5 Principles for Maximal Muscle Growth

Whether in the pursuit of sports performance, improving your health or simply trying to look good naked, muscle growth is a common goal for many of us. While it is true that there are a thousand ways to skin a cat and many different programs will result in increased muscle size and strength, there are […]

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Nutrient Timing Part 2: Post-Workout Nutrition

I recently wrote about pre-workout nutrition and how I consider it the most important meal of the day on days that you are training and on the research-based guidelines on how to eat prior to exercise. If you haven’t read this article, but would like to learn more, please check it out here. While I […]

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5 Nutrition Strategies To Conquer Social Gatherings

With the Super Bowl fast approaching, a common question I am asked is how to eat healthy at parties or other social gatherings. While it is important to be social and enjoy these moments, they don’t have to completely derail you from your goals. Try these 5 simple strategies to stay healthy through the festivities. […]

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One Easy Strategy to Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Years recently behind us, many people have set and are hopefully still working hard achieving resolutions in their health or behaviors. Whether these resolutions are to eat better and lose weight or to keep a cleaner house, to be kinder and more caring to those you meet or simply to approach the […]

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High-Frequency Training

While there are countless variations of volume and intensity in resistance training programming, a commonly under-appreciated variable of periodization is training frequency. I first became interested in the subject about a year ago when I decided to try a high-frequency squat program to help me break a plateau I was in and saw incredible progress. I not only broke through my plateau, but it seemed as if I was setting PR’s almost every other day. The more I explored the subject, the more fascinated I became. Today we will be discussing the efficacy and considerations for athletic performance.

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5 Reliable Habits to Keep You on Track When Life Gets Crazy

Commonly when learning about nutrition, the focus is on calories, grams, ounces and macronutrients. While tracking all of these is a wonderful habit to practice and can be a great tool for reaching your goals, what do you do when you find yourself in an non-ideal situation such as at a new restaurant, spending time […]

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Eccentric Training: How Moving Slow Can Make You Explosive

The Health and Performance Benefits of Eccentric Focused Training Introduction Many have probably heard the saying, “You have to train fast to be fast.” In the world of sports performance, however, very little is that cut and dry. In the past month, my athletes have been training very slowly, particularly in the lowering phase of […]

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Ain’t That NEAT? Five Simply Strategies for Enhanced Weight-loss

There are many variables that come into play when trying to lose weight, but one of the most obvious strategies is by increasing energy expenditure. Typically, the first conclusion we come to is to exercise more frequently or for a longer duration, which is great! The benefits of exercise are abundant and don’t need to […]

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Nutrient Timing Part 1: Pre-Workout Nutrition

What is the most important meal of the day? For many, the first response that may come to mind is breakfast as this has been the mantra of many parents growing up. For many individuals, they are not wrong. A good breakfast is necessary to start the day right after your body has been fasting […]

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