1) Workout Partners: Meant for everyone?
*Al made an excellent point last week. His friend at the gym who he doesn’t even train with, but sees to chat afterwards wasn’t there…something was missing, he was less motivated to come back next time.
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1) Jet Black is 2nd in North America!
*Medpoint Fitness is founded on strong morals and being the experts when it comes to using science in fitness. This past weekend the drug tested organization “Ultimate Fitness Events” hosted its first ever Pro Fitness Model competition where
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1) Medpoint athlete in the news!
*Medpoint Special Olympics athlete Gordie Michie has been selected to compete in the Can-Am Para Swimming Championships in California this December! He is lightning quick, easily swimming 50m freestyle races in under 28 seconds!
2) We had a
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1) Flaxseeds are popular in the media again! Are they really necessary and if so, what are the benefits?
*FIBRE! Consuming the seed instead of the processed oil provides lots of fibre.
*FAT! Flaxseeds are loaded with healthy fat.
*Flaxseeds slow digestion. Benefit? Slower digestion,
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Caller last week after the show asked “my brother started the Paleo diet and he seems to be eating nothing but a lot of meat! Is that ok?”
*Commonly called the “Caveman diet”, the Paleo style of eating is still popular among the general public
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*This is a very common question! The answer is NO; you do not need to invest in a $10,000 home gym to get in shape!
*At a fundamental level, all you need is a pair of running shoes! With this alone you can get a
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QUESTION: Is a low fat diet necessary for fat loss?
-definitely NOT, we have proven over and over again that our bodies need various fats for optimum function. Especially monounsaturated fats and essential fats
*Is a high fat diet that bad for you?
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Myth Buster and listener question:
a) My opinion of the Paleo (caveman) diet. A safe, healthy way to shed unwanted pounds?
*The Paleo diet is a high protein, high fat, low carb diet that recommends only consuming foods that can be i) Hunted or ii)
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Myth Buster: No Pain = No Muscle Gain? Great myth this week! Although SOME “Delayed onset muscle soreness” may be associated with hypertrophy and training with heavier loads, it is NOT absolutely necessary for growth.
*To review: Growing muscle results from many stimuli, some include:
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There is a new “fad diet” out there called the “17 day diet” just in time for summer! Is it the solution to looking great in the summer heat??
Founder, Dr. Michael Moreno has created the latest fad diet in California, promising
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