Posts Categorized: Nutrition

2 Random Tips for Getting Back in Shape

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Not too long ago I wrote a post on how you do not need a treadmill to get back in shape. Too often we get stuck in the mentality that we need to figure everything out on our own before we are ready to figure some things out. Just Tuesday we started another session of […]

Ditch the Treadmill- Part 2

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Last week, we talked about what aerobic training is, who it is for, and introduced the misguided notions about it in part 1 of this series. Today, I am going to focus on fat loss and why the treadmill is not my favorite tool for such goals. Anytime you add a new training stimulus, the […]

Mastering the Basics

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Our society is an interesting one. We are always looking to become elite, advanced, or at least earn a cupcake. This can be a great strategy in the right context. If we are willing to hustle to get a better job, then it could mean more money, time off, or work to be proud of. […]

How Important is Body Fat Percentage for Athletes?

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Not too long ago there was an episode of Behind the B, which goes behind the scenes for the Boston Bruins. At one point, the strength coach for the Bruins was discussing percent body fat. Some of the percentages for the Bruins were astronomically low. In order to play at the NHL level, it is […]

10 Rules of Nutrition

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Nutrition does not have to be as complicated a topic as most will make it out to be. Textbooks will ask you to count everything and do these complicated math equations just to have an inaccurate measurement. I took four nutrition classes in college and none of them could have been passed without a graphing […]

Calories are Not Created Equal

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Somehow we got to a point of misunderstanding when it comes to eating well. There is this notion that calories were the most important aspect of the food. Maybe it is because people have put together the oversimplified thought that “calories in vs. calories out” is how we control our weight. It is right up […]

Alternatives to Measuring Scale Weight

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A lot of people’s lives are controlled by the scale. They are obsessed with seeing the number on the scale go down. In the efforts of losing weight, the scale is the gatekeeper to goals. This is a flawed system. There are too many factors that influence weight on the scale and it does not […]

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

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Nutrition is more than just a way to lose weight. Eating well also boosts performance. Those that think they can just eat like crap because they have been skinny their whole life will have to deal with lack of production at work, in the gym, or in other aspects of life. These people are robbing […]

Chicken Sausage Recipe and Fat Loss Workouts

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Eating better does not have to mean plain chicken breast and broccoli. If you are cutting weight for an event and we are talking about dropping from 5% body fat to 4.75%, then you might have to eat bland. For normal people that just need to clean up their diets from junk food, it does […]

Fed Up and Quad Dominance

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1.      My girlfriend showed me a movie trailer for Fed Up the other day and I found it interesting. On the surface it appears to be a plea against processed, sugar laden foods. A topic that I am all for. The documentary comes out on May 9th and I am interested to see how it […]