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You Need Both Cardio and Strength Training

Cardiovascular exercise and strength training are viewed as opposites in physical culture.  Indeed, it is often the case that people gravitate to one side or the other and identify fully with what they do best or like best (i.e. I am a runner and I do not need to lift weights).  However, that thinking is wrong, in my humble opinion.  We all need both cardio and strength training, in order to perform better and age more gracefully.

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2 Ways to Get Fit and Save Money

2 Ways to Get Fit and Save Money

Many people believe that getting healthy is expensive.  Paying for a gym membership.  Buying organic foods or grass-fed beef.  Vitamins and protein powder.  Buying good quality running shoes. And the list goes on.  It’s hard to argue with these points, although, they are looking through a short-term lens and I would argue that there is a long-term impact that is important to consider.

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Chase your Own Recovery

Chase Your Own Recovery

Recovery is the manner in which you recuperate after a workout, which we all know.  And we all know that recovery is important, but how important?  Today’s article will explore the science of recovery and provide some suggestions for proven recovery techniques.

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Chocolate Milk Myth

Chocolate Milk Myth

In recent years, the endurance community has done a major push to promote chocolate milk as a great post-training recovery drink.  It’s especially prominent in the triathlon world.  Today’s article discusses why this is a myth, and backs it up with science.

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Strength Training Arms and Legs Together

Strength Training Arms and Legs Together

A study conducted at Lillehammer University College titled “Physiological elevation of endogenous hormones results in superior strength training adaptation was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. It’s an interesting study that shows strong evidence that training legs and arms together may provide a strong natural hormonal boost to enhance hypertrophy (muscle gains).

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High Intensity Cycling for Obesity

High Intensity Cycling

A study published in the Journal of Obesity suggests that high intensity cycling is a great tool for weight loss, thus combatting our obesity epidemic.  Today’s article explores this study.

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