Author Archives: madwire

Author Archives: madwire

Feast on This: Power Bowls!

We’re not sure when power bowls became a trend, but there’s no denying that they’re having a moment. And we get why: they can be simple to make and feature tons of healthy ingredients while allowing you to control portion sizes. However, just like you do with salads, it’s important to ensure that all ingredients… read more

Muscle Fibers 101

Knowing the types of fibers that make up your muscles can help you dictate how to best train for specific goals, activities, or sports. Here is the lowdown on your muscle fibers … Type I Slow-twitch muscle fibers work hard over longer time durations and don’t contain as much power as fast-twitch muscle fibers. This… read more

How to halt muscle cramps

t’s happened to every athlete: Seemingly out of nowhere a horrible, debilitating muscle cramp wrenches a muscle and stops us dead in our tracks. We gently massage the area while grimacing in pain, and then impatiently wait for the cramp to go away. It usually lasts a minute or so, but man does it feel… read more

How carb-back loading can enhance your gains!

First off, carbohydrates are not the enemy. The right carbs — beans, veggies and unprocessed or minimally processed whole grains — can provide lasting energy. Secondly, timing your carb intake may be a key to burning fat and building muscle for those of us who train hard and consistently. Carb-back loading is a dietary strategy… read more

Adam Milstead Honors His Father in the Octagon

Adam Milstead is an MMA fighter. A pipeline technician. A born-again Christian. His collar is as blue as it gets. And with a record of eight and two, with six knockouts under his belt, he’s earned his stripes. “The Prototype”, as his coach donned him after seeing his picture-perfect fight form, never had it easy.… read more

Build Your Biceps: Standing Kettlebell Curls

The standing barbell curl is one of the most common go-to mass builders for those looking to build their bi’s. So, why swap in kettlebells? The main benefit is that when the bell hangs below the wrist it creates constant pulling and more time under tension (TUT). This can lead to a better muscle pump… read more

Healthy Snacks for Athletes

Mindless snacking can throw your diet into a tailspin. Mindful snacking, on the other hand, can curb hunger cravings, fill in any nutritional gaps, and work to your advantage when the goal is to stay lean, muscular, and powerful. The key is to know which foods to snack on, and when. As for how much,… read more

​Break out of your winter slumber with this cool crop of workout gear and clothing.

Looking to gear up for spring? From new fitness gear to workout attire to the best workout supplements available, here’s how to refresh your routine as the weather warms … P4 Sports Supplements ($37.99 and up) Proven4’s line of NSF Certified for Sport supplements can keep you energized and primed for recovery: Pre-Game Formula: Caffeine, beta-alanine,… read more

​Tips to Crush Your Winter Training!

We know you’re sick and tired of winter. So are we. Frigid temperatures, wearing extra layers of clothing when going from A to B, tiptoeing around black ice on the infrequent days we finally can venture outside for a run. We’re over it. However, spring and warmer weather are just around the corner, so you’re… read more

How Golfers Can Improve Mobility & Their Game

The best, most powerful and precise golf swings are products of smooth mechanics and countless hours on the links. As anyone who saw the ‘90’s Adam Sandler flick Billy Madison and tried to mimic his wonky swing knows that when you try to muscle your tee shot you’ll get a nasty slice or hook. And you’d better… read more

Power Lifter. Power Parent. Power Life.

You’ve heard of super moms, but Power Moms – make that Proven Power Moms – are a far rarer phenomenon. We were honored to spend some time with Rylee Johnson, Power Lifter and Mom of three kids under the age of four. So how does a high school athlete push herself to become a long term Power… read more

​5 Tips To Help You Stop Eating on Autopilot

A recent study showed that eating less can improve mood, sleep, and sex drive in healthy people. That means even serious athletes and lifters can benefit from tightening the screws on their diets and cutting out excess meals and snacking. But how do you do that if you’re someone who eats on autopilot or has developed habits… read more