Stoking your metabolic furnace

The Japanese Way To Stoke Your Metabolic Furnace?

The Japanese Way To Stoke Your Metabolic Furnace? Sorry folks in the US, but if you want to nail this obesity thing you’re still barking up the wrong tree. It doesn’t help that people like Gary Taubes and Robert Lustig have turned it into some kind of witch hunt. And it makes you wonder which...

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Strength - how do you measure up?

Strength – How Do You Measure Up?

Things are going great now you’ve started dropping a few pounds. Your pants are looser around the waist, you’re more agile and folks have started commenting on how good you look. Not that you’re doing it for the compliments. But they’re a nice bonus. You’re putting some time in at the gym and you’re seeing...

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cardio hell

Sex, METs and Fat Blasting

Sex, METs & Fat Blasting Pop quiz - how much fat can a pre-shower 10-minute fat blasting workout actually strip from your body? Only let’s make it a Chuck Yeager-style edge-of-the-envelope, balls-to-the-wall effort. Like running 4½-minute miles. For most of us that’s close to flat-out 100-meter sprint pace. For 10 hellish minutes. We’ll even throw in...

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Why Aren’t Japanese People Fat?

Spend six months in Japan and then jump on a plane. Head for London, LA, Sydney. Wherever. Disembark, take a look around and try to keep your jaw from hitting the floor. A single word rises unbidden from your subconscious. Fat. And it’s everywhere. From the guy at immigration who looks like he was poured...

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how to get lean

How To Get Lean Using Four Easy Numbers

How To Get Lean Using Four Easy Numbers OK, you want to know how to get lean so you can say adios to the muffin top, hola to a six-pack and become strong like bull. But you don’t want it to take over your life. Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place. And, as you’re...

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The Giant Of Provence

Strength Training For Cycling

Strength Training For Cycling Before we get down to the brass tacks of strength training for cycling I’ve got a confession to make; I’m a former wannabe roadie/MTBer and I’ve spent more than my fair share of time in Lycra. I’ve suffered 100+ mile rides over Category 1 climbs and have blown up more times...

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