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My Philosophy, Simplified. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The problem. The cure: Can you condense your health and fitness philosophy into 3 sentences or less?  Post it to comments. Read on »
Crazy As a Fox. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise With all the information nowadays on how cardio is not only an inefficient method of burning fat but potentially harmful to your health, you’d have to be crazy to be a jogge ... Read on »
How Aging Affects Exercise. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise In light of recent events and client queries, here are some quick blurbs about how aging affects exercise: Greater chance of injury. As I wrote about in a recent post, in ... Read on »
Do You Enjoy Exercise? by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Do you enjoy exercise?  Are you one of those people who can’t stand the thought of jamming all of your workout clothes into a bag and shlepping over to the gym?  Do you balk ... Read on »
The Missing Link - Intensity. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You would think that with all of the information on fitness and exercise currently (and freely) available on the web, we would be experiencing a boom of fit, trim bodies; th ... Read on »
More on Focus. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Focus isn’t just for buckling down on those last, most difficult repetitions of a set.  Focus is necessary for achieving your fitness goals as well. I’ll often ge ... Read on »
A Little Monday Morning Levity. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Sometimes, it’s hard to truly get your point across. Thinking for yourself = being your own best counsel.  Question freely, everyone! Read on »
Creating a Frame For Shoulder Stability. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise One of the most important concepts you need to pin down when working with weights is the concept of “plugging up all the leaks.” This refers to what most trainers would call ... Read on »
October Surprise. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Apologies for the way things look around here.  My webmaster is kicking around some new design ideas and the layout may suffer slightly in the interim.  Posts and articles s ... Read on »
How People Get Injured (From Exercise). by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Ask someone about “exercise-related injuries” and what you’ll get most often is a hazy description of some traumatic event: “I fell in a hole jogging and tore m ... Read on »
Five Easy Rules For Fat Loss. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise 1. Eat Food, not “foodstuffs” (food rots, foodstuffs don’t). 2. Clarification of #1: Food = meat, leaves, berries (low-sugar fruit), nuts, and seeds.  Food ≠ grains, star ... Read on »
A Small Observation (or Two). by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Your body is not 100% efficient.  At doing anything. This implies: Not all of the energy you apply to an exercise will be used in moving the weights.  This is why tech ... Read on »
Real Food is Better For You. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise …in almost every single case. Take this picture from Regina Wilshire ’s blog, for instance: While corn isn’t the best of all possible choices for you (it is a ... Read on »
Odds and Ends. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise First off, I’d like to apologize for my spotty postings as of late.  Post-summer is usually a busy season for personal training but I’ve found the demand this year to be (li ... Read on »
Walking Isn’t Exercise. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Unless, of course, this is what you mean by “walking”: Image credit: USAWA.com It’s one of the most underrated exercises for pure gripping strength, but the Farmer ... Read on »
A Basic Model of Recovery. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A client of mine recently had a sit-down with her doctor; seems the doctor was alarmed at her recent hypertension (high blood pressure) and elevated heart rate and wanted to ... Read on »
The Beauty of Chaos Theory (and my thoughts on Crossfit). by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Over the weekend my friend Andrius asked me about Crossfit, given its popularity among BJJers and mixed martial artists. What I told him (or rather, what I hope I conveyed) ... Read on »
iPosture. Do You? by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought to invent a device like this: The iPosture. Questionable claims?  Yes (”Waist size is reduced an average of 2 inches in wo ... Read on »
Doctors and Exercise. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Are you surprised at the amount of confusion and mixed messages that you get from the media and health professionals (such as doctors, nurses, etc.)? “It’s good to stre ... Read on »
Creating a Program Part 2: Exercises. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise As I wrote about in the previous installment, most of the training programs I write for clients are function-based, as opposed to bodypart/muscle group based. I outlined th ... Read on »