All posts by Mark Fickler

WOD/FOD

This is where we'll talk about workouts we're doing, mobility issues and the food we're eating. Please add your comments below. Ask questions, tell us what you're doing, make it a conversation. 9-25-19

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Will It Be Worth It?

The Question ...Will spending the time and effort to get back into decent shape be worth it?It?s a good question because you will need to endure some pain to get where you want

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Compound Effect

Just a little bit more... Sometimes you just need a little more effort to put you over the top. Not a lot more, just enough to ensure the Compound Effect is working for you, not against you.Add

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The Plan

Look, you?re making it way too hard to get started working out.You only need 3 things:A simple plan with daily steps to take so there?s no guessing, you know exactly what to doAccountability to keep you

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What’s the Point?

Stories from the John Muir TrailI got an email from a guy the other day asking how often I was in ketosis.I said "I don't know."I didn't hear back from him but I'm sure he was like "What do you mean

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The Problem

There?s two main problems I hear about when I talk to guys about their difficulty getting started on their health journey.If you can solve these problems, you?re right around the corner from getting

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You need this more than anything

You want fitness and good health. But you really want the end result, not the journey. The journey is is hard and takes a lot of time. Ain’t no magic happening That’s just the BS the goo-roos

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Lipoprotein(a)

I have high LP(a) and you may too What Is Lp(a)? Lipoproteins are the particles that transport cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood stream. Lipoproteins are composed of proteins (apolipoproteins),

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4 Laws of Muscle

>> This is a great article <<Short. Concise. And packed with information.I learned some stuff from it. You will too.The 4 Laws of MuscleYou are what you just ateIf you exercise first, you're

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Build Muscle or Lose Fat Survey

Got over 100 responses to the survey last week. Here's a summary of your answers:Here is the survey link.

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Leptin Resistance

This is a great video explaining how too much insulin (and insulin resistance which it causes) messes up your leptin signaling (which is supposed to turn off hunger cravings once you’ve eaten)

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Carbohydrate Intolerance

The following information is taken entirely from Phil Maffetone’s post Carbohydrate Intolerance and The Two Week Test. Many people suffer from a condition known as carbohydrate intolerance, or (CI).

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Why Chronically Elevated Blood Sugar is Bad

If you haven’t watched the first video about Glycemic Index, watch it here. If you haven’t watched the second video about your Insulin Response, watch it here. This video discusses the adverse

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Insulin Response

If you haven’t watched the video about glycemic index (which is a set up for this video), you can watch it here. This video is about how your body responds with insulin after eating a carbohydrate

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