Posts Tagged: nutrition

4 Basic Nutrition Tips for Athletes

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A lot of athletes struggle with nutrition. Some of the reasons for this can include lack of knowledge, inability to cook, not buying their own groceries, timing/options with school, etc. There are a lot of things that are working against athletes eating well. The problem is that good nutrition can be such a difference maker. […]

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 […]

Getting In Shape without a Treadmill

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Running seems to be one of the most popular forms of exercise in this country. It is easy to perform, does not require a whole lot of equipment, and is very cheap. Throw some clothes on, lace up your shoes, and just go run. Seems simple enough right? Well here I am to hate on […]

Improve your Core Training for Better Results

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Core training is one of those fun, fancy fitness words that people like to throw around. You tell people that you work on core strength and they couldn’t be happier. I am fairly certain that most people don’t actually know what core stability is but they think they need it. The best part about that […]

You Cannot Turn Fat into Muscle

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It has been about 3.5 years since I have finished my undergrad work. We can knock another 1.5 while I was taking coursework that separated me from the general fitness world. Lets call it 5 years since I have really had to work with a lot of the old myths and sacredly held beliefs in […]

Athletes: Get Stronger without Becoming Slow

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The sports performance industry is a really exciting one. Everyday there are coaches making program improvements, technology gets better, and aspects of training become more accessible. Just in the last week or two we have been able to obtain equipment to measure velocity and a complete system for providing nutrition plans. I used to think […]

Where does Cardio fit in Fat Loss?

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Today I am taking a step away from focusing on athletes to get a little bit more general. It is getting close to the holiday season. This is where most people go one of two ways: abandon all hopes of working out or ramping up the efforts to counteract what is going to happen. A […]

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. […]

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 […]