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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

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