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Improving Body Composition

Improving Body Composition

In the next few blog posts we’re going to be talking about how to create changes in body composition. For most of you this will be defined as losing body fat and building muscle. An important point is that “building muscle” does not mean getting bigger. While muscle...

Keeping the goal the goal

I have a confession to make. It’s about a bad habit trainers have, and since I’m a trainer I’ll admit to being guilty of this in the past. A client comes in and has a goal. It may be a goal they set for themselves a year ago or last week, but...

Why the kettlebell swing?

Is the kettlebell swing the best possible exercise for developing strength and endurance, mobilizing the hips, activating the glutes and achieving a host of other benefits? Probably not. However, the kettlebell swing may be the best possible exercise you can do to...

Deciphering food labels

A simple trip to the grocery store can feel completely overwhelming these days. With so many options and varieties of foods, it can be hard to determine what’s best for our bodies and lifestyles. What are the healthiest options? Which ingredients should we be looking...

My first cadaver dissection lab

In 2017 I had the opportunity to attend a cadaver dissection lab with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains and Todd Garcia or Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment. This was a short, one day lab, and I plan to attend the longer two and five day versions in the near future....

The importance of chewing

If you suffer from digestive issues like heartburn, acid reflux, getting chunks of food stuck in the throat, or general upset stomach after eating, the amount of chewing you do may play a role. Most of us pay little to no attention to how much we’re chewing while...

The risk analysis curve

The percentage of Americans who regularly engage in vigorous exercise for more than six months (meaning people who exercise regularly for an extended period of time) is shockingly low. Depending upon which source you’re reading it’s about 3%. I’m including weight...