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Nike Training Club App

Download the Nike Training Club App right now.  This app is going to change the way you workout.  It is basically like having a personal trainer in y0ur pocket whenever you need it. One of the number one reasons why guys do not go to the gym is because they are scared.  Some don’t want to be ridiculed for looking …

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Why Bother with Olympic Lifts?

Olympic lifting consists of the snatch and clean and jerk.  Both movements go through full range of motion and are done with barbells. The Snatch The Clean and jerk (Jerk pictured above, clean pictured below)     There are major benefits of performing these movements but most “gym goers” often ignore them.  Most of the time they are ignored because …

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Is Diet Soda Bad for You?

A popular question going around right now: Is diet soda bad for you?  A good question none the less.  That being, sugar is one of the leading causes of major diseases while diet coke is sugar free.  But, on the other hand, diet coke is rich in chemicals like aspartame that supposedly does bad stuff to our bodies.  So, which …

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Why Knee Sleeves?

Knee injuries are the number one cause that men say they can’t perform a certain workout (some are lying, but that’s for another time) Athletes are often seen with torn or completely blown out ACL’s, MCL’s, and PCLS.  There is actually a simple and protective option that is often neglected.  It’s called, the knee sleeve.  The knee brace is an …

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Top Nutrition Myths

Over the years, the media has put out information that is just not true.  There are so many misconceptions surrounding weight loss nutrition.  Even after they have been proven wrong, they always seem to resurface!  Don’t let yourself fall victim to these nutritional myths.   Don’t eat late at night – Everyone has heard “if you eat late at night …

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How to create a Full Body Workout

Some men are unable to make it to the gym more than 3 times a week but still want to get some good workouts in.  The answer to that is a full body workout.  The myth out there is that it takes hours and hours of hard work in the gym to get the Greek god physique most men are …

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Sweet Potato Fries vs French Fries

If you are even moderately involved in dieting or substituting things for nutrition you have heard that switching French fries for sweet potato fries is a good win.  Most people agree that the white taste better but the sweet potato fries are healthier.  But is that really true?  Or is it a product of misleading information in the many nutritional …

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Make a Bet or Sign Up

Are you struggling to get up and go because of a lack of motivation?   Everyday there is someone who decides that they can skip their run, go to the gym tomorrow, or start that homework assignment later.  The best piece of advice I ever received to help me with motivation was to MAKE A BET and SIGN UP.   If …

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Should I Wear a Weight Belt???

A common question I get as a personal trainer is “should I wear a weight belt?”  There is a lot of misconception about what the weight belt actually does and how it could hinder you.   The short answer is yes, at some point in your barbell training you should start wearing a weight belt.  For a longer answer ill …

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No Gym? No Problem!

It’s almost Thanksgiving and most gyms are going to be closed on Thursday and sometimes Friday.  If you’re like me, you love to get a big workout in before you chow down on some good food.  There are plenty of things you can do at home to still get a great workout that most people don’t think of.   First …

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