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The Key To Losing Body Fat While Increasing Strength

I think it’s safe to say, for most people losing body fat and increasing lean muscle is an ideal achievement for overall health and fitness.  The question is how do we accomplish such a feat?  When talking about nutrition, we’ve all heard jokes about the stereotypical personal trainer pushing their clients to eat more and […]

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BCAAs Fact or Fiction: What Does the Science Say

Nutrition is the other major component of healthy living. Most fitness enthusiasts achieve the results they are looking for with a well-balanced exercise plan and diet. For serious fitness enthusiasts or those looking for an additional push, supplements can help you reach that next level. Individuals who are dieting to slim down in some areas […]

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Boost Your Workout Performance with Proper Hydration

Drinking enough water during exercise is essential for optimal endurance and strength. Those who are sufficiently hydrated prior to working out, experience less cramping, increased energy levels and even faster muscle recovery. Sounds simple and yet most studies on the subject reveal high rates of dehydration among those who exercise and/or play sports, even among […]

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The Right Kind of Workout Protein Can Help Yield the Results You Want

Most people consume an adequate amount of protein each day. But when it comes to exercise, adding the right type of workout protein to your diet can make all the difference. With so many different workout proteins to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out which type to go with. Workout proteins like […]

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Get the Most Out of Your Workout with a Healthy Diet

What you eat impacts your workout performance and recovery. Get the most out of your workout with a healthy diet: sustained energy, preserved muscle mass, better performance and more. Sustained Energy Carb consumption helps sustain energy. Foods rich in carbs can help provide energy before a long race or endurance exercise. Carbs are also quite […]

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Is Alcohol Sabotaging Your Weight Loss?

This is a conversation I have with clients often. Alcohol is the double whammy of foods when it comes to weight loss – not only is it empty calories but it also has detrimental effects on the way your body metabolizes other food. This is a really well written article on the subject courtesy of […]

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Is a Whole Food, Plant Based Diet Right for You?

Whole Food Plant Based Diet

by Aaron Hornstra, CSCS Thanks to the hit Netflix documentary “What the Health”, there has been an increase in popularity and awareness around a vegan or plant based diet.  The positive effects on our environment are undeniable; however, the question remains – Are whole food, plant based diets really healthier for us, and if so […]

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