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Vin Diesel workout information

17th June 2009

Pretty tough finding information on Vin Diesel’s workouts. Ive gathered online that he likes free weights, compound movements, yoga, and pilates. I also found that he has trained in MMA, specifically Kali. Q: What is your Riddick workout? VIN: The Riddick workout started before I went up there. I was training with a UFC guy, […]

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Keep your hands healthy and your grip strong

27th May 2009

Nice site here on hand health. You may want something simple like a stronger grip but training grip only leads to imbalanced hands and raises the potential for injury so like it or not, you have to train the hands in all kinds of different ways.

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The importance of strong glutes

25th May 2009

Interesting article here on the importance of glute strength and there are several tests you can do to find which stretches / exercises you need to balance your glutes / hip flexors / etc.

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Training one leg at a time?

23rd May 2009

Interesting article here that makes a strong case for doing 1 leg squats because these involve more muscles and are more functional than traditional squats. Also mentions 1 leg straight leg deadlifts and slideboard leg curls (which seem to require some fancy equipment I’ve never seen before).

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Willie Gault’s healthspan: training or genes?

2nd May 2009

Good article here, an inspiring article, on Willie Gault. He was a world class sprinter and NFL wide receiver in his 20s. He still is a world class sprinter in his 40s. Pretty amazing. I don’t know what to make of the 1500 crunches – conventional wisdom says a little variety would be nice. He […]

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Losing weight: questions about running, nutrition, and working out at home

20th April 2009

Questions for Health/Fitness experts: First, I had bet $100 with a friend that I could lose 18 pounds in 19 days. After a week now, I realised it was a foolish bet and paid him off. What started this bet was my cholesterol was at a extremely high level of 270 and I’m only 30 […]

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Prehab your shoulder

12th April 2009

Great article here on some exercises and stretches you can do to avoid injuring (prehab) your shoulder. A lot of people end up with damaged shoulders as they continue exercising due to focusing too much on the bigger lifts and not enough on the support muscles. I especially like the 3 stretches. Admittedly I haven’t […]

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Brian Leetch’s conditioning

11th March 2009

I’m a rangers fan and the other day I remembered reading that years ago that Brian Leetch was perhaps the best conditioned Ranger on the team. I did a search but all I could come up with was this article where he credits his conditioning for giving him the ability and confidence to play his […]

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Why do so many people dismiss strength training?

10th March 2009

I hear crazy things from people around me. One woman wants to lose weight by eating less because she doesn’t want to exercise. She doesn’t like running and she’s afraid weights will make her arms huge. One of my students was riding an exercise bike 2 hours a day to rehab from a car accident […]

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The Perfect Pushup vs Iron Gym pros and cons

7th March 2009

Question: Anyone have one of these?? If I push myself hard enough, I can do 100 pushups. I tried the Perfect Pushup this morning and could only do 40. I expected different results but I didnt expect them to be so drastic. The only problem I have is that when it turns there is absolutely […]

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