Gastric Bypass Surgery and The Slow Carb Diet

The end of 2012 resulted in an uptick in patients of mine requesting gastric bypass surgery. A group of extremely well-intentioned, highly motivated individuals for whom attempts at weight loss were met with constant trepidation. Every nutritional and health podcast on iTunes will have you believe that with just the right gut flora, just the right PAGG, just the right amount of carbohydrate restriction, just the right amount of interval or HIIT training, just the right DVD set, just the right calorie counting web site, or gym membership, or support group…. AHHHHH!!! I feel my patients pain, I really...

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Prison Day 6: Convict Conditioning: Handstand Pushups – Healthy and Powerful Shoulders

This is day 6 of our prison series where we will finish covering the 6 core movements of Convict Conditioning. Here is a quick summary of the 6 “Core Movements” Pushups Squats Pull Ups Leg Raises Bridges Handstand Pushups Today, we are going to focus on the sixth and final movement of “The Big Six Movements”: Movement Six: Handstand Pushups This is meant to be a supplement to Convict Conditioning as it is imperative to understand the correct implementation of each movement and the history behind them.   As a bonus, you can download the portable Convict Conditioning Wall Chart Bundle (zip file).  ...

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The Ultimate 4-Hour Body Slow Carb Diet Infographic

View and download the complete collection of 4-Hour Body Cheat Sheets or visit my resource page for a quick visual guide of the various 4-Hour Body workout routines, vitamins and supplement protocols.  You can also check out my new 4-Hour Chef resource page for a summary of meta-learning and various concepts/resources from Tim’s latest book. You can download a full size copy of this slow carb infographic here. Thanks to fitnessinfographics.com for this wonderful ingographic on The Slow Carb Diet. You can download and print this infographic here. They also have a wonderful free carb maintenance infographic...

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High Intensity Weight Training for Seniors – 100 percent increase in as little as six to twelve weeks.

“When I was young I always wondered if old people could do two things: 1. Bend over and touch their toes and 2. have sex.” – Lew Hollander I was lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving 2013 with the worlds oldest Ironman, Lew Hollander. Just last October, Lew finished Kona, the legendary end-of-season Ironman race in Kona, Hawaii, at 82-years-old! He became the oldest person EVER to finish an Ironman. When do you lose the competitive spirit? NEVER.  You do lose some quickness, agility, range of motion, and a reduction in maximal output (due to the reduced ability of the mitochondria to facilitate the ATP, Kreb cycle). We still have good long-term endurance even though the maximal output is diminished. – Lew Hollander Lew has a unique philosophy on life, health and fitness (he also writes children’s books). I will have to discuss this later in another blog post. Today, I want to begin the discussion of senior fitness, specifically high intensity weight training and the benefits it holds for the senior athlete. This blog post and the next in this series describing a simple senior workout are adapted from one of my favorite books on the topic of body building: Body by Science. High Intensity Weight Training for Seniors On the subject of exercise requirements, senior citizens need to let go of the idea that somehow they’re different from the...

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