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Sleep More To Lose More Weight

Did you ever wonder why on those long overnight study sessions in college you always reached for the high energy sodas, coffee, only to follow with pizza and popcorn?  You thought it was for the caffeine, which may not be too far from the mark, but newer research is showing that your brain may need a recharge if you’re prone to staying awake longer than the old Duracells can handle.  That’s why staying up late all the time increasing the[…]

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How to Lose 20lbs Eating Bacon Everyday

You know I’m a big fan of bacon.  I mean who isn’t right?  It’s bacon.  It is practically its own food group.  But if you eat bacon every day you’re going to be a fatty right?  Well, not necessarily.  Today I’m going to give you the best advice ever.  Eat BACON EVERYDAY to lose 20lbs with ease! Now I know what you’re thinking!  That’s crazy! Oh, but my cholesterol.  The saturated fat.  I’m going to be huge.  Blah, blah, blah…[…]

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The Most Vital Training Component You Are Not Doing

You know what one of the most important, but most neglected form of your training program that you’re not doing.  Sleep.  Sleep is one of the most crucial things that is holding you back from making the great gains you so desire, both in terms of loss of bodyfat and muscle gain. It’s kind of fascinating because you will have to sleep eventually, it is simply unavoidable.  However no one really knows why we have to sleep. And believe me,[…]

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Active Release Technique relieves tension

Suffering From Too Much Tension

Tension can be a great thing, especially when you consider weight training movements all require a great deal of tension to perform any sort of lifting at a high level.  Moving any amount of load requires muscular tension acting upon the skeleton to overcome the level of resistance imposed upon it.  The only problem lies in the fact that our muscles are a soft tissue and can be quite fragile.  Ever since starting training for my first powerlifting meet my[…]

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Why Don’t We Exercise – Some Constraints About Exercise

The light and dark phases of the Earth slowly embrace you as you journey through you never ending sea of paperwork, pointless meetings, mindless internet searches and idle stretches of time glued to your television for some bleak release from reality.  The void between the days and nights seems ever so slowly dwindling away as you fade into the folds of your couch and you wonder, what am I missing? In life that is. You know what the worst part[…]

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Exercise Alone Doesn’t Cause Weight Loss

As many of my readers know I’m a huge fan of exercise and fitness, but it may shock you for me to reveal that exercise isn’t the overall key in as far as weight loss is concerned.  In fact, many people can lose weight easily just through manipulating their diets. It sounds funny, but you notice I used the term “weight” in order to not describe exactly what kind of “weight” I’m talking about.  Now, if I were to say[…]

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Getting Pregnant? What About Exercise?

So you’re going to be a mommy, that’s great, congratulations and all that wonderful cheery stuff! But what about exercising?  Everyone is all happy and excited about someone getting pregnant, except maybe some of the moms who have been working so diligently on maintaining their fitness and exercising regularly.  She’s finally gotten down to wearing that little black dress and looking fabulous (which is probably how this happened in the first place) and now this… Great, time to eat for[…]

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Motivation for Exercise

A funny thing happened to me one day in an 0600hr physical training formation, while I was still in the Active Duty military.  Our Executive Officer at the time, turned to me and asked how I got my motivation for exercise at such an early hour of the morning. I turned to her and replied enthusiastically, “Well, I have two cups of coffee, foam roll,…and then snort a foot long line of cocaine of the kitchen counter!” The very next[…]

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Workout of the Day Friday Feb 28 – Race to 50

Today at Hostyle Conditioning my semi-private training clients had mentioned that they were wanting to test their skills at their pullups!  Hence the workout of the day is the Race to 50 Pullups! Well, low and behold their was a great workout that had been sitting on the back burner for a while, as it’s pretty rough on the old pulling muscles. The Pull Up The pullup is a foundational exercise that everyone should be able to perform in order[…]

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Deadlift Seminar Was a Blast!

Last Saturday was a blast! Students came from as far as Toronto to learn the proper techniques and some inside tips to deadlift like a beast! “Captain Smash,” Jesse Howland, and the boss, Curd Hos, gave students an in-depth look at how to lift weights from the floor. Students learned not only the different types of deadlifts but also how to properly do each one — such as the conventional deadlift, the sumo, straight-legged, Romanian, rack pulls, and more. Jesse[…]

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