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Jeff Harrison is a fitness coach based in Pottstown, PA. He received a BS in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University and is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and
ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist (ACE-AHFS). Jeff's articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as consumer oriented websites and magazines.

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5 Not So Popular Reasons to Lose Weight.

November 11, 2018 1 Comment
5 Not So Popular Reasons to Lose Weight.

There are many reasons to want to lose weight, most of it falling under the category of just wanting to look good. Forget, for a moment, about looking good. Forget, for a moment, about disease. Forget about all the big-name medical scares including atherosclerosis, arterial plaque, cardiac arrest, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, all the cancers, diabetes, and […]

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All About the Sweat

October 28, 2018 0 Comments
All About the Sweat

Sweat. It’s wet; it’s gross; it gets everywhere. If you truly exercise at all, you will experience it. And if you don’t, there are a few factors as to why. Avoidance of sweat is not always a good strategy while sweating profusely is not either. Let’s get a better understanding of this natural mechanism and […]

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Becoming A Morning Exerciser

September 24, 2018 0 Comments
Becoming A Morning Exerciser

There are 24 hours in a day; 168 in a week; 720-744 in a month; 8,760 in a year. When you figure you sleep at most 8 hours a day, that’s 2,920 hours. Another 50 weeks at 8 hours per day working is another 2,000 hours. That leaves approximately 3,840 hours left to do whatever […]

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What to Really Expect When You Exercise

September 9, 2018 0 Comments
What to Really Expect When You Exercise

Outside of death and taxes, there are so few guarantees in life. The optimist will want to counter that reality while the pessimist, well, it is their reality. But as they say, truth is in the eye of the beholder – you believe what you want. When it comes to exercise, many place it as […]

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What’s Killing Your Progress

August 16, 2018 0 Comments
What’s Killing Your Progress

You did it! You started working out; joined a gym; committed to a healthier lifestyle. You’re proud of yourself….except, you have nothing to show for it. May be you’re feeling better, clothes are fitting less snuggly, perhaps even you dropped a couple pounds. But you want more. It’s not enough. You put in the time […]

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Understanding Sets and Reps

July 29, 2018 0 Comments
Understanding Sets and Reps

Numbers. They’re such a part of our lives and all have different values and significance. When it comes to exercise, more specifically weight training, numbers can become one of the defining differences between accomplishing a goal or missing it completely. Take for example sets and reps. Most will exercise with a number(s) in mind but […]

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Great for Fitness, Bad for Fat Loss

June 24, 2018 0 Comments
Great for Fitness, Bad for Fat Loss

Let’s get one thing perfectly clear. Exercise in all and any of its forms is good for you. Period. There are better types of exercise for a particular outcome (i.e. a bodybuilder will have to lift weights) but in essence whatever you choose as your preferred method of exercise you can do no wrong. However, […]

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How Much Should I Exercise?

May 22, 2018 0 Comments
How Much Should I Exercise?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, we need 150 minutes of exercise per week, which can be met by either doing 30-60 minutes of moderate intensity 5 times per week or 20-60 minutes of vigorous activity 3 times per week. It should be noted that this time is above and beyond activities of […]

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When To Push, When Not To Push

April 23, 2018 0 Comments
When To Push, When Not To Push

Exercise is good! There is no doubt to that statement. Can one do too much? Absolutely! In times when one is feeling too good or just being stupid, too much exercise can and will become counterproductive to the original course. But how much is too much and what about all this rhetoric about pushing it […]

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5 Ways Your Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts

March 25, 2018 0 Comments
5 Ways Your Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts

It can be very disheartening and even more frustrating. You’ve spent a bunch of time committing to doing what you thought was the right thing yet your weight loss has stalled or worse reversed. You’ve dieted and exercised all to no avail to the point where you’re ready to quit…again! Is it really supposed to […]

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