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Ask Mike: Lateral Knee Pain

One of your boot camp peers, Julie B recently asked me about some lateral knee pain she was experiencing.  Below is my reply. Hi, Mike. When I run outside, the outsides of my knees start hurting about 15 minutes into the run. Can you give me suggestions about what that might be...
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2010, P4, Wk1 Recap

Hello and humid Sunday to you! My legs are sore!  Vanessa and I joined my colleagues from Joint Ventures Physical Therapy, Keith & Chris, down on the esplanade for some martial arts with Master Pheng.  It was a gorgeous morning with lots of people passing by cycling, running,...
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2010, P3, Wk3 Recap

Well, tomorrows the grand finale.  The last day of the Drop A Dress or Pant Size in 21 Days.  After 10+ years of practice and fine tuning, I’ve created a system that works in both the short & long term.  It can even help you drop a dress or pant size in only 3 weeks.  The...
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2010, P3, Overview

Let the Drop A Dress / Pant Size in 21 Days Begin! By Mike Alves Screencasts and videos online This going to be a tough, yet rewarding 3 weeks.  We have 4 days of progressions, 4 days of challenges, 1 testing day and then we re-measure.  If you really want to drop a dress or pant...
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2010, P2, Wk4 Recap

Well you did it. You survived the 4 week, phase 2. Congratulations. Are you pleased with yourself? Next week is an optional recovery week from strength training. Cardio minutes are still necessary, but if you feel beat up or are feeling sluggish, you’re welcome to take a recovery...
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2010, P2, Wk3 Recap

Sunday, March 14, 2010 2010 Change Your Body Boot Camps Phase 2, Week 3 Recap Anyone know how to build an arc? Since Moses brought 2 of everything onto the big boat and it’s been raining non-stop all weekend, it seems fitting to remind you that I’ve taught 2 do anywhere...
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2010, P1, Week 2 Recap

Good morning from Stamford, CT! <br I’m here for a conference and it’s great to see colleagues and to keep sharpening the pencil.  I really enjoy learning and being surrounded by people who like to get better and also desire to change lives. Man it was tough last night. I was...
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2010, Phase 1, Week 4 Recap

Happy Friday!  TGIF! Wow, what a week.  You totally rocked it.  Either the challenges were too easy or you really worked hard because all classes beat all challenges convincingly and that wasn’t my goal when I created them.  Congratulations! This week’s agenda: Week 4 Recap...
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Phase 9 Cardio Minutes, wks 5 & 6

Please post below, what you did for cardio each of the last 2 weeks.  List the totals separately. Wk 5= Wk 6= Cardio Minutes: Week 5 Time Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total 6am 20 20 20 60 9am 20 23 20 63 6:30pm 21 20 20 61 Week 6 Time Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total 6am 20 17 20 57 9am 17 22 15 54...
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Welcoming Client Feedback

Greetings! One of the things my clients find special about their Newton Boot Camp is the continual solicitation of their feedback.  Between surveys, phone calls, e-mails, after class conversations and messenger pigeons I truly do my best to customize both the service and the...
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