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January 3, 2013

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The Slow Progression

by Daren
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About one year ago, I wrote this summary of my recomposition. I began 2012 with a 1000-lb total (360 Squat, 420 Dead Lift, 220 Bench Press). In 2012, I overcame an injury (dislocated and broken finger), grew to about 185-190 lbs (~15-16% BF), & now have a 1105-lb total (375 S, 500 D, 230 B). I […]

March 5, 2012

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How We Decide

by Daren
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I just finished reading How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer.  It’s a pretty quick read since the chapters are chock full of interesting stories and studies explaining different aspects of how our brain works.  I definitely recommend it. He begins with a nail-biting story about an airplane pilot having to make a snap decision, the […]

March 2, 2012

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Palatability, Satiety and Calorie Intake

by Daren
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Stephan Guyenet discusses a study titled “A Satiety Index of Common Foods” by Dr. SHA Holt and colleagues. This study, along with many others, suggests that focusing on simple foods that have a lower energy density leads to greater fullness and less subsequent food intake, and conversely that highly palatable energy-dense foods promote excessive food intake.  Potatoes, sweet […]

February 23, 2012

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Cravings

by Daren
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Thorin Klosowski of Lifehacker discusses the definition of cravings, both physical and psychological, and how to turn them from a negative reward response into a positive and useful tool. Psychological cravings include the feeling you get when you suddenly realize you want a Sloppy Joe or an entire bag of salt and vinegar chips. Two […]

February 23, 2012

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Is Sugar Fattening?

by Daren
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A very informative post by  Stephan Guyenet on the different types of sugar and how our bodies react to them. Here are the take-home points from this post: Sugar, including fructose, is not inherently fattening relative to other calorie sources, and unrefined sugar is compatible with fat loss in the context of simple whole food diets. Sugar […]

February 21, 2012

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Vitamin C for Cleaner Teeth

by Daren
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An older study examining the amount of dental plaque in subjects with varying frequencies of brushing their teeth and varying levels of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Viewing brushing frequency-debris score relationships as influenced by ascorbic acid status (Figure 4) provides additional insights into plaque prevention and control. At all levels of brushing frequency, those with the better plasma AA […]

January 31, 2012

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Breakfast!

by Daren
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January 26, 2012

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The Effects Of 2 Common Sweeteners On The Body

by Daren
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Study comparing short-term effects of sucrose and HFCS. Both HFCS and sucrose have historically been considered to have nearly identical effects on the body. But this study finds that indeed there is a difference between the two. They found that the makeup of the sugars resulted in differences in how much fructose was absorbed into […]

January 1, 2012

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2012 Goals

Applied fitness My first two goals are things I should have done years ago when I first started my current job.  I train astronauts how to do space walks.  Part of that training involves donning the space suit and training underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab – an enormous indoor pool with a full-size mockup […]

January 1, 2012

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Community

by Daren
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The NBC comedy Community is a spoof on community college.  It’s a great, even if fictitious, example of how we humans are a social creature.  We are so diverse, yet the majority of us find comfort and support from others.  It’s why we gather around the water cooler, post on Facebook, tweet, and hit happy hour.  Whether […]


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