Physical Fitness

Exercise is the catalyst. That's what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your skin, hair, everything about you depends on circulation - and how do you increase circulation...? 

-Jack LaLanne

What makes you do it?

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Exercise, Fat Loss, Positive Thinking | 2 comments

What makes you do it?

It seems like I’m on someone’s plane more often than not these days. I don’t mind flying but it forces the question: what to do with all that idle time? In my case one would think maybe the answer would be to get in lots of writing, which is typically the plan going in, but the reality is more like this – half the time I’m sleep and the other half I’m deeply in thought. The musings of Amir on a recent 6 hour flight to Peru mostly revolved around my annual fitness challenge, 6 weeks of high intensity...

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How Bad Do You Want It?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in Exercise, Fat Loss, Inspiration, Positive Thinking | 3 comments

How Bad Do You Want It?

I talk to people all the time about their goals, aspirations, interests and dreams. We all have them. In fact, I’d bet its actually hard for you to get through an average day in the world without someone blathering on to you about how they plan to start a business, lose some weight, stop smoking, get out of debt or take a dream trip to a dream place. The problem for most people I speak to is this: what they say they want and what they’re actually willing to work their ass off to get appear to be two very different things...

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Winter Wonderland, and OTHER Damned Excuses

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Exercise, Fat Loss, Positive Thinking | 0 comments

Winter Wonderland, and OTHER Damned Excuses

This has been a great year for the kid so far. Probably the best start to a year that I can recall in fact. I’ve traveled whenever and wherever I wanted to go, spent plenty of time with my closest family and friends, written my first book which became an Amazon #1 best seller after only 4 days on the market and to top it all off, I just saved a FORTUNE by switching my car insurance over to Geico. Yep – there’s no doubt about it, 2013 is truly ‘the year of Amir’ at this point. Its gotten so bad good that my...

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Feast Like a King on Thanksgiving?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Exercise, Fat Loss, Nutrition | 1 comment

Feast Like a King on Thanksgiving?

Most of our readers probably expect the words in this space to tell you all about how you should eat responsibly, in moderation and resist the ‘urge to splurge’ on all the wonderful and favorite foods that are likely to be spread out and readily available to you this year for Thanksgiving… I say – to hell with all that, ENJOY your food people! The reality is that one (or even a few, if you count Christmas, 4th of July and maybe Birthdays) day of gluttony is NOT going to be enough to derail an otherwise sound and...

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How to Travel Without Becoming a Slacker

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Exercise, Fat Loss, Nutrition | 0 comments

How to Travel Without Becoming a Slacker

I love to travel. Being able to experience new places, meet new people and learn about different cultures and ways of life is one of the most powerful elements of the human experience for me. With all that said, traveling frequently (or at all for that matter) can certainly have its down side. The major problem with traveling is that the break from your day to day routine makes it oh so easy to get derailed from your fitness and training routine. To make matters worse, the road from here to there and back has the added double whammy of being...

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Happy New You!! – Why New Year’s Resolutions Are For Suckers

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Exercise, Fat Loss, Inspiration, Nutrition | 1 comment

Happy New You!! – Why New Year’s Resolutions Are For Suckers

I find the traditional practice of making so called ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ to be rather comical. Most of the people I know who practice this tradition seem to have known for months what they want or need to change in their life, but evidently have been too weak or too dumb to start doing it right away; Instead they wait for the beginning of the year to announce their grand intentions to the world and thereby, I think, try to convince themselves that they will actually be successful with their new endeavors. The problem here...

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The Secrets of The Six Pack – Part 1

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Exercise, Fat Loss | 1 comment

The Secrets of The Six Pack – Part 1

When it comes to fitness, training or diet advice, the number one thing it seems that everyone wants to know is – how can I get those rock hard abs?? Thanks to the ubiquitous late night infomercials and silly abdominizers, shake weights and other useless exercise contraptions, its easy to understand why so many people are totally confused and so often frustrated in their efforts to show up at the beach sporting that tight, trim midriff. While a strong core is a necessity for anyone who wants to remain healthy and free from joint pain,...

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Dedicated To The Art Of Moving Butts

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Exercise, Fat Loss, Longevity | 4 comments

Dedicated To The Art Of Moving Butts

I spent some time in Europe recently and one stark difference between the Europeans and Americans became apparent immediately upon my arrival – there arent nearly as many obese, or even obviously overweight people to be found in Europe. I was in Paris when I first experienced this and it’s not as if the French are known for their lean cuisine; everything is fatty sauces, fancy pastries and all sorts of breads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With that kind of diet, you’d think these people would have just as much of an issue...

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Carpe Diet: Eat Better, Live Better

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Fat Loss, Longevity, Nutrition | 0 comments

Carpe Diet: Eat Better, Live Better

Many adult Americans are perpetually sick and yet most have absolutely no idea of this fact. This is because in our society we have literally come to accept sickness as a way of life and tacitly embraced the notion that symptom suppression, usually by means of some pill or other pharmaceutical concoction, is preferable to actual prevention or even resolving the underlying cause of an issue. For example I have many ‘healthy’ friends who tell me they get headaches of varying degrees of severity every so often. When I ask them what...

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