In Season Strength Training for the Athlete

In Season Strength Training for the Athlete: Program Design, Nuances and Focal Points   Strength and conditioning while in season can be tricky business. If done well it will separate you from the boys, but if done badly it could end your season or even career […]

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Do You Have Hyponatremia?

Do You Have Hyponatremia? Hyponatremia is a sodium deficiency typically caused by over hydration or excessive sweating and rehydration without electrolyte replenishment. It may also be caused by illnesses and medications (which I am not addressing in this post).   Why should you replenish electrolytes when […]

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Stretching, is it important, should you do it, and are there better alternatives?

Stretching, is it important, should you do it, and are there better alternatives? First, we should specify a little more. There are multiple forms of “strecthing” or flexibility work and each has some specific functions.  As opposed to typing a research paper concerning the pros and […]

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High Intensity Training or Low Intensity Training

Should you perform High Intensity Training or Low Intensity Training, or a combination?   There are merits to both styles of training but lets first define the two terms. Intensity is expresses as a percentage of a maximum. In weight lifting, 100% is the most weight […]

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Training for Athletic Performance

Training an athlete for performance can seem like a simple task to the layman gym rat. Go work out and you get better, right? But in reality it doesn’t really work that way. Well, it may for a little while, but after that someone that […]

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Is Coconut Water Really Better Than Water?

Is Coconut Water Really Better Than Water? In short…no. Coconut water proponents make claims that it absorbs better and hydrates better than water and that it has a better electrolyte profile than sports drinks. So what’s true and whats garbage? Below is the electrolyte profile […]

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Earthing: Miracle or Garbage?

Is earthing the next alternative medicine miracle or is it alternative med garbage? First, let’s talk about what earthing is. Essentially, earthing is the same thing as electrically grounding something. They use the term earthing to avoid confusion. There are several techniques for earthing that […]

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Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days- without supplements, surgery or drugs

Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days- I will preface this article by saying that you must have 30 pounds of fat to lose to accomplish this. There are a lot get fit quick pitches and products out there, most of them are a far cry […]

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Nutritional Strategies for Gaining Muscle: Part 1- Protein

Nutritional Strategies for Gaining Muscle: Part 1- Protein The three most important factors determining muscle growth are genetics, workout volume/intensity, and nutrition. Supplements probably have the least impact in the long run. When you follow all of the correct guidelines, even the hardest gainers can […]

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Are You a Cramper?

If you are a cramper, there is likely a simple solution to you problem that you haven’t tried yet. The most common advise is that you need potassium but this is the least likely solution. See the video below for more information about how sodium, […]

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