Health

Stop Telling Me To Loosen Up

Written By: Christy Shaw For a long time now, I have battled a deep sense of shame about the fact that, while my job entails helping others with their food, I’ve been to an exceptionally dark place with my own relationship to food. I’ve spent years keeping my experiences in the dark, yielding to a profound fear…

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Don’t Resist the Training: Resistance Training in Youth Populations

Written By: Ryan Miller MS, CSCS Resistance training, also termed strength training, is implemented across all age groups to improve health. For children and adolescents especially, it offers several benefits; some of those are increased self-esteem, increased bone mineral density (BMD), and improved body composition. But strength training among this population has encountered a strong…

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Three Health Benefits of Triathlon Training

Written By: Jon Fecik “Oh no, are we out?” I asked my wife after I got home from a run. “Yes,” she said. “OK. I will be back.” I sprinted out again, this time to my car to speed to the grocery store and buy three packs of Hershey’s Chocolate Bars. Why? Because I like them.…

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Crawls and Carries

Written By: Andrew Read Endurance athletes can be a blessing and a curse to train. Endurance sports are built off extreme work ethics and the ability and willingness to suffer. However, that determination and motivation can easily sidetrack your clients with injury and burn out. It can also make programming hard due to weakness or…

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The Three Pillars of OCR Training

Written By: Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT Training for obstacle course racing (OCR) can be confusing and complicated to the average athlete. Because there are several race options to choose from – including, but not limited to, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Savage Race, and Conquer The Gauntlet – the obstacles you have to train for can vary wildly. Some…

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What I’d Do If I Were an Athlete With Brain Damage

                                       Written By: Andrew Fox    If you suspect brain damage, you should seek professional, medical help. But we’ll get to that. First, let’s give you some much-needed background information on concussions and how they occur. The…

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