Today we’re discussing the importance of exploring the edges of your capacity, this step to improving our physical performance is to strategically & periodically (not every day) take opportunities to work at and beyond our limits. Working at the edge of our capacity can be a very uncomfortable experience because to truly “go there” likely means pushing to failure…

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Researchers from London studied young adults, vitamin C, and fat burning. They found that “plasma vitamin C concentrations were inversely related to protein energy expenditure…and directly related to fat energy expenditure…” This suggests that when vitamin C concentrations are high, fat is utilized more readily for energy production. In addition, the amount of energy provided from…

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Training should be fun. Of course it should be safe and effective in helping your reach your goal as well, but the importance of having fun shouldn’t be lost on anyone. Keeping training fun improves consistency and makes exercise something you look forward to, rather than view as an obligation.  Always Partner Up! If your…

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I have something super-serious to talk about today: cheat meals. So let’s define the “cheat meal.” A cheat meal is any food eaten every once in a while that you KNOW doesn’t move you towards better health. In fact, it may be downright terrible for you. The idea of a cheat meal is to eat…

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There is a moment that occurs in the midst of difficult workouts or physical undertakings – when signals of physical and mental stress begin to register. The moment occurs at a point of effort when your mind can still comprehend the remaining volume of work to be completed and can consider your body’s best chances…

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Routine is an essential part of life, especially if you’re chasing health and fitness goals. Typically, those who consistently exercise as a non-negotiable part of their routine fall into two camps: morning or evening exercisers. The early birds and after-work trainees rarely cross paths, committed to their favorite time to hit the gym.⁠⁠So what does…

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The Weightlifting Belt: To Wear or Not To Wear? That is the question.The Answer: It’s a personal decision – yet, I would agree that there are people who shouldn’t be wearing one. It is very important that we all learn how to breathe and how to brace with our lats, abs, and supporting core musculature…

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Let’s talk about mindset. I believe that our mind underpins everything in our lives, that our mindset, our perspectives, our thoughts, what we think, what we say to ourselves, all have a profound impact on our lives. In the fitness community we likely spend a lot of time on training and nutrition, even rest and…

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