Why You’re Not Hitting New Personal Records

Has your sports performance stagnated? It happens. There are various reasons why you may have plateaued and not achieved new personal records for a long while. But in this video I’m going to address the three main reasons why, and what...

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Improving Your Posture for Better Performance

Your posture matters much more than you might realize when it comes to improving athletic performance and avoiding injury. Healthy posture is important especially for weight-lifting and running. Why? It enables you to be a stronger runner because properly engaged glutes...

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The Key to Achieving Your Goals and Making Them Stick

Do you have a habit of setting a goal, but not following through and abandon it? If so, you’re not alone! And instead of feeling bad, achieving a goal or not often comes down to how you approach it. A huge...

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Everything You Need to Know About Pre-workout Fueling

Is pre-workout fueling necessary? In this training video I explain everything you need to know about proper fueling before your workout, to get the maximum results. Studies show there's a significant improvement in your training session when you eat carbohydrates within...

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Does Alcohol Affect Sports Performance? A Scientific Review

Alcohol and sports performance - does one have an effect on the other? That is the question! Let's think about the races that involve drinking a beer after (or even during)! Many running and athletic groups also get together for...

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Staying Hydrated: A Step-By-Step Approach to Calculating Sweat Rate

Have you considered what your sweat rate is, and how it can easily cause dehydration? You don't have to stand outside long to know that summer is in full-swing.  It's this time of year that I ask myself why I...

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Vacationing: The Healthy(er) Approach, Fitness Edition

Learn how you can maintain your fitness and training regime while on vacation. This video demonstration shows you a 30-minute body-weight workout you can do anywhere. Well, I thought the time would never come... I'm going on vacation! I will be...

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(Don’t) Put Your Back Into It: How to Properly Lift a Weight

If you’ve ever suffered from a backache or injury you know one thing: you don’t realize how important your back is until it’s hurt.   Back problems are extremely common amongst Americans.  But, there are some ways to prevent them. Using...

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Training Low: A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Because I am a woman of my word, today I write to you (on a much more scientific level) about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in athletes.  You know from last week's several paragraph rant that the high-fat/low-carb diet...

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Training Low: My Experience as an Endurance Athlete on a Low-Carb Diet

As an endurance athlete and Exercise Science major, I started hearing quite a bit about this high-fat, low-carb diet within the past few years.  The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs as possible (less than 50 grams...

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