Category Archives: Anaerobic Exercise

What Types of Exercise Are Best for Weight Loss?

January 11, 2020

Exercise is a Contributor To Weight Loss, Not a Primary Driver Regular exercise is a critical component of health optimization, however, contrary to what pop culture would have you think, losing fat is not a two-factor equation.  Activity alone accounts for only about 8% of fat loss while shifting your body composition, and still, for … Continue Reading

Is There Such a Thing as Type 3 Diabetes?

March 30, 2012

The short unconfirmed-by-the-scientific-community answer to the Title of this article is: YES. According to a paper published this past January in the journal Drugs written by Dr. Suzanne M. de la Monte, Type 3 diabetes is otherwise known as Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in North America. Growing evidence supports the concept … Continue Reading

For Improved Performance, Balance Your Endurance Training with Strength Training.

March 9, 2011

It seems intuitive for endurance athletes to train almost exclusively using cardiovascular exercise.  The truth is endurance athletes need to have a balanced training program which includes strength training for improved movement efficiency, enhanced performance, and reduced injury. Strength training can help you run faster, longer, and more efficiently. A study published last year in … Continue Reading

Balance your “yang” workout with Yin Yoga

March 9, 2011

Thom has been balancing his “yang” workout routine with a weekly  “yin” yoga class.  Join him Tuesdays at 11:00AM at FIT’s fitness partner Yoga of Los Altos. Yin Yoga tends to be very meditative and emphasize body and breath awareness.  The poses, primarily seated postures, are held for a long period of time (3-5 minutes … Continue Reading

Aerobic and Anaerobic

February 10, 2011

I often hear the same question from clients, “Should I do more cardio/endurance or strength training to reach my weight loss and general fitness goals?”