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More about vibration training. Ugh…

Posted on July 28th, 2011 by Matt Schoeneberger

Have you seen the Power Plate yet? It’s one of those vibrating platforms that is the new Messiah in some exercise circles. You might remember way back in April of 2010 I wrote a blog post about this.

A few months back (I’ve been holding this blog post for a while), I was pointed to this pro-Power Plate article: Read more »

Missing the Big Picture

Posted on July 13th, 2011 by Matt Schoeneberger

People are overweight or obese and looking for help. If they weren’t, I’d still be teaching guitar lessons. We’ve got some brilliant minds in our industry discussing whether people should eat a low carb whole food diet or a high carb whole food diet. Others are discussing whether people should do resistance training or sprint training or cardio because, after all, scientists have studied these and one seems better than the others.

If you look around and take the advertisements at face value, you’ll be led to believe that people are struggling to manage their weight because they just don’t know which foods to eat or which exercises to do.

I’m not buying it. Read more »

Recent books I have read that I think are worth reading

Posted on July 11th, 2011 by Jeff Thiboutot M.S.

Most of these books are not weight loss or fitness related books, but they still have some great information that relates to motivation and adherence issues, which for exercise and eating behaviors, is very pertinent.

  • Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel H. Pink
  • Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
  • The End of Overeating by Dr. David Kessler

For you dog lovers;

  • Dog Sense: How the new science of dog behavior can make you a better friend to your pet by John Bradshaw
  • Training your dog the humane way by Alana Stevenson