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why are we working out?

Posted by Chad on September 5, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (3984)

I haven't posted anything in a while.  People who believe and think the way I do are almost always posting eloquent ideas, theories, and I will continue to pass those along whenever I think they are pertinent to someone's situation.

Today I woud like to bring up a question...why do we exercise?  I think we have seen enough reason to exercise as it pertains to health benefits.  The other main reason we hear is of course, to look better naked...or ...

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give me some sugar...

Posted by Chad on December 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (38)

This time of year brings about two things we all could do without--the thought that because we have been bad all year, we can be good for a few weeks and some overweight man is going to give us all that we want...and...SUGAR!!

Don't forget about sugar and how it sneaks up on us.  Is there sugar in that sauce you are having on your steak, chicken, or veggies? ...

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I see it time and time again

Posted by Chad on November 13, 2012 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (28)

Everyone thinks you have to exercise to lose weight.  I have seen this to be true, yes.  However, does this always have to be the rule?

The answer is no.  In my years being a trainer, I have seen many ways to skin the cat.  I have seen folks exercise consistantly for a year, and lose nothing.  I have seen folks who didn't exercise at all, and lose  lots of weight.  So, what is the common denominator?  Food and drink...nutrition!


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3 mobility exercises during recovery from cancer

Posted by Chad on November 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (54)

Hunza breath

Rocking chair

push up plank


If you don't know what these are, let me know and I can walk through them with you over skype or over the phone.

These are active recovery drills for cancer patients.  They involve some squatting, some reaching, and some upper body strength.  With what we know about how the brain releases hormones and (other proteins that help our bodies work)

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why do you do what you do?

Posted by Chad on October 12, 2012 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (44)

When you lay down on that bench press, and push that barbell up...ask why.

When you stand in front of a mirror doing bicep curls...ask why.

When you sit in that inner/outer thigh machine...ask why.

When you do a jumping/kipping pull up...ask why.

When you jump onto a be...

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another road trip!

Posted by Chad on September 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (4)

Last year I rode the Cycle North Carolina with a few things in mind since I had ridden last in 2006.  No carbs...or very little!  I did allow myself a beer or two after the day's ride, and one homemade cookie my lovely wife  made for me.  Yes, there was honey, not sugar, and lots of nuts and very little grain products.  Delicious to say the lea...

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so, do you have the time?

Posted by Chad on September 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (5)

I have a client who was at 350, now is at 275.  How, you ask?  Concentration, dedication, and lots-o-time.

With no job, no wife, no kids, this person can concentrate fully on what the goal is.  This person can dedicate everything to accomplishing this goal.  This person has lots of time.  Period.

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motivation to play--not workout!

Posted by Chad on August 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (15)

Who wants to play?!?!

Is that the question we should be asking...instead of who wants to lose weight?  We have more people than ever before exercising.  We have more people than ever before who are overweight an dotherwise unhealthy.  What gives?

The population is growing, so there are more people anyway, this can account for some of those stats we always here.  Otherwise, why aren't people finding it fun to "workout?"  I have a the...

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How YOU doin??

Posted by Chad on August 14, 2012 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (28)

I can admit it.  I will miss the Olympics!  Several weeks ago I got geared up by going to the Grandfather Mountain highland games (I will post pictures later) and was enthralled by the events I don't normally get to see.  Water polo, rowing, track and field...and in 2016 rugby sevens will be there as well!!

So, answer my did you do with my challenge.  Did you do workouts having the Olympics in mind?  Did you see an event, google it or ...

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Olympic Games

Posted by Chad on July 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (151)

As the games have arrived, I would like to challenge each of you.  This is an easy challenge, and a fun one!

Try to create your workout as if you are doing an event at the games...and no you can't do archery every time!!  Maybe once!  Such as instead of chest and back on day one, do a javelin throw or something in the gym that resembles a throw, like throwing a medicine ball 100 times.  Your next workout--a 1 mile run.  Your next workout--a 10 mile b...

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