It was the summer of 1996.
Jay-Z’s first album, Reasonable Doubt, had just been released, Michael Jordan had just won his fourth NBA championship, and Bill Clinton still knew the definition of the word “is.”
I was ten years old and my family headed to Miami Beach’s Eden Roc resort for one of my father’s biennial conferences for the Cuban American Medical Association.
For him this meant 3 days of lectures, meetings and glitzy dinners; for my sister and I this meant 3 days of unadulterated “fun in the sun.”
We’d get up early and hit the buffet around 8 or 9 am, then spend the rest of the day at the beach and the pool, playing games and horsing around with the many friends we had made with the other doctors’ kids.
Continue reading “Muscle Soreness Vs. Muscle Fatigue”
Time Under Tension.
What is it?
Time Under Tension is the amount of time a muscle is under strain during a set of weight bearing exercise.
Why is this important?
This is important because the duration of stimulus and tension on a muscle are key factors for growth and strength.
Longer bouts of strain lead to more muscle breakdown during a workout.
Continue reading “King T.U.T”
We are officially one whole month into the New Year!
You know what that means.
It’s just about time for the majority of people who started the year off with the resolution to lose weight and get “healthy” to give up and try again next year.
I can already see it happening at my gym.
Continue reading “You’re Doing It Wrong”
People love to complicate sh*t.
Carbohydrate timing is a perfect example.
Ask twenty different health “experts” or your local gym bro about when the best time to eat carbohydrates is, and you will undoubtedly get twenty different answers.
Continue reading “Carbohydrate Timing”
One of the great things about my line of business is that I get to work on a personal level with folks from all walks of life.
While the majority of my time is spent instructing and making sure exercises are done correctly, I do take the time to engage my clients in conversation about their lives and thoughts on a variety of issues.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best :
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
Continue reading “Diversify Your Interests”
Let’s face it.
Most of us don’t have the best genetics.
On top of that, we don’t sleep enough, we don’t always hydrate adequately or eat the right foods, and we’re stressed out 24-7 from our work and home life.
Continue reading “Train Smarter”
Welcome, ladies and gents, to “Part 2” of this 3 part series.
In “Part 1,” I discussed dietary fat and it’s role in a healthy diet.
In case you missed it, you can check that out, here.
This post will deal with Carbohydrates.
Continue reading “Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 2”
I generally don’t like them because they tend to do more harm than good.
When folks ascribe to a particular ideology or way of thinking, they tend to cease viewing the world in an objective way.
If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short amount of time on this earth, it’s that very seldom are things either completely one way or the other.
Continue reading “Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 1”
Most of the questions I get at the gym from clients and curious bros in the locker room pertain to my diet and supplement routine.
Therefore, rather than repeat myself on a daily basis, I decided I would tackle those questions with a post, and kill two birds with one stone.
Before I begin, please keep in mind that this isn’t particularly a “fat loss” diet.
I’m pretty satisfied with my current body fat level, and I eat more for maintenance and performance now.
Continue reading “My Current Diet And Supplement Routine”
The world is an unfair place.
Time after time, it would seem that those at the top are given all the breaks; while those at the bottom work harder than ever just to make ends meet.
Over the last 30 years, the top 1% of all households has secured a very large share of all the gains in income: 60%; while the top 0.1% has secured an even more disproportionate share: 36% of all new income.
Only 8.6% of income gains have gone to the bottom 90% over the last 30 years.
Continue reading “Blue Collar”