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Don’t Take a Rest Month!

Don’t Take a Rest Month!

Two new studies find same conclusion: Don’t take a rest month!   If two recent studies out of the University of Liverpool and McMaster University are true, then that old saying, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it” can even be taken a bit further:“If you don’t use...

PRs Come in all Forms

PRs Come in all Forms

Ever heard of social comparison theory? It’s a term coined by a psychologist named Leon Festiner in the 1950's. Basically, it says we compare ourselves to others in order to determine our self worth. Never does this sound more relevant than when we look at the world...

The Female Cycle: Diet and Training Tips to Help Your Life

The Female Cycle: Diet and Training Tips to Help Your Life

We’re doing it; we’re talking about PMS. Men, feel free to sit this one out! We don’t like the term PMS, though, and we know many other woman who concur. From all the other options—on my period, menstruating, the tomato truck is in town, I’m having my moon time or...

What You Need to Know About Calories and Metabolism

What You Need to Know About Calories and Metabolism

Losing weight is complicated….And unfair.    It sounds like common sense: Reduce your calories and lose weight, increase your calories and gain weight. The concept sounds so foolproof that it led to the commonly-held conclusion we have believed for decades: “Eat less,...

Your Fish Oil Guide to Better Heart and Brain Health

Your Fish Oil Guide to Better Heart and Brain Health

Omega-3 Fish oil: You have probably heard that you should be taking it to improve your recovery, to decrease inflammation, to improve brain function, and even to prevent and manage heart disease and blood pressure. Many of you might already be taking some brand of...

Why a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie

Why a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie

We used to believe that calories were all created equal. It sounded like common sense, seeing as one dietary calorie contains 4,284 Joules of energy. This naturally led us to believe that if you consume 2,000 calories a day and burn 2,000 calories a day, homeostasis...

Pass the Salt Please!

Pass the Salt Please!

Study says you can stop feeling guilty when you ask your neighbour to “Pass the salt, please!” Fat used to be sinful, and now it’s not. Sugar was never great, but now we know how awful it is for us. And then there’s salt. Salt has always been moderately evil—it has...

Hand Protection 101

Hand Protection 101

Our Guide to Treating and Protecting Your Hands   If you have spent any time on the barbell, swinging KBs around, or doing pull-ups or toes-to-bar, you have probably experienced a blister or a rip. (If you’re still a rip virgin, chances are you won’t be for long, so...

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