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Sleep: The Ultimate Performance Enhancer

The days of wearing the “I only need 4 hours of sleep” like a productivity badge of honor needs to be over. Burning the candle at both ends only leads to poor health, bad decision making and burnout.

Seven to eight hours of sleep seems to be the minimum per night that we should aim for. Deep, uninterrupted sleep is the goal. It’s not good enough to just be in bed — we must minimize the tossing and turning, trips to the bathroom and mind racing.

Sleep is the ultimate performance enhancer.

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Carb Cycling for Women

Carb cycling is an excellent strategy for women who want to optimize their body composition while maintaining their exercise performance.

However, the typical approach of alternating almost daily doesn’t match with female hormone cycling. The ideal approach for women is to plan for 2-week cycles of high and low carb diet combined with appropriate workouts for each phase.

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4 Mobility Exercises to Get You Back in the Gym

As some gyms across the US are reopening, it’s tempting to jump right back into your former workout routine.

But be mindful – your body needs time to transition back into those higher intensity training sessions. These four mobility exercises can give you a new “functional” range of motion that you will definitely feel as you ease back into your fitness routine.

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10 Foods for Healthy Lungs

Focusing on an anti-inflammatory diet through a variety of nutrient dense foods has numerous health benefits – including improving your breathing conditions. And even the right mix of nutrients can help you breathe easier.

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Do Male Athletes & Fitness Experts Change Their Routines After 35?

After 15-20 years of hard training, your body feels different and it may be time to rethink your fitness routine. Joints hurt. Mobility suffers.You may be at a crossroads, but refuse to start taking it “easier”. I get it. For me, I routinely use microcycles (weekly training) or mesocycles (4-6 week blocks) to focus on areas I need to improve, including hypertrophy, strength and speed, and hodge podge exercises.

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