Eat to Thrive, Not Survive

There are a lot of areas in life where “good enough” can be the goal. Ultimately you have a finite amount of time on this planet and if a task is not important to you then you want to outsource it or put in the minimum effective dose of effort so you can move on …

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What’s Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals?

If you currently want something in your life that you don’t have then there is a 100% chance that you are human. How you define yourself is by the action you take towards bringing those into your life. Some people make declarations about how they are finally going to make the big change Generally, if …

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Strength Training for Injury Prevention

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin Life is unpredictable and sometimes in our sports, exercise, and daily life we come out of these unpredictable situations a little bit worse for the wear… Some folks try to prevent these situations from happening through avoidance, but if you want to have …

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Does Cardio Hurt Muscle Gain?

It’s the ultimate tradeoff you must face whether you’re an athlete, bodybuilder, or recreational gym goer. How do you structure your strength training routine and still make time for trail runs, pickup basketball, or your metcon of choice? Strength is good. Cardio is good. So how do you balance the two for optimal health and …

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CrossFit: Sport vs. Exercise Program

CrossFit has exploded in popularity as a fun and effective way to get fit. It’s popularity has evolved because it works for everyday folks who need to maintain their health but is also extremely popular as a competitive event. Sometimes it is tough for the outside world to see the differences between the sport of …

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How To Optimize Your Pre-Workout Nutrition

When it comes to training with intensity, we have to walk a fine line between achieving the desired stimulus and overdoing it. One consequence of pushing yourself too hard in a workout can be nausea. This is never a fun way to end a training session, or worse, to halt your training session only having …

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Isometric Training 101

Have you ever failed a rep over and over again? Like why won’t my body just work for me here?! Getting stuck in a lift is no fun. Especially when it’s the limiting factor from you hitting a PR in the lift. There are many potential reasons for missing a lift, but if your technique …

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Is Boutique Fitness Right For Me?

If you’re ready for results it’s time to ditch the health club… There was a time when we got all the exercise we require from our daily activities. But as hunting and gathering lead to farming and eventually the industrialized world we live in today the need for human “labor” has been nearly eradicated. Now …

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The Importance of Stress For Your Health

Did you know that a little bit of stress can actually maximize your performance? IF you’ve ever been in a flow state and totally lost track of time immersed in the task at hand you know know how astounding it can be to snap out of it. You were so focused that you couldn’t worry …

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