There’s a time to reflect


and then there is a time to act.  I know all of you by now have heard about the terrorist attack at the finish line of the Boston Marathon this past Monday afternoon.  I know that I am not alone in the fact, that I can't believe someone or brothers even, could ever do something like that to hurt and kill innocent people.  Those of you that know me, might remember I almost lost my leg in an automobile accident on May 11, 1995.  After many surgeries and months of rehab, I was finally able to walk un-assisted and that very next July 4, ran the Peachtree Road Race with my brother Brad.  It was the first time either of us had run it and it was … [Read more...]

The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone

Better off not you

A question I often get is "When I'm doing cardio (steady-state aerobic training), where does the fuel come from?  Because I want to be in the Fat Burning Zone!"  Everybody wants to burn fat...and most of us realize that we don't want to 'compromise' muscle at the extent of losing weight.  Well let me first start off with ' a little education' (I know, BORING, but it will help to understand my stance). First, the respiratory quotient (RQ) is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) expired divided by the amount of oxygen (O2) consumed, measured during rest or a steady state of exercise using a metabolic analyzer.  When measured the RQ calculated … [Read more...]

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