Understanding Supplements

The world of supplements is vast and confusing. Everywhere there are manufacturers claiming their pill will help you lose twenty pounds fast, boost your libido, help you gain more muscle, or reduce soreness and help you work out longer. There are so many products out there, all claiming to have the solution to our problems or be ‘the next big thing’ in fitness, it can be almost impossible to sift through them all and understand what is beneficial and what is snake oil. (more…)

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Fueling Your Workouts

You’ve probably wondered how to make the most out of your time at the gym, or you wouldn’t be reading this. One of the pillars of success in fitness is eating right for exercise. This means eating the right foods, at the right times, to get the best possible workout. You shouldn’t be showing up to the gym starving, or totally stuffed. You should be properly hydrated, and you shouldn’t be feeling hungry or weak by the end of a training session. (more…)

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What is “clean” eating?

There are many foods in our diets, especially in the US, that have preservatives and other chemicals that don’t belong in the human body. Many of us already know what a lot of the problem foods are. We call them junk food, fast food, or guilty pleasures, and we absolutely love them. Why wouldn’t we? They’re delicious! But we should also avoid them like the plague. (more…)

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What should you be eating to lower your body fat?

One of the most important things we can do to lose weight and achieve the body shape we desire is to change the way we eat. Many of us have probably heard the phrase “abs are made in the kitchen,” and this is one of the most accurate mantras in the fitness industry. There are many elements of a healthy diet, but this article is going to focus on the simple and most important changes we can make to begin to fix the problems with the American diet. (more…)

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5 Simple Habits to Maximize Fat Loss

You've probably heard the phrase, "Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym." What does it mean? Can you simply watch what you eat and the fat will melt off your tummy or thighs? Certainly, trained professionals will tell you that a balance of healthy habits like exercise, clean eating and adequate sleep is the best prescription for fat loss. Good nutrition is the key to getting maximum results. We're here to share with you 5 simple habits to maximize fat loss. (more…)

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Less Pain, More Gain: 5 Foods for Reducing Muscle Pain

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Looking to take the edge off stubborn muscle pain? Delayed-onset muscle soreness still hanging around by the time you're ready to head back into the gym? Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications can help, but overuse can tear up your stomach--and won't give you nearly as many benefits as getting anti-inflammatory and quick recovery benefits from the food you eat. So the next time you're ready to head into the gym and wear yourself out, make sure you're fueled up with these five muscle-pain fighting foods: (more…)

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4 Reasons You Might Need Nutritional Counseling

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While looking at old family pictures, you realize something troubling. You’ve been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight for a long time. While you attempt to eat healthy and exercise regularly, you always seem to fall short of your intended mark. Because you understand you must be doing something wrong, you’re thinking about enlisting professional help. If you can relate to this common scenario, consider the following four reasons you might benefit from nutritional counseling. (more…)

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