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‘Wild’ Foods are More Nutritious Than Domesticated Foods
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We often get told that domesticating and genetically modifying our food makes it more nutritious. However, this theory is being turned on its head. Yes, domestication and genetic modification allows us to get larger yields of bigger fruits and vegetables, but larger yields and bigger plants don't necessarily relate to more nutritious food. Plants contain chemical compounds called phytonutrients. Obviously plants can't get up and run away from threats so...
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The New Buzzword You Should Know: Fit-Sedentary
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If someone looks fit, wouldn't it be logical to assume they're also healthy? More and more we're realizing that this assumption isn't correct. Just like the old saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover, well in this case you can't judge a person's health by the state of their chiseled abs and bulging biceps. Just because the outside looks pretty doesn't automatically mean that the organs on...
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5 Exercises to Improve Mobility
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Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily. High levels of mobility make your body more supple which leads to a decrease in chronic aches and pains. I like to think of mobility as being a blend of strength and flexibility. Simply being flexible without strength, or being strong without flexibility, means you are missing out on the benefits of having both. Developing mobility is not easy, especially if...
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The Myth of Discipline
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Self-control, discipline, will power. A lack of these is a common excuse for anyone who isn't achieving their health and fitness goals. But do fit, healthy people really have more self-control, discipline and will power than those who are not fit and healthy? I say no! From my personal experience I can down a whole tub of Haagen Dazs with the best of them. Leave me alone in a room long...
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Pros and Cons of Heels Elevated Squat
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To elevate the heels during the squat or to not elevate the heels during the squat, that is the question. I can answer that for you but first, do you want the short answer or the long answer? The short answer is, "It depends." It depends on what you're trying to accomplish, the end goal. It depends on the movements the lifter's body is capable of performing. It depends on...
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What Was Old Is New Again: How the Fitness Clubs of the 1800’s Are Making A Comeback
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We are currently witnessing a resurgence in the classic gyms from the 1800's and early 1900's. Believe it or not there was a time before the era of fancy, shiny and complex machines that has come to be synonymous with gyms of the late 20th century and early 21st century. Back before the days of the machines people used to use simple but effective equipment such as barbells and Kettlebells...
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