From the monthly archives: "November 2014"


From Couch Potato To Fitness Dynamo In 7 Expertly Guided StepsEvery January I write out my goals for the year (I told you all about it here). One of my missions for 2014 was to find a way to get my wealth of knowledge on exercise physiology and technique out to more people. I have been deeply involved in the sports injury world for the last fifteen years, exposed to and trained in the most cutting-edge sports rehab practices available today. I have worked with professional athletes and dancers for over a decade. And for the last five years I have been able to share this knowledge with a select few thousand professionals—mostly in the chiropractic reeducation arena.

But one thing I was able to do rather effectively within my practice was to create simplified programs that I could teach to anybody; athletes, yes, but also everyday people—stressed out entrepreneurs, professionals with little time for the gym, stay-at-home moms, people who had never exercised a day in their life, elderly folk who thought it was a laugh that I would even suggest exercise to them—would be amazed at how simple and effective my programs were. And because these programs were progressive, the farther my client would want to go, I would have another graduating level for them, and their strength, endurance and flexibility would expand.

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So as I do every year, I read and reread my goals, and lo-and-behold come summer I was approached by the UK based company, mer-ka-bah, whose mission it is to provide hi-quality, self-empowering, life-changing online courses taught by a group of international instructors for a world-wide audience. After discussing the company’s purpose and direction, I knew my exercise programs were perfect for the mer-ka-bah mission: To provide tools to support people in implementing and sustaining life-long, positive behavior change…“Tiny Habits” coaching in how to build new, sustainable habits leading to life-long behavioral changes…As they told me, “Small Steps – Big change.”

From Couch Potato To Fitness Dynamo In 7 Expertly Guided StepsIndeed! And that matched perfectly with what I have to offer in the form of exercise programs. I envisioned taking people from the ground up, from the level of the smallest, most fundamental stabilizer muscles to the complex muscle movements we call compound movements, with the idea that anybody taking the program could be assured gains in strength, endurance and flexibility with the lowest risk of injury. It was a simple thought to me: One of my most common client-type is the injured amateur athlete, and those injuries are usually a result of three things:

  • Poor form
  • Deconditioned stabilizer muscles
  • Hyper-contracted and tight muscles

My mer-ka-bah course, From Couch Potato To Fitness Dynamo In 7 Expertly Guided Steps, addresses and corrects these issues while teaching the viewer fundamentals of stretches, strengthening contractions and cardiovascular activity. Watch the video below to understand exactly why you should take this course, and then sign up for the most cutting-edge, scientifically proven exercise technique program you will find on the web.



The new drug cultureI’m usually of the opinion, “Live and let live.” I mean, as long as people are given all the current and relevant information, then it’s up to them as to how they wish to live their lives (for the most part anyway). Let’s take drugs for instance: You want to shoot heroin? As long as you do it in the privacy of your own home, with no children exposed to the lifestyle, and you are not harming anyone other than yourself, AND I don’t have to pay for you, or it, through welfare programs, then go ahead—live it up!

Funny but I am certain that many of you reading this, or “still reading,” as the case may be, are shaking your heads in disapproval right now. “Live it up!? On heroin?…How irresponsible.” Yet far too many people still have no problem with doctors doling out dangerous medications like they are candy. Heck many of you are probably on your own fair share, because THAT’S the modern “health care” climate today. And the faction that’s actually aware of—and in firm opposition to—this cultural dysfunction is tiny; growing perhaps, but minuscule in the grand scheme of things.

But you are live and let live, Campos!

prescription drug overdosesRight! If people can make an informed choice… so that means they get ALL the relevant information, not just the selective sh** that were suppositorily fed by the pharmaceutical pushers and manufacturers. And before you think I’m of the Big This or Big That conspiracy club, think again: I look to the consumer as having the most responsibility because IT’S YOUR HEALTH! You better care enough, or put your life willingly in the hands of your cultural health authorities.

Face it: Most junkies know quite clearly in what ways they are f**king themselves up, and they make the choice regardless; however, they make informed choices—do you? Here’s what makes me convinced the bulk of Americans (westerners in general really) do not:

  • Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States
  • Drug overdose deaths from prescription drugs (53% in 2012) have surpassed those from recreational drugs (47%)
  • Among people 25 to 64 years old, drug overdose caused more deaths than motor vehicle traffic crashes
  • In 2012, 79.9% of the 41,502 drug overdose deaths in the United States were unintentional
  • In 2012, 53%  of the 41,502 drug overdose deaths in the United States were related to pharmaceuticals
  • Most common prescription drugs leading to overdose death:
    • 70% involved opioid analgesics (aka prescription pain killers) – OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc
    • 30% involved benzodiazepines (sedatives) – Xanax, Valium, etc
  • People who died of drug overdoses often had a combination of benzodiazepines and opioid analgesics in their bodies

prescriptiondrugdeaths (Copy)And you know what the number one most dangerous activity one can do when it comes to prescription drugs, and that includes over-the-counter medications (like cold medicines)? Drinking alcohol while on them! Duh!

You still want those pain killers, junkie? Live it up! But understand something that every heroin addict must: each day on your (doctor prescribed) fix could just be your last. Okay now you are informed.

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