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Replacing Running Shoes

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 heaven.

In the course of two weeks, his cardio and body was feeling great. But about 4-months later, he started having pains like when he wore shoes that weren't made for running. Running shoes should be replaced within 300  -500 miles, so Aaron's shoes needed to be replaced.

When the outer sole (hard, durable rubber on the bottom) starts to degrade, become soft, and wear-out, the shoe needs to be replaced. When you try shoes in the store, they should be comfortable immediately. When you try shoes on in the store, walk on the tile rather than the carpet to feel the actual cushion. Save your receipt in case you have to return them after your first run.


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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»

Sneaky Calories | Grazing  -
March 19, 2012
Calorie King Calories that you don't pay much attention can add up to be substantial. Aaron Marino of alpha m. is talking about mints, candies, chips, pretzels, nuts, and trail mix that you graze upon throughout the day. Pay attention to all of the things that are going into your mouth. Read More»
Glycemic Index | Ranking Carbs -
March 14, 2012
The Food Farce: Glycemic Index Mendosa: Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Glycemic Edge: Glycemic Index Chart The Glycemic Index (GI) is a scale ranking how much and how fast your body releases glucose when handling specific carbohydrates. The GI indicates how much and how fast your body is releasing glucose to handle a specific carb. Lower glycemic index foods like sweet potato release a slow and Read More»
The Scale Sucks | Measuring Weight Loss -
February 20, 2012
Body Fat Percentage Are you expecting drastic changes on the scale and not getting them? Aaron Marino of alpha m. details what's going on. The scale is a good gauge but not in the beginning of a workout program. Your body and muscles are responding fast at the same time the body fat is going down. If the scale doesn't go down but you are getting smaller, muscle has replaced your fat. Body fat measRead More»
Burn Fat Bicycling -
February 3, 2012
Is bicycle riding effective for burning body fat and bringing out abs? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that problem with bicycle riding is that often the intensity level isn't maintained and the heart rate is as low as 'resting'. Running burns calories but is incredibly hard on your body. Keep in mind that whatever the activity, if you get your heart rate into the target heart rate , you will burn bRead More»
What Body Percentage to See Abs? | Get Abs to Show -
January 31, 2012
So, you cannot get your abs to show? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that 13% body fat is too high to see abs. You need to reduce body fat by tightening up your diet or increasing cardio. The body fat needs to be around 8 - 9% so that the muscle separation is seen. If you don't want to go super strict with your diet, cardio is easier than watching what you eat. Within two months you will see that siRead More»

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