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Eliminating Dairy | Getting Lean by Reducing Dairy

Trying to get really lean? Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses dairy.

He suggests eliminating dairy because the lactose holds thin layer of fat between skin and muscle. Additionally, soy milk is worse in regard to getting lean because it increases estrogen. Therefore, if you are going to drink milk go to skim or 1%. Almond milk is great. But if you are looking to get lean, reduce dairy for a period of time.

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Sore Feet | Plantar Fasciitis -
August 23, 2012
Have you ever experienced pain in the arch or heel of your feet?  If so, there's a good chance it's Plantar Fasciitis ("PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus").  Common in athletes, those who stand a lot, or are middle-age; plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the tissue that supports the arch of the foot, which causes pain with every step and makes standing quite uncomfortable. The plantar fascia is a flat Read More»
Weekly Workout | Speed Week -
August 20, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. introduces the SPEED WEEK workout. Try thirty minutes worth of weights, six days a week. How? Super-sets with limited time between sets. If you want to stay longer, do 30-minutes of cardio but do not stay in the gym longer than one hour. The idea is to tax your body. Be warned that you won't be as strong as normal, but that is okay. Speed and intensity are the goals withRead More»
Spark People | Weight Loss and Diet -
August 17, 2012
Spark People Aaron Marino of alpha m. shares a weight loss and diet site that is 100% free with no strings attached. is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 12 million registered members. features free daily calculator & tracker for daily calories consumed with a number of other resources, including meal plans. Users may also set persoRead More»
Cardio Shifting | Treadmill, Elliptical, Bike, Stepper -
July 18, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives suggestions about what to do when you don't feel like doing cardio. His ideas include breaking-up the monotony and movement. He shifts machines: 10 - 15 minutes on each machine (treadmill, elliptical, bike, stepper). By breaking up the monotony and movement, you are giving your body rest and reducing your risk of injury from doing an exercise over-and-over. You're geRead More»

Replacing Running Shoes -
May 11, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses signs that running shoes need to be replaced and features to look for or avoid when selecting. Alpha used to wear shoes that weren't designed for running when doing cardio. They had no arch support and had hard Styrofoam bottoms but they were 'cute' (he was a sneaker diva). His body was in pain, so he purchased the most comfortable pair of New Balance. He was in Read More»
HCG Drops | Weight Loss and Diet -
April 9, 2012
Does the HCG Diet Work-- and is it safe? Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses the weight loss product, HCG Drops. HCG is a hormone that pregnant women produce, and in combination with a low calorie diet (approximately 500 calories / day), the combination is a starvation diet. The drops are not 'unsafe' by themselves. If you cut your calories down to 500 calories, water drops would cause weight lossRead More»
Gynecomastia aka Man Boobs or Moobs -
April 6, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses who is affected by gynecomastia, what are the causes, and some recommendations. Causes Anabolic steroids (androgens) can raise the testosterone levels, and as a result, estrogen levels rise. Hard breast tissue can develop behind nipples. It also happens to young men and elderly. Young men can have increased breast tissue from increased estrogen levels or being ovRead More»
How Often Should You Step on the Scale? | Weight Loss -
March 30, 2012
Aaron Marino answers a viewer question about how often you should weigh yourself and why.  The best word of advice is to weigh yourself every day so that you can gauge your weight loss progress. Your weight can fluctuate from sodium, carbs, and water retention. Depending on your consumption, your body may be more or less sensitive. If you just check yourself once a week, your weight might not be Read More»
Shin Splints -
March 26, 2012
In my book The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook, I outline an 8-week fitness routine to get in shape for basic training.  Getting in shape for basic training is great, but sometimes it can leave you with shin splints.. Shin splints are a common cause for concern for each military recruit. Whether you are leaving for Air Force boot camp and just trying to prepare yourself for the Army basic trainRead More»

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