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09Jun 2015

The health and fitness industry thrives on vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS). According to Forbes Magazine, in 2013 the VMS community drew in $32 billion for the year (that’s ‘billion’ with a ‘b’). Some projections point to the industry pulling in $60 billion annually by 2021. With all this money being spent on our health […]

02Jun 2015

Static exercises, also known as Isometrics, are a form of training where the body performs little to no movement while contracting its muscle fibers. Key benefits of static training are: Increased muscular endurance Increased muscular strength Toning Time saving Muscular Endurance – Static training is very taxing on your CNS (Central Nervous System). This occurs […]

26May 2015

Hit a Plateau? Try a Negative OR Negatives for Positive Strength OR Negative Training for Strength, Size, and Rehab Every lifter goes through peaks and valleys in their training program. Ideally, we’d like more peaks than valleys. After a period of time most, if not all of us, hit a plateau. While elite level strength […]

21May 2015

It’s like the bench press. It’s one of the first things you ever touched in weight room. You felt strong loading up those 45lb plates. Unfortunately, you became addicted and more effective exercises (e.g. the SQUAT!) stayed far from your training routine. Why? We like things easy. Why mess up a good thing? Well, I’m […]

06May 2015

This will be the least ‘sexiest’ article on fitness you will ever read on this website. Why? Because stretching is not sexy. Well, sometimes it is. Happy? Now Focus! I’ll be the first to admit stretching can be boring, time consuming, and painful. Like me, you probably want to do a quick warm-up and get […]

28Apr 2015

If I had to rank the importance of mobility in any training program it would be at the very top. However, if I had to rate the ‘sexiness’ of mobility drills it would be at the very bottom. Like most things in life what we need isn’t always what we want.  The best analogy I […]

 
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