Tag Archive for Practical Fitness

Gaining Muscle Strength

by Dan Felix, CFT The human body is a very reluctant living organism. It doesn’t want to change. It doesn’t casually add muscle mass or strength. It doesn’t casually tap into its body fat reserves. And, believe it or not,…

More Than Skin Deep

By Dan Felix, CFT I have trained for more years than I care to admit. My clients have included outdoor athletes and my training locations have included the sunny south west. Both of these situations expose human skin to very…

My Aching Back

By Dan Felix, CFT One of the most common ailments I see in clients is back pain. Pain in the lower to middle back can mean many things. Most back pain is muscle injury or soreness but some pains can…

Surviving a Holiday Diet

by Dan Felix, CFT Holiday dieting. If there ever were contradictory terms, it would be those. How many times have clients come to me in January, full of guilt for celebrating their holiday season with food and friends. In this…

The Knee Surgery Decision

by Dan Felix, CFT A study published in a September 2008 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine showed that arthroscopic surgery doesn’t provide any significant benefit for moderate to severe arthritis of the knee. Arthroscopic surgery uses two…

The Three Stages of Dieting

by Dan Felix, CFT Most of the dieting articles and information we read about sound like happy talk. Even the word dieting hides the truth. In order to lose body weight, preferably body fat, a person has to eat less…