Don’t Train Until Failure

Everybody has seen it at one point or another throughout their training career. Usually you hear it before you see it….sounding something like, “come on bro you got it…keep pushing…all you!!” When in reality, our poor bro has nothing left in the tank. Most of the time the spotter is doing all the lifting while…

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Why Coconut Oil Should Be In Your Diet

      First thing that comes to mind when people see coconut oil is that dreaded word…..FAT! So what do we naturally do? We stay away from this product, like we’ve been taught to do. Don’t eat fat if you don’t want to get fat…right? Wrong!      Cooking with this wonderful saturated fat will actually support…

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Why Go Organic?

     When products are stamped “Organic”, it means that the food was grown, harvested and shipped in manner that most closely resembles it’s natural habitat. Since 2001 the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) has established a list standards that must be met in order for a particular food to qualify as Organic. In order…

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10 Fitness Mistakes and How to Fix Them

I hear of other fitness professionals walking through a gym noticing hundreds of “mistakes” within a matter of minutes. If they are true professionals there is no semblance of “high and mighty,” but instead a simple critique of the craft. Almost a voice inside screaming to the guy at the squat rack to actually squat!…

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Breaking Through Plateaus!

There is nothing worse then starting a new program with high hopes of reaching specific goals and then BAM! Somewhere along the way, with whatever exercise, you hit a wall and progress halts! This type of training issue can arise for many different reasons; overtraining, lack of strength, poor programing or injury to name a…

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10 Reason’s Its Important to Warmup

We’ve all seen it. That person who just walks into the gym, does a few spinal twists, standing quad stretches and is ready for a heavy set of back squats! Whatever the exercise may be, the first few reps always look like Forrest Gump breaking out of his leg braces! This painful, unproductive process can…

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Trigger Point Pain and What To Do About It

We are all different, and yet we are all the same. Some of you view fitness as a hobby, some as a chore, and some as life itself! What links us all at certain times though is muscle pain. Textbooks will define muscle pain as myofascial pain syndrome, “myo” meaning muscle and “fascia” meaning band. You…

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Move Fast to Lose Fast

When most people think of the word “cardio”, the first image that comes to mind is grinding away for hours on a treadmill, at a snail-like pace. I wonder if they realize they are getting more of a workout re-positioning their cell phone, water bottle, magazine, blue-tooth, iPod, and iPad then they are cruising along…

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Start Juicing

It is always fun to talk about things that can get us stronger, such as; a solid strength program, protein and quality fish oil. However, in order to get stronger & fitter we need to create a healthy environment within our bodies. There is almost no better way to create this environment then by ingesting…

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Miracle Supplement

Many individuals have begun to understand the importance of a healthy diet and how it can help with body composition and improved performance. However, not everyone has tapped into the benefits of adding supplements to a well rounded diet. There are millions of supplements out there right now, which makes it hard to pick the ones that…

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