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The Easiest Way to Get More From Your Warm Up

The warm up... Many think it is unimportant and skip it all together, others tout it as the most important part of your training program and end up spending 30 minutes on it. While I am in the camp that a training session is either set up for success or failure

Your Goals Are Holding You Back!…and Some Fat Loss Tips

Your goals are what is actually holding you back! Or at least the way you think about your goals. There was a study done a while back (1979) where Harvard students were asked if they had clear written goals for the future and a plan to achieve them. The results... 84%

You Are Going to Have Hip Pain, Unless…

When you are physically active, train and/or play sports, you unfortunately have a greater chance to experience pain. And no, pain is not “just a part of it,” or at least it should not be! One of the goals of training is to reduce the risk of pain and potential

Decision Fatigue Could Be Ruining Your Progress…Don’t Let It!

Should I have eggs or oatmeal for breakfast? A protein shake sounds good too. Even Greek Yogurt and berries would be really good this morning. But wait, how about pancakes or waffles? Or maybe one of those frozen baked goods I have in the freezer.   And after breakfast maybe

In-Season Training for Competitive and Everyday Athletes

One of the most common questions we are asked is what is the difference between in-season training and off-season training for athletes. While our training philosophy doesn't change much, what does change are the constraints on our athletes.  They have less time to dedicate to training as they are practicing

5 Nutrition Myths You Need to Know About…and Ignore

“You need to eat less fat” “Cut out the carbs and you will be just fine” “Don’t eat past 6pm…the food will be stored as fat” “You don't need a lot of protein” “Don’t eat dairy…it is bad for you!” If you are into your health and fitness, or have

Yoga, Stretching and Relative Stiffness…What You NEED to Know!

Two of the most common talked about topics in the fitness world are yoga and stretching. While there are different camps describing the good, the bad and the ugly of both, I do not subscribe to any one camp. I feel that yoga can be good, and extremely beneficial for

8 Tips for Recovery

When an athlete, whether a competitive athlete, recreational athlete or everyday athlete is looking to further their health, performance and/or looks, the most common question is, “What else can I add to my training?” Or they may make a statement such as, “I just need to work harder!” While I

The One Thing That Will Help You Reach Any Fitness Goal: Part II

  If you missed part I of this article where we discussed why more muscle is a good thing, check it out HERE before continuing on. Since you read part I, you now know that building muscle is almost always a good thing. The only exception can occur when someone

The One Thing That Will Help You Reach Any Fitness Goal: Part I

No matter what your main fitness goals are, whether that be getting more athletic, losing some fat, gaining good weight or preparing for the 1st annual Pokemon Go national championship (because you will need some crazy stamina for that), accruing more muscle mass will almost always help.     Not only