6
Oct 2020

Op-Ed: Interdisciplinarity

Information is worth nothing unless organized. Everything else is noise. Modern medical treatment of chronic and civilization disease suffers two major drawbacks. First, it only looks at symptoms and prescribes anti-medication. And secondly, the various specialists working for you on your health are not talking to each other. Big egos often times stand in the way of real treatments. Why listen to us? We are just "fitness trainers", right? Read my opinions here...
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14
Sep 2020

Op-Ed: The role of your genes in muscle & strength gains

I want to look like a swimmer, so I will go swimming. I want to look like Christiano Ronaldo, so I go and play soccer. I want to look like a runway model, so I walk the runway. The last one makes no sense, right? So why should the other two examples be any different? Humans love these straight forward heuristics. That's because our brain loves simple cause and effect relationships that don´t require thinking hard and in turn, don´t burn a lot of energy. Kahneman & Tversky received the Nobel Prize for that observation. Learn here why we suffer these cognitive biases when we think about fitness as well and how our genes determine our results from strength training.
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22
Aug 2020

Op-Ed: Why wearables are not worth your money

Wearables wear off extremely fast. Dad joke, I know, sorry it´s because I will be one in January. I have card blanche now. But seriously, how many of you have a Fitbit or other wearable fitness, activity or health tracker? Most likely it sets dust in the corner after the initial excitement. If you are not a professional athlete or biohacker, wearables are simply not worth your money. Let's explore why.
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19
Aug 2020

Monetary retirement planning but none for a healthy retirement

Time flies by, decade by decade. In our 20s we are sure, we will conquer the world. In our 30s that has likely not happend the way you imagined it to. But those back pains, shoulder pains and muffin tops have replaced hangovers as your biggest health concerns since the time we were 20 somethings. Okay this decade it´s time to start planing for retirement and stay in shape. By the time we are 40 - damn where is the last decade? - we most likely have taken up different trends and fads in fitness over the years. They came and went, but nothing that you really sticked to. On the other - the financial - hand you have started paying into a retirement account and sticked to it. An automated system, that keeps investing portions of your income every month. High Intensity Training is such an automated system for your healthy retirement and I took some tools from statistics and publicly available data to estimate the real cost of not taking care of your health during your 30s, 40s and 50s. See it as a kind of a negative retirment account that eats away on your fun money during the golden years. Let´s call it some extra motivation for our left brained specimen out there.
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