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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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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 10 – 10 Weight Room Mistakes

December 19, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 10 – 10 Weight Room Mistakes

(This is part 10 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) The weight room doesn’t have to be your nemesis. A well-structured strength and conditioning plan can help anyone, male or female, build strength, power, endurance and durability that will pay massive dividends. […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 7 – Minimalist Fitness

December 16, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day  7 –  Minimalist Fitness

(This is part 7 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Two common barriers for people who want to exercise and get in shape are a lack of time and money needed for fitness. Who has the time to go to the gym, […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 4 – How to Stay in Shape When You’re Busy

December 13, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 4 – How to Stay in Shape When You’re Busy

(This is part 4 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Having no time to exercise is an excuse I’ve heard a thousand times over the years. This time of year probably represents the time when that excuse is given the most. Whether […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 3 – The New Rules to Strength Training

December 12, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017:  Day 3 – The New Rules to Strength Training

(This is part 3 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Today’s post is a guest post from a gentleman I consider to be one of the top training experts in the field today, Bret Contreras. Bret, or the “Glute Guy” as he […]

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