Author Archives: madwire

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Your Need-To-Know Guide To NSF-Certified For Sport ™ Supplements

The call for third-party testing in sports supplements is vital to athletes, and that’s exactly what the NSF provides.   Nutritional supplements have always been a part of the fitness industry to help enhance and bridge the gap of an athlete’s performance — whether it’s a product that combats inflammation to help them recover more… read more

In Supplements We Trust

Because not only are your health and wellness at stake, but perhaps your professional sports career!   You can’t out supplement poor eating habits, after all, supplements fill the gap and support your health and wellness. The goal is to provide you with knock-out compounds that keep you healthy and help you recover more quickly… read more

Stress Series: Is Stress Holding Your Fitness Hostage? (Part Two)

Stress Series: Is Stress Holding Your Fitness Hostage? (Part Two) We’ve all had a bad workout and often blame it on a lack of sleep, poor nutrition, or a lack of motivation, but at the root, could it really be stress? In part one of our stress series, we examined stress’ evolutionary role and began… read more

Stress Series: Is Stress Holding Your Fitness Hostage? (Part One)

Stress takes no prisoners — this insidious health concern impacts just about every facet of us, including our fitness. Our stress response is present because our body is striving to find balance at every moment, and our bodies are thrown off balance by a stressor which can come from our environment, an external event, or… read more

Stress Series: 4 Practical Ways Athletes Can Combat Stress

Exercise itself helps people tackle stress but in a highly stressful world, sometimes we need additional solutions.   In our last couple of posts in our stress series, we went in depth about the ramifications stress has on your training — chronic stress takes hold and captures your results and training goals.   And the… read more

Stress Series: Training That Grapples Every Type of Stress

Physical activity of any kind — from taking daily walks to interval training — is amazing for our stress levels!   We’re all familiar with what Elle Woods laments in Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, and happy people don’t shoot their husbands!” Research supports what she brought up in the… read more

Tune In To Your Training: The Woes (And Signs) of Overtraining

We understand you have training goals, but listening to and honoring your body is a healthy part of any training routine!   Training is like a pharmaceutical prescription — we follow the plan to a T — workout once daily for 20 minutes or more. Fuse a combination of cardio and strength training five times… read more

The Optimal Time For Fitness (Part Two)

Navigating your fitness begins with knowing your body — dive into the advantages of a morning and evening workout!   In part one, we examined what science has deemed as the optimal time to work out, but as we are all intimately aware of, life happens and we have different schedules. In today’s post, we’ll… read more

The Optimal Time For Fitness (Part One)

From the early risers to night owls, everyone seems to have their own natural rhythms, but does an optimal workout window really exist?   If you’re consistent in your fitness, you are well on your way to reaching your goals! Let’s not complicate things too much — movement is movement — whether you’re taking four… read more

Do you know what’s in your Vitamin or Dietary Supplement?

Among the many questions consumers ask when talking about vitamins or dietary supplements is, “how do I know what’s really in this stuff?”. A recent consumer report showed the number one concern consumers face when purchasing dietary supplements is safety. Over the past few years negative media coverage of products having false label claims and… read more