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Casing Your Joints

Casing Your Joints

Few parts in the body work in isolation. The joints are no exception. When you lift weights, run, bike, endure a cross fit class, or shake your hips in Zumba, chances are you think about the muscles you want to strengthen, the calories you want to burn, and/or the personal record you want to achieve....
Don't Blame High Cholesterol for CAD

Don’t Blame High Cholesterol for CAD

You may avoid eggs, shrimps, milk and other cholesterol-rich food to prevent the waxy type of fat from being deposited into your arteries. However, is it possible that what people blame for the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is really not “the most” significance culprit? “Cholesterol is a vitally important necessary molecule that’s needed...
Switch the Roles

Switch the Roles

“Men train for aesthetics, where as women train for application. This statement is bold, but is saturated with truth,” says Jay  Cardiello, certified strength and conditioning coach and the creator of JCORE, www.jcorebody.com. Before you think this takes your chest press exercise too far, think twice. When was the last time you really worked out...
Are Low Health Numbers Really Good?

Are Low Health Numbers Really Good?

Blood pressure 10/55 mmg.  Heart rate 47 bpm. “Are you okay?” the nursed asked me. I smile and explained how active I am, which is why my levels were so low. We are used to hearing about high blood pressure, high resting heart rate, and high cholesterol, among many other cardiovascular risk markers, but what...
Gains From Pain

Gains From Pain

I once ran a half-marathon with anemia when your hemoglobin is low, which means less oxygen will be carried to the muscles among many other health issues. I ran a 10K with a partial tear of an ankle ligament. My personal best of a 140-pound deadlift occurred while having hamstrings tendinitis. And recently, I experienced...