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Are you bored with your workout?

Posted by Chad on July 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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Just some new things to try on your next workout!  Mobility and strength in different ...

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to the mind we go!!

Posted by Chad on July 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

"Adaptation is obvious in muscle and bone, but the truly spectacular changes take place in the nervous system. We now know the process in great detail. Far from being a static system, the nervous system is constantly remodeling itself in response to experience. The fancy name for this process is “use-dependent plasticity.” When we repeatedly fire a neural circuit, that circuit becomes faster and more sensitive. Cells that fire together begin to literally wire together. The challen...

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the 3 Mountain Madness!

Posted by Chad on June 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I have to tell you, I was a little curious as to how, and if, I would be able to put forth the effort needed to finish this ride without eating the proverbial "carbo load" that most, if not all, endurance athletes say must be done.


The ride, 3 Mountain Madness, is a tough ride consisting of about 8000 ft of clmbing in 75 miles...good stuff!  Where I live in NC, there are few hills, so to train for something like...

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Hi gang...glad to be back!

Posted by Chad on June 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

After my last trip to Ireland, I posted about some of my thoughts as I will this time.


As always, I am amazed at the freshnes of the food there.  Meat doesn't smell like anything, seafood smells the way it should.  Bananas, apples, tomatoes, root vegetables and other food has this "Pazang!" to it that you just don't get here...unless you grow it yourself!!

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just a thought

Posted by Chad on May 24, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

So...

If studies came out saying that exercise, weight training, etc. helped you live better with less illness and disease, but


it made you ugly.

Would people still do it?????????????????

back to basics

Posted by Chad on April 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

So, what kind of task do you need to perform?  Does it involve the ability to move?  Well probably.  Have you ever considered that sometimes, when your body is all jacked up from an ailment or pain of some kind, all we need to do is go back to basics?


Basics in this case means moving as we did when we LEARNED to move.  Crawling, walking, or in this video, the head lift...

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another page...

Posted by Chad on April 16, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)


This is another page of exercises taken from a book I found a while back.  Are there reasons to do, or not do these exercises??  This post I wrote earlier showing a couple that may or may not be contraindicated...what do you think?


Exercise is not new.&#...

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start with....

Posted by Chad on March 21, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

These are a few things Paul Chek has to say about nutrition and health.  I tend to agree.  In all my years of teaching about nutrition to my clients and the public, these ideas hold true for lifelong health.


  • Stop reading books on diet and nutrition.
  • Listen to your body...it never lies.  (if your skin, weight, fatigue, sleep patterns, etc are wrong, so is your diet)
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today...what a difference a year makes

Posted by Chad on March 10, 2012 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Today, my wife had a stem cell transplant...which didn't work.  She went through hell and still had more to go through in the Fall of last year.


She inspires me constantly to better myself.  I can only hope that just a little of what she does for me, I have passed on to you all.


I love you, my lovely lady.



where do you hear it?

Posted by Chad on March 7, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Where else in your daily life do you hear the word "fit?"  Besides the use of the word in fitness, where?


I was driving down the road, and happen to see an obese woman chase after a 3 year old who was running away from her on a playground.  She couldn't catch up.  What I thought was how dangerous this was.  The inability to be able to watch your child, or niece, or grandchild because of her lack of ability to run faster than a 3 year old...

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