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Facts on the Effects of Caffeine

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring mild stimulant that exists in a variety of foods, most notably coffee as well as tea, chocolate and cola drinks. No surprise, the average person consumes an inordinate amount of caffeine annually. Over 113 million people drink at least one cup of coffee per day. The good news: there are many […]

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Clean Up Your Sleep Routine

             Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner as March begins tomorrow. That being said, some people hope for better sleep quality and quantity moving the clocks ahead. The importance of sound, consistent sleep patterns should never be understated. In short, good sleep can make you look younger, feel less irritable, and protect against […]

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Worst Foods to Eat Before Bed

If you eat dinner between 6-7:30pm and are still up by 11pm, chances are you’ll be hungry again before bed. Contrary to popular belief, eating at night doesn’t lead to weight gain. It’s all about caloric intake versus caloric expenditure over the whole day, not just at 10:30pm. Despite these facts, there are still some […]

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Why Youth Strength Training

“Should my child lift weights?” is a question I’ve been asked many times over the years.  Commonly I’ll respond saying a young child can begin resistance training as early as his/her attention span allows for it.  This does NOT imply lifting heavy weights.  It should include bodyweight exercises (i.e. calisthenics), medicine balls, resistance bands, body […]

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Muscle Knots & Reduce the Pain

Muscle Knots, also known as trigger points or adhesions, tend to be very common among fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike. Essentially these are areas of tension that develop within our muscles from various types of stress we put on the body.  This is most commonly seen due to physical overuse and/or injury.  However, a sedentary […]

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Strategies to Increase Fat Loss

A while back I wrote an article that talked about understanding body types. Today’s post will discuss one in particular: the endomorph. This person tends to have a larger bone structure with greater amounts of total body mass and fat mass. Unfortunately excess calories in endomorphs are usually stored as fat and don’t create the […]

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Increase Lean Body Mass

Many of you have heard me mention one statistic in particular that speaks volumes for strength training. One pound of muscle burns roughly 35-50 calories per day at REST while one pound of fat only burns 2-3 calories. Strength training is the best way to ensure you don’t gain ‘bad’ weight. Today’s article provides a […]

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7 Ways to Fix Low Back Pain

Lower back spasms and strains are common injuries that can occur at any time. You may not be able to stand up straight or sit down properly due to discomfort after throwing your back out. Below are 7 tips to help prevent back pain and also aid in your recovery after an injury. Please keep […]

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4 Nutrition Mistakes

We’ve talked countless times how diet has a huge impact on our performance while working out. Even small nutritional mistakes can set us back big time. Therefore, if you train hard and your performance appears to fall short on more than one occasion, the culprit might be what you are (or are not) eating. Here […]

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5 Keys to Rapid Fat Loss

Rapid fat loss has been a debatable topic for some time. At the most basic level, weight loss is all about expending more calories than you take in. Science folks will tell you that losing weight too fast is dangerous and bad for your health. Meanwhile the media constantly tells us we can lose as […]

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