Category Archives: Fitness

How to Booze & Still Lose

The holiday’s are here; and lets face it, most of us are going to be having a few drinks. Especially if it’s one of those lame work parties…. …or worse, your significant others lame work party! At which point a little inhibition reduction is essential to keeping the conversations flowing and the awkwardness to a…

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Adapting Your Diet & Lifestyle To The Winter

Most of us understand that the colder months are associated with less sunshine, shorter days, and a lower activity level. But few (if any) of us make adjustments to our nutrition, training and lifestyle regimen to compliment it. Interestingly, some have suggested that failing to make the proper changes in the winter is one of…

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Hate Squatting? Embrace the Low Bar

There are many different ways to squat, and each variation has it’s own list of pros and cons. But if you’re looking for athletic performance enhancements, you can’t leave out the Barbell Back Squat…even if you do think you suck at. “The squat movement pattern is arguably one of the most critical fundamental movements necessary…

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It’s All in the Hips!

Doing squats to get BIG QUADS may be popular, but training the hip extension muscles is arguably more important. Whether we’re a 2 million year old hunter-gatherer, or a modern-day suburban soccer dad. As sure we bend at the knees to lift, but it’s predominantly a waist bend. Interestingly, as weights get heavier in knee-bending…

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5 Better Uses For Your Foam Roller

There’s one in every gym, and potentially every household. The simple cure for our pains and strains, and the ultimate recovery tool…or so they tell us. Over the last 20 years, foam rolling has become a thing. And now, it seems no one wants to leave home without it. Rolling around making love to it…

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Exercise More or Sit Less?

Conventional wisdom tells us that we don’t move enough, but could it be that we sit too much? Is it the lack of time spent being active, or the excess time spent being inactive? More than likely it’s a combination of the two, but research over the last few years makes a pretty compelling case…

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How Urgent is Post-Workout Protein?

As demonstrated in a 2012 meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, combining protein supplementation with resistance training clearly enhances strength and muscle for participants of all ages and experience levels. But what doesn’t seem to be clear, is when that protein should be consumed in relation to an exercise session.  With strength coaches,…

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Food & Fitness Opportunity Cost – Are You Prioritizing The Right Priorities?

In life we make choices. And generally the prioritization of these choices revolves around resources. With time being the most precious. For example: We don’t stay up for another episode on Netflix because we work in 10hrs, and we like getting 8hrs of sleep. Or: We play 9 holes on Sunday instead of 18 because…

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