Health Update November 2018 – Celebrating One Year Post-Surgery: My greatest strength is also my biggest weakness

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When it Sucks, Smile

Since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009, my life has drastically changed. A sobering wake up call at 17 years old when I had to come to terms with a diagnosis of an incurable, chronic disease that I had never heard of before. I refused to admit I had a debilitating condition. I tried … More When it Sucks, Smile

Health Update March 2018 – My first steak in 6 years, the final verdict on surgery and my latest health blunders

For those of you who have been following along with my journey lately, here’s my latest health update! Back to business as usual! As I write this 5 months post-op, I am fully recovered and back to training at 100%! My life has picked up right where I left off before my health deteriorated. So … More Health Update March 2018 – My first steak in 6 years, the final verdict on surgery and my latest health blunders

6 weight gaining tips and intentionally gaining body fat?

Heading for my second resection surgery in 3 weeks and my goal is to purposely gain body fat. Studies suggest higher levels of body fat can reduce the effect of muscle catabolism (Ocobock, 2017). In theory, muscle tissue is very difficult to obtain and the body wants to retain it at all cost. Fat is … More 6 weight gaining tips and intentionally gaining body fat?

HEALTH UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 – En Route to my Second Surgery

After a few months of tirelessly waiting, I finally got a date for my second small bowel resection surgery. If you’ve been following along, I wrote about my previous health misfortunes this past summer in my last blog, HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017. I am officially booked for a small bowel resection on October 13, 2017. … More HEALTH UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 – En Route to my Second Surgery

Ab Training Guide – Train with resistance for a better, more developed midsection

This is the best tip you’ll ever get if you’re looking for a well-developed midsection. Like any other body part, abs are muscles too and need to be worked with resistance for optimal development to occur. The key is to hit them frequently (ideally 2-3x per week) using resistance. I like working abs at the … More Ab Training Guide – Train with resistance for a better, more developed midsection