Tryptophan Is Not The Culprit

Hi there: A college professor once said to use words as though you had to pay for them. So I’ll get right to it.

1. Tryptophan Is Not The Culprit
I hope all my American friends reading this had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Usually after sitting down to a big Thanksgiving meal we feel lazy and want to do nothing more than pop the buckle and watch football. Most people incorrectly attribute this feeling of sluggishness to the amino acid tryptophan found in turkey. This belief has more to do with how ingrained Seinfeld became in pop culture than with this amino acid. In order to avoid this feeling as you hit the kitchen for left-overs , make sure to reduce your portion size especially the high fat foods and go for a walk after eating. Your waist line and energy levels will thank you for it.

2. Glow Magazine

In the September issue of Glow Magazine I was a contributor for an article on stretching in the workplace. The editors must have been pleased enough as I was contracted for another segment on workouts on the road. The article talks about how to ensure your training doesn’t get derailed when you don’t have access to your home gym or fitness centre and your schedule is disrupted. You can find the complete article in the current issue or contact me if you would like a reprint.

3. The Tortoise And The Hare

Remember Paul Harvey and this radio show “The Rest of the Story”? Well if Paul ever covered this one it would tell you how the hare took off like a lightning bolt and got his resistance based, high intensity interval workout completed early in the morning. The hare then had kickstarted his metabolism for the entire day, burning calories at an inflated rate and getting leaner by the minute. By performing his workout in such a way the hare had so much extra time in his day he was able to get all his work done, get in a round of golf, visit some friends and then head home. The tortoise? Well he slowed his pace down so much he really didn’t add any muscle mass, didn’t up his metabolism at all really and spent so much time doing slow, steady state cardio that his didn’t get any of his work done that day not to mention no round of golf for him. So the next time you go to workout ask yourself do you want to be the tortoise or the hare?

4. Group Fitness Starts Monday December 1, 2008

This Monday we start with a new round of Group Fitness Training which promises to be better than ever. I am constantly reviewing old training programs and tweaking them to create a better product. This time around we have some great drills and exercises in store to help alleviate some very common problems such as low back pain or tightness in the neck and shoulders. Imagine the gains and results you will make being able to train with comfortable, properly aligned joints? It’s going to be good. For everyone who’s not local or who couldn’t participate this time around let me know because I’m puting a package together that will allow you to benefit from this program as well.

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend.

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