Are Pre-Workout Drinks Harmful?

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Question: I recently saw a news article about pre-workout drinks which suggested that they could be unhealthy or even deadly. Are there any real benefits to using them or is it just hype also? Answer: Pre-workout drinks evolved from standard energy drinks. When people working out used those they experienced, from their own remarks, a […]

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Are Training Masks Useful?

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Question: I wanted to know if those training masks that restrict oxygen flow were useful. I’ve seen that Marshawn Lynch uses one and wondered how they worked. Answer: The idea of the mask is to restrict the airflow in a manner similar to what one would experience if training were occurring at a high altitude […]

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Making Your Workouts Consistently Productive

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Question: Why is it that some days I train so hard that I don’t realize where the time goes and other days after five minutes I’m ready to leave and realize I have 55 more minutes? How can I get more consistent good training days? Answer: Your training time is after work. While it is […]

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Training While Protecting Existing Injury

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Question: I was a collegiate athlete and sustained injuries during that time which now inhibit my ability to train heavy. I train three days a week alternating upper and lower body. I do cardio on the treadmill four times a week. With that I have lost weight but would like to drop another fifteen pounds. […]

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Increase Real World Endurance with Training vs Working Out!

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Question: I walk at the gym on the treadmill three to four days a week but when I went out sledding with my kids I was exhausted. What do I need to do to get into better “real world” shape? Answer: Real world shape is different than just being able to walk around the mall […]

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Healthy Employees are More Productive

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Question: We were informed recently that our company in and effort to reduce health insurance costs would be doing health screenings and checking our BMI. What exactly is that and how does it represent good health? Answer: Your company has the right idea that healthy employees are more productive, less sick days for one thing, […]

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Fitting Workout Time into a Busy Schedule

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Question: I know I need to workout but I can’t find the time in my schedule. I am making a New Year’s Resolution to start exercising and be healthier. Are there quick 10 minute workouts that I can do in place of a regular forty to sixty minute workout? Answer: Yes there are some “quickie” […]

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Getting More Defined Arms and Shoulders

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Question: I want to be more defined in my arms and shoulders. What is the best way to do that without losing a lot of weight? I need to maintain my weight for football but I want to look better as well. Answer: Getting defined, or ripped, is predominantly a weight loss, body fat loss […]

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Do Not Change Routine Simply for the Sake of Change

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Question: I keep reading that variety is important in training. Does that mean you have to use different exercises every time you work a body part? Answer: Variety certainly is the spice in training. You should use only a little spice to flavor a dish or meal because using too much just makes you taste […]

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Adding Size After Football Season

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Question: I want to add size now that football is over. My goal is to build ten to fifteen pounds of muscle by August of next year. I have weightlifting at school and wondered if it is going to be too much if I train after school as well because at school we really don’t […]

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