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21 Oct

The Skinny on Fats

The Skinny on Fats By: Quentin Nichols, Certified Metabolic Effect Nutritional Consultant Fat is the most feared word in the entire Health and Wellness world, especially in commercial fitness/nutrition. There is an underground movement of very well educated people who prove through history, research, and clinical experience that fat is not the bad guy. Fat has become public enemy #1 to all, especially saturated fat. Whether the goal is fat-loss, weight-loss, or the far reaching six-pack ab crowd. Unfortunately low-fat...

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Protein powders, shakes, & bars. Oh my!! Quentin Nichols, Metabolic Effect Nutrition Consultant The word protein is derived from the Greek word proteios/or protos. Meaning of first quality, or of fist importance. Protein is made up of amino acids which are crucial to constructing, maintaining a healthy structure of one’s body and many other functions. Foods that contain protein have varying amounts of different amino acids. The human body requires twenty different amino acids. Nine of these amino acids are essential,...

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Why Do We Count Reps? By: Nicole Pizzi, Performance Specialist Why do we count reps? Why do we do a certain number of sets? Why do we have to stand in such a perfect form each time we perform an exercise. If you take a second to think about this, is it relevant? Realistic? FUN? In my opinion, it is not any of the above. One of the reasons why people don’t like to exercise is because it isn’t fun. Most...

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There is NO joy in SOY!! By: Quentin Nichols Contrary to popular belief the so-called “health food” soy is actually more detrimental then people realize. So why do people eat it? The answer goes a little deeper than just the Health and Wellness arena. Government, big food corporations, and the pharmaceutical industry all have their hands in the farming and food business to push soy down our throats. It all comes down to money and how to make the most...

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What Are You Willing to Do? By Ryan Halvorson During my 8 years as a personal trainer I’ve worked with lots of different types of people interested in achieving lots of different goals. Despite so many differences there was always one underlying factor that prevented success: willpower. Many people came to see me asking how to do this or how to do that. I answered as honestly as I could, saying something like, “you need to exercise most days of...

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26 Aug

Are we insane?

Are we insane? Do you know what the definition of Insanity is? And no I am not talking about the latest home workout DVDs, don’t even get me started on that. Albert Einstein once said “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Which is exactly what everyone does in regards to their fitness and nutrition. Hour long workouts, endless cardio, calorie counting, etc. Where has it gotten you? Except for repeating a vicious...

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How many of you get up in the morning and go about your normal day? Which for most of us ends up being the same routine day after day. When you are in that routine, you become good at it. Whatever your job is, you show up, perform what is asked of you and move on. You no longer need to think about what to do, you just do it. I think many of us get to this place of...

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Why Strength Machines Are Limiting Your Success Visit the majority of fitness facilities and you’ll notice many similarities between them. Their floors are littered with hulking machines that, if in existence in the Dark Ages, would have been misconstrued for torture devices. They were designed to make strengthening the body easier. But just because it makes life easier doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Read on to learn a few of the many reasons why you should ditch the device...

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