Archives for July 2012

Restaurant Recipes Exposed: Healthier and Tastier Versions of Your Favorite Meals

My friend and fitness expert Matt Paley is known for tackling provocative, well-informed topics in his blog, I’m super excited he’s posting here today and know you’ll enjoy this article! Be sure to show him lots of love by visiting his site and leaving a comment here. Before we get into things today, I want you to ask yourself a question. When was the last time you ate out at a restaurant? Can you remember what you had? If you’re like {Read More…}

How to Beat Tennis Elbow or Tendinitis

When lifting a coffee pot is painful, hoisting iron in the weight room is pretty much off limits. This was my reality for months after I was diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) in my right arm. All in all, it took a year to feel 100% with that arm again. Tennis elbow is pain on the outside of the elbow that is worsened by cocking back the wrist, grasping or lifting objects, or simply extending and flexing the arm. This is {Read More…}

Beat Weight Room Boredom with Cable Supersets

I’ve talked about the benefits of supersets but sometimes we need a fresh kick in the pants to challenge ourselves (or just a fresh workout). Sure, supersets can overload your muscles, save time and help break us out plateaus. But as with anything, supersets (two exercises back to back without rest) can become boring and routine if repeated relentlessly. That’s why a little creativity goes a long way. (In case you didn’t know, you can be creative with your workouts. They can be fun!) {Read More…}

Recap: The Fitness and Health Blogger’s Conference ’12

I decided if I were to write a comprehensive post from beginning to end about what I heard, saw, and ate at the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference, it would never get written. So instead, a week later, I offer you a glimpse into the weekend. I eagerly soaked up every session so I can post about the fascinating information in future blog posts. The host location, the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Medical Campus in Aurora, {Read More…}