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Do You Have Progress Bias? By Ryan Halvorson Sometimes, we think we put out more effort than we actually do.   Toward the end of last year, several research scientists from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M got together to talk about goal-setting. Specifically, they wanted to learn about consumers and their tactics to achieve a variety of goals, like saving for a big purchase or losing weight. The scientists also wanted to know how accurately people monitor and...

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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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26 Nov

Meet Jaimie!

Jaimie received her B.S. degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Health Science from California State University of San Marcos. She was recognized for distinguished service from the Kinesiology department for contributing in multiple health related events on campus as well as playing a large roll in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Post graduation Jaimie became a personal trainer with the goal to change lives through fitness. Developing relationships and creating programs based on individual goals is a passion...

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Healthy Classic Holiday Dishes   The holiday season is underway, and that means dinner parties with family, friends, and coworkers. The average person gains one to two pounds over the holiday season, but unfortunately almost 65% of us gain closer five pounds. What are some ways to keep our hard work all year from being sabotaged? I have put together a list of three classic holiday dishes and how they can easily be substituted for a healthier alternative into your upcoming...

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Try this hearty recipe to fill you up and keep you warm during the Fall and Winter months. Ingredients 2 lbs. chicken, cooked and shredded (see below to make this dish vegetarian friendly) 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium jalapeno, minced (optional to seed) 2-3 green chilies, minced (optional to seed) 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. oregano ½ to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 4 cups chicken stock (less sodium in home-prepared) 4½ cups...

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By Ryan Halvorson Welcome to the season of sweets! If you’re like me it can be difficult to make it through the next few months unscathed. And that’s ok. While I don’t necessarily buy into the “people-gain-5-pounds-during-the-hoidays-and-never-burn-it-off” mentality, I do think it’s important to set up a system to mitigate potential damage and avoid turning a bit of indulgence into a 3-month binge. Here are the seven steps of my Sugar Rehab Program to help you get back on track. And...

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How increasing your protein intake can help you achieve your fitness goals. By Katelyn Castro You can bet this month’s inspiration came from one of our very own Bird Rock Fit members. I frequently get questions on ways to decrease muscle soreness and increase energy, and my first question is, “What is your post-workout nutrition like?” I generally follow up with what a normal day might look like in terms of nutrition and one thing I find is that we...

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