Progress: It’s Going to Take Longer Than You Think

Progress: It’s Going to Take Longer Than You Think

Pictures, in order:  April 2018, pre/post Mexico.  Summer 2006, 6 months out of testing for my black belt/2016, few weeks out from shooting the firefighter calendar.  2014, competitive (or..”wanting to be competitive) CF.  2009, just started personalized mixed modal...

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The Importance Of Adrenal Health As An Athlete

The Importance Of Adrenal Health As An Athlete

To understand the importance of adrenal health as an athlete, you first need to understand the adrenal glands and their role in the body. Your adrenal glands are found above the kidneys and produce hormones like adrenaline, cortisol, aldosterone, and sex...

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Support Your Adrenals With Max Adrenal

Support Your Adrenals With Max Adrenal

This post originally appeared on mindRXd. In my last post, I talked about the Autoimmune Protocol, and how beneficial it is to uncover inflammatory foods in your diet. I wanted to expand on that and open a conversation about herbal supplements, mainly ones that can...

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Supplements To Help You Get Through The CrossFit™ Open

Supplements To Help You Get Through The CrossFit™ Open

It’s probably safe to assume that the five weeks of the Crossfit™ Open are some of the most intense weeks of the year for athletes everywhere—from the professional athletes to the everyday people hitting their workouts when they have free time during the day. We’ve...

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Four Benefits of Wearing a Heart Rate Monitor

Four Benefits of Wearing a Heart Rate Monitor

Monitoring heart rate during exercise, and even throughout the day, has become more and more popular with advances in wearable technology. From Fitbit to Garmin, heart rate monitors have been making their way from the professional athlete’s gym to the sidewalk in your...

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Know What’s in Your Pre-Workout

Know What’s in Your Pre-Workout

It’s becoming more and more popular—you’re cooling down after an intense workout and someone says, “I’m exhausted, I can’t believe I forgot to take my pre-workout today.” Athletes and gym-goers alike are taking pre-workout to help them push through exercise harder and...

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How Important is Your Warmup?

How Important is Your Warmup?

I painfully remember the first time I badly injured myself from failing to warm up. It was my first summer really hitting it hard at the gym. About two hours after an intense workout session (which I absolutely warmed up for), I headed to the ballpark for a first...

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How A Mentorship Can Bring You To The Next Level

How A Mentorship Can Bring You To The Next Level

men·tor menˌtôr,ˈmenˌtər/ Noun: An experienced and trusted adviser Verb: Advise or train Okay, so you probably already know what a mentor and mentoring are. But to get the most out of a mentorship—whether you’re the mentor or the mentee—it’s important to truly...

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Chasing Aesthetics = Performance?  No

Chasing Aesthetics = Performance? No

I don’t write much anymore; there are a number of reasons for this.  The main would be my platform for education now is my client base.  I’m blessed to have a full schedule and talk to people on a daily basis regarding nutrition, performance, body composition, and...

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Don’t Become a Smoothie Victim

Don’t Become a Smoothie Victim

For some reason, people seem to associate a healthy diet shift or nutrition change to amping up their smoothie game. Maybe it’s because of supplement type drinks like Shakeology and Slim Fast. And in some regards, they’re right. A protein smoothie or certain other...

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