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SlowBurn Exercise and a Low Carb Diet

by Fred Hahn on March 5, 2017

Do you want good health, lowered inflammation and protection from autoimmune disorders? Don’t juice or carb up – do just the opposite! Back in 2015, researchers at Yale School of Medicine revealed a compound that appears to inhibit inflammation in our bodies. The substance is known as β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB).  From the paper:  In their study, published in the […]

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The Olde Timers Knew

by Fred Hahn on June 22, 2014

This little gem  Molding a Mighty Arm (copyright 1930) is part of my library collection of old and rare strengthening books. The author, George F. Jowett, was a turn of the century strength and physique guru. As many of you know all too well, I often argue with other experts in the field of personal training and […]

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FredTalks – Strength Worth Spreading

December 4, 2013

I just realized that it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I place the blame on FaceBook for this. It’s all too easy to just toss a rant up on your wall and watch the sparks fly. It’s fun and it is easy. Too easy in fact. FaceBook posts are certainly not nearly as classy […]

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A Warm Heart

May 19, 2013

After reading the following email, my heart couldn’t have been warmer: Hi Frederick, I contacted you awhile back in regards to my father having lower back problems to the point where the lower part of his spine has shifted over and he could barely walk. This discomfort happened suddenly when he was around 78. I […]

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How Often Should We Lift Weights?

March 6, 2013

As many of you already know, strength training produces many positive health benefits including but not limited to increased strength, endurance, muscle and bone mass, decreased blood pressure, body fat, risk of injury and falls. Recently, research has revealed that strength training improves cognitive function and reverses certain genetic markers of aging. No longer is […]

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Knee Extensions are Good Exercises

November 7, 2012

I was contacted yesterday by someone who asked me the following question: Dear Mr. Hahn, I just wanted to say that I heard you on Jimmy Moore’s podcast, bought your book, and I’ve been doing slow burn for a couple of weeks now and have already started seeing results. I am 44 and concerned about […]

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Weight Lift to Lose Weight

June 14, 2012

(Hat tip to How Stuff Works for this photo.) But brothers and sisters, you have to be careful not to trust the scale too much. Here’s why. When you lift weights, you build strength, muscle and bone. When you build muscle and bone, you become denser and heavier. When you become denser and heavier, you […]

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Functional Training is Stupid

February 25, 2012

Actually, it’s worse than stupid, it’s really stupid. Here’s why. But before I explain, let me say that I didn’t say that trainers who teach functional training are stupid. I also didn’t say that people who engage in functional training are stupid. I said, functional training is stupid. And it’s dangerous. And needless, worthless, etc. […]

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Are Your Weights Heavy Enough?

April 15, 2011

They should be. Here’s why. A bunch of years ago, I erred in the weight load I gave to a client by a lot. Like a real lot. I remember he said “Jesus Fred – what the hell did you give me here!” Thinking the weight was correct I said “I raised the weight five […]

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Certainty Isn’t Arrogance

April 7, 2011

We had a new client come in the other day who asked our fantastic instructor Neil Holland about why we don’t do aerobic exercise (and a few other things like stretching) at Serious Strength. To be clear, he asked Neil the question. Neil did not launch into a sermon on the subject out of nowhere. […]

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