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CrossFit Edge: Forging Elite Fitness with P4

  The Mind Behind  CrossFit Edge 94 Growing up, Burt Beauchamp was always pushing his athleticism. Travel hockey, baseball, basketball – you name it and Burt was doing it. “And then I graduated high school and got lazy,” says the CrossFit Edge owner. That’s when Burt decided to get back to the gym, lose 85 pounds… read more

The Cube Method: More Power In 10 Weeks

The Cube Method is a 10-week strength- and power-building program that focuses on three main lifts — squat, bench press, and deadlift. Developed by acclaimed powerlifter Brandon Lilly, the program has you lifting heavy one day per week using 80-85% of your one-rep max (1RM). For example: Week 1 Deadlifts — heavy Bench press —… read more

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

Instead of relying on crash diets or fasting, which can have negative effects on metabolism and body fat retention, a ketogenic diet is ultimately attempting to “trick” your body into believing it’s in ketosis — a state where your body releases stored fat to fuel your activity. The trouble is that when you drastically slash… read more

Amp Up Your Workout with More Sleep

Of all the things that might get between you and a great workout, there’s one that’s entirely in your control. Sleep. Consistently getting a solid night’s sleep is the baseline we all need to maintain a motivated and high-functioning mind and body. Funny thing about this, though? This isn’t news to any of us. It’s… read more

P4 Helps Former College Athlete Kendyl Mygatt Barrett Find Her Next Five Seconds

For Kendyl Mygatt Barrett, the in-season schedule can be hectic, but she doesn’t let it interfere with her commitment to her own health and fitness. Since she closed out her own collegiate soccer career and married Washington Nationals Reliever Aaron Barrett, she still maintains her love of the game and her love for putting good,… read more

What Are BCAAs, Anyway?

If you take sports supplements regularly you’ve most likely noticed the letters BCAA on at least one of the product labels. And you may have asked yourself, “What in the heck does “BCAA” stand for? Could it be the Base Crunch Absorption of Aminos? Wow, what a terrible guess. Absolutely not. It stands for branched-chain… read more

2 Moves For Stronger Wheels & Better Athletic Performance

When’s the last time you saw someone flex their hamstrings and leave those witnessing the display of striated hamstrings in awe? Never, right? Makes sense. And that’s why hamstring development often gets forgotten. Unlike the quads, calves, biceps, or triceps, the hammies are more of a behind-the-scenes player. But they play a big role in… read more

Snack On This: Simply 7 Quinoa Chips

  Between 1977 and 2006 the amount of calories people consumed via snacks jumped from 260 to 580, according to research from Purdue University. That’s not such a bad thing if you’re a strongman looking to pile in as many calories as you can, but is problematic when you’re trying to optimize your body for… read more

POWER LIFTER JERAD JOHNSON REFUSES TO BE AVERAGE

The fear of being average. That’s what drives power lifters Jerad Johnson and his wife. “Neither of us are the type of person that just wants to blend in and be part of a mediocre group.” LIFTING FOR REAL  Three years ago, high school teacher and football/track coach Jerad Johnson and his wife opened up… read more

3 Surefire Ways To Rev Up Your Metabolism

  Battling slow metabolism, or do you simply want to give your metabolic rate a jumpstart? Your genetic makeup plays a key role in how fast (or painfully slow) you process calories, but you’re not imprisoned by genetics. There are tweaks you can make to your training routine that can help you improve your body’s… read more

Meet Kristy Breuler – Golf Fitness Expert and New P4 Contributor

We are excited to welcome Kristy Breuler, TPI-certified golf fitness and Pilates instructor, to the Proven 4 team! With nearly 10 years of experience in golf conditioning and twice that in everything from water aerobics, step, hi-lo, body sculpting and more, Kristy has become a dynamic resource for golfers at Kensington Golf & Country Club… read more

How Pro Running Back Joique Bell Powers Through the Off-Season

We caught up with Pro Running Back Joique Bell to find out what his off-season routine looks like, and what we saw is no surprise for a power player like Bell. “In the off season, I’m in the gym five days a week, four to six hours a day. I do everything from weightlifting to… read more