Books

Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle: Advice from a Professional Bodybuilder

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Tom Venuto and I go way back. Not that he’d know me from Adam; it’s just that I bought his original Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle e-book back in 2003. Dog-eared and highlighted to death, my downloadable version has seen better years, hence I was first in-line to snag an updated and newly available …
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What Makes Olga Run? Lessons From a 90-Something Track Star

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This past year I turned 50, and although I try not to focus on the inevitable, it is happening. Since the only alternative to aging is dying, I stoically manage the gray hair, crow’s feet, joint pain and accompanying muscle loss. Nobody outwits Father Time. Or do they? Meet Olga Kotelko, the …
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Review: The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor

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A while ago, we ran two posts from Jonathan Bailor all about the "calorie myth" and why counting calories doesn't work and how all calories are not equal. The posts were brilliant (check them out here and here). And now Jonathan has taken those ideas, TONS of research and examples, and put them …
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The Yoga-Body Cleanse: My Week of Ayurvedic Detox

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This time of year, it seems like everyone's totally revamping their diets. And, I mean, you know how we roll --- moderation is the key, etc., etc., --- but, you know what? Sometimes it takes a week or so of really laying the hammer down to get back to the healthy habits we pushed to the wayside over …
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6 Healthy Books to Read in 2014

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If you're like most people --- including me! --- you've probably vowed to eat a little cleaner and greener in 2014. But just saying you want to do it doesn't make it happen. I know; if only it was that easy! To make a lasting change you want enthusiasm, fun ideas and, of course, recipes to keep your …
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The Parisian Diet: An All-American Book Review

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I own a lot of stripes, I enjoy wearing berets, and I have a hard time turning down wine and cheese. I don't consider myself a Francophile, but I certainly have an appreciation for aspects of French culture. And perhaps a bit of jealousy for the way the French seem to have such an easy time of …
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How Cool Is ‘The Cool Impossible’?

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If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of runners, you need just three words: "Born to Run." People tend to be very much for or completely against barefoot running, and this book is kind of a bible when it comes to this polarizing topic. The Cool Impossible is written by the coach …
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Want to Do a Triathlon? This Book Will Get You to the Finish (With a Smile!)

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Have you found yourself toying with the idea of signing up for a triathlon? You're not alone. The sport has reached an all-time high in popularity, according to Reuters, with the total number of participants rising 59 percent from 2008 to 2011. See? I'm not the only one jawing about it. While …
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7 Fit and Inspiring Books to Add to Your Fall Reading List

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Doesn't this time of year just make you want to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa? Especially if it's after a good workout and shower and you're in your comfy sweats? Yeah, us, too. And to do just that, here are seven books we've recently been sent --- all are fit and inspiring in …
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Clean Cuisine: An 8-Week Anti-Inflammatory Diet Book Review (& Giveaway!)

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Here at FBG, we don't believe that there's any such thing as a "perfect" diet --- we're all individuals, and different ways of eating work for different people. (Not to mention that trying to be "perfect" with anything totally takes the fun out of everything.) However, are we always interested in …
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