Author Archives: Chris Weiler

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Bad Exercise

Bad Exercise

I mostly believe in the principle, “There are no bad exercises, just bad application and form.” However, with the exception of specific rehab protocols, I label the Wall Squat as a “Bad Exercise” and should be avoided by most trainers and coaches. This is to include both dynamic/static forms, with or without an implement suchContinue Reading

The Perfect Meal

The Perfect Meal

My criteria for a Perfect Meal is one that maximizes nutrition, minimizes preparation time/effort, and is appealing to a wide range of taste buds – including many kids. I submit for your consumption, my choice for the Perfect Meal, my House Salad. My House Salad: (Pictures of different combinations below). Sliced chicken breast or salmon** Continue Reading

How to Stop Food Cravings

How to Stop Food Cravings

For most people, how to stop food cravings is an exercise in behavior modification as the food craving is a reflex, and that reflex is tied to a chemical/hormonal response. Reflexive behavior cycles are modified or broken through a series of mini interventions that break the focus of one pattern and redirect the focus toContinue Reading

Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes

Motivational quotes are a great starting point to get inspired, but inspiration without action does not lead to empowerment or change. We need to bridge the gap between our inspired minds and taking action. For this reason, each quote below is paired with “why it works” and “How to take action.” Motivational Quote 1 “TheContinue Reading

Misleading Labels

Misleading Labels

“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” Every vitamin, mineral, herbal and botanical concoction sold without a prescription is a supplement. This means, no assurances of quality, quantity, potency, or accuracy of any ingredients. So, it isContinue Reading

Are 2 A Days Good for Youth Sports?

As is typical with these issues, “2 A Days” in and of themselves are not good or bad. To answer the question “are 2 a days good for youth sports,” we must look at how they are conducted to determine their upside/downside. Triathletes regularly employ a 2 AD training model, but they do so intelligently,Continue Reading

Chocolate Milk After Sports Practice?

Chocolate Milk After Sports Practice?

For reference, I wrote this 2 years ago. As it’s still relevant, I’m re-posting it from my old blog. I can’t believe this just happened in my own home.  My daughter (11) is a competitive gymnast and as matter of fact she just took 1st place in state on beam and 4th on floor (www.youtube.com/PowerfulAthletes).Continue Reading

Trans Fat No Longer Recognized As Safe by FDA

  Re-posted from Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Center for Science in the Public Interest and Nutrition Action have been trying to reduce or eliminate the use of partially hydrogenated oil—the principal source of artificial trans fat—for 20 years. We’ve pushed for trans fat labeling on Nutrition Facts labels, we’ve published studies,Continue Reading

Sugar, Fiber and The 3/4 Rule

I struggle with being concise, so I’m excited that this is probably my shortest article ever! This past Thursday a client of mine who read my recently published book, The 3/4 Rule – How To Eat As A Young Athlete, had a question. “How come when you talk about how to read nutrition labels, youContinue Reading