Category Archives: Exercise

March 24, 2013

The Deadlift

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. The deadlift has been called the “King of Exercises.”  I love that title.  The deadlift used to be called the “health lift,” because with this one lift, you are exercising all of the major muscle groups … Continue reading

January 5, 2013

Women and Weight Lifting

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Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. In the health and fitness industry, there are few areas that contain more misinformation that the topic of women and weight lifting.  I hear this all the time from my female patients, “I don’t want to … Continue reading

October 14, 2012

8-Weeks and Done or 8-Weeks and Just Begun- The Genesis Experience

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Author: J.Taylor Perspective and motivation; these are two very powerful things; the kind of things that can either defeat you or drive you.   If you are meandering through life, day by day, with no particular aim, an 8-week Paleo/Crossfit … Continue reading

September 27, 2012

Functional Goals After Weight Loss Surgery

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. Linda (not her real name) was 14 months after her sleeve gastrectomy, and she was very concerned.  “I’ve stopped losing weight, and I’m not where I want to be yet.”  She had hit a weight loss … Continue reading

September 20, 2012

Eat Your Peas and Keep a Food Journal

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author: J. Taylor Discipline and routine – ick!  Some people make it look so easy, don’t they?  For me, it seems to be the bane of my existence. How many times have I started a diet or a gym class, … Continue reading

September 15, 2012

Loner vs. Group Workouts

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author- J. Taylor Which gives you a better workout?  Group class or loner style? Up until I began my 8-week diet and exercise program called The Genesis Experience, I had never tried group workouts.  At times, I would hire a … Continue reading

September 12, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery vs. The Biggest Loser

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. I couldn’t believe my ears!!  I was speaking with a fellow general surgeon, and I had just quoted him a huge meta-analysis of over 22,000 patients that demonstrated the amazing successes with weight loss surgery.  His … Continue reading

September 9, 2012

The Genesis Experience

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author- S. Bledsoe, M.D. My patient was 20 months out from surgery and was a success by any measure.  She had lost more than 50% of her excess body weight.  Her high blood pressure and diabetes had resolved.  She went … Continue reading

September 7, 2012

My First Crossfit Workout

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author- J. Taylor As I said in a previous blog, I am beginning an 8-week Crossfit exercise/Paleo diet regime called The Genesis Experience.  Doing just one or the other would be intimidating enough, but doing both at the same time?  … Continue reading

September 2, 2012

Starting An Exercise Program- No Matter What Your Fitness Level

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Written by S Bledsoe

Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D. Sometimes the thought of starting an exercise program can be overwhelming.  I’ve had people in my office express significant concerns over how far they have to go in order to achieve health.  They had let themselves … Continue reading

 
 
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