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Barefoot Training: Risk vs Reward


Each of your feet is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 120 muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. All of these tissues will take on hundreds of tons of weight each and every day. Your heel hits the ground at 1.1-1.4g’s with every step you take! Jogging increases impact forces even higher at 4.4g’s and when you… Read more >

40 Tips To Reaching Your Fat Loss Goals


Best Practices in Your Weight Loss, And Preferably… Fat Loss Goals. Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds/week. Faster weight loss results in Yo-Yo Dieting and you will gain it back and more. Mix a well-balanced diet by eating a variety of foods. Minimizing or negate highly processed foods. Drink sufficient water to keep your urine clear to nearly… Read more >

Sports Medicine Protocols: Hernia and Exercise


We have recently received many sports injury questions relating to sharp burning pain in the lower stomach area during exercises. The most recent question stated the pain was occurring during a deadlift. It is difficult to know precisely what’s going wrong from a distance and brief description of the questions we have been receiving. The symptoms described could be many… Read more >

What are Nightshade Vegetables – Are They Safe To Consume?


Nightshade vegetables come from the Solanaceae family which includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, chili peppers, banana peppers, cayenne, Habanero and Jalapeno peppers. They are called Solanaceae because they produce an alkaloid compound called Solanine. Solanine is produced by the individual plants. It acts as a natural defense system against insects that try and eat the plants. The Solanine compound… Read more >

25 Training Mistakes You See at the Gym Everyday


First, let me give a shorter list: What do people do right in the gym? Answer: They show up! Every IFPA Certified Personal Trainer must know that every man, woman and child needs exercise and healthy lifestyle management which includes healthy nutrition.  Just showing up at the gym is a major step in living longer, healthier and happier life, but… Read more >