Gary Taubes is a scientist and a journalist who has spent much of his career writing about “bad science.” In 2002, he gained national prominence by publishing an article in the New York Times, “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?” This article challenged the validity of low-fat diets and defended the Atkins diet against the medical establishment. The article put Gary on the map. It also made him the recipient of a lot of hate mail. If you have time click on the link and read it.
In 2007, Taubes published his book Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease. This book discusses the history of dieting and the bad science that led our government and our medical community to believe dietary fat causes heart disease and obesity. In Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes very eloquently makes the case that refined carbohydrates - sugar and flour - are responsible for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and many other of the diseases of civilization. Continue reading
A recurring theme in some of the questions I have been getting lately has been soreness and the level of soreness you should be experiencing
with your workouts. Beginners tend to be worried that they aren't sore enough, intermediate clients are having trouble comprehending being
sore in some strange places (who would have thought we had muscles there?!) and advanced clients are confused about why there seems to be
no apparent rhyme or reason to the presence of soreness. I will confess that even I have long been prone to employing soreness as a gauge of how well a workout had gone. There were certain workouts that would induce soreness so severly that I was barely able to lift my arms, then there were times when I felt absolutely nothing except a little fatigue the day or two after a workout. So I went in search of an answer, and I now have one for all of you. Straight from Dr. Doug McGuff himself, here is how we should really think about soreness in relation to muscular growth: Continue reading
If you’ve been a client at Exercise Inc for more than 6 months, you probably have a love/hate relationship with our program. In fact you may have canceled or missed a workout just because you didn’t feel up to being pushed really hard that day.
Our workout is really hard for a reason. Exercise isn’t supposed to be fun. In fact, at Exercise Inc we intentionally take the fun out, leaving nothing but 20 minutes of good hard work.
But let’s consider what you get for only 20 minutes of your time. You increase strength and endurance and you build a lot of muscle. All three of these benefits are pretty much one in the same. Continue reading
The business that we all know and love as Exercise Inc actually started in 1993 as Railey Personal Training. I changed to name to Exercise Inc in 2004 because I wanted the business to have a team approach, focused around everyone and not just my name.
In the 17 years we have been in business we have always gotten great results for our clients, but in the last 5 years those results have been better than I ever imagined. What is more amazing is how our approach has changed.
I used to require clients to strength train 3 times a week and do "cardio" for minimum of 30 minutes at least five times a week.
I have always tried to make our program better, which is what got us to our current exercise program of 20 minutes once a week. Continue reading
One of the great things about Exercise Inc is the longer we do this the more we know we are on the right track. We see this in the number of clients who lose fat, get stronger and just feel better. We also see this in the fact that lots of new scientific research keeps confirming that 20 minutes once a week is all the exercise most of us need.
Last April we were fortunate enough to have Body By Science author, Dr. Doug McGuff, visit us to do a lecture and a book signing. The great thing about Dr. McGuff is the fact that he is an emergency room physician who has a passion for high intensity strength training. Continue reading