Ways To Ditch Your Sugar Addiction

  Are you struggling with sugar addiction? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people find themselves struggling to break free from the hold that sugar has on them. It can be tough to ditch your sugar addiction, but it’s definitely worth it! In this blog from Proven 4, we will discuss some ways… read more

How Much Time Should You Take Between Sets?

  When working out and lifting weights, one of the most important things to consider is how much time you should take between sets. In this post from our team at Proven 4, we’ll discuss four different factors that influence how long you should wait between sets. After reading, be sure to check out our… read more

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

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

Taking Your Fitness Outdoors

It’s spring, so why not emerge from hibernation by exercising outdoors?! If you’ve felt cooped up indoors and antsy because you’re confined to a specific square footage when the weather is drab and cold, you can begin to thaw out and soak in the sunshine with the emergence of spring! And while there’s nothing more… read more

What Is Mouse Shoulder?

Curious about the source of your neck and shoulder pain? It could be mouse shoulder! As an athlete or fitness enthusiast, aches, pains, and discomfort are no stranger. You train extremely hard, and as your body and muscles recover, there’s no doubt you incorporate your arsenal of recovery efforts including ice baths, Epsom salt soaks,… read more