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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You may not realize it, but the way in which you are currently breathing may be screwing up your body’s normal functions and preventing you from reaching your true athletic potential. Improper breathing has been tied to problems with mood, sleep, digestion, muscles, and the nervous system. Here are just some of the unexpected adverse…

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Here are some suggestions for foods that are good sources of healthy fats. As with all our suggestions, think of it like a buffet: Take what you like, and leave the rest. Plant-based -Avocado and avocado oil -Cacao (dark chocolate) -Cold-pressed nut and seed oils -Fresh coconut and coconut oil -Nuts and seeds -Nut and…

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This is an extensive list of high-protein foods. As with all our suggestions, think of it like a buffet: Take what you like, and leave the rest. Notice that these are relatively lean protein sources. So, bacon and pork skins didn’t make the list. These, and foods like them, are higher in fat than protein.…

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Here are some suggestions for foods that are good sources of healthy carbs. As with all our suggestions, think of it like a buffet: Take what you like, and leave the rest. Whole grains -Whole, intact grains such as brown or wild rice, amaranth,                                               barley, buckwheat, millet, oat groats, quinoa, teff, wheat berries -Whole or…

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Hand-Size Portion Guide Using hands to measure portions is a good approach for most clients who don’t need specific amounts of foods or macronutrients. Hands are portable. They come with you to work lunches, restaurants, social gatherings, etc. Hands are a consistent size, providing a consistent reference. Hands scale with the individual. Bigger people need…

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