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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

4 Reasons To Eat Pomegranate

  The nutrient-rich pomegranate fruit has been around for thousands of years and has been used for a variety of things: a snack, a refreshing drink, and even medicine (whether it works as a medical agent, specifically its ability to fight cancer cells, remains up for debate). Still, the sweetly tart pomegranate has been shown… read more

Why We’re On A (Foam) Roll

Photo credit: http://www.leanitup.com/workout-plans-limber-battl… In a previous post we went over why it’s wise to add foam rolling into your training regimen. But in case you wanted more proof, a recent study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences found that rolling on a foam roller both pre- and post-workout allowed for better hip flexibility and range of motion.… read more

6 Diet Buzzwords Defined

You want to make healthy decisions, right? Right. So of course you survey food labels in an earnest attempt at making good choices when you go to the supermarket. And then you might end up scratching your head in bewilderment as you attempt to figure out what words like “all natural” or “no hormones added”… read more

Bigger Muscles & A Stronger Core — No Weights Needed!

“How much you do you bench?” It’s a common question fit and muscular people field. A question that’s less frequently asked: “How long can you hold a plank for?” While putting up 400 pounds on a bench is certainly impressive — we can’t do that, can you? – holding a plank with strict form for… read more

Proven 4 the Fairway: Kristy Breuler’s Pre-game GOLF Stretches

When you’re about to spend a full day on the course, it’s critical to get tuned up with pre-game golf stretches for injury prevention and superior sport performance. That’s why we checked in with Golf Fitness Expert Kristy Breuler to get her best tips for your pre-tee ritual. “The objective of pregame stretches is to… read more

Tips For Eating Healthy On A Road Trip

      Summer vacation may not be as cool as it was when you were a kid, but it’s still an ideal time to take a road trip or book a getaway for a change of scenery. That said, heading out of town for some R&R and stress relief doesn’t mean you should let… read more