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From the Desk of Dr. Len

Why a Portable Pull-up Bar

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Here are a few simple reasons why a portable pull-up and push-up bar may be the last piece of home fitness equipment you need. 1. It's Portable! Set it up anywhere. If you want to workout in the living room, outside, the office, on the road....wherever. It's co ..

Running Outside vs Treadmill Running

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
There are benefits and reasons for running, sprinting outside, as there are for running on a treadmill. The biggest reason I prefer running outside over a treadmill is that it allows you to also tone and shape your butt muscles and hamstrings, which doesn't happen when you tra ..

Is Grass-Fed Better?

Monday, November 25, 2013
If you’re not sure ‘grass-fed’ is right for you, here are some things to think about. Grass fed beef and chicken along with the raw milk and eggs they produce contain lots of good fats, the monounsaturated fats, which are usually deficient from the American diet. They a ..

Has Your Metabolism Shifted

Friday, November 22, 2013
Burning calories doesn’t mean your burning fat, which is what most people are trying to do. What’s responsible for burning calories is your metabolism. Unfortunately for a lot of people who struggle with weight gain, fatigue, cravings, mood swings, hor ..

Biggest Exercise Mistake

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Probably the biggest workout mistake I commonly see is performing aerobic training at too high an intensity. This triggers ‘anaerobic’ metabolism – not aerobic metabolism, which means your workout is stress producing on the body. Can your body handle that additional  ..

Biggest Weight Loss Mistake

Friday, November 15, 2013
Probably the biggest mistake you can make when it comes to losing weight is skipping meals or waiting too long to eat between meals. When you skip meals, especially breakfast you really throw your blood sugar into a dive, and when your blood sugar drops that when your metabolism quick ..

Back Pain and Leg Raises

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
We've known for years that straight legged sit-ups were bad for you because it caused back pain. But aren’t lying or hanging leg raises the same thing as the straight legged sit-ups – done in reverse? Aren’t you using the same muscles, whether you rasie y ..

Review of The Work Horse Fitness Trainer

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Read the Review (http://www.drlenlopez.com/workhorse) Weight Loss headquarters (http://www.weightloss-hq.biz/fitness-equipment/workhorse-fitness-trainer-review-easier-pull-ups.html) just gave a nice review of the Work Horse Fitness Trainer (http://drlenlopez. ..

Firm Those Butt Muscles

Monday, November 11, 2013
The only way to change the shape and tone to a muscle is to exercise it – stress it out – stimulate it. If you don’t use it you will lose it theory! We all know that squats, lunges and leg presses will give us that shape and tone we want for our backside. But w ..

DIY Test for Tight Hip Flexors and Low Back Pain

Friday, November 08, 2013
Is your low back pain getting better? Has your health care provider checked your hip flexors? Do you know what activities and exercises to stay away from? Here is a simple DIY test to see if your hip flexors are part of the problem.  ..