What’s the deal with those funny looking shoes with the individual toes?

Last week I did a post on the benefits of doing sand training.  There is a new shoe called Vibram Fivefingers (actually they have been around for a few years now but they are just beginning to build some steam).  This shoe is designed to […]

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Train in the Soft Stuff

Try training in the sand for a month. Moving to a soft surface for body weight exercise and cardio works in a number of ways to improve your fitness response. It requires better balance and also limits the elastic energy return from your muscles, making […]

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DON’T Forget the Backside!!

Don’t forget to work your backside! I know that you can only see the front, but the stuff on the back side is more important! All of the muscle along your posterior chain (back half of the body) work together to allow you to stand […]

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How Should I Train My Abs?

Don’t over train your abs. So many people are under the illusion that you have to work your abs every day or at least with every workout. This is a fallacy. The reality is that they need recovery like every other muscle. It is most […]

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Travel workouts

Travelling takes a toll on your metabolism because of the long hours of sitting that you do. You can battle this by stopping every few hours and walking about for 10-15 minutes or just doing a few sets of 20 squat jumps.   This is […]

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Optimize your rest periods

Optimize your rest for you goals. Shorter rest periods challenge recovery and fitness more where longer rest periods allow for full recovery and even some acute adaptation. Rest periods for each goal are best quantified as a ratio of the work/rest times but typically they […]

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2-a-days for better gains!

Need a jumpstart? This week, try doing two workouts per day to help you meet your weight loss goals. There are many fitness routines to choose from, but two short interval workouts are the most efficient.  Choose two to three different interval routines to cycle […]

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Don’t forget the good fats!

Don’t forget the good fats! Omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory fats and they are part of the basic building blocks for every cell. For these reasons they are helpful whether you goal is fitness, leaning down or putting on muscle. Together they will […]

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Hydrate!

Don’t forget your water!   Remember that you need to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. If you are working outside or sweet profusely, you will need to increase your consumption beyond this. It takes about 24 ounces of water […]

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