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Mike
Personal Trainer and Fitness Blogger
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If you are having trouble losing weight, you need to set goals and put a little pressure on yourself to reach them. You can do this by telling other people how much weight you want to lose by a particular date. Without setting a date, and just saying to yourself... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Mike's Fitness Blog
The first gym I ever joined was a Nautilus only gym back in 1977. I was 15 years old and wanted to be a bodybuilder. I remember walking into the gym and seeing all the 1970’s brown colored equipment. An average built guy in his 40s greeted me at the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Mike's Fitness Blog
My kids think Mallomar cookies are the world’s greatest tasting cookies. I love them too. If you live in the United States you can only buy Mallomars from early October to April. It is my understanding that Mallomars melt too easily so they are only produced seanonally. Now that it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Isometric Exercise For Joint Strength And Stability Most bodybuilders and strength athletes understand the benefits of concentric and eccentric muscle contraction in their training but so many neglect isometrics. Isometric exercise is a powerful way to strengthen and stabilize weak joints. There is a science behind why isometrics (a muscular... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Mike's Fitness Blog
To fully develop the biceps you have to train them at all different angles. In this Youtube biceps training video, Mike Cola explains and demonstrates in detail how to attack the arms with three different exercises. [embed]https://youtu.be/oUAf9q2qtf8[/embed] Each movement will put the greatest amount of resistance on the biceps at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Mike's Fitness Blog
For americans buying cybersport games, it is generally momentous for them to get the perfect one. Although organized offline competitions have long been a part of cybersport game culture, spectatorship of such events have seen a significant surge in popularity from the late 2000s. The professional cybersports teams and gamers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Mike's Fitness Blog
You should always be careful in the gym and respect the amount of weight you lift. It’s real amazing the amount of weight I used to be able to lift in the gym when I was younger. Watching an average size 170 lb. man squatting 405 lbs or seeing a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Most people eating a low to moderate carbohydrate diet for good health and to lose weight think they should avoid starchy carbs like potatoes and rice. But contrary to popular belief, you can eat rice and potatoes on a low carb diet if you let them cool down. They actually... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
I have been talking about the weight loss benefits of fasting on this fitness blog for a few months now. Since I truly believe it is one of the best ways to control your weight, I put together the ultimate intermittent fasting resource. When I first started experimenting with fasting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
At least once in your life you have to count calories if you want to be successful in long term weight loss. When my personal training clients complain to me that they can’t lose weight no matter what they do, my first question to them is “How many calories are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Food combination diets have come in and out of popularity over the years. I’ve been watching some videos on Youtube lately promoting the diet theory of not combining carbs and fats in the same meal. I think this type of diet might be the next trend. Let's take a look... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
How To Make Intermittent Fasting Easier To Follow I started blogging about intermittent fasting back in 2009 when it was unpopular and considered crazy by many nutrition experts. But time and science has proven that meal skipping and intermittent fasting is an innovative and contrarian way to control your weight,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
[embed]https://youtu.be/yoFEwzJaouc[/embed] What is the best way to stretch.....I this live video Mike Cola explains passive vs active stretching (live stretching video). Static stretching can make you weaker. Research has shown that holding a muscle in the lengthen position for 30 seconds can make the muscle weaker for up to 45... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
[embed]https://youtu.be/yoFEwzJaouc[/embed] What is the best way to stretch.....I this live video Mike Cola explains passive vs active stretching (live stretching video). Static stretching can make you weaker. Research has shown that holding a muscle in the lengthen position for 30 seconds can make the muscle weaker for up to 45... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
I’ve written a number of articles on long and hard workouts and have been telling my personal training clients for years that “when you workout hard it should be short and when you workout long it should be easy”. Yet this is a common sense concept that most fitness enthusiasts... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
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Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
[embed]https://youtu.be/iJHjZTZTa_o[/embed] How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (Complete Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure Without Medication) If you are concerned about your blood pressure and want to avoid taking medicine or if medicine alone is not helping to keep your blood pressure under control, then this video is perfect for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Muscle hypertrophy (muscle cell enlargement) is an area of great debate in the fitness industry. Everyone has their opinion on how to overload the muscular system to produce growth and there are new studies coming out every week proving one method is better then another. But how do you resistance... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
For most people, how many carbohydrates they eat will determine whether they are gaining, maintaining or losing weight. Limiting your carbohydrate intake is probably your best weight loss option. Figuring out what your Carbohydrate Sweet Spot is for Weight Loss can be confusing. We all need to eat nutritious carbs... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
When you start an exercise program at the gym it’s a good idea to vary the tempo (speed) of the different exercises you’re performing. If you want to build a healthy body and your goal is to improve your overall fitness level, it will be to your advantage to vary... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Trying to decide what is the best type of carbohydrates to eat can be confusing. Are you better off eating vegetables or grains? The general consensus is both vegetables and whole grains are healthy but if your goal is to lose some weight, I would choose vegetables. Now, I’m not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
The best way to eat is lots of vegetables, a couple of fruits, some animal protein, an egg or two, some nuts and seeds, and plenty of healthy fat every day. I know there are so many schools of thought when it comes to the ideal diet. The last 20... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Best Breathing Practice. Quick, easy to follow breathing exercises that you can do every day to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and help you fall asleep. In this video, I explain and demonstrate how to perform the 4,7,8 breathing practice. It only takes less then 2 minutes to start and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (Complete Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure Without Medication) If you are concerned about your blood pressure and want to avoid taking medicine or if medicine alone is not helping to keep your blood pressure under control, then this video is perfect for you.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Wrist Mobility Exercises. How to Lubricate The Wrist Joint With Easy Movements. In this video, Mike Cola explains and demonstrates a basic but very effective movement program for the wrist. If your wrist, ever gets tight and or tired then try this program. Make sure and get my free “Forever... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog