Shake recipe #2

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This one is a little on the sweeter side because we’re throwing in half of a hard boiled egg. I have tried using whole eggs in the past, but I wouldn’t recommend it unless you enjoy drinking eggs (I don’t). Shake recipe #2 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries 1/2 hard boiled egg 1/2 ripe banana 1 tsp, or tbs, raw honey for sweetness Add more honey to counteract the taste […]

Social marijuana use and fitness: A risky combination

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With last year’s passage of Initiative 300, the social marijuana measure, the City of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses is now hard at work trying to figure out how to practically make this happen. Meanwhile, local businesses are preparing in their own way. While the concept of smoking marijuana in a bar-like environment is easy to visualize, and something that many of us figured was bound to happen sooner or later, there are peripheral […]

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Free training session: New member perk or waste of time?

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A couple months back I joined a new gym. It’s a big place, it qualifies as a “big box” gym. I’m pretty sure the membership employee liked me because I made my decision to join in about 5 minutes flat. All I needed to do was walk the floor enough that I could see the condition of the equipment and locate a power rack. I told her that I didn’t need to see the locker […]

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Fitness when you’re traveling

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Maintaining your level of fitness while traveling can be a tough thing. But if you put some thought into it you’ll realize that there are plenty of ways for you to stay fit while being on the go. Why is fitness on the road so difficult? Many of us have a tough time being active when we travel simply because we no longer have a nice solid routine. Instead of recognizing travel as an opportunity […]

A case for unilateral leg training

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Training one leg at a time often gets a bad rap. Guys have a tendency to think that unilateral leg exercises like the split squat and pistol are just one small step away from a Zumba class. And that’s a shame because training one leg at a time may end up being the most efficient way for most lifters to boost their strength. What it is Unilateral leg training is simply training one leg at […]

What you need to know about protein powders

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The first time I picked up a dumbbell with any real purpose was when I was 18 and a freshmen in college. It wasn’t long before I started experimenting with different types of protein powders. You see, at 18 many guys want to be big. Or at least bigger than they are. More muscle, more power, bigger bench, bigger squat, etc. Protein supplements are billed as part of the solution. Today, there is no shortage […]