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Brittany Lewis
Feb 19, 2019

These 6 Kinds of Seeds Make Tasty, Nutrient-Packed Snacks

Seeds are small and often overlooked, but they punch far above their weight. “Seeds are nutritional powerhouses that play a crucial role in a man’s overall healthy diet,” says Debbie Petitpain, a registered dietician at the Medical University of South Carolina. “They are full of protein, fiber, and healthy unsaturated fats, which protect against heart disease.” A 2017 study Read More »

Brittany Lewis
Feb 18, 2019

6 Fitness Habits That Are Hurting Your Workout

You might be fighting a sedentary lifestyle by working out, but these mistakes can ruin the effort you put in. If you’re wondering why achieving your fitness goals seems elusive as ever, it may not have anything to do with how many reps you’re cranking out or your mileage on the treadmill. Your workout plan and Read More »

Steve Levert
Feb 15, 2019

The Best Workout for When You Have Zero Time and Zero Space

Combine cardio principles with weightlifting for a super-efficient workout. There are many ways to combine cardio and lifting into the same workout, and each has its own advantages. If you’re pressed for time and limited with space and equipment, complexes are the best of these options. “A complex is a group of exercises done using Read More »

Feb 14, 2019

Why You Should Rethink Your Spinning Obsession

Spinning might look about the same as outdoor cycling or riding a stationary bike, but in many ways, it’s a far more intense workout. It also one of the easiest to overdo. First, there aren’t many (if any) breaks in spin class. “When you’re biking outside, you have to be aware of road dangers like Read More »

Brittany Lewis
Feb 13, 2019

The Real Reason You Should Warm Up

Too often, athletes show up late to a group workout and just jump in on the fast swimming, running or riding with no warm-up. Others are pinched for time, trying to squeeze a workout into a busy schedule, so they skip the warm-up figuring the main set of the workout is more important anyway. Is Read More »

Bill Brown
Feb 12, 2019

5 Benefits of Weight Training

Many individuals who exercise or are new to the fitness world feel strength training is only associated with more experienced athletes. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are too many physical, health, and mental benefits to leave strength training out of your workout schedule. Here is why and how you should include this Read More »

Aron Layman
Feb 08, 2019

How to Trick Your Brain into Lifting Heavier Weights

Master your nervous system with wave loading — and make those gains feel easier. It’s been said that being successful at anything is more mental than physical. The same is true with lifting, although we’ll be more specific: It’s neural. Your nervous system controls your muscles, but you control your nervous system. And, if you can trick Read More »

Brittany Lewis
Feb 07, 2019

Eating the Right Foods for Exercise

Nutrition is important for fitness Eating a well-balanced diet can help you get the calories and nutrients you need to fuel your daily activities, including regular exercise. When it comes to eating foods to fuel your exercise performance, it’s not as simple as choosing vegetables over doughnuts. You need to get the right types of food at Read More »

Lara Falberg
Feb 06, 2019

Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

According to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems, a weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline.   Most of us past the age of 40 are aware that our minds and memories begin to sputter as the years pass. Read More »

Brittany Lewis
Feb 05, 2019

The 6 Best Ways to Recover from Your Workout

We know you’ve been hitting the gym hard and busting it in your training. But spending hours lifting might actually stall your progress. Recovery and rest are essential parts of any strength and conditioning program. Most coaches and trainers would argue it’s just as or more important than the lifting itself. Recovery must occur before Read More »


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