2 Easy Ways to Control Your Metabolism (Part 1 – Exercise)
Written by Michele Vieux

You can throw the age-old excuse of having a “fast” or “slow” metabolism out the window if you actually want to reach your body composition goals. You are not a victim of your metabolism – how quickly you burn calories or fat can be controlled by you in many ways. You just have to know what you CAN control and HOW.

There are a number of things that should be considered when trying to make the most of your metabolism.

2 Easy Ways to Control Your Metabolism (Part 1 – Exercise)
Written by Michele Vieux

You can throw the age-old excuse of having a “fast” or “slow” metabolism out the window if you actually want to reach your body composition goals. You are not a victim of your metabolism – how quickly you burn calories or fat can be controlled by you in many ways. You just have to know what you CAN control and HOW.

There are a number of things that should be considered when trying to make the most of your metabolism.

That’s Right, We’re Talking S*%t
Written by George Economou
(Originally Published February 7, 2012)

You’ve got options when it comes to evaluating your health. You can assess your feelings, or get labs run on your blood, urine, or saliva. And there’s another option right under your nose . . . . OK, well hopefully not right under, but your poop can be a great indicator of the status of your health.

Here’s a quick list of reasons why people have a difficult time talking about poop:

  • It smells bad .

Ring Rows & Scapular Retraction
Video by Aush Chatman

Don’t be confused – scapular retraction and arching (overextension) of the spine are two different things. In the ring row, we are looking for scapular retraction while holding a hollow body position. Check out this video for examples of both and how to properly execute ring rows by using scapular retraction.

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A Case Against Mixed Grip Deadlifts
Written by Michele Vieux

It’s a stronger grip hold than the traditional, double-overhand (pronated) grip and most athletes are able to lift more weight while using it – two strong cases for using the mixed grip (one hand pronated and one hand supinated) for the deadlift. But are those enough to risk imbalance and injury – two strong reasons NOT to habitually use this grip in your training?

I had the pleasure of recently attending one of Julien Pineau’s Strongfit seminars and there were many eye-openers in his theories that I have been able to use to make meaning of certain circumstances with my own body that,