Training Articles

How To Properly Track Your Fitness Progress

If You Are Not Assessing, You Are Just Guessing Tracking your progress is an important part of staying on track with your fitness goals. Keeping a food log, workout log, taking "before and after" photos, recording body weight, body fat, circumference measurements, and...

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Weight Training: Optimal Time For Rest Between Sets

Timing Your Rest Breaks Different fitness goals require different periods of rest time between sets. Always time your breaks with a stopwatch or a timer. For fat loss, circuit workouts and metabolic conditioning with 30 seconds or less between exercises are great for...

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Why Correct Form And Full Range Of Motion Matter

Correct Form And Range Of Motion One of the major benefits of exercise is that it keeps us active and able to perform daily physical tasks without injury. For example, if you know how to deadlift correctly, then you understand the correct way to pick up and put down...

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10 Rules Of Proper Gym Etiquette: Mistakes To Avoid

Gym Etiquette Here is my "Top Ten" list of things you should and shouldn't do in a crowded gym. 1. Don’t talk on your phone, it’s just rude. 2. Re-rack your weights and put them back in the correct order. Don’t make someone smaller than you have to peel off stacks of...

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Squats: The Best Exercise For Overall Strength

Why Squats Are King Squats give you greater overall muscle and strength gains than any other exercise. Because the exercise involves the largest muscle group in your body (glutes, hamstrings, quads) and requires a high amount of energy, the movement triggers what is...

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What Is Functional Fitness Training?

Functional Fitness Training Defined Functional fitness training can be described as any program that includes exercises designed to mimic and/or help you to perform daily tasks or activities safely and efficiently. Examples of these types of tasks or activities...

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What You Need To Know About BCAA’s

The Benefits Of Branched-Chain Amino Acids BCAA's, or branched-chain amino acids, are among three of the nine essential amino acids for humans. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Essential amino acids are those that the body cannot synthesize on its own...

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How To Prep For A Fitness Photo Shoot

Tips On Preparing For A Fitness Photo Shoot Six weeks from my fitness photo shoot, I was 178.5 lbs., around 12% body fat, and in decent shape, although not camera ready. By following a few steps outlined below, I was able to get those numbers down to 169.5 lbs. and...

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Nutrition Articles

Is Fruit Juice Really That Bad For You?

Fruit Juice vs. Whole Fruit When most people see the word “fruit”, they think “healthy”. This is true if we are talking about the whole fruit. Whole fruit has a natural layer of fiber that slows down the absorption of sugar. However, drinking fruit juice is actually...

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How Starch Affects Body Fat And Weight Loss

What Is Starch? Let's start with what starch is. Starches are actually long complex chains of simple sugar, also known as “complex carbohydrates”. Like sugar, starch has the potential to elevate blood sugar levels quickly. Some starches are actually more glycemic than...

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5 Tips To Keep You Fit This Holiday Season

Holiday Fitness Tips Eat, drink, and be merry. It’s that time of year again. So before we kick off this month and a half marathon of good times and overindulging, let me weigh in with 5 practical steps you can take between now and New Year’s Eve to minimize set backs...

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21 Nutrition Tips To Keep You On Track

Health And Fitness Tips 1) Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. 2) Take a multivitamin and a fish oil supplement every day. 3) Give your food time to digest and control your portions. Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full. 4) Focus on...

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The Health Benefits Of Taking Fish Oil

What You Need To Know About Fish Oil A lot has been made of fish oil over the last few years. In the health & fitness industry, many consider it to be somewhat of a miracle supplement. Studies have shown that fish oil has many benefits with little to no side...

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How To Recover After A Weekend Of Unhealthy Eating

Tips For The "Weekend Warrior" For many people, the weekend can involve some pretty unhealthy food choices. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid allowing a bad diet weekend to set you back. As I briefly talked about in How Starch Affects Body Fat...

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What You Need To Know About BCAA’s

The Benefits Of Branched-Chain Amino Acids BCAA's, or branched-chain amino acids, are among three of the nine essential amino acids for humans. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Essential amino acids are those that the body cannot synthesize on its own...

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How To Prep For A Fitness Photo Shoot

Tips On Preparing For A Fitness Photo Shoot Six weeks from my fitness photo shoot, I was 178.5 lbs., around 12% body fat, and in decent shape, although not camera ready. By following a few steps outlined below, I was able to get those numbers down to 169.5 lbs. and...

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3-Week Intermittent Fasting Challenge

3-Week Fitness Challenge: Intermittent Fasting This is a 3-week challenge to those who are trying to lose more body fat and drop a few extra pounds in a short amount of time. It will be a tough one but you will get noticeable results. For those of you unfamiliar,...

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Supplements Articles

21 Nutrition Tips To Keep You On Track

Health And Fitness Tips 1) Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. 2) Take a multivitamin and a fish oil supplement every day. 3) Give your food time to digest and control your portions. Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full. 4) Focus on...

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The Health Benefits Of Taking Fish Oil

What You Need To Know About Fish Oil A lot has been made of fish oil over the last few years. In the health & fitness industry, many consider it to be somewhat of a miracle supplement. Studies have shown that fish oil has many benefits with little to no side...

read more

How To Prep For A Fitness Photo Shoot

Tips On Preparing For A Fitness Photo Shoot Six weeks from my fitness photo shoot, I was 178.5 lbs., around 12% body fat, and in decent shape, although not camera ready. By following a few steps outlined below, I was able to get those numbers down to 169.5 lbs. and...

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