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Building Strong Quadriceps: Exercises, Stretches + Ways to Avoid Injury

The quadriceps are considered to collectively be one of the most powerful muscles groups in the whole body. The primary role of the “quad” muscles is to bend and straighten (extend) the knees — exactly why quadriceps strength and flexibility is important for numerous movements and activities, such as walking (including brisk walking for exercise), squatting, jumping, climbing, cycling and running. … Read More

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How Long Should You Rest Between Workouts?

 [Below is my transcript of my video about learning how long to rest between exercises, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, I want to talk about how long you should rest between workouts and how rest can actually improve your physical performance, as this is a common question I’ve gotten. I’ve worked with Olympic-level athletes and swimmers and triathletes … Read More

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5 Best Foods for Athletes & Performance

[Below is my transcript of my video about the best foods for athletic performance, along with supplemental information on the topic.] What I want to share with you today are the best foods for athletes and athletic performance — essentially, helping you learn how to eat like an athlete and get into the best shape of your life. Also, these fat-burning foods will … Read More

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How to Recover from Common Running Injuries

[Below is my transcript of my video about learning how to recover from common running injuries, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, I want to talk to you about how to overcome common running injuries or athletic injuries. Whether you’re a runner, soccer player, basketball player or any other type of athlete, and you’ve had an injury that … Read More


Do’s and Don’ts of Muscle Recovery

[Below is my transcript of my video about muscle recovery, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, I’m going to talk to you about the do’s and the don’ts of muscle recovery. Whether you’re trying to burn fat or build muscle, what you do in terms of exercise, diet and the time in between is crucial for how you … Read More

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11 Benefits of Exercise — Start Working Out Today!

Maybe you’ve been meaning to start but just haven’t found the right routine … or even the right exercise hack. Perhaps you’re recovering from an injury or haven’t gotten around to it. Whatever your excuse, I’m here to tell you that today is the day to start working out. That’s because the benefits of exercise are far more than just … Read More


20 Exercise Hacks to Sneak More Fitness Into Your Day

Are you one of the millions of Americans who makes a New Year’s resolution to exercise more — and then watch as the best of intentions falls to the wayside? If so, you’re not alone. While the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) advise adults to get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to intense aerobic activity … Read More

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HIIT Workouts Beat Conventional Cardio + 3 Plans

High-intensity interval training , also called HIIT workouts, have become known in the fitness and medical world as one of the most effective means of improving cardiovascular health, respiratory endurance, as well as metabolic function. HIIT workouts are known to be an excellent way to burn fat in a short period of time and to help improve the physical performance … Read More

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Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Most people don’t realize that overtraining can actually be worse for them than not exercising at all. This may sound crazy because I’m sure that you’ve heard the typical recommendation that everyone should exercise at least one hour every day, right? In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! Danger of Over-Exertion No activity better highlights the dangers of over-exertion … Read More

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How to Build Muscle Fast

Inability to grow muscles may be related to lack of proper exercise and poor diet. Sufficient calories and protein are necessary to build muscle. There are many different body types and some people put on weight easier than others and some people lose weight easier than others. For those who are looking to pack on some muscle, following the proper … Read More


Burst Training: No. 1 Exercise to Burn Belly Fat Fast

I’m about to share with you the single best exercise for burning fat. But first, I want to explain the number one mistake people are making in the gym, today. This mistake is leading to some pretty big consequences like: Causing you to age faster Breaking down your joints Causing your body to STORE fat, instead of burn it Causing … Read More