Black Heart Inertia

Black Heart Inertia

Unless you are prepared to overcome the inertia of complacency, you will attain little beyond what that inertia is already bringing you. We can have the drive to improve our state, our fitness, or ourselves, but without changing up what we do, we will and must stay...

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How to Get Stronger. A Thought for Life Athletes

How to Get Stronger. A Thought for Life Athletes

If an athlete wants to get stronger. She has two options. 1. Increase the amount of work she does. Like a coin, there is another side that you can't see while looking at this. More work (reps, load, training sessions) means: More recovery. More cool-downs. More soft...

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Ask Me Anything: Whey or Casein?

Ask Me Anything: Whey or Casein?

Question) Soooo, during the school year, I frequently have the protein shake with a salad, or even a ¼ cup of almonds.  Would I be better off with the slower digesting protein (I forgot the name of it – starts with a C)? Answer) There are three common protein...

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Ask Me Anything: How Lean is Too Lean?

Ask Me Anything: How Lean is Too Lean?

Question) Body Fat Percentage: is there a point where it can be too low? If yes, what if performance isn’t being hindered? Is being low okay then? Answer) 1) I'm going to answer your question in terms of sport. 2) Then, I'm going to ask you to reframe it into a...

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Ask Me Anything: Soreness

Ask Me Anything: Soreness

Question) I'm rarely ever sore. I work hard, I do heavy stuff, I don't do anything particular for recovery. Why do you think that is? Do I need to be doing more? Answer) Most muscle soreness, including DOMS is usually attributed to completely normal micro-tears in the...

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Ask Me Anything: Protein Powder

Ask Me Anything: Protein Powder

Question) Is it more beneficial to drink a protein shake after a workout or just randomly during your day? Or does it matter when you drink it? Answer) Soo.. 3 parts to this answer. 1) Total daily protein is the #1 priority. So make sure you're getting enough overall...

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Should You Workout Alone?

Should You Workout Alone?

Do you like working out alone? I doubt it. Few of us truly like pushing hard in a corner where no one can see. Even then, it’s usually toward improvement in a sport or event where others will eventually be taking part in it. So you’re not really alone anyway. Maybe...

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Food Prepping Vs Not Food Prepping

Food Prepping Vs Not Food Prepping

In fitness, there are a lot of fads, new trends, and distractions from the basics. Nutrition is no different. If we visualize nutrition as a pyramid. The bottom tier would be consistently eating the right amount of food. Above that would be the type of food you eat,...

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Thinking Body, Dancing Mind

Thinking Body, Dancing Mind

Have you ever been stuck on a decision that you aren't looking forward to making? What about a project at work that is at a stand-still and shows no signs of moving forward soon. Acquiring knowledge is often seen as involving a school or books. But we also acquire...

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