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Push-up Superiority

Push-ups

Push-ups are often viewed as less effective than bench pressing. This is mostly due to the hardcore feel of benching. However, are pushups really less effective? The answer is NO, and there is a current study that proves it.

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Health Benefits of Essential Oils

Health Benefits of Essential Oils

Last winter I started to experiment with essential oils for their health benefits, after reading a couple of interesting articles.  I bought a diffuser, which works great and is really cool. I started off by getting 4 different oils and experimenting with them to aid with my chronic insomnia.

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Kettlebell Swings

kettlebell swings

Have you ever heard somebody say “don’t do X exercise because it’s bad for your back/knees (insert body part).  Generally speaking, people who say these things don’t have a clue. They are uneducated in biomechanics or exercise science and really just like to hear themselves talk. 

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Insulin Manipulation

Insulin Manipulation

For most of us humans, it’s natural to label things as either good or bad, but sometimes this is a dangerous way of thinking.  That is certainly the case with the hormone insulin.  Those wanting fat loss call insulin the “bad” hormone because it inhibits fat burning, promotes fat storage and makes us fat.  On the other hand, those who want muscle growth consider insulin to be the “anabolic holy grail.”

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Balancing Fat Intake

Balancing Fat Intake

Today’s article is about balancing fat intake.  I’m a huge fan of eating fat and dispelling the myth that fat is bad. The science is quite clear on this matter and indisputable. There are bad fats (trans fats), OK fats (omega-6’s and saturated- where it’s all about quality and quantity), and good fats (monounsaturated and omega-3’s – which most of us are deficient in). 

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Bodybuilding for the Athlete

Bodybuilding for the Athlete

Physique-based athletes train for purposes of aesthetics, and this is known as bodybuilding, which is a science unto itself.  What about non-physique oriented athletes though?  Should they incorporate bodybuilding into their training protocols?  Today’s article explores this questions.

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Workout Nutrition

Workout Nutrition

Pre-workout and intra-workout nutrition are the most important things you can do to make progress with your workouts.  That may seem like a bold statement but the latest research is quite compelling.

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