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  J, who I commonly use as my guinea pig in the gym is a vegetarian. He originally was, like me, an omnivore. Culture playing a large role in dietary choice, the West Indies provided fertile ground for a wide variety of foods; animal and plant alike ...
  Imagine yourself on a hot sunny day. Your legs feel like lead. You have sweat dripping down your face. Your ears are pounding and your throat is on fire. You are dragging your feet forward, one painful step at a time. You can see a crowd in the di ...
  On June 13, 2018, the Maryland offensive lineman, Jordan McNair, died at the age of 19. McNair struggled while finishing a set of 110’s at the University of Maryland football workout and was found to have a body temperature of 106 degrees up ...
Although I think there is definite credibility in the article, How Greg Glassman is Reshaping the CrossFit Games by Justin Lofranco, I reserve judgment because there are too many unknowns. Essentially, according to this article, Glassman is signaling his ...
  Kari D. Pilolla, PhD, RDN, of the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, believes there is no miracle diet, food, nutrient or bioactive component that will target belly fat. And reducing abdominal obesity can lower health risk ...
  “But I can lift way more than this, coach!” I have heard this phrase more times than I can count while coaching 8-14-year-olds in small and large group settings. Every single youth athlete, at some point, gets it in their head that the ...
  It is said that "Necessity is the mother of invention." I'm unclear about the conditions that necessitated the invention of baseball, but I'm grateful for it, nonetheless. Not everyone enjoys the game; it's more conducive for ...
  For some working out is a chore or necessary pain so they can look, feel, and perform better. However, it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, it shouldn't be that way. You will get better results by improving your workout inexperience. W ...
A mother is described in Webster’s Dictionary as a “woman in relation to a child or children.”   I have to say I was surprised by this definition because when I think of a mother, I immediately think of someone described as a careta ...
  The shoulder is one of the most frequently injured joints among gym rats. The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. Due to its extremely wide range of mobility, it can often be placed in compromised positions which increase ...
  Lower back pain is a common experience for most people due to stress or improper posture. However, back pain can be treated with exercises recommended by a Clinical Pilates instructor. If you don't have time to go to a clinic, then you can do ...
  Motivation factors into almost any discussion of approaches to planning for workouts and training programs. It cuts across all trainee levels, from the novice to the hardened enthusiast. For older adults, resistance training is increasingly seen a ...
  Let’s face it: most of us know what we need to do to better our health—whether that be exercising more regularly, cleaning up our diets, getting more sleep, or reducing stress. Everyone has their own unique barriers on the path to heal ...
  For the majority of my life, I have been blessed to have wonderful teachers, coaches, and role models. These teachers didn't always come in the classroom either, they oftentimes came in unwelcome forms, such as a difficult boyfriend, a disagre ...
  This is a great workout for general fitness, fat loss, or muscle building. It’s perfect for those seeking maximum calorie burning and variety within their current program. It's demanding and result-producing if you do it properly. Here y ...
  Are you training in a void? I am a firm believer in goal setting. Without goals it becomes hard to establish action plans (in this case training plans) to drive improvement. In the world of business and athletics, there is no such thing as standin ...
Contrary to popular belief, using curls for bicep development is not useless. Training the biceps in this way allows the biceps to be overloaded substantially whilst standing. The world record for bicep curls currently stands at 150kg, therefore, there mu ...