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Category: Fitness and Training

How to Handle Muscle Soreness

Have you ever woken up the day after a tough workout with muscles so sore, you felt like your entire body had been beaten by tiny little hammers in the night? If you have, you know the feeling of DOMS, “delayed onset muscle soreness.” DOMS comes from either doing a new workout/exercise or from a lot…
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Train for 5K

Training For 5K, 10K, Or Obstacle Races

Are you considering training for a 5K, 10K, obstacle course race, or other short-distance event? When you google “train for a 5k,” you’ll get about 68.4 million results in 1.42 seconds. That’s a LOT of information to wade through. Some of that info is probably great. Some of it’s garbage. Here’s what you need to…
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Best Cardio For Speed, Endurance, and Fat Loss

If the only kind of “cardio” you’re doing is going for long runs, you’re leaving a lot of gains on the table (even if you’re training for distance events). In this article, I will share with you the best kinds of cardio to improve your speed (athleticism), maximize your endurance, and boost fat loss. Speed…
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The A-B-C Strength Formula

The A-B-C formula for strength and athleticism   While there’s no set-in-stone “best” way to structure a single workout, I’m going to give you my super-secret formula for getting stronger and more athletic by following a system that’s as easy as A-B-C. (Note: I borrowed this system from legendary coach, Tony Gentilcore. He’s can deadlift…
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Making the Most of Home Workouts

Let’s be real here. Unless you have a badass gym setup at home, your home workouts likely won’t be as “good” or as satisfying as working out at a fully-equipped gym.But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to shitty workouts for the rest of the pandemic. Here are my top tips to make the most of…
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Balance Training Without BOSU Balls

Balance is pretty important. It helps you avoid falling down and embarrassing (or injuring) yourself. Even more importantly, having good balance improves your athletic ability. You’ve probably seen countless articles and Instagram posts about balancing on Swiss balls and BOSU balls to improve your balance and coordination. While there’s a place for stability balls in…
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Upper Body Training Tips

Upper Body Training Tips   Whether your goal is getting stronger or building more muscle definition, these tips will help you improve your upper body fitness.   Tip #1: Focus on compound movements.   This is especially important if you want more “toned” arms. Everybody thinks curls and kickbacks when training for arm definition, and…
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Getting Back to the Gym After A Long Break

Gyms are starting to open across the United States as Corona virus restrictions ease up. After a week of meeting with clients who were excited to lift heavy things again, I know a lot of people are eager to get back into their training routines. Here’s how you can get back into a strength training…
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Staying Fit During Lockdown

Quarantine Fitness I don’t know about you, but the last three weeks have been pretty tough, mentally and physically. Rather than complain about how I’m stuck at home when it should be baseball-watching, rock-climbing, patio-beer-drinking season, here’s what I’m doing daily to stay fit (and sane) during this lockdown. Sticking to a regular sleep/wake routine.…
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How To Build An Effective Strength Program

You know that guy or girl who you see in the gym nearly every day, doing pretty much the same thing every workout? Or the person jumping around on a BOSU ball, doing different tricks every time? They’re both making one fatal fitness mistake: failing to follow a progressive training program. Going into the gym and…
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