Haters Gonna Hate (A Note on Your Critics)

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You’re doing something new in the service of your health. You’re lifting weights. You’re eating all whole, real food. You quit talking to your back-stabbing “friend.” You stopped huffing glue, or smoking tryptophan. You’re eating mindfully. You threw away your scale. You’ve stopped eating based on … [Read more...]

Bench Press Begets Bench Press

If your trainer is spotting you from a squat position, she may be plotting to kill you. Oh, and you should both be wearing shirts.

For folks like me, cookies are cannibalistic: we choose to eat just one, but that first cookie chooses to eat untold hordes of other innocent cookies. Luckily, this snowball effect can work in our favor, too. Weight training, especially for the novice, works in much the same way as the cookie … [Read more...]