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Strength Research Project

I’m looking for a few good men (and some women too). Using some principles gathered from both research and experimentation that I’ve done, I feel pretty confident that I can create a pretty remarkable and foolproof method for increasing strength with basic exercises. Perhaps the best part is the miminal amount of exertion required to get this strength increase. My own benchpress has...

No Diets in 2013!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s usually?around this time every year that I encourage and empower people to, instead of gearing up to set goals in opposition to oneself (New Year’s Resolutions), especially as it pertains to exercise and dietary habits -‘to actually commit to spending a whole year without being on some kind of diet. Instead of writing some passionate essay about...

Benefits of Strength Training for Women

By Amber Rogers (Go Kaleo) I started strength training?4 years ago because my doctor told me that it can help improve function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. At 36, I’d recently dislocated my kneecap, which exacerbated the arthritis I’d already developed from carrying around 80 extra pounds for 25 years. I was dealing with chronic pain, stiffness and reduced mobility and...

Persistence Is Better Than Perfection

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Last week the the Stoner and I caught up, and I mentioned the idea I’d been keeping close to heart recently, that “persistance is better than perfection.” I don’t know where I heard it first, but Google turns up plenty of hits for that or similar phrases. He liked it and suggested I share a few thoughts on that theme....

Sarcopenia

By Matt Stone I’ve been thinking a lot about aging lately. My grandfather, age 87 and my last living grandparent, ain’t doin? so hot. And yes, he’s old. He’s falling to pieces. He’s going to eventually die. I’m not fighting that, and tend to look at whether it happens now or several months or even years from now as pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of...