1. Successful Dieting

    What does it look like and why?You hear the word ‘diet’ used almost as frequently as ‘Roll Tide’ if you live in the southeast U.S. To most the word means cutting calories, in an attempt to trim up, or even cutting while food groups out of what they eat. Only, they la…Read More

  2. Tracking Results Isn’t All About the Scale

    I talk to way too many people on a daily basis who have become addicted to measuring their weight on the scale and that being the only marker they use for body composition results. The scale has its place, but let me shed some light on other ways you can see and feel that your nutrition and fitness …Read More

  3. De-Stress

    The word stress has become something of an everyday topic. It’s something we all deal with, almost from the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep. As a parent, I have developed the ability to not only experience outside stressors – hello to my youngest, who does not sleep – but also t…Read More

  4. Can Reading Fix Our Problems?

    Why am I asking this question? Over the last couple of days, I have come across political post in the wake of the most recent presidential election that are misinformed, ignorant, and in short just ridiculous. These posts have come from both Republicans and Democrats, and while this post is not in i…Read More

  5. The Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

    This week’s blog is a guest post from one of the smartest minds out there in the strength and conditioning world; Mr. Tony Gentilcore. This article breaks down the reasons you aren’t making the progress you’d like and how to put together a proper workout routine. Hope you enjoy!   If I had to…Read More

  6. Dietary Auto Templates- Why They’ll Never Be The Answer.

    This is something of a conundrum in the nutrition and dieting space and it’s safe to say that it’s a pet peeve of mine. Outlined below are a few of my thoughts on why auto template diets are not now, nor ever will be the answer to your health or physique goals.Auto Template Diets do not take int…Read More

  7. Competition Essentials

    For those of you weekend warriors looking to get a leg up on the competition, this will be a basic guide for the do’s and don’ts of competition prep. In this blog I’ll be covering nutrition tips as well as some simple strategies to follow. Hope you enjoy! Nutrition: If you’re a macro counter…Read More

  8. Should You Stretch Before You Workout?

    Should you stretch before working out? This is one of those things that you are going to find many different opinions on, and another question in the field on training that can be answered with “it just depends.” When I was growing up playing sports the thinking was get a little warmed up, get t…Read More

  9. Sleep: Why It’s So Important

    Sleep. We all need it but rarely do we get enough. The Mayo Clinic found that most Americans get less than seven hours of sleep per night. This may be acceptable for the average Joe who goes back and forth from his desk job day in and day out, but for someone trying to be a performance athlete in an…Read More

  10. How Obesity and Sleep Apnea Affect Pregnancy

    Most Americans are aware of the association between obesity and heart disease, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and diabetes.  Many Americans have heard of sleep apnea and its association with obesity, which then links sleep apnea to heart disease, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and diabetes.…Read More