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Prime The Pump

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 15, 2022

Have you ever started a workout and not quite felt ready? Like your body should be able to perform the exercise but it feels extra heavy or a step behind? Maybe you’re watching others moving around you at lightning speed and you wonder “what am I doing wrong?!” Knowing how to prepare your body for ...

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Everything You Need To Know About Salt In Your Diet

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 1, 2022

Long touted as “the bad guy” when it comes to heart health and blood pressure, salt is starting to fight back with a different story. There is more to salt than the seasoning and preservative uses we tend to associate with it. There is absolutely a place for salt in your diet. Oh and guess ...

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Eliminate shoulder pain once and for all!

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 15, 2022

Shoulder pain is one of the most troubling ailments that can interrupt any avid gym goer. Exercise should be a place to relieve stress, build, confidence, and of course improve your health. Dealing with one more painful problem to work through is probably not going to be a big motivator for you. The good news ...

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5 Superfoods To Boost Your Training

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 1, 2022

As an athlete, businessman or super mom you are always looking for a competitive edge. When it comes to your diet you should employ the same strategy. Superfoods are foods that have more benefit than the energy they provide from carbs, fat, and protein. Superfoods contain vitamins, minerals, and other key phytonutrients that support your ...

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Squat versus Deadlift

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 15, 2022

Which lower body movement is “King of the Lifts”? The squat and deadlift are the two staple movements of a lower body training program. The squat and hip hinge are also two fundamental human movement patterns and are important for normal daily function. They also require a large percentage of muscle recruitment making them essential ...

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Throw Up Heavy Weight, Not Your Breakfast

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 1, 2022

Pukie the clown can attest. When it comes to training with intensity, we have to walk a fine line between achieving the desired stimulus and overdoing it. One consequence of pushing yourself too hard in a workout can be nausea and potentially even vomiting.  This is never a fun way to end a training session, ...

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Optimizing Nutrition For Recovery

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 15, 2022

There is a plethora of information on the interwebs when it comes to nutrition advice. Everyone claims to have the secret tip or biohack that will make you bigger, smaller, or more of…well whatever it is your goal happens to be. The marketing gimmicks are endless. Nutrition is a highly individualized journey. There are certainly ...

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Does Cardio Hurt Muscle Gain?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 1, 2022

It’s the ultimate tradeoff you must face whether you’re an athlete, bodybuilder, or recreational gym goer. How do you structure your strength training routine and still make time for trail runs, pickup basketball, or your metcon of choice? Strength is good. Cardio is good. So how do you balance the two for optimal health and ...

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CrossFit: Sport vs Exercise Program

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: January 15, 2022

  CrossFit has exploded in popularity as a fun and effective way to get fit. It’s popularity has evolved because it works for everyday folks who need to maintain their health but is also extremely popular as a competitive event. Sometimes it is tough for the outside world to see the differences between the sport ...

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Welcome to the Weight Buffet: How to Fuel Up for your Workout

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: November 15, 2021

Welcome to the Weight Buffet: How to Fuel Up for your Workout If the weights ever feel heavy after your warmup sets or you find yourself coming out of the gate too hard during the would you’re not alone. Rather than crumple into a pile of gasps and sweat maybe you should consider fueling up ...

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