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Free Body Fat Scan

Did you know… The drop out rate for fitness is higher than that of Navy Seals? About 80-90% of people will give up on their fitness routine within the first 5 months. Of those that do stick with it, many will eventually hit a rut, get complacent, stop making progress and quit. I’ve been there...
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How to Eat During the Holidays

Sweet treats and rich meals can feel like landmines for health-conscious people, yet no one wants to feel deprived during the happiest season of all. For some there is often one meal, which is no big deal. Others have very large families, which means many meals that happen throughout the end of the year. No...
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Eat With “No Ragrets” During the Holiday Season

During one wellness presentation, I asked a group of people what they thought was the average amount of weight gained during the holiday season every year in the U.S. Some people on the far end guessed an average of 10-15 pounds. Others had a little more conservative guess of about 5-7. The answer is closer to about one pound. With...
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Pyramid Sets: The Best Method for Strength Endurance

When I first made the transition from powerlifting to CrossFit with the goal of becoming more well-rounded in my health and fitness, I struggled a lot with body weight movements like pushups, sit ups, and pull ups. This was partly due to my weight but also due to lacking the capacity to perform higher rep...
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Nutrient Focus: Choline

Chances are if you are an athlete of any sport or a fitness enthusiast of any discipline, you care about performance. And intuitively you probably already  know on some level that fueling yourself and recovering with the proper macronutrients and micronutrients is essential to this process. However one nutrient tends to not get as much...
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The Mongoose is Worse Than the Snake

When I was in St. Maarten during vacation, my wife and I went on an excursion with a tour guide who drove our bus. The tour guide talked about how once in an effort to combat the snakes, they introduced mongooses to the island. For a time everything was great. The mongooses reliably cleaned out the...
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Diet and training update

Recently I have been trying to diet down and get lean again.  2 weeks ago, I got an update from my coach, that resulted in lower carbs on low and medium carb days, and 104 min HIIT cardio per week, broken up over 6 days. The HIIT sessions are done on the newly repaired air...
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Do You Know Why You’re Weak?

Do you know why you’re weak? Do you know why you miss a lift, or why you fail on a multiple-rep set? Part of being a good lifter is knowing why you missed a lift, then being able to take the necessary steps to correct that mistake and work on that weakness. The majority of...
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The Skinny on Project-1

For the most part, no supplement is going to beat out hardwork, and sometimes pre-workouts can severely hinder your ability to get an accurate RPE on activity, skews heart rate, and can lend to an enormous crash later. For those reasons, I have a tendency to stick to a strong cup of coffee unless I...
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