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A month ago I was sleeping eight hours, waking to a few hours of focused writing, working out, and then going through my day with little consideration other than what I wanted to do next. I am married, but life with Neely has always been fairly seamless. ...
A client came in recently, slightly irritated. “Jenn, you aren’t going to believe the commercial I recently saw. You are going to be upset.” Intrigued, because this client knows me well and she knows very few things phase me, I went ahea ...
Is it possible that we can have it all? Attain mastery, reach the ultimate limits of our potential, save the planet, and fix the problem of animal welfare at the same time?   It’s a controversial topic and one I think we’ll never fully ag ...
Every year, someone or something takes pop culture by storm and inevitably becomes the must-wear Halloween costume of the season. Last year, it was Wonder Woman. In 2016, Eleven from the Netflix hit "Stranger Things" took the top spot. In 2015, ...
Aimee Jacot of Feral Strength and Conditioning in Humboldt, California   We have a facility in Rochester, New York, backed by a method/process I am very proud of, and that has given us the opportunity to travel and share with a much broader audience ...
Photography by Jeffrey Perez, Oahu, Hawaii   To accumulate enough Continuing Education Credits to renew my ACE certification, I try to attend two conferences per year. In 2018 I attended IDEA PTI Eastern Conference as well as the NSCA Personal Train ...
  Supplementation is a word that is often tossed around in the fitness industry without much regard for its end-user audience. Simply put, supplementation as we know it comes in two forms: dietary and hormonal.   Their intended goal is to incre ...
When it comes to those of us who strength train, we often choose a camp to stick our flag in—it is never just strength training. We often label ourselves as either: a powerlifter, a bodybuilder, a Crossfitter, or an Olympic lifter. For powerlifters ...
Balance. The ability to recover from something that knocks you off center. The feeling that scampering over loose rocks doesn’t pose a threat because you know you have the ability to catch yourself.   Regardless of whether balance is something ...
Chances are if you’ve been struggling with your weight for an extended period of time, more than likely you’ve screwed up your metabolism.   Yo-yo dieting—the process of losing weight and regaining it repeatedly—plagues many p ...
  Have you tried this new drink with 156 different vitamins and minerals? Did you know that this new vitamin unicorn jelly bean will make you feel more awake and you'll be able to do backflips in your sleep?   Every day new supplements are ...
Trick or treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat if you don’t, I don’t care I’ll pull down your underwear!   For a kid, is there a better holiday than Halloween? It has the coolest premise of any of the annual celebration ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Consider what it would look like to scale up a mountain, reach the peak, then descend. Now consider what it would look like if you were to treat every workout in this same way. If you can embrace t ...
Swedish meatballs meet Italian meatballs in this international Instant Pot mashup of flavor and quick cooking function. Traditional Swedish style meatballs are often prepared with ground beef or pork and combined with organ meats such as liver. These meat ...
"Squats don't hurt your knees; what you are doing hurts your knees." Dan John   By the writing of this article, there have been 1,789 homicides in Tijuana this year. That's exceeded the previous year's record-high of 1,781, wit ...
Longtime fitness pros remember a time when the term “functional training” didn’t exist.   The phrase came into common usage in the early 2000s as a corrective to the bodybuilding approach to training popularized by magazines like Fl ...
As we get older we tend to become more careful with our bodies–which to a degree I understand, but being too careful can result in injury and do our body more harm than good. No, I am not saying start out with the 100lb dumbbell or kettlebell, but i ...