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Training Consistency – Critical to Success

Training Consistency - Critical to Success

There is a woman I know who goes to a local gym in central Massachusetts. For the sake of this article, let’s call her Alice. Alice is there every day when the gym opens and starts her daily workout on the elliptical before moving over to the weight room. She is there every single day except for holidays. I don’t know her exact age but she is definitely over 50. She looks great and will probably live to be 100.

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Can You Predict Athletic Success?

Can You Predict Athletic Success?

Lifting weights and long, slow distance are quite dissimilar, but there’s a profoundly important lesson that lifters can learn from a very special breed of distance runners – the tribe of super Kenyans.

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The Many Types of Body Fat

Many types of body fat

One of the things that we can seemingly all agree on these days is that nutrition can be quite confusing.  Unfortunately, we live in a country in which the government and medical profession has been promoting the demonization of dietary for decades, but thankfully, that tide is starting to change.  The scientific evidence is strong and getting stronger. 

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Vegetable Diversity for a Healthy Diet

Vegetable Diversity for a Healthy Diet

We all know that vegetables are good for you, which is something that every single dietary philosophy agrees on.  It’s simply not possible to find a truly healthy person who doesn’t consume vegetables regularly.  However, did you know that many traditional hunter-gatherer societies ate as many as 100 different species of plants?  And this diversity of plant foods is severely lacking in today’s world. 

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Nutrition & Epigenetics

nutrition and epigenetics

Ever since I learned about the concept of epigenetics about 8 years ago, I have been fascinated by the topic, and have read numerous articles and studies regarding epigenetics.  Epigenetics is “what” regulates how, when and how much of our genes are expressed.  

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Balancing Training with Recovery

Balance Training with Recovery

I often hear/ see/ read about the concept of “more” as it relates to fitness.  It’s like an obsession. More cardio. More deadlifts. More burpees. More calorie restriction. The problem is that “more” can lead to over training, injury, and illness, if you don’t balance your training.

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