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Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

As Fast As You Can... Max Speed No Rest... As Many Rounds As Possible... No Rest Between Sets... Where is the Contrast? Training hard and getting down with the grit is important to challenge yourself in the face of discomfort. But is that the only way to do the work and improve your overall ability… Continue reading Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

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Learning is About Community and Creativity: Be Outside of the Box

If you don't already know, I love to Journal write Each day and night I dedicate some quality time to be alone with my journal. This is my own safe space that has helped me release and sift through negative emotions, personal growth, professional development, and a place to record thoughts and dreams. Some entries… Continue reading Learning is About Community and Creativity: Be Outside of the Box

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Did You Commit To Yourself 100% Today?

I love to journal. As in I LOVE to journal every day with or without structure behind why I touched my pen to the page (yes pen, no pencils here). Sometimes, a stream of thought takes control of my pen and I simply cruise along for the ride, letting my hand feel guided by the… Continue reading Did You Commit To Yourself 100% Today?

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Strengthen Your Posterior Chain With Slideboard Curls

This is a piggyback post from last weeks blog, How to ACTUALLY Perform a "Simple" Glute Bridge; Free Exercise Coaching (If you missed that video-blog - or vlog as the hip kids say - improve your back and glute strength by watching that video linked above) This supine lying hamstring curl is a hip dominant… Continue reading Strengthen Your Posterior Chain With Slideboard Curls

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How to Actually Perform a “Simple” Glute Bridge (Free Exercise Coaching)

Online training infographics and social media (not online coaching) workouts are usually filled with familiar exercises many people either have done or can pick up on quite easily. The only issue I have with that is nobody is truly coaching you through the movement. It may look the same at a glance, and even feel some… Continue reading How to Actually Perform a “Simple” Glute Bridge (Free Exercise Coaching)

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6 Questions Every Smart Should Trainer Know About Their Clients

Reps, sets, and exercises used to be the most important parts of a personal training routine...but the business of fitness is changing in a more empowering direction. Yes, knowing that 8-12 repetitions are an ideal range for muscular hypertrophy where the muscle is in a hot spot of stimulus between strength and endurance training is important.… Continue reading 6 Questions Every Smart Should Trainer Know About Their Clients

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Enjoy Yourself, It’s the Best Company You’ll Ever Have

Parents offer special advice whether we listen closely or not. Their insight and wisdom stems from experiences their children may not have been exposed to yet. Depending on how this lesson is presented to us can influence the reaction, and ultimately our receptiveness to that wisdom. Since I am not yet a parent, I can… Continue reading Enjoy Yourself, It’s the Best Company You’ll Ever Have

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Move + Breathe – Stress = Freedom (Part 2)

Welcome back for Part 2 of; Move + Breathe - Stress = Freedom. Last time, you learned how simple and soft movement can totally overhaul your feelings throughout the day. Now, you have the second part of this powerful equation to reduce your levels of perceived stress, while boosting your overall life force and ability to… Continue reading Move + Breathe – Stress = Freedom (Part 2)

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T³ #012: Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail (Not Anymore!)

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday… After a short break for the holidays, welcome back to this weeks T³! I hope after last week, you made the inexpensive yet powerful investment in a foam roller to prepare your body for a run or training session. Or maybe you have used one to speed up recovery… Continue reading T³ #012: Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail (Not Anymore!)

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Don’t Binge Diet, Just Eat Smarter; 3 Tips to Achieve Your Ideal Weight

"Balancing Energy In (food Calories) and Energy Out is what weight loss and weight gain are all about. Tip the seesaw toward Energy In, and you gain weight; tip the seesaw toward Energy Out, and you lose weight." - The Physicist's Guide to Weight Loss, Mark Beusing I love this viewpoint because, in physics, there is… Continue reading Don’t Binge Diet, Just Eat Smarter; 3 Tips to Achieve Your Ideal Weight