Posts by: Gary Reinl

Have you ever been to the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices? I have. it’s located inside the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.

The moment that I entered the exhibit space, my eyes and mind began to swirl. There are so many intriguing sites that it is exceedingly hard to focus on any one particular […]

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Inflammation and Ice

On January 8, 2015 By

Let’s examine the claim that ice reduces inflammation.

This is a critical point for everyone to understand – so much so that I have dedicated nearly all of chapter five of my book “Iced”  to explaining it – but, for now, I will just make a quick point to get you thinking.

Inflammation is phase […]

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Have you ever put ice on an injured part of your body?

If so, do you think that it helped?

It’s hard to tell, isn’t it?

Your injured spot likely felt colder and maybe even a little numb, but could you tell if there was less swelling?

Were you able to determine if you prevented […]

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The Truth About Fat

On September 5, 2014 By

When you eat more food (calories) than you immediately need, your body stores the balance as fat.

Each pound of stored fat contains 3,500 easily accessible, energy-packed calories. Calories that, when deployed, provide life supporting power to many of your tissues … especially your heart and skeletal muscles.

Fat also plays a vital role in; […]

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On August 12, 2014 By

Important news for people with musculo-skeletal injuries and those who have recently undergone surgery.  

According to an article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons entitled: “Loading of Healing bone, Fibrous Tissue, and Muscle: Implications for Orthopedic Practice” by Joseph A. Buchwalter, MS, MD, and Alan J. Grodzinsky, PhD, there […]

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It is generally believed that maximum muscular growth is achieved by using weight training machines and adhering to the following.

Exercises: Do eight to twelve exercises that involve as much muscle as possible. Ideally, begin with your largest muscles and work towards your smallest.

Resistance Level: Select an amount of resistance that is equal to 75% of […]

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It’s not about food or losing weight.   You are going to like it.   It actually works.   Doing Muscle-Building Exercise (Correctly) is the Answer

Everything that you do uses calories. From thinking a thought to blinking your eye. Some things use a large amount of calories; other things use only a few.

If […]

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Why Are We So Fat?

On June 12, 2014 By

Eating food is not the problem

If you are fat … don’t blame food. For most of us, the difference between fat and trim is an extraordinarily slight caloric intake/use imbalance … not a dietary crisis!

Here’s the math: if you gained 20 pounds of fat in the past ten years, you gained (on average) […]

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