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Protein 101

Protein shakes, protein bars, protein packs. Do you ever wonder why almost every workout product is so heavily focused on protein? Or, have you ever just wanted to know more about protein and it’s benefits? Well, you hit the perfect spot, because I’m breaking it down here. To begin: Your body functions on three macronutrients:…

How to Diet to Help Lower Cholesterol

The cholesterol – diet debate has been ongoing for … well … decades for some of us. We’re all pretty familiar with the old ways of trying to reduce cholesterol through diet, which included swapping butter for margarine, red meat for lean meat or vegetarian fare, etc … This old way of attempting to cap…

How-To: The Proper Kettlebell Swing

Cardio. Strength. Mobility. Mental power. More specifically: working the hip hinge, targeted core work, and improved overall athleticism. These are the results of kettlebell swings.  Being able to achieve these results simultaneously from a single exercise is remarkable, and makes Kettlebell Swings one of the most effective and efficient exercises there is. Powerful stuff there,…

Does Creatine Make You Gain Weight?

Creatine is a supplement that boasts a lot of muscle-gaining perks. But before we dig into the why’s, what’s and when’s of this power substance, let’s start at the beginning.  What you put in your body is just as critical to what you do to your body to gain muscle mass and strength.  Obvious, right?…

The Pillars of Success

Have you ever wondered what the path to success looks like? Before we get down to “the optimal path,” I want you to try something for me: Google “what does success mean?” According to Wikipedia, success is the state of meeting defined expectations, or, simply, “the opposite of failure.”  TED talk speaker and famous marketer…

Relationships Matter

You eat well. You work hard. You sleep on a schedule. You read. You give your time, energy, and intelligence to causes that matter.  At first glance, youve checked every box that matters to a healthy life. However, there’s one box you might be forgetting about (many, many of us do) and that’s relationships. Relationships,…

Tips to Organize Your Home (and why you should!)

Did you know that apparently the average American spends 55 minutes per day looking for lost stuff at home? I didn’t either, until now. And, well …damn. Do this math: that’s almost six and a half hours per week, 28.5 hours per month and a little more than 14 days per year spent seeking out…

Muscle Building 101

We talk a lot about making gains around here, and that sort of encompasses the entirety of fitness: whether your goal is shredding, putting on muscle, boosting your endurance, etc … “making gains” is making strides toward that goal. Today, I want to talk about making “actual” gains, in the form of muscle. Typical talk…

How to Get Up Early (and Why You Should)

We all know that one person … the morning person. They’re up at dawn, they’re smiling, and they seem ready to take on the world. When I was younger, and like most people who regularly slept in, I used to think when I saw these people, “someone give me some of that juice!” (Haha), Ironically,…

The Kettlebell Shortage of 2020

Of all the surprises of this year, this one was pretty up there as far as “unexpected” goes. So, we all obviously know that I’m a sucker for a kettlebell workout (haha). Seriously, hand me a single kettlebell and an open space, and I’m in on a full-body crash course to fitness.  Here’s the thing,…

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