Are there Crabs in your Bucket?

“You are the average of the five people closest to you.”  Take a moment to think about it.  Seriously…take a moment.  If you look closely at the five individuals of your inner circle, collectively you will share similarities in socioeconomic status, hobbies,  and of course nutrition and exercise habits.  With this in mind, you need […]

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Lessons Learned from Spartan

Two days removed from the Spartan Race, I sit here and write with a respectable amount of confidence that I’ve finally washed away all the mud from those “difficult to reach” spots. However, I’m still left with an insatiable itch for more. As I reflect on all the filthy goodness the Spartan brings, it got […]

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How to do a pre-workout warm up

Many of us know we should warm up prior to exercising, but still it’s often the most neglected part of a workout.  Walk into any gym and you’ll see many people on a treadmill, bicycle or elliptical machine for the minimum five minutes before making their way to the workout floor.  Not necessarily the most […]

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No Gym? No Problem!

Let’s face it.  Getting to the gym this time of year is hard.  Kids are out of school, family vacations, business travel, etc.  Besides, when it’s 80 and sunny, the gym may not seem as appealing as it did a few short months ago.  For whatever reason many of us face the same challenge getting […]

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Healthy Eating is About Changing Behavior

There are so many diets out there.  Paleo, Atkins, The Zone Diet, Eating for your blood type, etc.  Each author will make a sound argument for the benefits of their approach, while critics will continue to point out their shortcomings.  Now I’m not here to decipher or breakdown the pros and cons of each.  Most […]

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Keep the body guessing with training variety

In order to achieve continued results from a strength program, muscles need to be challenged beyond their comfort zone. Many exercisers know this already. However, often times we limit the challenge by simply increasing weight or repetitions. While this is an important method for improving fitness, it’s only a small piece of the puzzle. Eventually […]

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Training for Function

Functional training is a training method that has created a lot of buzz over the last decade.  Perhaps you have heard the term at the local gym or read about in a fitness magazine.   While there is no universal definition, functional training is generally viewed as exercises that carry a high movement value.  In other […]

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