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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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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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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Building the Perfect Protein Shake

We've all seen those big dudes at the gym walking around like the Incredible Hulk, poking their chests out, and staring at themselves in the mirror.  While some of them drive me absolutely insane (Can you please stop admiring...

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Food First, Supplements Second: Why Supplements Should Not be Your Primary Go-To

Well, whether we are ready to accept it or not, it’s beach season! With bathing suit weather upon us, it’s time to pull out our razors, tan our pale skin, and burn off all those Christmas cookies that have...

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Diabetes and Resistance Training

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes an increase in sugar (glucose) in the blood.  In type I diabetes the cells that create insulin from the pancreas are...

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Fitness Fads: Crossfit

  CrossFit  One of the most popular fitness fads right now is CrossFit, a high intensity strength and conditioning program that is extremely competitive.  They use plyometrics, Olympic lifts, and gymnastics in their workouts.   Routines vary, and you rarely repeat the...

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Improving Your Distance Running: Lift More than Just Your Feet

Wondering how you could cut down the time in your next half marathon? Try resistance training! Now we know what you might be thinking “well I can’t lift weights because it will just make my time slower!” The truth...

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Spartan Race Prep Diary- Week #2

Hey everyone! A little late on posting the Week #2 training blog (we had some technical difficulties) but here it is in all its' glory! Starting to feel stronger and see some progress, I won't give to much away...

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