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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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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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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Fitness Digest – Aug 8, 2021

Photo of Brock

I am so excited! On Friday, Aug 13, the first official episode of my new podcast, Upgraded FItness, will air. After that, there will be new (short) solo episodes on Mondays and new (longer) interview episodes on Wednesdays. How does that sound?

Upcoming guests: Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva), Dean Dwyer (the Successful Body), Dave Asprey (Bulletproof Radio), Tim Waggoner (Endurance Planet), Abi Carver (Yoga15), Brad Kearns (Primal Blueprint), Molly Watts (Breaking the Bottle Legacy), and many more!

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Video: 7 Fun Ways to use a Treadmill

First off, I am not one of those people who dislikes running on a treadmill. I actually quite enjoy it. The term dreadmill is not one I will use… unless someone makes me run for more than an hour or so.

But I am still 100% on board with finding new and exciting ways to use that machine that is cluttering up the house. Because, like I always say, if you aren’t enjoying your workout find a new one!

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Fitness Digest – July 11, 2021

Exciting news! I am thinking of offering my “How to Sneak More Movement Into Your Day” workshop again sometime in August. Monica Reinagel and I offered it last summer and not only did we have a blast but we got an overwhelmingly positive response – so why not do it again?

If you would be interested in attending, hit reply on this email with a simple message like “count me in” or “I want to move more” and I will make sure you get the invite!

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