The No. 1 Reason Your Workout Isn’t Working
by AMANDA RUSSELL
In my experience, there’s one obstacle I see in most workouts. After countless hours of teaching exercise to people all over the world, I noticed it popping up everywhere. This wasn’t a verified scientific study, just my personal observations through experience.
So what is this obstacle?
Sounds obvious, right? But it’s the culprit that’s keeping so many of us from getting fitter, losing weight and seeing results. The good news is that it’s easy to overcome.
Lack of intensity comes in many forms, but the bottom line is that people are OK with getting moderately uncomfortable during a workout, but we rarely push ourselves to the limits. We think, “This is uncomfortable, I’m sweating, I’m moving and that’s good enough.”
But it’s not enough, not if your goal includes big changes. Our bodies are stronger than our minds let us believe, but it’s our instinct to pace ourselves to preserve energy in order to make it through a workout.
Testosterone Supplementation: My Primal Take
By Mark Sisson
After I turned 60, a routine checkup showed that I had lower-than-normal free testosterone levels. I hadn’t noticed anything that would have alerted me. No symptoms. No indication. Everything worked well. But it nagged at me. I knew testosterone did much more for a man’s health than just “build muscle”—which I had no real interest in at this point—so I decided to explore TRT, or testosterone replacement therapy.
I did a careful survey of the literature, coming away pleasantly surprised. The evidence was almost uniformly in favor, with the well-constructed studies showing major benefits for TRT. This is TRT, mind you. Not “juicing,” not steroid abuse. Restoration of biologically-appropriate levels of testosterone. Thus began my experiment….
In men with low testosterone levels, restoring those levels with TRT reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation.
In diabetic men aged 50-70, TRT improves muscle mass, reduces fat mass, and increases physical function.
There’s no Magic in Meditation—but these 5 Daily Tips will Help.
Via Sonee Singhon
The first time I meditated, I did not know I had done it.
At the time I was an intern at a retreat center in the Catskill Mountains. I was allowed to try classes offered at the retreat, and I often took part in yoga classes.
During one of the yoga classes, the instructor ended the session with a visualization. She asked us to close our eyes and guided us through a walk in the forest, giving us a detailed account of what we should be seeing and feeling with every step. The visualization lasted a few minutes, and the instructor ended the session by sharing the many benefits of meditation.
I was intrigued. I had taken a yoga class for the first time at this retreat and was getting comfortable with it. I figured meditation should be next. I had heard meditation gives us more focus and energy, and helps with productivity, which was something I yearned for as a student.