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  Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil has been shown to boost your metabolism and turn your body into a mean, lean, fat burning machine. However, despite its popularity on the health scene, you may not fully understand the benefits of MCT oil and ho ...
Many of us spend a lot of time improving our crafts, but often ignore the mind that supports and directs our efforts. The reality is that without self-reflection and understanding of our intentions, we are often pulled to outcomes that don’t serve u ...
“My doctor told me I shouldn’t work out until I’m in better shape.” – Actor, Steven Wright “I burned 60 calories. That should take care of the peanut I ate in 1962.” – Comedian, Rita Rudner “How do you ...
Balance, strength, and flexibility are very important for a surfer. Just imagine a rigid, weak, and uncoordinated person trying to maintain their position on a surfboard on dry land, let alone a massive wave.   I started strength training three years ...
  Consider the egg—a raw one may have a hard exterior but we all know what happens when the outer shell is compromised. Unless we reinforce the inside first, by cooking it, an egg might look hard and solid when, in fact, it's fragile and f ...
When I was in a band I saw a lot of pills. Not the kind that is going to make you stronger, but some of the people I encountered were very happy to pop at least a handful of them before lunchtime. I had thought this was the time that I would be most expos ...
  When I first visited Shannon Farar-Griefer's website, I thought it was a typo. Did she really do a 292-mile ultramarathon? Did she run Badwater, one of the toughest foot races in the world, in the middle of July, in Death Valley, 282 feet belo ...
  Most people’s conceptions of exercise fit in nice tidy boxes—cardio, yoga, strength training, upper body, or lower body, and so on. Categorization is very useful for creating a sense of fitness in a world where we’ve become compl ...
When you are used to training hard it's hard to change your ways when you are pregnant. And do you need to change? Yes, I believe so.   The simple fact is that you have a different body when you are pregnant, and that body needs to be trained dif ...
Two gym owners meet for the first time. Gym owner A asks gym owner B: “How many members do you have?” Gym owner B replies: “Around 120. You?” “We just hit 150,” replies gym owner A, preening with confidence.   All ...
Okay, it’s truthfully not a secet. It’s something that all of us strength and conditioning coaches have known about for the entirety of our careers. What do I need to do to prepare my athletes for competition? How can I fully optimize their va ...
  Full disclosure, I hate egg whites. Eggs need that nice yellow bit in the middle, the tasty part. So, I am very happy to say that University of Sydney researchers1 may have cleared up the contradictory advice around egg consumption, namely that ea ...
I’m Abigail Mickey and I’m a professional cyclist who races around the world for the UnitedHealthcare Professional team.   "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, t ...
  In the sport of weightlifting, the key requirement of a successful lift in competition is to lift the barbell to the full extent of the arms, while under control. As such, the elbows and their associated ligaments and tendons have to be healthy if ...
  Intermittent fasting (IF) is the latest social media diet fad. It means basically what it says, you only eat in a specified time period, and the rest of the time you fast. There are a number of different variations include a 1 or 2 day a week, 24 ...
The deadlift is a lift that divides a lot of opinions and makes a lot of people nervous. In my article on which deadlift is right for you, I talked about how to pick a deadlift variation that would be best suited to your body type and allowing your anatom ...
  Researchers at Glasgow University, UK, found that the amount of leisure time spent watching a television or computer screen had almost double the impact on the risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in people with low grip strength ...