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How Women Can Get Their First Pull-up

On average, women have difficulty firing from their lat muscles. A majority of gross motor skills develop between the ages of 8 and 10. Unless you were a gymnast or spent a lot of time on the monkey bars, vertical pulling may not be a movement that comes naturally to you. Women may also have…

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5 Ways To Avoid Running Injuries

How many times have you made great progress in your training cycle only to get sidelined by injury? Runners often try to find a balance between getting enough volume and frequency for improvement without going so far that they get injured. As your training age increases and you’ve accumulated “more miles” this can become quite…

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New Year’s Resolutions Tips From 3 Top Trainers

The year is winding down, and many people are likely starting to consider their New Year’s resolutions. Three of the most common health-related goals are to lose weight, to gain muscle, and to improve overall health. Unfortunately, in my experience, those goals often go unmet due to several possible mistakes. People’s first mistake is setting…

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Can a Low Carb Diet Reduce Chronic Inflammation?

The word “inflammation” is somewhat of a trigger in today’s health and fitness world. Yet when you break it down, inflammation is just your body’s response to injury. Whether you break a leg or develop an infection, your immune system needs to initiate inflammation to begin the healing process. The problem occurs when your body…

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Can a Gluten-Free Diet Improve Brain Health?

Everyone wants to have a healthy brain that functions optimally. We all want to improve our focus, clarity, memory, and ability to learn and process new information. We also want to decrease our risk for depression, memory loss, dementia, and mood disorders. On a larger scale, our quality of life depends on our brain health….

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Women: How to Bust Through Gym Plateaus

One of the most frustrating things for my female clients is hitting a plateau in training. Even athletes with great work ethic, nutrition, and recovery can see results dry up. It’s specifically maddening when you’re leaving the gym fatigued or going to bed hungry after a long day of “dieting” but you aren’t seeing the…

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Adrenal Fatigue: 4 Foods That Are Draining Your Body

Stress is your body’s built-in survival mechanism. Our ancestors tapped into this response to fight or outrun predators, and today, our bodies are still primed to survive emergency situations. The problem is that stress today isn’t the same as stress so many years ago. Today, we get stressed from things like deadlines at work, arguments…

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Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to Be a Holiday Tradition

Few things in life are as satisfying and comforting as home-cooked holiday food. In fact, it’s so satisfying that we readily accept the weight gain and often the guilt that comes with overindulging every holiday season. Fortunately, you don’t have to accept it this year. The holidays shouldn’t be a vacation from maintaining your good…

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