Why You Should Food Log (Part 3)

In this third and final installment of “Why You Should Use Food Diaries,” we will discuss how to use your food diary to review, adjust, and plan your future nutrition. Whether you log your food on a daily, weekly, or biweekly basis, it’s crucial to review your logs at the end to identify foods and … Continued

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Why Strength is Important For Your Health

Strength is the ability to generate force in order to overcome or resist being moved by external forces. As our society becomes more sedentary, the need for strength may seem unnecessary. However, just because you rarely have to lift heavy objects does not mean that strength training has no benefit to you. Increasing muscle mass … Continued

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Training Eccentrics: Does it make a difference?

Many of my athletes aren’t too thrilled when I relay their new program includes squats, deadlifts, push-ups, pull-ups etc. with a 4 to 8 second negative. Following this statement, I usually receive an eye roll, a grumble, or a deep sigh.  Little do they know how beneficial those 4 to 8 seconds will be to … Continued

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Caffeine and Performance

Coffee, tea, chocolate, coca cola, what do all of these things have in common?…caffeine. For a large majority of us, we can’t start the day without it. We rely on it (maybe a little too much) to provide a morning jolt of energy or lift us out of an afternoon slump. Many athletes also turn … Continued

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