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Can You Still Get Strong & Lose Fat?

  Can you still get strong and lose fat? The answer is a resounding “YES!” You don’t have to choose between being muscular and lean or bulky and overweight. You can have it all! In this blog post, we will discuss the best ways to achieve both strength and fat loss. We will also provide… read more

How Do You Train for Endurance?

You’ve probably seen those crazy people running in the rain or snow. Maybe you even thought to yourself, “How do they do that?” The answer is endurance training. Endurance athletes are a special breed — they push their bodies to the limit in order to achieve their goals. If you’re interested in becoming an endurance… read more

5 Ways to Optimize Exercise Performance

Achieving your fitness goals is more than the repetitive cycle of sleep, sweat, eat, repeat. Optimizing your exercise performance is a way to train smarter instead of getting lost in last year’s workout fads. Learn how to properly optimize your exercise performance to gain muscle, lose fat, and increase your endurance.   While single-joint exercises… read more

5 Ways to Encourage Muscle Growth

In recent years, the focus on fitness has shifted from simply being thin, to being fit and strong. Gains in the gym has not only become a popular saying among gym lovers, but it is becoming a lifestyle. Unfortunately for some, muscle growth can be hard to achieve. While each individual is going to have… read more

Should You Tailor Your Workouts To Your Stress Levels?

Movement is a vital component of our health, yet even though it’s so good for us, it’s also a stressor. And what we know about stress is that it impacts both our physical and mental wellness. From impairing our immune system to sleep issues, when high stress levels aren’t managed, exercising could be adding to… read more

What Is Zone Training?

Level up your training season with heart rate training! ____________________________________________________________________________ Everyone wants to be in the zone! And while this may mean something different for every sport, for runners, zone training is uniquely tied to heart rate training. For a majority of runners, pace is typically gauged by intensity — the better your time per… read more

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What Is Progressive Overload & Why Does It Matter?

There are many reasons why people may want to include progressive overload into their lifting routine, but many choose to implement it when they experience a plateau. If you’ve been diligently working out and sticking to a prescribed lifting regimen performing the same movements and weight, but just can’t seem to bump up in numbers,… read more

The Potential Benefits of Beta-Alanine Supplementation For Cyclists

Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking for a way to level up your performance or a professional one chasing a competitive edge, beta-alanine supplementation has shown a promising role in muscle endurance for high-intensity activities. Learn more about this amino acid and how it may support your training goals. What is Beta-Alanine? Beta-alanine is a… read more

Is Fat Loss A Goal? Try The NEAT Method

Level up your physical goals with Proven 4! If you have a goal weight or a specific body fat percentage you want to reach, there’s a good chance you’ve adjusted your diet and training program. But beyond the broccoli and chicken dinners and leaving a little bit of your soul on the mat after every… read more

10 Myths About Pre-Workout Supplements

Pre-workouts have always been popular among athletes to help boost energy and athletic performance. They typically come as a powdered substance that you mix with water and drink before exercising. Although pre-workouts are meant to benefit your nutrition and performance, there’s a lot of misleading information about them. This can make it a challenge to… read more

Wellness Support From Your Kitchen: Bay Leaves

This flavorful herb is for more than just soup! Amongst your dried spices, your kitchen pantry likely has bay leaves. Bay leaves are used widely in cooking, and called for in a variety of soups and sauces. We know they turn the bland and boring into delicious, edible meals, but do bay leaves do anything… read more

Practicing Stress Management For Improved Fitness

Not seeing results in your workouts? Perhaps it’s related to stress! Training hard and working out has as much of an aesthetic appeal as a mental and emotional one — people want to look good, while benefiting their mental health. And while exercising is just one avenue to combat stress, it’s vital to reduce stress… read more