Nutrition

7 Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
SUGAR IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL…right? Or is this school of thought somewhat outdated? Sugar… Let’s talk about it! Since it is a very sensitive subject. First, let’s discuss what sugar is. Sugar is a collection of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen units that ...
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CPT

Completing Your First MURPH: How to Safely Achieve an Impressive MURPH Time

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
When your workout has a “why” behind it, it can be all the motivation that you need to push yourself to complete it. In CrossFit, the notoriously intense Murph workout has a “why” behind it that has encouraged tens of thousands of people to push ...
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Nutrition

Why You Should Eat More Oatmeal: An Incredibly Healthy Food

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
What is the greatest superfood on earth? Does one even exist? Well, that question remains to be seen… Of all the foods we have available, there are always certain boxes we want to check off before we consider something a “superfood”. Does it have a ...
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Bodybuilding

Getting Bodybuilding Clients Competition Ready

Andre Adams
Andre Adams |
The fitness industry is exploding, and it has become common for the average gym-goer or enthusiast to consider stepping on stage in a physique competition.
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Workout Plans

Battle Tested: Beginner-Friendly Battle Ropes Workouts

Jesse Grund
Jesse Grund |
Ropes have been an integral part in the advancement of human history, as both a tool and way to amplify human strength. Some historians trace the history of ropes to predating bronze, clay, steel, and iron. While it has existed as a tool implemented in a ...
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wellness

How Does Exercise Affect Purpose?

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
Ask 100 different people to define “purpose” and you’ll likely get as many different answers as possible. Purpose is often elusive, both in its definition and our personal sense of purpose. Yet there’s a strong connection between purpose, wellbeing, and ...
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wellness

5 Strategies for Post-Partum Wellness

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
The postpartum time period is most often associated with the physical recovery from fatigue and the strain of labor and delivery. It is typically defined as the first six weeks after a vaginal delivery or eight weeks after a cesarean one. In addition to ...
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Podcast

NASM All-Stars: Optima 2022 Roundtable

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Never have all six of our incredible NASM Podcast Network hosts appeared on one show together. Until now. Join Wendy Batts, Angie Miller, Darlene Marshall, Marty Miller, Ken Miller, and Rick Richey for this unique, in-depth look into health and fitness, ...
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Weight Loss

Maintaining a Healthy Weight in your 30s

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
The 30s are the decade of life that has its pros. Likely, you are beginning to feel established in a career, are looking at purchasing a home, and enjoy a more comfortable life. However, you have likely noticed that you may feel a little stiffer in the ...
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Women's Fitness

Best Muscle-Building Supplements for Women

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Muscles aren’t just for men! Women need muscle too… and ladies, while you may not want muscles as big as men (or maybe you do), I think most women can agree it seems like everything on the market is geared to helping men build muscle, not women!
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