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Topics Covered In Office Hours

Lots of great questions in todays office hours! Here is an index to the questions I answered. [iframe width="480" height="303" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nCckvrt0En8?rel=0&wmode=transparent" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen] Note: after you click on the below links you might have to hit your browsers refresh button a few times to go to the proper time. 2:40 ten best vegetables 6:06 maintenance workout vs gaining workouts 10:57 what dumbbell exercises prepare you for pullulps 12:38 how can you identify simple carbs on nutritional labels 15:00 Scooby calls himself! Echo echo echo 15:26 how to choose your first bicycle 27:10 is flexing abs during cardio beneficial 29:00 weighted backpack or dumbbell between legs for weighted...

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Apple iWatch

We are all waiting.  The fitness community has been making do for a long time.  I personally have a Garmin Forerunner 610. The Garmin does everything a fitness enthusiast could want: heart rate, accurate speed with GPS, foot cadence with foot sensor, community with Garmin Connect.  Perfect feature set.   So whats the problem with Garmin?  Oh where do I start?  The user interface on the watch is horrible.  The software cant even be figured out by a software engineer like myself.  The watch itself is big and clunky.  The battery life SUCKS, recharging daily is required.  If those are...

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Joint Pain Icing

ICE is the #1 best and least expensive medicine there is when it comes to joint pain caused by overuse injuries.  Jumpers knee, shinsplints, and inflamed shoulders can often be cured with just ice and some diligence.  Before we got any further, let me state the obvious - I am not a doctor and if you are injured you should seek out one immediately rather than self treating.  What I am talking about here is overuse injuries that slowly creep up on you slowly, not sudden, acute injuries.   With these overuse injuries you just ignore the pain and keep...

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Revolutionary muscle discovery

Revolutionary muscle discovery This is HUGE news for bodybuilders and strength trainers if it is true. It appears that the model of the muscle we have been using for over 50 years is probably wrong.  Our understanding of how muscles generate power has been transformed by the July 10 in the Royal Society journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The Royal Society is the U.K.'s national academy of sciences.  They used x-ray diffraction and 3D computer modeling on moths in their research.  Myosin pulling on actin still shorten, or contract, the muscle -- but the power doesn't just come from...

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Throw out your cardio equipment says Jim Karas

This has been a "great month" for those who are obese.  First they get the great news from the American Medical Association that its really not their fault they are obese because they have a disease.  Then Yahoo tells them that they can stop doing their cardio too!    Its no wonder we have an obesity epidemic! Ignore Experts! During the cold war , "Experts" told navy personnel it was safe to enter the nuclear test site at the Bikini islands just hours after the atom bomb was exploded ... and thousands died from cancer.    OK, you don't have to ignore the experts...

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