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Mike
Personal Trainer and Fitness Blogger
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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
A recent study has shown that consuming red pepper can burn more calories and control appetite after a meal. Research from Purdue University has found that adding some red pepper to your diet, especially if you are not used to eating it, can possibly help in the fight against obesity.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Studies have shown that drinking two cups of beet juice per day can lower blood pressure. Other studies have shown that eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure due to the high amounts of antioxidants and potassium found in fruits and vegetables. But this research... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
Now it’s time to start thinking about you’re fitness plans for 2017. After the first of the year I always sit down with each of my personal training clients and talk about what worked for them in 2016 and what did not. What I have learned over the 25 years... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 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 Feb 6, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
[embed]https://youtu.be/THKtxKdOnrg[/embed] If you want strong, round delts that stand out, then you want to do these shoulder exercises. In this Youtube video Mike Cola explains the ultimate shoulder workout routine. You will learn how to fully develop your shoulders so they look good at every angle (front, side and back).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
If you want strong, round delts that stand out, then you want to do these shoulder exercises. In this Youtube video Mike Cola explains the ultimate shoulder workout routine. You will learn how to fully develop your shoulders so they look good at every angle (front, side and back). The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog
If you want strong, round delts that stand out, then you want to do these shoulder exercises. In this Youtube video Mike Cola explains the ultimate shoulder workout routine. You will learn how to fully develop your shoulders so they look good at every angle (front, side and back). The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Mike's Fitness Blog