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  • THE MYTHS OF CALORIES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT part 2
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    THE MYTHS OF CALORIES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT part 2

    This post is from Designs For Health Research and Education blog. Previously, we discussed the importance of moving an individual’s paradigm away from calorie quantity and toward calorie quality in the battle against obesity. Re-educating individuals about the metabolic differences between protein, fat, and carbohydrates, in regards to obesity, will give ...

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  • WE ARE LIVING IN A TOXIC WORLD
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    WE ARE LIVING IN A TOXIC WORLD

    When someone first comes into USI to train we look at their food history and have them fill out Dr. James LaValle’s General Health Questionnaire. In all the years I’ve been doing this, I could probably count on one hand how many times I’ve seen good nutritional habits when someone first starts training. So If we’re going to get...

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  • THE SINGLE BEST FAT LOSS EXERCISE
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    THE SINGLE BEST FAT LOSS EXERCISE

    I’ve heard many coaches say that the best exercise for fat loss is the table push away. Meaning, push yourself away from the kitchen table so you don’t eat to much. Over eating can be detrimental to losing fat, but what you’re eating or not eating matters more than how much you’re eating. And one thing most people don’t eat en...

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  • ALL PROTEIN SHAKES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL
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    ALL PROTEIN SHAKES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL

    The issues with protein shakes are (in no order of importance): 1. What is the protein derived from (whey, soy, pea, hemp, egg, etc). Different proteins have different amino acid profiles. Some protein sources are worse choices than others. For instance, soy protein contains phyto-estrogens, which are the plant hormones that are molecularly very similar to...

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    VIDEO: ESCALATING DENSITY TRAINING

    Most forms of conventional training has you counting sets and reps (repetitions for short), with those reps taken to controlled failure. So if you were doing an incline dumbbell press for 4 sets of 10 reps, you would select a weight that you could not achieve 11 reps with good form. Keep in mind I am being a bit vague when I say “conventional trainin...

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