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Ask Rocco: 04/14

When did having a nice ass qualify you as a fitness expert? By Rocco Castellano There is an amazingly insane trend that has been happening over the past five years or so, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Everywhere you look, people that can barely spell “fitness” are becoming fitness celebrities because they have […]

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Chew on this: 04/07

Eat to enhance performance and promote recovery By Jayne Powers Just like you wouldn’t put regular gas in a high-end sports car, you wouldn’t fuel your body with a candy bar before a workout. Or would you? If you do, or if you’re not eating anything, you’re doing your body a disservice. Working out on […]

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Ask Rocco: 04/07

Organic food too expensive? Sell your f—ing Lexus. By Rocco Castellano Several years ago I wrote a blog post about this subject and it seemed to create a category 5 shitstorm of controversy. I still don’t know why. We live in a nation where people live way beyond their means, drive expensive cars that gobble […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/31

Negatives: If you want big numbers on the bench By Rocco Castellano When I was a kid (I say “kid” because I’m old enough to have kids in their 20s), I used to bench press an insane amount of weight. Everyone asked, “How the f**k can you do that?” The first thought was always, “he’s […]

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Chew on this: 03/31

Defensive eating for nutrition survival By Jayne Powers Back in the day – think the years following World War I – U.S. society witnessed a sea change in fashion and body image. The curvaceous figure of the Gibson Girl, the female ideal of beauty, was out, replaced by the rail-thin, waistless figure of the flapper. […]

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Chew on this: 03/24

Cooking techniques and skills for healthier lives By Jayne Powers Nutrition is more than being able to pick out healthful ingredients or read a nutrition facts label. You also need to know how to take ingredients and make something tasty out of them, because if it doesn’t taste good, chances are it won’t get eaten, […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/24

Need to burn fat? Find a hill By Rocco Castellano I’ve always been someone who hates wasting time, and it seems like that’s what the average person training today does. Maybe it’s the whole “rat race” thing that makes the perpetual idiots want to do cardio by walking or running on treadmills that literally allow […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/17

Want big arms? Train your triceps, wussy boy! By Rocco Castellano Your triceps are what give your arms the appearance of being huge, not your biceps. If you want huge arms, you need to train triceps and train them hard. Thickness comes from breaking down muscle fibers so they can adapt to being worked hard […]

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Chew on this: 03/17

Eating well to stay well By Jayne Powers We are a nation of burgers, sandwiches and tacos, not to mention desserts and sweet snacks. They rank No. 2 out of 32 food categories reviewed by the advisory committee of the 2015 dietary guidelines in a report recently released to the public for comment. It also […]

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Chew on this: 03/10

The unhealthy side of gluten-free food By Jayne Powers If the gluten-free label makes you feel like it’s better for you, you’re in for a reality check. The common misconception that gluten-free foods are healthier than foods that contain gluten is untrue; just like the common misconception that organic foods are healthier for you. Gluten-free […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]