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10 Tips to Shed 10 Pounds

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. — Indian Proverb I’ve been very fortunate to carve out a career working with high-level athletes. Many of the players I work with were lucky enough to win the genetic lottery — meaning they did a great…

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Hamstring Training 2.0

A lack of hamstring strength is very common even for people who come to the gym regularly. Achieving proper hamstring strength improves back and knee health. The hamstring has two major functions: knee flexion and hip extension. In today’s circuit we combine exercises that address both of these functions so that you get the most…

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The Hurts to Laugh Ab Workout

This ab workout is exactly as the name sounds. When combined into one workout, you will effectively train all of the core musculature including: Rectus Abdominis, internal and external obliques, transverse abdominis and the psoas. This workout works great on its own or after any training session. Since some of these exercises have a touch of…

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3 Recovery Methods to Optimize Performance

Any CrossFitter will tell you it’s the intensity of the routine that separates him or her from the pack. But research shows that doing CrossFit too frequently without making some key adjustments can have undesired consequences. Training consisting of a lot of volume and intensity produces substantial amounts of lactic acid — a compound created by the breaking down…

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Gain Back Ten Years In 10 Minutes

It’s inevitable that as we age a decrease in flexibility and mobility becomes very noticeable. In fact, many experts agree that flexibility declines much faster than strength. Remember when squatting or lunging down to pick something up off the floor was an elementary task that happened without hesitation? Now you might really have to prepare…

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10 Scientific Ways to Drive Up Testosterone Levels

Men today have lower testosterone levels than their fathers and grandfathers did at the same age. This is a scary thought, considering that higher testosterone levels are necessary for optimizing athletic performance, maximizing results from hard work in the gym, and maintaining long-term health. Mountains of research link environmental pollutants, sleep deprivation, nutrient deficiency, insulin…

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4 Tips to Get the Results You Want From Your Workouts

In the words of the legendary Jack LaLanne, “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together, and you’ve got a kingdom.” Jack knew long ago that a lifestyle consisting of sound nutritional principles, coupled with a consistent training routine, was the foundation for sustained health and a high quality of life. Every day, people…

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5 Health Benefits Omega-3s Can Offer Athletes

When it comes to general health and athletic performance, some of the most exciting research over the past few decades has come out supporting the benefits of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation from fish oil. While there are multiple forms of omega-3 fatty acids, the three most abundant forms are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA),…

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Hormonal Imbalance: 5 Foods That Wreak Havoc

Hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, cortisol, and insulin are invaluable chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. The glands and organs that make up the endocrine system, including the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles, and pancreas, are in charge of secreting and controlling these hormones, and if just one part of…

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