Fitness

Routines and Habits of Successful People

Routines and Habits of Successful People

A lot of people feel bad about themselves at the end of the day because they didn’t get enough accomplished.  And, in fact, many people believe that there is something “special” about high performers who always seem to be ahead of the curve.  Regardless of what your perceived issue may be the truth is that the famous and highly successful people are not really that different from you.

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Predicting Male Mortality by Lean Body Mass and Fat Mass

Predicting Male Mortality by Lean Body Mass and Fat Mass

A new U.S. study, recently published in The BMJ, was conducted to investigate the association of predicted fat mass and lean body mass, with all cause and cause specific mortality in men.  The study included over 38,000 men (aged 40-75 years) from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.  The main outcome measures were all cause and specific cause mortality.

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Women Stop Fearing Heavy Weights

Women Need to Stop Fearing Heavy Weights

A new study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests that women need to get over their fear of heavy weights, if they truly care about getting results, and now we have a very recent study to prove it.  Unfortunately, despite myriad science-based articles and practical real-life results, many women still believe that lifting heavy will make them bulky.  It’s time to realize that this fear is nothing but a myth, and get over it.

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Jump for Strength Gains

Jump for Strength Gains

Are you jumping on a regular basis?  Whether you’re an athlete training for performance or you are simply training for your own health and aesthetic goals, performing jumps should be a regular part of your plan.  Jumps are explosive movements that allow your body to create both muscular and neurological adaptations.

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Squats and Deadlifts are Crucial for Brain and Nervous System Health

Squats and Deadlifts are Crucial for Brain and Nervous System Health

A recently published study in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience presents groundbreaking research showing that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body’s large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on directives from the brain to the muscles. This study may have implications for physicians, giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited.

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Training the Lats for a Stronger Swim

Training the Lats for a Stronger Swim

Swimming recruits many muscles throughout the body, including the legs, hips, core, trunk and arms.  All of these muscles contribute to efficient muscular movement that creates power in order to propel you through the water. To compete at your best, it’s important to build muscle everywhere.

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Why We Gain Weight

Why We Gain Weight

Eating too many calories and burning too few calories makes one gain weight. We all know that – it’s the law of thermodynamics. However, it’s not the entire story when it comes to getting fat, because human biology is complex.  The quality of calories matter, as do sleep quality and stress levels. 

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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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Optimize Hormones for Good Health

Hormone Optimization

There are 3 problems that are serious hormone disruptors. These are things that you want to avoid in order to optimize your hormones and health. Taking care of these 3 conditions will go a long way towards improving your hormonal health.

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Tips for Older Athletes

Tips for Older Athletes

Today’s article is a quick one, with the goal of providing several tips for the Over 40 Athlete. This applies to both men and women and is supported by ample scientific evidence. 

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