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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Electrolyte Needs for Endurance Athletes

Understanding electrolyte needs is a big topic among the endurance athlete community, and for those just getting started in events such as triathlons and marathons. Low blood sodium, or hyponatremia is the main cause of muscle cramping, which every athlete...

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The Best Non-supplement Pre-Workout Boost

What do I take to boost my workout performance? In this video I discuss the benefits of one cup of coffee as the best non-supplement pre-workout boost. Who doesn't want to be able to workout longer and harder, with less...

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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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Work the Buddy System: A Total-Body Workout to do With Your Friend

Grab a friend and watch this video to learn how to get a fun total-body workout for two that will get you both in great shape. Let’s face it, there are times (lots of times) where we’d rather do anything...

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

In this 5-minute video, you'll learn the proper technique to lift a heavy weight in the gym and not injure your back. If you’ve ever suffered from a backache or injury you know one thing: you don’t realize how important your...

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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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Working Out to Maximize Fat-Burn: Less Time, More Results

Ever heard of EPOC? Yeah, neither had I until I started taking graduate-level Exercise Science courses. Now that I’ve learned quite a bit about it, I just have to clear something up: EPOC is a beautiful thing. In fact,...

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