• Protein Needs – What is the controversy with eggs. Are they healthy, or are they harmful? 

    Dietary advice changes so frequently it can be difficult to know when you’re making the best choices. One minute, eggs are in as a healthy source of protein. Next, eggs are out because they are thought to increase the likelihood of heart disease. What’s the bottom line? Read on for helpful advice   How much […]

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  • Reducing Finger and Hand Fatigue During Workouts 

     Many excellent programs require using gym equipment like kettle bells. Sometimes, fingers give out before muscles. Here are tips to protect the hands.    Be strong…and gentle Go ahead and use equipment that helps you build muscle and feel strong, just don’t forget to be gentle with your hands. Start by keeping them covered. Experiment […]

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  • The Universal Element in Fitness – Why is water consumption important? What are the proper amounts to consume? 

    There are lots of reason to hydrate adequately with fitness. On the most basic level you should drink enough water because dehydration hampers performance and can adversely impact health. You can’t nail your personal best if you’re dehydrated. Beyond ego, water is good for the body. Water aids digestion, regulates internal body temperature, cushions organs […]

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  • What is “the Pump?”

    Can non-bodybuilders experience muscle excitement in the gym?  Maybe you’ve heard the lingo at the gym and wondered what the hype was about. Remember the expression, “bigger, better, faster, more?” The pump is the bodybuilders way of achieving that. In other words, muscles look bigger, sometimes even half an inch bigger, with the pump. Can […]

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  • The Shadow of the Presidential Fitness Test

    Some things in high school PE classes remain relevant throughout life. What are the things that school fitness tests got right  Amid concern about the inactivity and declining fitness levels of youth, the test was planned to encourage more exercise. Many kids felt traumatized by the prospect of the test, which used a ranking system. […]

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  • How to find the right gym or personal trainer

    Finding the right gym or personal trainer can boost your odds of success. Here are some things to consider when looking for just the right fit.   Consider Spend some considering why now is the right time. This will help you identify your motivation for training or joining the gym. Decide why a fitness plan […]

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Gym Etiquette

    Does it feel like your gym has lately become a free for all? Time to rein things back in. Just a little courtesy goes a long way. Not sure what’s expected? These rules will make you a model citizen. Offer a greeting Say hello or at least offer a smile if someone is attending the […]

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  • How to Stay Motivated as a Beginner

    Whatever your goals may be, to lose weight, get toned and tight, increase strength or just feel great, the key is keeping up the momentum as you encounter the peaks and valleys of your health journey. Here’s how to knock it out of the park.   Staying Motivated: What’s the Problem? Toned legs. Powerful abs. […]

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  • How to Start Your Fitness Journey

    You can’t put off your health any more. The time to hesitate on your health…is through. So what now? Where do you start? With a actionable plan that makes sense for your lifestyle. Here’s your cheat sheet for getting started.   (Don’t) Go Big or Go Home Starting off too ambitious (I’m going to lose […]

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  • Radical Workouts, Awesome Payoff!

    Let’s face it: most of us will become demotivated to stay strong in the weight room when we hit what feels like the inevitable plateau. But is it inevitable? When you challenge yourself to the brink you can continue making progress without frustration along the way. Here’s 4 radical workouts to help get you there. […]

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