The Importance of Stabilization Phase

I recently had a friend ask me about a work out program called German Volume Training. He sent me the link and asked me to provide him with my thoughts and feedback. As a result, this new blog is born! After I took a look at the program outlined on the website , I sent…

By Shane Young October 23, 2012 | 


Inflammation worsens danger of Heart Disease – Chris Kresser

A recent study published in the American Journal of Pathology adds to the already considerable body of evidence which suggests that inflammation is a primary cause of heart attacks and strokes. In an article I wrote last year, Preventing Heart Disease Without Drugs, I reviewed the current scientific understanding of what causes heart disease. If you’ve…

By Shane Young October 23, 2012 | 

Positive Thinking/Wellness

Crunchy Change – Laura Alden Kamm

I was born on the zero second of a new Moon. Evidently, this cosmic grace predisposes me to be comfortable with, or at least understand, the nature of change. I find this to be true, as I am a content and purposeful explorer of life.   Flowing with change is normal. Yet, embedded within it are…

By Shane Young October 23, 2012 | 

Motivation/Tips / Nutrition

Chicken Chorizo and Creamy (Dreamy) Eggs

Long ago and far away, Shane used to be allergic to eggs.  Now that his digestion and overall health are getting better and better, many of the problems that have irritated him for a long time are simply melting away.  And what a blessing.  Cause these eggs are really pretty good… We had Breakfast for Dinner tonight, and I…

By Shane Young October 22, 2012 | 


When is stretching not a good idea? Janet Alexander & Chris Maund

Most people assume that if they have pain it’s because something is too tight and that if they could just figure out what that something was then they could stretch it and the pain would go away. This is an attractive idea because most of us have noticed a loss in flexibility as we got…

By Shane Young October 21, 2012 | 


Why you should eat MORE (not less) cholesterol CHRIS KRESSER L.AC

For decades now, the general American population has been neurotically avoiding cholesterol-rich foods for fear of developing heart disease, thanks to the promulgation of the unfortunate Diet-Heart hypothesis. (1) Those of us that follow a paleo diet are well aware by now thatdietary cholesterol does not significantly affect cholesterol levels in the blood or risk…

By Shane Young October 18, 2012 | 

Announcements / Exercise/Personal Training / Motivation/Tips

Is your shower making you sick? by CHRIS KRESSER L.AC

The quality of our drinking water is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. It is important to consider not only the presence of pathogens or contaminants, but also the routine addition of chemicals that may cause us harm. Chlorine is a chemical typically used as a disinfectant in public water supplies as an…

By Shane Young October 15, 2012 | 

Announcements / Positive Thinking/Wellness

What the hell is the Chakra system anyway?

What the hell is the Charka system anyway? That is a pretty good question and I’m glad you asked.  Again, as always I can only share my experience and what feels true to me.  This does not mean it is right or wrong, it is purely my experience.  As I journey into the depths of…

By Shane Young October 13, 2012 | 

Motivation/Tips / Nutrition / Restoration

7 Healthy Tips to Drinking Quality Water

Drinking plenty of water serves as the most important foundation to maintaining our overall health and fitness. Water serves as many important functions in our body; yet, its primary role is to maintain healthy cell life. Water brings in nutrients to the cells and removes toxins and waste to be disposed out of your body….

By Shane Young October 12, 2012 |