To Fuel or Not to Fuel

Seems like there has been a lot of talk in my circles lately about pre and post workout fueling. There’s a lot of debate about what’s best especially pre and post running. I’m going to give you my quick protocol that I follow. I am not going to throw out a bunch of scientific facts or direct you to a bunch of studies. You can find that stuff on your own. I am going to give you the guidance I give my clients and what I follow myself. I guess there is a 15 year study behind my method, because in the years I have been working with clients, this is what has seemed to work the best.

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Should You Run?

It’s a question that anyone who has had any interest in fitness, at any point in their lives, has asked themselves. Whether you are a runner and experience pain or you are not yet a runner, but are considering taking it up, you have probably wondered if it is good for you. You may have even Googled to find out whether or not it’s something you should do. You probably found information and opinions that strongly support either side. I think it’s ludicrous to say whether it is good or bad for the majority of people in one article. I don’t know you, your motivations or your body mechanics. So, before you read any further, I should tell you that this article isn’t going to delve into your body type and why you should or should not run. I am a runner and I love it deep down to my core. I am also a trainer with an education in physical therapy who knows the physical detriments of running first hand. Still, I am not going to try and talk you into or out of running. I just want to give you some things to think about when you are pondering the question “Should I run?”

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Sit all day? Try this free mini-workout.

Sitting at a desk all day can create bad posture and poor movement quality which can put a damper on your weekend warrior activities. It’s important to do something to counteract the process. Try these simple exercises daily. It just may save your posture and prevent injuries.

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Your Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? If not, do you already do things on a regular basis that encourage growth, happiness and challenge? It doesn’t really matter if you keep a list in your head or maybe you have an app for that, however you do it, I think it’s important to live outside your comfort zone regularly. What’s the quote? Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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5 Ways to Get Fit Together

Last week I told you some unexpected benefits of training with friends, this week I am going to give you the options that are out there to get fit with your friends (or you can join and make new friends). I am also going to share with you the pros and cons of each choice.

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