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Aug 10th, 2012

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IS CARDIO BETTER THAN WEIGHT TRAINING TO BURN BODY FAT?

Q:  Solve an argument I’m having with my gym buddy. He says lifting weights leads to bigger muscles which speed up the body’s metabolism and burns fat. I say cardio is the best way to burn fat. Who’s right? A: You are technically correct – but let’s put this in perspective before you do your […]

Aug 10th, 2012

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WHAT TYPE OF PROTEIN IS BEST?

Q: Should I be taking a protein supplement to build muscle? Is whey protein better than casein protein? A: Protein doesn’t build muscle directly: strength training using heavy weights and resistance exercises are responsible for muscle growth.  Consuming protein alone, in the absence of weight training, will not result in muscle growth.  However, protein does […]

Aug 10th, 2012

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GLUCOMANNAN: MAGIC WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT?

Q: Have you heard of a supplement called glucomannan that’s supposed to help you lose weight? – John R., Pompano Bch. A: Glucomannan has been getting a lot of attention since national talk show celebrity Dr. Oz gave it his stamp of approval as an appetite suppressant. Derived from the root of a plant found […]

Aug 10th, 2012

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BUILDING YOUR BACK: GRIP VS. CLOSE GRIP

Q: Should I be doing wide-grip or close-grip movements to build the muscles in my back? A: You should be doing both because your grip (wide versus close) together with the type of movement, affects which part of your back is trained. Many guys focus on the “vanity muscles” – the chest, biceps and triceps […]

Aug 10th, 2012

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR METABOLISM AND WEIGHT LOSS

Q: I love your column and enjoy reading it! I’m a 40 year-old-male who is about 15 pounds overweight. I eat virtually nothing, am constantly on a diet, and keep count of my calories – but nothing happens! Why can’t I drop the fat? – Glenn H. A: Let’s start with three doses of cold, […]

Nov 19th, 2011

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IN SEARCH OF BIG MUSCLE

Q: What tips or advice would you give to someone wanting to build big muscles? A: First and foremost, focus on increasing your strength rather than your size.  The best way to do this is to make compound sets the foundation of your workouts – these are exercises such as the Bench Press, Lunge and […]

Nov 19th, 2011

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WEIGHT TRAINING ESSENTIAL TO BURN BELLY FAT

Q: I’m a 35 year-old, 205 pound man whose goal is to have six-pack abs. Currently I’m about 15 pounds overweight – most of which seems to be in my mid-section. I’ve been doing more cardio and tons of sit-ups, but that’s not working. Help! A: There is no magic bullet for burning belly fat, […]

Nov 19th, 2011

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ALCOHOL PUTS THE BRAKES ON FAT LOSS

Q: I’m trying to lose weight and have been working out at the gym and watching what I eat. I have 3 to 5 cocktails a few nights a week and on the weekends. My boyfriend says alcohol is turned right into fat. Is that true? A: Less than 5% of the alcohol calories you […]