DIET PARALYSIS - STOP OVERTHINKING AND START ACTING “What are your thoughts about the Paleo Diet?” “I heard about this new Sugar Detox Diet, should I try it?” “Should I go vegan?” As a nutritionist, I often see clients who endlessly spin their wheels in search of the “best diet.” They start one,
About Adam VogelAdam Vogel is the founder of Pure Performance Training. He is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the International Sports Science Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a certified Functional Movement Screening Specialist (FMS), and Level 1 (KBC) Kettlebell Instructor.
FATIGUE YOUR WAY TO GOALS The term “fatigue” often gets a bad rap. Athletes work hard to avoid being the one who fatigues easily or fatigues first. But there are benefits to fatigue and ways to use it to your advantage in training. In this post, we’ll explore the other side of fatigue
NUTRITION FACTS You have probably noticed some changes in the Nutrition Facts label recently. That’s because the Food and Drug Administration has decided to update the Nutrition Facts label to reflect new scientific information and make it easier for people to make more informed food choices. In today’s nutrition quick tip
THREE EXERCISES TO IMPROVE SINGLE LEG POWER Most sport and lifestyle activities require us to be explosive, change direction, and jump when only one foot is planted on the ground. Yet we rarely train single-leg power in the gym. These three exercises will help fix that. Explosive Two-Box Step-Up In most
SUPER SHAKE Do you want to eat healthy foods but are short on time? If so, shakes are a great way to stay on track when you’re on the go. They’re easy to transport, require little preparation, and are packed with nutrients. But you have to be careful of premade, store-bought
MINDSET: WHERE SHOULD YOUR HEAD BE WHEN STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM? How many times have you started and stopped an exercise program? You begin with the best of intentions and then suddenly you get busy, you get bored or you get hurt. It happens to the best of us. But with the proper mindset
UNDERSTANDING THE INFLUENCE OF POSTURE ON BREATH AND ENDURANCE PART 2 As we look at how to improve athletic endurance, we explored in Part One the connection between good posture and breath and some consequences that occur when this relationship is disrupted. Here, we offer a step-by-step plan designed to break the cycle
UNDERSTANDING THE INFLUENCE OF POSTURE ON BREATH AND ENDURANCE PART ONE The influence of posture on breath and cardiovascular performance is one of the most underappreciated factors in endurance training. In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at how posture drives our breathing patterns, which in turn impacts our ability to delay
Are you tired of calorie counting? Want an easier way to estimate your portion sizes? We sure think so! In today’s nutrition quick tip video, Pure Performance Training registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), Ryan Maciel, will show you how to estimate your portion sizes and build a well-balanced meal by using your hand.
THE CHOP PATTERN Chopping exercises are a staple in most of our fitness programming. Not only are they one of the best ways to build reflexive core strength and endurance, they’re also a great assessment tool to identify left/right side imbalances. The chop pattern is a fundamental human movement involved in a wide variety