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GUEST BLOG BY KAITLYN WEISS: SHOULD YOU INVEST IN THE NEXT GREAT HEALTH TECHNOLOGY?

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GUEST BLOG BY KAITLYN WEISS: SHOULD YOU INVEST IN THE NEXT GREAT HEALTH TECHNOLOGY?

When it comes to training, there is a constant barrage of new technology that’s supposed to revolutionize how we perform, recover, and stay injury-free.  Though many companies claim to do everything from calculate intensity, fatigue, speed, strength, and power, the question seems to have shifted from should I get this to how many do I need.  Before you invest your money and time into the latest technology, here are a few things to consider before you swipe your card.

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IS COUNTING CALORIES BEHIND THE TIMES?

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IS COUNTING CALORIES BEHIND THE TIMES?

Not all calories are created equal but counting calories assumes this. Counting calories 1 for 1 assumes that 1 calorie from a donut is the same as 1 calorie from a carrot. Clearly calories from different foods perform differently in the body.

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VITAMIN D DILEMMA: A CLASSIC OVERREACTION

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VITAMIN D DILEMMA: A CLASSIC OVERREACTION

It's easy to see how a universal overreaction to vitamin D has developed. Widespread vitamin D deficiency has consistently been reported, the critical functions/benefits of vitamin D are regularly raved about and it's a crudely understood vitamin at best.

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THE #1 REASON THAT DURABILITY IS ELUSIVE FOR TODAY'S ATHLETE (PART 3)

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THE #1 REASON THAT DURABILITY IS ELUSIVE FOR TODAY'S ATHLETE (PART 3)

Part 1 of this 3 part post looked at some of the secondary factors behind what makes durability so elusive for today's athlete. Part 2 then captured the training environment that today's athletes and fitness diehards live in, how/why it has changed and what that means for staying healthy. Here in part 3, we finally uncover the #1 reason that durability is so elusive for today's athlete and look at a straightforward solution.

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THE #1 REASON THAT DURABILITY IS ELUSIVE FOR TODAY'S ATHLETE (PART 2)

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THE #1 REASON THAT DURABILITY IS ELUSIVE FOR TODAY'S ATHLETE (PART 2)

In part 1 of this post, I gave attention to the secondary factors that make avoiding injury such a tall task for young athletes: poor sleep, fumbled nutrition, sport overuse and too much sitting. These factors warrant attention but even if an athlete fixed each, they would still find themselves chasing durability until they addressed the primary reason that durability is elusive for today's athlete. Let's examine today's training environment to identify the primary reason that robust and resilient young athletes are a dying breed.

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3 SIGNS THAT YOU ARE RESISTANT TO A GREAT EXERCISE

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3 SIGNS THAT YOU ARE RESISTANT TO A GREAT EXERCISE

Planks, turkish get-ups, kettlebell swings, loaded carries and battle ropes - within the last 5 to 10 years they have each taken their turn as the latest and greatest viral exercise. I'm not doubting that the popular exercises listed above deserve the label of great, but just because they're great for lots of people doesn't mean they are right for you. Here's how to recognize if you are resistant to a great exercise: 

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THE UNKIND FDA: PROTECTING US FROM HEALTH?

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THE UNKIND FDA: PROTECTING US FROM HEALTH?

The FDA busted down the doors of KIND Snacks and went in for the big take down. They targeted KIND Bars as having too much "evil" saturated fat to be called "healthy." It's nice to see that the FDA is out patrolling grocery store aisles and trying to protect consumers from dietary delinquents. That is, it would be nice to see if they knew what you and I know: saturated fat is not so evil...

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HOW TO FIX MAJOR EXERCISE ERRORS: CORE POSITIONING

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HOW TO FIX MAJOR EXERCISE ERRORS: CORE POSITIONING

Having your pelvis out of position while training may seem like a trivial slip-up. Who really cares where your pelvis is as long as you are burning calories, pounding pavement or pushing weight around? I do. Here is why you should too and how to become a pelvic awareness pro.

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