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Simple Steps to Stop Procrastinating About Your Fitness and Nutrition

recently read a Huffington Post article entitled I Really Hate It When I Procrastinate, written by John Murphy. I recommend you read it, too. Procrastination can creep into our lives, slowing or even stopping progress. You may procrastinate for a variety of reasons but the same ill effects come of it. A successful person must first master him- […]
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4 Ways to Improve Your Form and Become a Better Runner

Written by Jarrett Linowes | Published on August 18, 2013 Learn simple techniques to improve your running form and help improve your running efficiency. Many runners are unsure if they run with good form, and many more are unaware that they even have a problem with their form. The potential benefits to perfect running form […]
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Product Review: Perchmount Fit

Perchmount Fit: Product Review Everyone that participates in fitness, movement, or any type of training needs proper form. It’s well known among all of the different communities if you have good form you’ll be able to train harder and put up better results. With bad form you not only feel worse, but run the risk […]
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Why Ezekiel Bread is The Healthiest Bread You Can Eat

I had a wonderful question today while at the gym. Hey Jeff, what type of bread should I feed to my kids. It seems like wheat may be bad for them but I don’t know what to do. Well you have several choices, get the healthiest wheat bread you can, its certainly better than bleached […]
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Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made The World Sick and Fat

September 9, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense.The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.Here are the top 13 nutrition lies that have made the world both sick and fat. 1. Eggs Are Bad For Your Health Eggs are so […]
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A Push to the End – State #5 Mount Rogers, Virginia

A Push to the End State #5 Mount Rogers, Virginia Elevation – 5,729ft Summit Date: 11/25/12 After driving for several hours Virginia came up fast and soon I was reading directions for the back roads up to the Appalachian Trail.  Cell phones have become indispensable. It became my gps, hotel booking service, restaurant finder, and radio […]
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How to Master The Overhead Press

This is a great introduction into overhead lifts and correct positioning. Published on October 1st, 2007 Written by: Mehdi Up to 1972 the Overhead press was part of Weightlifting competitions. Flexible athletes arched their back to press more weight overhead. This made judging hard, causing the removal of the Overhead Press from competitions. Today the […]
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Exercises to Combat Poor Posture and Rounded Shoulders

Written by: http://www.primallyinspired.com/tuesday-training-exercises-to-combat-poor-posture-and-rounded-shoulders/ Tuesday Training: Exercises to Combat Poor Posture and Rounded Shoulders I can’t help but notice that a lot of young people these days have hunched/rounded shoulders and very poor posture. Take a look around you and you’ll see it, too. Look in the mirror – you may even be one of them. I […]
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The Importance of Mobility: The Hips

Many of you are learning about the hips, how to open them up and what proper hip function looks like. Yesterday we posted Open Those Hips! giving you some tools to get moving again. Here is a deeper explination into the Hips. The Importance of Mobility: The Hips People are exceedingly mobile these days. We […]
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Open Those Hips!

Open Those Hips! Written by Intern Zach Erick We shake them on the dance floor, we rest children on them, and some people are even trying to lose them. They’re your hips, or as Coach Tino calls them, your “haps”, and their proper functioning is imperative to becoming a better athlete. The hips are formed […]
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The Psoas, Your Most Important Muscle

The Psoas is: (A) A remote tribe in Papua, New Guinea. (B) A revolutionary computer operating system. (C) The muscle that is the key to your structural stability. By Liz Koch If you guessed C, you’re correct. Buried deep within the core of your body, the psoas (pronounced “so-az”) affects every facet of your life, […]
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In the Zone – #4 Black Mountain, Kentucky

In the Zone Black Mountain Kentucky Elevation 4,145ft Summit Date: 11/25/12   I kept driving and driving, the darkness had overtaken everything and the steady hum of the car on the highway was gently lulling me to sleep. So far in one day I had driven from before sunrise to after sunset, and was still going. I stopped for […]
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Americans Exercising More, But Still Getting Fatter

“More people are running, biking and walking in communities across America, but the added exercise has done little to curb the nation’s obesity epidemic, new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has found. Exercise levels across the nation rose between 2001 and 2009, according to the study, […]
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Time Crunch – #3 Spruce Knob, West Virginia

Time Crunch Spruce Knob, West Virginia Elevation 4,862 Summit Date 11/24/12 After the mad dash up and down Hoye-Crest, I jumped back in the car speeding off toward West Virginia’s high point Spruce Knob. This would be the highest peak yet. However the time crunch hit.  I had two hours and fifteen minutes of driving with […]
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The Perfect Form

Running better, from head to toe. By Jane Unger Hahn Published runnersworld.com June 16, 2005 Head Tilt How you hold your head is key to overall posture, which determines how efficiently you run. Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and […]
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Adaptive Cooking and Opportunistic Eating

Eating is a main component of our health, but an area where people often struggle. Rather than thriving in our modern world people suffer eating highly processed, unhealthy, and unsatisfying food. In this day and age we have access to an incredible variety of healthy foods all year long, and easy way to prepare them. […]
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15 Great Excuses Not to Form the Fitness Habit

Post written by Leo Babauta. Lots of people know they should be getting fit, but they can’t seem to find the time to form the fitness habit. Why might you be putting things off? Let’s look at the justifications, and try to blast them. I don’t have the time. Do 5 minutes a day. You can […]
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How Grains Are Killing You Slowly

Last post we look at why you should eat grains, here is the other side of the argument showing why you may want to avoid them.   When I check out at the grocery store with a cart devoid of any processed foods or heart healthy whole grain products, I get occasional odd glances. When my kids […]
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Should you avoid grains?

Today this article is highlighted to give the argument in favor of grains. Come back tomorrow to read an equally well written article on why you should not eat grains. Educate yourself on both sides of the equation before jumping to conclusions if eating any grains are right for you. Should you avoid grains? by RYAN […]
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5 Simple Steps to Guaranteed Results in the Gym and in Life

You go the gym and you’re not getting the results you want. Don’t worry – there are some simple steps that have been proven to make your time more effective and get you going in the right direction. None of these tactics are magic or will turn you into an overnight fitness guru, but they will all […]