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10 Common Training Mistakes Athletes Make

A simple list of the most common mistakes athletes make, and how you can avoid them.

19 / 09 / 2017 1R

Isometric Training Exercises

Interested in workouts and exercises that will make you more powerful and much more explosive? Try these techniques.

19 / 09 / 2017 1R
What's the Glycemic Index?

Find out the not-so-simple truth behind high-GI foods and what role they play in your diet. Despite how little the average American knows about proper nutrition and healthy eating, almost anyone can tell you two facts: Brown rice is better than white rice Too much sugar will give you diabetes But does anyone really understand why these statements are true? And just how true are they? …Enter glycemic index… In case you are unfamiliar with the term, any South Beach or fad diet enthusiast can tell you that the glycemic index (GI) is a way to measure a food’s effec...

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The Benefits of Lean Protein

More amino acids, less fat. Find out why leaner cuts of meat, and the protein they deliver, are a mainstay in any healthy diet. We’ve all heard it before – some of us so many times it’s become somewhat of a healthy diet mantra: choose lean proteins. If you’re health conscious, removing the skin from your chicken and choosing 97% lean ground beef has probably become as natural as waking up to your protein shake every morning. But what exactly is the point? Is a little bit of marbling in our red meat every once in a while really so bad? Sometimes we need to take a step back and remind oursel...

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Sep 2017

Avoiding the Freshman 15

Adjusting your diet to avoid the infamous Freshman 15, Sophomore Surplus, and Junior Jiggle. The tips are all pretty cliché – “Drink in moderation?” “No late night Taco Bell?” Come on! As a Freshman 15 alum (it may have been closer to 20, and no you can’t see pictures) I can promise you it doesn’t take a whole lot before you realize your jeans don’t quite fit the same… Or fit at all. But the weight gain doesn’t have to be inevitable. Here are 5 real ways to prevent your friends from barely recognizing you at Christmas Break! 1. Assess the endless buffet. Whether you’re at a state unive...

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The "Basics" Workout

Looking better, feeling better, and increasing your athletic performance begins with this old school workout.

17 / 09 / 2017 1Result

Energy System Training

Improve your cardio capacity, burn fat, and become a better athlete with these off-season training techniques.

16 / 09 / 2017 1R

The Vertical Jump Program - Vol. 4

Putting the program together to improve your vertical jump.

15 / 09 / 2017 1R

The Vertical Jump Program - Vol. 3

Push your vertical jump through the roof by incorporating these weighted jumping exercises.

14 / 09 / 2017 1R
Do Metal and Plastic Containers Cause Cancer?

Can plastic really give you cancer or dementia? What you need to know about food contaminants and how to avoid them. You’re young, you’re healthy - you’re probably not too concerned about how that Nalgene you’ve been lugging around will affect your health 70 years from now. But haven’t you ever been a little freaked out by the plastic wrap that melts to your food in the microwave? Here are some of the most common myths and misconceptions about food contaminants and their effects on your long-term health. Cooking in aluminum pots will give you Alzheimer’s Disease (AD): This myth has been a...

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The Pull-up Program

If you really want to increase your strength, why not start with the best upper body exercise, the pull-up?

13 / 09 / 2017 1R

Preventing Female ACL Injuries with Exercise

With an understanding of what the ACL does and how it’s torn, let’s now discuss how to reduce the risk of injury.

12 / 09 / 2017 1Result

The Vertical Jump Program - Vol. 2

The second part of this vertical jump series, we focus on weighted plyometric exercises to prep you for primetime.

12 / 09 / 2017 1R

Back To School Training Tips

Summer’s over, and class is back in session. Interested in making real progress this fall?

12 / 09 / 2017 1R

The Vertical Jump Program - Vol. 1

A vertical jump program that works for Division 1 athletes will probably work for you... especially if you want to learn how to dunk.

12 / 09 / 2017 1R

The Dangers of Diet Pills and Fat Burners

A closer look at fat burners, appetite suppressants, and carb blockers.

12 / 09 / 2017 1R

Does Red Meat Cause Heart Disease?

Is too much red meat actually bad for you and your healthy diet?

11 / 09 / 2017 1R

Exercise Selection 101 - Lower Body Workouts

Discover the “method to the madness” and get the most out of your training sessions

10 / 09 / 2017 1R
A Low Carb Diet For Athletes

Staying energized, performing at your best, and cutting weight with a low carbohydrate diet. With so much talk about what the best diet program is (Paleo, terrible fads, etc), cutting weight can be extremely overwhelming. But if you happen to be working out at high intensities regularly, it’s going to be even tougher. Why? Because many popular weight loss strategies don’t work if you’re trying to perform at your best on a daily basis. As an athlete, you have numerous reasons to keep your body fat level down. You, for instance, may need to stay under a certain weight level to compete, o...

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Healthy and Unhealthy Fruit Smoothies

Are smoothes, like those from McDonald's, Jamba Juice, and Smoothie King, actually healthy? McDonald’s fruit smoothies. They say they’re made with real fruit, they taste great, they’re easy on the waistline, and they cost less than $3. But let’s face it, this is Mickey D’s we’re talking about; the creators of mechanically separated chicken and the 1/2 pound Mega Mac burger. There has got to be some sort of nutritional catch. Right? The truth is, McDonald’s smoothie isn’t the only frozen drink that contains unexpected, and often unwanted, ingredients. Like any other meal at a fast food ...

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