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Bodybuilding and Research

Question everything you read or hear about bodybuilding, even from me!  Research is important but in bodybuilding, good solid research is spotty because there is no money in it so you have to rely on common sense, experience, and intuition to fill in the gaps.  Please read the whole very important article on Bodybuilding, Research, and Common Sense!

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New Years Fitness Resolutions

Get in the best shape of your life in 2012 and have fun doing it! New years is a great time to come up with some realistic fitness goals for the new year so 2012 will be your best year ever. Here are two videos for you guys who want to get into shape but really dont know where to start, Fitness Resolutions, and lose weight and get in shape are two great videos to start with. For women, please start by watching Alyssa's inspirational transformation video and her womens beginning 30 minute whole body workout. . You CAN get...

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The Pec Chef

Facebook fans have spoken! In all my future cooking videos I will use my new nickname, "The Pec Chef". In the first poll I though its popularity was a fluke but in the second poll, the result was crystal clear, the "nude chef" and the "naked chef" are out and "The Pec Chef" is in! http://www.facebook.com/GetFitForFree?sk=wall&filter=2 I have renamed todays video to.The Pec Chef, 2 minute healthy meal. Facebooks speaks, The Pec Chef listens!!!

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Healthy Egg Hash

I love this recipe because its easy and fast to make, it tastes good, AND I usually have the ingredients already in the refrigerator so I dont have to go shopping!  I call this Scooby Hash, or scash for short :) Lets start with the nutritional numbers for this recipe: One portion, 262 Calories Protein Carbs Fat 28 grams 21 grams 8 grams 114 calories 84 calories 64 calories 44% 32% 24% [iframe width="480" height="303" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oLClNuM3tZg?rel=0&wmode=transparent" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen] Ingredients 6 egg whites 1 cup (140g) mixed frozen vegetables 2 (8g) teaspoons olive oil no salt seasoning For full details on...

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Eggs and milk, miracle food for bodybuilders

Eggs and milk are truly miracle foods.  They are the only "complete" proteins out there, even more complete than beef, chicken or fish. Why? Think about it.  These foods are designed to be the sole nutrient source for the first months of a newborn's life.  If you were to feed a newborn child only beef instead of breast milk it would die of malnutrition.   There is a reason that the number one supplement product sold is dairy whey protein powder.  Its because its one of the highest quality and complete proteins available, even higher than chicken, fish and beef. On...

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how low can sixpackshortcuts stoop?

Sixpackshortcuts who figures prominently on my wall of shame, has copied the title of my most popular video, killer home chest workout, in an underhanded attempt to gain views. If you think this is slimy, please let him know by giving his video a thumbs down! . While you are at it, please give mine a thumbs up!!! The funny thing is that his killer 'home' chest workout is done in the aerobics room at a gym and requires at least 14' x 14' of open space to do his circle pushups. Now I know he probably makes millions of...

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Can’t means won’t

As we approach the end of the year 2011, its a time of reflection for many and a time to look forward about how to improve health, fitness, happiness, and stress levels. Can't means won't This is a quote from a good friend's parents. For years I thought it was stupid but now I realize how truly wise it is. Its also very important to fitness because people often use the word "Can't" to rationalize their unhealthy lifestyles. People use the word "Can't" as a discussion stopper, meaning, I don't want to think about this issue so stop bugging me....

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Holiday Party Weight Control Tips

Holidays can be a stressful time, here are some tips to avoid stress eating during the holiday parties and how to enjoy the big Christmas feast without going overboard.  This is a great week to talk about Christmas weight control! Gaining that winter fat is not inevitable, don't resign yourself to it. Most people exercise far less in the winter because of the inclement weather which means you need to be a bit more careful with your eating than you are in the summer - the holidays really make this a challenge. Many people gain weight over the holidays with...

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Should those over 40 squat?

Contrary to popular belief, I am not anti-squat, I just maintain that people need to use common sense when deciding if squats are for them or not. Squats are a great compound exercise but they are not for everyone. The older you are, the more careful you need to be. Here are some things to evaluate before deciding if you should do squats: Age History of back problems Scoliosis or lordosis osteoporosis access to physical therapist access to squat cage with safety bars Squat cage. Starting with the last. For safety reasons, in my opinion, nobody should ever do squats...

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