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From the Desk of Dr. Len

Should You Workout with a Hangover?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
It depends? What kind of workout are you talking about? How intense is your workout going to be? When was the last time you ate? Do you have a problem or history with low blood sugar or hypoglycemia? Based on those additional questions will ..

What Sweetener to Use

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sugar is everywhere and marketers try to lure you to buy there products based on sugar or the lack of sugar. Keep in mind that sugars are carbohydrates and we need carbs, but we want to stay away from the bad carbs. Not all carbs or sugars are the same but we don’ ..

Front Squats Over Back Squats

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Why Front Squats? The two biggest reasons I like front squats over typical back squats are More emphasis or stress on the thighs Less stress on the low back The fact that you keep your back more perpendicular when doing a front squ ..

Stress is More Than Worry, Fear & Anxiety

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Stress is basically anything that causes your Adrenal Glands to pump out more cortisol and adrenaline! Worry, Fear and Anger cause an increase in your stress hormones, which most people understand and are familiar with….BUT The Wrong Diet Digestive Problems  ..

Therapeutic Exercise to Stretch Tight Hip Flexors

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Probably the biggest culprit and most overlooked cause of low back pain comes from tight hip flexors. I think most doctors, chiropractors and therapists overlook the psoas and illiacus, which are the muscles that make up the hip flexor, is because they are always looking  ..

Pump Up Your Pancakes with Protein

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
If you are looking to add some more protein to your pancakes, because you don’t want so much of a carbohydrate hit. Let me suggest seven simple solutions that will help bring more protein to your meal and lessen the glycemic load on your blood sugar. 1. One of the first th ..

How to do Inverted Rows or Inverted Pull-ups

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Inverted rows or inverted pull-ups as they are often called are great and fairly easy to do if you have a Smith machine or Squat rack handy. I like inverted pull ups for a few reasons. It targets all the same muscles of a regular pull-up. Makes it pos ..

Preventive Exercise for Baseball, Softball and Golfers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Try this Simple Exercise to Prevent Injuries If you play a one-sided sport such as baseball, softball, golf, tennis you run the risk of aches and pains caused by muscle imbalance. Swinging a bat, golf club or racket is a one-sided sport that causes more ..

Get the Most Out of Your Workout Routine

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
If you want to get the most out of your workout – focus on your diet! Did you know that about 15-20% of the results you get from your actual workout are due to Rest and Recovery? About 60-70% of your results come from your Diet and only about 15-20% of your ..

How Often and How Long Should I Workout

Monday, April 06, 2015
How long and how often should I exercise? How much cardio should I do? Do I need to do strength training? Unfortunately there isn’t one specific answer, because of all the variables. Think about all the variables you need to look at when designing your fitness program ..