Three Outrageously Effective Diet Programs

Kevin Rail Are you ready to have some fun? Good, you’ve come to the right place! But before you dig any deeper, you need to realize something. The word “diet” in the title “Most Effective Diet Programs” is often falsely represented. You don’t have to travel very far to hear someone say, “Yikes! My pants …

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The Truth about Abs

The Brutal Truth about Abs Why do so few people have visible abs, much less a six pack? Isn’t that one of the most coveted things for anyone trying to get “beach body ready” Aren’t we working hard enough for them? Have you ever seen the cast of survivor after just a few weeks into …

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Flow States and The Force

Flow States and The Force A review of The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler The Force is real and accessible – but do you may have the will to develop it? The Rise of Superman covers how a handful of men and women have pushed the envelope …

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Dire Wolf CrossFit Part 3: Nine Fundamental Lifts

Exercise Anatomy and Physiology and the NINE Foundational Movements (+ something for abs) Part One     Part Two       In this third and final part of summarizing the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Manual (for the solo practitioner), what I am calling Dire Wolf CrossFit since there is already a “Lone Wolf CrossFit” Box …

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The MIND Diet:Add 7.5 more years to your life

Work to improve your MIND and your BODY Dementia is now the 6th leading cause of death[i] and the prevention of cognitive decline in an already physically aging population is certainly a public health priority.  It now appears that dietary measures have the potential to prevent the rate of decline substantially, adding more years to …

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Massage and Athletic Performance

Massage and Performance Recovery[1] A Meta-Analysis from Sports Medicine, 2016      Post-exercise massage is frequently touted as a recovery and recuperation aid by many athletes and coaches. However, the evidence for this claim is scarce. I REALLY want this claim to be true for I frequently engage in a weekly deep-tissue massage. It feels …

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Front Squats: A Primer

A Primer To One Of The Most Underutilized Leg Exercises Conventional wisdom is that the back squat is the king of all strength and mass building exercise. Or is it the deadlift? Certainly both movements should be included in your programming for active engagement of a huge portion of your body in movements that translate …

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DTS: The need for principles of fitness

The Dynamorphic Training System (DTS): My own return to first principles “It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” -Socrates Principles form the basis of how you think and how you move. As with all the sciences, human anatomy and movement, physiology …

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Sled Sprint Training to maximize your speed and acceleration

Sled Sprint Training Resisted Sled Sprint Training to Improve Sprint Performance: A Systematic Review; Petrakos G, Morin J, Egan B. Sports Med. 2016;46:381-400 There are few worthwhile sports that do not involve some form of sprinting. Our bodies were made to run and sprinting is a VERY effective form of exercise to challenge your body’s aerobic …

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The Handstand Party Trick: Part One

Party Tricks! What’s your favorite?      Every gym rat or fitness fanatic has that one thing they have practiced on and perfected, that they typically perform to generate an emotional response from an individual(s) around them. The desired emotion is usually “shock & awe”, and depending on the second parties’ gender, is hopefully followed …

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