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Thoughts on the Perfect Physique

How do you define the perfect physique?

How do you define the perfect physique? A lot of people define it in terms of “having abs, bro.”  Or getting to a certain weight and/or body fat percentage. And people all over the US beat themselves up day in and day out, trying to reach that “perfect physique.”  Personally, I think that being healthy and having a body composition goal are admirable, but within context.  What do I mean by that?

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6 Daily Habits of Healthy Athletes

Daily Habits of Healthy Athletes

I recently read a very interesting article about daily healthy habits. The question was posed by the author to a number of elite strength coaches and athletes. So, I’m going to break down that article for you today, because there is most certainly something in here for everybody.

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Choosing the Right Cooking Oil

Choosing the Right Cooking Oil

Choosing the right oil for cooking depends greatly on the job you want it to do. Almost all cooking oils or cooking fats contain a mixture of the three types of fatty acids: polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated. Each has certain advantages.

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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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Healthy Summer BBQ

Healthy Summer BBQ

Every summer, people across the U.S. start up their grills and enjoy summer barbeque’s with family and friends.  Good times, to be sure!  However, too often, these affairs are not particularly healthy and many people simply believe that a good ol’ fashioned BBQ is not a healthy meal.  So, the point of today’s article is to prove that line of thinking wrong.  I believe that a summer BBQ can be healthy and tasty.  

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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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Fitness Ridiculousness

ridiculous fitness comments

Let’s take a look at several of the more ridiculous things that I have heard over the past decade in working with people.  I have heard a lot of excuses, funny stories and silly things from different people.  What I give you today are the top 3 items with respect to sports training.  This is presented in countdown fashion, for no other reason, other than I found it fun!

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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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Tips for Healthy Travel

Tips for Healthy Travel

Today’s article is about traveling healthy.  Too often, when people head out on a business trip or a vacation, they throw all inhibitions and rules aside, with respect to fitness and diet.  And then when they return, they grumble about having gain a few pounds and feeling crappy, etc…Why do that to yourself?

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