Does Curcumin Work on DOMS?

Recently, there were a few more studies that looked into how curcumin supplementation affects both exercise-induced muscle damage and post-exercise muscle soreness. And, not surprisingly, the results were mixed.

I say “not surprisingly” because, if you keep an eye on these studies and actually look at the results and data, the conclusions the actual researchers reach is generally far from as clear cut as the headlines written about the studies would have you believe. Coffee is not entirely bad for you and red wine is not entirely good for you. It all falls on a spectrum. And the results of this study are no different.

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Fitness Digest – Oct 2, 2021

I have some exciting news! Monica Reinagel and I are doing another one of our fun-filled, informative, live, and FREE workshops – this time we will teach you our top 5 strategies for shifting out of a weight loss mentality to a weighing less mindset. See what I did there?

In this one hour workshop, you will learn all about the somewhat weird and wonderful shifts that have helped hundreds of our Weighless members finally stop fricken dieting and start weighing less. This is good stuff! I promise. 

It is all going down on Sunday October 3rd at 3pm ET (12pm PT) and you can register for free. See you there!

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Why I Do Cold Water Dips

Brock in the water last April

One of the things I love most about where I live is that I can walk to the beach. Granted, I live in Canada… on Vancouver Island… so much of the year the water is ~8 degrees celsius (or colder). But when we moved here in November of 2020, I decided that I would go to the beach as many mornings per week as I could muster. And after a few weeks of walking along the shore and staring out at the water, I started joining some friendly folks who going in the water for a plunge.

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Video: Stand Up Padding – Dry Land Workout

Brock on a paddle board

I went for a looooong paddle this morning and while I was there, staring out at the open ocean, I thought this workout up.

But you don’t have to be a Stand Up Paddle board enthusiast to benefit from this workout! It is a great set of exercises that anyone can use to become more stable, strong and durable.

The exercises in this video are:

  • Standing Bird Dog
  • Standing rotation (with resistance band)
  • Hip hike with leg raise
  • Shoulder External Rotation / Internal Rotation
  • Wood Chopper
  • Side plank / side plank rotation
  • Running Man Row
  • Hip clock

Stand Up Paddling (or SUP) requires some full body stability and balance along with some specific strength in the core (knees to nipples) and shoulders. This workout addresses the major aspects of those needs.

If you are getting ready to start paddling or looking to up your SUP game, doing this workout, as a super-set (back to back), 2 or 3 times through, would be a great idea.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Fitness Digest – Sep 19, 2021

It is officially time!  The next year-long Weighless program kicks off on October 8th. Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva) and I can’t wait to get started with our next awesome group. And, if achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight is one of your goals, we hope YOU will join us.

I won”t go on too long about this, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that since the only thing better than weighing less is paying less (haha), you can save 20% off the entire program fee if you register by midnight (Eastern time) on September 20th. Nice deal, right?

More info about the program and this limited time offer is available at

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Fitness Digest for Sep 5, 2021

Weighless logo

In just over a month from now, Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva) and I will be launching our 9th cohort of the Weighless Program. In case you don’t know, Weighless is a year-long group coaching program that teaches you how to create a lifestyle that allows you to become someone who weighs less.

I know that sounds like clever word play (and it is) but there is a reason I say it that way. Anyone can make you deprive yourself and exercise to excess – and you will lose weight – but losing weight isn’t the hard part. Being someone who weighs less, for the rest of your life, is the hard part.

So, if that sounds like something you would like to know more about, stay tuned. Or better yet, take our scientifically validated and free quiz to find out which area is holding you back from achieving and sustaining a healthy body composition.  

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Fitness Digest – Aug 22, 2021

I have some fun news! Instead of offering you yet another reason to sit in front of your computer, on another Zoom call (via an online workshop), Monica Reinagel and I have created a special “popup podcast” series that you can listen to wherever and whenever suits you. Cool right?

This 4-episode series covers the key adjustments in nutrition, fitness, and mindset that will help you beat the #MidlifeSpread. You can listen in your favorite podcast app or right on the series’ webpage.

You can access this special podcast series here–along with a whole bunch of supplementary resources to help you take action on the advice. But keep in mind, because this is a special offer, you will need to manually subscribe to this popup podcast, it won’t be searchable like our other shows. So make sure you go to for instructions. 

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