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    Calcium and Protein: A Mixture For Disaster

    Does Milk Really Do The Body Good? Calcium and Protein: A Mixture For Disaster

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S. , Ph.D, NDc.

    It is a documented fact that consumption of dairy products can lead to the development of atherosclerosis, heart attack and strokes, and that high fat dairy products contain unsafe levels of environmental contaminants, including pesticide residues, antibiotics and estrogen steroids. 1,2 In

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    Organic Calcium vs. Inorganic Calcium for Women

    The Importance of Organic Calcium vs. Inorganic Calcium: The Women’s Body’s Ability To Recognize and Utilize Calcium

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., NDc.
    Chemistry defines organic as containing carbon or carbon-hydrogen or carbon-carbon bonds. Organic is also defined as a food produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, additives, anti-biotics, steroids, etc. An example of organic calcium is found in leafy green vegetables grown without pesticides

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    The Business of Being a Personal Trainer

    You are entering the profession of personal fitness training at a time of growth and opportunity. Awareness of the benefits of personal training is expanding, as is the client market.

    This increased opportunity is accompanied by a huge influx of new personal trainers into the industry, which means increasedcompetition.

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    How to Create Your Own Fitness Boot Camp

    By: Phil A. Lalli

    Just about every fitness center and gym seems to offer a version of the trendy boot camp workout these days.

    Some go with a pseudo-militaristic theme, complete with camouflage gear. Others refer to standard circuit classes as boot camps.

    Deciding what type of boot camp workout you want to

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    Guidelines for Exercise Training During Pregnancy

    By: Paul Sorace, MS
    AFPA Teaching Faculty
    Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners

    The guidelines and attitudes about exercise during pregnancy have changed considerably through the years. Previous guidelines allowed a woman to walk one mile a day, ideally broken up throughout the day. Then the 140 beats per minute (BPM)

    limit guideline was instituted. While our knowledge on this particular area of exercise physiology is still incomplete, we now know a lot more about the benefits and risks of exercising during pregnancy. As a result, much more specific guidelines have been established.

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    Animal vs. Vegetable: The Best Protein for Muscle Growth

    Animal vs. Vegetable Protein Debate: What is the Best Protein For Muscle Growth?

    By Dr. Bill Misner, Ph.D.

    AUTHOR’S PREVIEW I would like to acknowledge this is a debatable subject firstly because the human metabolic system is highly adaptive to a variety exogenous protein foods, secondly because one protein protocol “Size” may not fit all, and lastly because we are still fine-tuning from the

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    Over-training: The Natural Body Builder's Nemesis

    What is progress? How do you define bodybuilding progress? What types of changes are occurring within the body? Do we define change from oxen to automobile to jet aircraft progress? Can speed and efficiency the criteria of progress? Man’s clothes have changed, his food has changed, his toys have certainly changed! Athletes in the 2000’s are bigger, stronger and faster than at any time in recorded history.

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    THE BENEFITS of the Cardio Kickboxing WORKOUT

    Combines an Aerobic Workout with a Resistance Training Workout

    Doing either an aerobics workout, i.e. running, stairmaster, stationary bike, etc. or an anerobic workout such as lifting weights, Nautilus, calisthenics, etc. will not give you the best or quickest overall fitness results. You need to do both.

    If you are a runner,

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    Learned Helplessness: Unlocking The Hidden Key to Life-Long Success!

    Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD One of the most famous and most revealing experiments in the history of psychological research involved the subject of learned helplessness. I don’t have the room here to tell you as much about it as I’d like to, but any Psychology 101

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    Anabolic Steroids and The Depression Connection

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., N.D.c Exercise Physiologist

    Testosterone is thought to be the root of male aggression. Above average levels of testosterone have been observed in incarcerated violent criminals and in athletes engaged in semi-violent sports such as: football, lacrosse, and ice hockey.

    The term “roid rage” has been applied to the explosive and often irrational behavior seen in men and women who use anabolic steroids (especially those that are highly androgenic) on a regular basis above the therapeutic dosage. Many marriages and friendships I have known have fallen on hard times as a result of the severe mood swings that many steroid users experience. The irritability experienced by males and females on anabolic /androgenic steroids are paralleled by a condition that millions of women each month endure, commonly referred to as “premenstrual tension syndrome”. Anabolic steroids, however, also have the opposite psychological effect in many abusers.

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