PJ's Fitness Blog

A blog about a fitter you. Come find out what is on the cutting edge of fitness science and be a part of the ongoing conversation.

Rookie Stair Training

stairbabyI was interviewed today by Britt Thorson of KOMO 4’s SeattleRefined.com about beginner stair training and it dawned on me that I haven’t written a dedicated post on the subject, so I figured I should!

If you are considering stair workouts as a way to get in shape, you have stumbled onto a true golden nugget because stair training in my opinion is the best exercise on the planet and I’ve got seven reasons why:

1.) It’s the safest sport. Stairs cause the least injuries of any fitness sport. There are several reasons for this claim but one reason is (more…)

Are Flabonoids Making You Flabby?

lean-vs-flabbyOK, I admit that FLABonoids isn’t a real word, but I’m coining it now, so if I have any say, it will be in the dictionary within 10 years and I’ll be on the Ellen DeGeneres show talking about it.

Actually, I didn’t even come up with the word myself. I have to give the credit to my friend Angela who came up with it based on a misunderstanding. I was talking with her about flavonoids (also known as flavonols), which is a healthy component in healthy foods, and she thought I said flabonoids. After a copious amount of belly laughter, it dawned on me that flabonoids is the perfect word to be the antithesis of the word flavonoids!

Healthy foods like kale, broccoli, berries, arugula, asparagus, chia seeds, raw cacao, and tea (to name just a few) contain high amounts of (more…)

Are Genetically Modified Foods Fattening?

fat fruitIf you know me, you probably already know the answer to this question, but let me explain a few facts first.

1.) It’s been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that toxins are fattening. The reason for this is because once a toxin is ingested, it starts to break your system down and negatively affects your health. Your body quickly recognizes this and goes into action to get that crap out of your system as fast as possible. It can do this through vomiting and diarrhea, as with food poisoning, or as in the case of more subtle poisons, it will decide to store that poison in the safest storage facility possible, which ends up being your fat cells. Now that your fat cells are full of poison, your body will be more reluctant to liberate those cells to be burned off for energy because that would let the poison back out.

2.) GM foods are full of (more…)