Fitness

Perfect Squat for Your Health

Perfect Squat for Your Health

Squatting gets a bad rap from many non-lifters, with the most common negative thing being the myth that squatting hurts the knees. Here’s the thing – there are many different types and kinds of squats and not everybody is built for very heavy barbell back squats.  So, if that is the image swirling through your head, then this article should prove enlightening for you.

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5 Training Reasons You Don’t Achieve Your Strength Goals

5 Training Reasons You Don't Achieve Your Strength Goals

Here are 5 training reasons why you may not be achieving your strength goals.  As I’ve written numerous times before, it’s critical to strength train at least twice per week, regardless of whether you are an athlete or non-athlete.  The benefits of strength training are well documented for aging well and for optimizing health.

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Fasted Cardio

Fasted Cardio

Should you do your cardio on an empty stomach or should you eat first?  There are a lot of divergent opinions on this topic.  Here is what the research says and my opinion.

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Tips for Better Deadlifts

Tips for Better Deadlifts

The purpose of today’s article is to provide 2 simple tips to make your deadlift training more effective.  The purpose is not to suggest that you should be deadlifting, because that should be quite obvious.  Everyone should absolutely be deadlifting!

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Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing, Acupuncture, Chiropractic

Over the past couple of years, I have tried out several holistic healing modalities while recovering from injury.  Today’s article will focus on 2 of those modalities – chiropractic and acupuncture. There are many people in the western world who believe that both chiropractic and acupuncture are pure quackery. I say they are wrong and this article will explore this topic.

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Recovery for Athletic Growth

Recovery for Athletic Growth

Today’s article is for the athletes out there. Most athletes know that recovery is important for performance, growth, etc…but most do a poor job when it comes to recovery.The reasons, I believe are twofold: impatience and fear of performance degradation.

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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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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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Prescription for a Longer Life

Prescription for a Longer Life

​Recently, Mark Sisson wrote an article called Crossfit Training: How to Support Overall Wellness and Longevity with Primal.  I am a huge fan of Mark Sisson and I thought the article was great. As I reflected on it later, I thought to myself that this doesn’t apply just to crossfitters.  This is information that applies across a wide swath of folks.  So today, I give you excerpts from Mr. Sisson’s article, along with my own thoughts.

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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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