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  My gym partner “J” (whom I often reference) has tight pectorals. Changing his approach to chest training alleviated his tightness and even improved his strength. The pectorals, also known as the chest, are subdivided into two constitue ...
  I’m Lauren Barnes and I’m a professional soccer play with the Seattle Reign FC. I’m also a plant-based athlete, which has been quite the adventure. There have been so many obstacles that have tested me both on and off the field & ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it has gained so much momentum both inside the athletic world and out. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healt ...
Do your ribs protrude out 1-2 inches in front of the rest of your body? Do you experience any type of musculoskeletal pain on a regular basis? If you’re wondering, “what the heck is a rib flare anyway?” then this article is for you. Rib ...
Ya gotta Tabata, right? When many of my clients hear this word, they typically cringe. Although, I love to see the looks on their faces as they anxiously wait to hear which exercises are on the Tabata menu.   So, what is a Tabata anyway? It is a 4 -m ...
  Everybody is talking about them, which is bizarre as this exercise has been around since the beginning of time (well, actually since 1940 when Weider magazine introduced them to the wider fitness community).   I am a big fan of the front squa ...
“I want a hot body, but I also want tacos.” –Nacho Libre   Rationally, we all would prefer to be healthy. We’d love to be capable, physical specimens full of energy and confidence in our longevity. In theory, it would be aweso ...
That got your attention, didn’t it?   Look, I’m not suggesting that whey isn’t a great protein, or that casein or other animal-derived proteins aren’t great, because, let’s face it, they are. Bu there might be some good ...
The longest day of the year has come and gone. Summer has started, sure, but you're in the second half of the year and it's all kind of downhill to Christmas now. That doesn't stop the endless stream of feel good, beach body fitness dreams fro ...
  The childhood obesity epidemic in America is insane. The problem doesn’t just pertain to prepubescents and adolescents, preschool-aged children also have their own obesity population. It’s hard to fathom the idea of little kids dealing ...
You are a human—the most cunning, adaptable animal the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, our collective power has grown to such an extreme that you hardly need to contribute in ensuring your own survival. We’ve contracted out our protection ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it has gained so much momentum both inside the athletic world and out. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healt ...
  As Gandhi once famously said, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” The m ...
"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair."&n ...
I have worked with many different athletes over the years. For each one that presents with persistent back pain or injury it usually comes down to missing one element of core training. Everyone knows the exercises. I’m not here to teach you a new ty ...
You know what part of the gym is the most utilized—and the most underappreciated? The floor!   Most gymgoers never think twice about the gym floor. They simply walk around comfortably, glad that the floor offers them a stable surface with good ...
“I can’t believe I missed that rep,” said J. “You know, I worked so hard for the past year and a half and have been progressively getting better. I’ve been eating right, lifting on a linear progression—trying everything ...