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21 Jan

Meet Chad

Chad Van Herp – BS, CSCS, AFPA We’d like to welcome our newest team member, Chad, who joined Bird Rock Fit December 1. So far, Chad has been a great addition to our growing team of the best personal trainers in La Jolla. Chad graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2005. He achieved magna cum laude status while competing as a two sport student athlete for both the PLNU rugby and surf teams. Shortly...

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By Ryan Halvorson Why sleep may be the keeping you from seeing health and fitness success. When I was a little kid, I hated the news television show 60 Minutes. My parents watched the show like clockwork–pun intended–every Sunday evening from 7 to 8. Aside from possessing zero interest in the show, I despised 60 Minutes because my Sunday evening bedtime was 8–precisely the time that the show would end. Talk about the most excruciating last hour of my weekend. We were a one-TV household so I had no...

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15 Jan

Weightlifting 101

By Andrew Swasey Olympic weightlifting has seen significant resurgence of late due to its powerful ability to get you in shape fast. Here’s a primer on the old-is-new-again approach to training. Olympic Weightlifting Basics Weightlifting (Olympic style) is a sport that utilizes a barbell and consists of two competition lifts: The snatch and the clean and jerk. The goal of the snatch is to pull the bar as high as possible while quickly dropping underneath the weight to catch it with...

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Learn why protein is important for your fitness goals, how much to eat and when to eat it. By Katelyn Castro The New Year brings a lot of excitement for most of us to get in shape, lose weight, to exercise more and eat less. While goals are important for us to pursue certain purposes, there is a lot more that goes into this great resolve to “change.” I applaud anyone for wanting to better him or herself, and I...

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