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Take a Rest! – How Long to Rest Times Between Sets

"How long should I rest between sets?" This is a great question that unfortunately has an annoying response, "It depends." Like almost everything else in the fitness realm, the answer is going to differ depending on what your goals are. However, here are a couple...

Not So Quick Tips: Paused Reps

Why is it that if you pause at the bottom of a squat for even just two seconds before standing back up it feels 12x harder? During any move, your muscles are affected by something called the stretch reflex. Essentially, your muscles are loading up like a spring when...

Should I be Foam Rolling?

"Should I be foam rolling?" "What does foam rolling do?" These are two super common questions we get not only from people who are new to working out, but also people who have been working out for decades. There is a cloud of mystery surrounding foam rolling, but...

Diet and Nutrition Myths You Should Stop Believing Today

Creating a diet and nutrition plan for your fat loss goal can be tricky, but honestly it doesn’t have to be.  The problem can be narrowed down to three essential, confusion-inducing issues, all of which this article will help clear up for good. The Problems: Why...

Alcohol for Weight Loss: Booze and Lose

It's the weekend, and its time to hang out with family and friends and to relax. Summer also calls for barbecues, family and friend parties, fireworks. But that doesn't mean you have to make poor decisions, so here are some of the best and easiest ways to track...