Ryan V: ‘They were shocked and could not explain what I was able to do’

Ryan V: ‘They were shocked and could not explain what I was able to do’

I had a torn meniscus and in-turn had to undergo knee surgery. I chose to complete my post-surgery rehab with The Result Cult team at CFHP due to the doctor prescribed rehab being not geared toward active people and in my opinion a little pointless for those types of people. Within 12 sessions I was back in action doing full depth one-legged pistol squats on my repaired knee. I believe this is due to the extensive knowledge The Result Cult team has regarding not only the standard everyday movement of the body’s joints but his advanced knowledge of how they all work together and complement each other. We focused not just on my knee but on the mobility of my ankles, knees and hips together. At my eight week follow-up doctor’s appointment they were shocked and could not explain what I was able to do on my repaired leg in such a short period of time. They released me for 100% full activities at that point. I highly recommend The Result Cult team for not only rehab of injured joints but for any mobility and/or personal training needs. – Ryan Vostrejs Before and after video:...
Testimonial: Sarah Llanos

Testimonial: Sarah Llanos

I am so proud of Sarah Llanos, my friend and nutrition client.  Life gets really dicey when you’re responsible for the well being of other people. It’s impossible to understand unless you’ve been through it. This is my hat tip to an amazing super mom, business owner and nerd.  “Every coach needs a coach” “Thank you Coach Mike for your help! I love how passionate you are about helping people. Since I began nutrition coaching with you two months ago, I have seen exciting changes on so many levels. I am waking up early feeling productive and eager to start my day (most days). Along with nutrition, your coaching has been comprehensive and thorough. Homework assignments have included tools to help me manage stress, get organized and balance proteins, fats and carbs appropriately. I feel more energetic than I have in years. You take the time to answer my multitude of questions and I know you genuinely want me to succeed. You are a treasure and I am thankful to have been referred to you!”  Sarah Llanos, owner of FitCity...
Find Time For Change

Find Time For Change

Guest post: Ryan Destefano How many times a day do you feel worry, nervous, or not at ease? Is it coming from the world around you or from the inward world that you have created?  Pattern recognition is the gathering of information through every sense of the body which is then processed and stored in the brain. This is why a smell can remind you of a place and at the same time make you feel happy or sad. That tie between scent and memory is a subconscious pattern (according to the encyclopedia) that happens in about 60-80 percent of the brain during most times. These patterns are then pushed to the conscious mind creating your reactions to events that are happening or may not even have happened yet.  What if you can see this pattern building and what if you can alter the ones that are already built? Mediation has been used to help retrain the mind and give awareness to the deeper self. Practicing meditation is crucial to improving in its ability. Like training a muscle to exercise, you must train your senses to relax and engage. I will give you some steps that I have personally used and have had great results with. A very important part of this process is to take this seriously because if you don’t other ideas will quickly step into its place. 1. It all starts with focusing on the part you want to train and ask yourself an important question: why? For instance, I focus quite a bit on me my hearing because my wife has to call me 5...
1 in 4 Men Over 30 Have Low Testosterone 

1 in 4 Men Over 30 Have Low Testosterone 

As the decades pass, men are becoming less manly.  One of the key ingredients that defines the male psysiology is fading away into a dust bowl of insomnia and physically absent, yet emotionally present stress. The life of a man in 2017 is drastically different than a man in 1917 and even further from anything prior in our evolutionary history. In 1950, 1 in 25 men were considered to have low testosterone or were candidates for clinical intervention. As of 2009, 1 out of 4 men have below normal testosterone and 1 of 20 experience clinical symptoms.  Testosterone production can be impaired by: Poor sleep Raised estrogen levels Vitamin deficiencies Not enough dietary cholesterol  A lack of exercise  Poor exercise  Stress In a study by the New England Research Institue, 1,500 men were evaluated in the Boston Area Community  Health Survey. The men ranged from 30 to 79 in age and were asked to give information on T deficiency symptoms, testosterone levels, and medications that may impact sex hormone levels. Eleven percent of the men had low levels of free testosterone (the kind that doesn’t attach to proteins) and 1 in 4 had total low Testosterone.  The scariest part of the story is that 90 percent of the men acknowledged no symptoms associated with low testosterone.  Either they were oblivious to the symptoms or they genuinely didn’t notice them. Regardless, the effect of our overdriven society is being felt and will continuously get worse over time unless we reign it in. Appropriate interventions include targeting the source of the problem rather than the symptom. Testosterone replacement therapy can only...
Project Testosterone

Project Testosterone

Project Testosterone is an n=1 experiment of methodical Dietary, Movement and Mindset training and it’s effect on hormone balance It’s no secret that the population is having major trouble staying healthy long into our 50s, 60s and beyond. What’s shocking to most people is that 1 in 4 men have clinically low testosterone and that number grows significantly in our 40s. Men, this is important because low T is a precursor for many health problems and an indicator of metabolic dysfunction which can result in a wide array of health problems including those related to blood sugar and obesity. Women, this is important for you too since a) you need adequate amounts of testosterone in your body to maintain health and b) you have to live with these men. There are synthetic ways to balance hormones and there are natural ways. Testosterone replacement therapies have done a great job for many people in the sense that they boost T levels to normal reference ranges. This is the appropriate method for some, others not. There are two major problems with this therapy: 1. Problem 1 is that the testosterone production chain in the body has negative feedback loops which block the production of testosterone. One of those is having adequate testosterone. If exogenous T enters the mix as the primary source of testosterone then your body will slowly stop producing its own. 2. Problem 2: Utilizing a therapy is a cop out way of addressing the factors that drove testosterone down in the first place. The holistic medicine crowd may supplement, recommend specific nutrition recommendation and nurse people back to health...
Coach Mike on The Paleo Solution Podcast 

Coach Mike on The Paleo Solution Podcast 

Coach Mike was recently a guest on Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Podcast. DOWNLOAD THE MP3 HERE Topics Career path as a personal trainer and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner  How we approach stress management  Preferences on gadgets and technology Much more!  Visit...
RECIPE: Christmas Cookies – Paleo friendly 

RECIPE: Christmas Cookies – Paleo friendly 

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is when my wife Leah whips up a batch of our applesauce cookies. They are soooooo goooood.  Here’s how to make them: Preheat oven to 325 Dry ingredients: 2 c almond flour (or coconut flour) 1 tsp cinnamon  1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt Wet ingredients: 1 c unsweetened applesauce  1/2 c coffee (room temp) 1/4 c coconut oil (melted) 1 egg 1/2 bag cacao chips (or more!) **honey (optional for extra sweet) Combine dry ingredients.  Combine wet ingredients.  Add together.  Once oven reaches 325, make small dollops & place on a parchment paper lined baking pan.   These ones don’t spread so minimal spacing between cookies for baking is fine. Bake 10-12 minutes.  Cookies will remain fluffy but look for slight browness on the bottom....
BETTER Time Management: Better Results

BETTER Time Management: Better Results

Guest post written by: Todd Whelan How to balance your life using time allocation techniques: words of wisdom from the life of a busy New York professional …” I don’t have time to meal prep, time to workout, time for my family, time, time, time….. We all need more time in the day, time to get things done!” These are words we’ve all grown accustomed to hearing – usually coming out of our own mouths.  What’s a practical solution?  Try to create a time allocation wheel! What’s that you ask, let Todd explain! “Many of us at Drive lead very busy lives!” says Todd, “from work to family, travel, working out, meal prep, eating, sleeping, the list goes on …” So What Do You Do When You Have Too Much To Do? First let’s look at what is necessary in our day to day life! >> EATING: We all need to eat. Some of us need to eat more; some of us need to eat less. With that comes meal prep, grocery shopping, etc. >> WORK: Also a necessity. We need to be able to pay for things like food, rent, transportation, training etc. There are work commitments that take place outside of the workplace itself. Often we work late. >> SLEEP: We all sleep and, in fact, we all probably need more of it. So what’s a time allocation wheel, you ask? Hold tight. We’re getting there. Let’s now look at luxuries we have … > TV: Most of us have many TV shows we watch regularly or mindlessly > PARTYING WITH FRIENDS >PLAYING ON / POSTING ON...
How to Make Cold Brew

How to Make Cold Brew

If you like your coffee but don’t want the acidity, then cold brew is your way to go! Get a little caffeine kick without the GI punishment. Check out this method How to cold-brew coffee at home Set your coffee grinder to course (or whichever setting makes the grounds look like crumbs). You don’t want the coffee looking murky or tasting too bitter so make sure not to ground the coffee too finely.  Get any large container of your choice that has a lid. You can make as much or as little as you want but an 8:1 water-to-coffee ratio seems to work best. Coffee grounds go in the container first, then cold water on top.  Mix the water and coffee completely by gently stirring. Cover and then steep in the fridge for about 24hrs.  Then, remove the leftover large grounds by straining into a large bowl or extra container. You can either use the remaining grounds for composte to build healthy soil or discard. Strain coffee once more back and forth two or three more times. You know you have a good mix when there is no more foggy residue leftover at the bottom when at the end of your pour.  If you can’t sift out the murky parts it meand your grounds were too fine.  Now pour and serve!  Cold brew is good with ice and whatever you would like to add. Thanks to the low acidity, cold brews will keep for up to a month in the refrigerator. Perfect for a little caffeine with less GI punishment. ...
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