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The Nature of Adapting: The Link Between Your Muscles and Your Mind

THE NATURE OF ADAPTING: THE LINK BETWEEN YOUR MUSCLES AND YOUR MIND Part of the nature of being a human being is the subconscious desire--emotionally, mentally, physically, and metabolically--to stay the same. What do I mean by that? Your cells have no desire to do extra work. To change. To grow. They’d like

The Nature of Adapting: The Link Between Your Muscles and Your Mind2019-09-01T19:35:10+00:00

Heart Health: A Snapshot of The Body

HEART HEALTH: A SNAPSHOT OF THE BODY In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One in every four deaths is attributed to heart disease, and every forty seconds, someone in America has a heart attack (I). These statistics are both jarring and disheartening--but,

Heart Health: A Snapshot of The Body2019-08-01T12:58:11+00:00

Blood Sugar Issues and The Fundamental Solutions

BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES AND THE FUNDAMENTAL SOLUTIONS More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and of those, 90 to 95-percent of them have type 2 diabetes--an illness induced by nutritional and lifestyle factors. Diagnosed diabetes cases cost the United States healthcare system $327 billion per year. One in seven

Blood Sugar Issues and The Fundamental Solutions2018-09-30T12:47:20+00:00

Calories-In and Calories-Out: Energy Expenditure Models

CALORIES-IN AND CALORIES-OUT: ENERGY EXPENDITURE MODELS Whether you’re a frequent flyer at the gym, a weekend warrior, or thinking about starting to workout, you’ve no doubt been faced with an energy expenditure scenario. Energy expenditure is the rate at which our bodies burn calories, and is connected to the rate at which we

Calories-In and Calories-Out: Energy Expenditure Models2018-08-31T16:46:31+00:00

Just Start: Why There is No Pause Button on Your Health

JUST START: WHY THERE IS NO PAUSE BUTTON ON YOUR HEALTH Undertaking new health endeavors can be intimidating for even the most seasoned fitness veterans. Changing the way we eat, rearranging the daily routine to allow for more exercise, altering our evening schedule to try to get more sleep--it’s certainly not always easy.

Just Start: Why There is No Pause Button on Your Health2018-07-31T16:35:09+00:00

Energy Systems, Performance, and Your Body

ENERGY SYSTEMS AREN'T JUST FOR ATHLETES You may have heard the term “energy systems” mentioned in the gym, at practice--or perhaps your children’s practices--in fitness articles, or other health outlets. It’s a complex term that’s often referred to, and is perhaps one of the most confusing and misunderstood things about human performance. And

Energy Systems, Performance, and Your Body2018-09-29T11:34:15+00:00

Complexes

COMPLEXES Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT)— performing a series of resistance exercises one after the other with minimal rest periods—is a powerful tool for fat loss.  It allows you to keep your heart rate high—burning more calories—while building muscle and increasing your metabolism. But while MRT training may take less time than traditional weight

Complexes2017-12-05T14:39:16+00:00

BUILDING A BASEBALL OFFSEASON PROGRAM

BUILDING A BASEBALL OFFSEASON PROGRAM The winter months give baseball players valuable time to commit to a full off-season workout plan. Take advantage of your extra time this winter to get better at your position and get noticed by coaches next year. The key to your off-season workout plan is to have a

BUILDING A BASEBALL OFFSEASON PROGRAM2017-12-07T19:28:08+00:00

ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLE FOR BUILDING MORE SIZE AND ENDURANCE?

ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLE FOR BUILDING MORE SIZE AND ENDURANCE? Most people are familiar with training concepts like sets, repetitions, and weight.  Doing a combination of more exercises, more frequently, with more weight is a well-established path toward increasing muscular size, strength and capacity. But one variable that doesn’t receive

ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLE FOR BUILDING MORE SIZE AND ENDURANCE?2017-11-28T14:21:53+00:00

IMPROVING AEROBIC EFFICIENCY WITHOUT BORING YOURSELF TO DEATH

IMPROVING AEROBIC EFFICIENCY WITHOUT BORING YOURSELF TO DEATH We know from the last post that steady-state aerobic training leads to very specific heart adaptations.  These changes improve efficiency, making the cardiovascular systems better able to deliver energy and buffer fatigue during high-intensity and low-intensity exercises.  They also aid in speeding up the recovery

IMPROVING AEROBIC EFFICIENCY WITHOUT BORING YOURSELF TO DEATH2017-11-03T10:22:42+00:00