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Waking Up to a Better Workout

Written by: Coach Jeff Hermann, USAW Lead Strength Coach If there is one thing I can’t stress the importance of enough, It is sleep. Good old fashioned snoozing is the single most important aspect to recovery and healthy bodily function in general. Making sure you are getting adequate sleep every night can have dramatic effects […]

The Importance of Proper Rest Between Exercises

Hey guys! Coach Jeff here to tell you a little bit about the benefits of proper rest times between exercises during your workouts. We are going to be going over the fine balance between not enough rest, and too much. Ensuring that your rest time is adequate can completely change the way the exercise affects […]

11 Simple Nutrition Tips for Surviving the Holidays

By: Rikki Cortese The holidays, such a wonderful time of year, yet can be so stressful! All of the parties, entertaining, dining out, and added stress from shopping, wrapping, organizing can easily add those unwanted pounds to your waistline. Do you remember how you felt on January 2nd? Follow these steps and we can guarantee […]

How to Stop Procrastinating [Motivation Monday]

Good afternoon! Welcome back to this week’s “Motivation Monday” post, on How to STOP Procrastinating! You know, it’s inevitable for all of us. We have all been guilty of putting something off longer than we should, even though we KNOW deep down we need to get started. For example… Let’s say you want to start […]

1 Simple Way to Improve Your Results [Motivation Monday]

Hi guys, First of all – let me officially welcome our weekly e-mails back to you!! The earthquake kind of put us in a small rut with consistency, no excuses though! With that said, I wanted to share with you an AWESOME way to ensure your success, in and out of the gym. Many of […]

No Bake Chocolate Protein Balls [Eat Clean Friday]

Hey everyone! Welcome back to “Eat Clean” Friday! Today’s recipe comes from Rikki and was originally posted on TheHealthyHappyGirl.com These are so good, you may eat them all in one sitting!! Give these a shot and let us know what you thought! Chocolate “No Bake” Protein Balls Yields: 10-12 Protein Balls Prep Time: 10 min […]

Moving the Chains [Motivation Monday]

One of the most important concepts to keep in mind in achieving a LARGE goal is to KEEP MOVING THE CHAINS. In other words, small amounts of progress over time add up – focus on little wins and continual progress rather than always focusing on the end result and you will be much happier. You […]

Why It’s Okay to Fail! [Motivation Monday]

Have you ever had a big goal, dream, or vision about something you wanted to accomplish? Or how about something that seemed so far out there that is seemed impossible… And it got you so excited that you couldn’t sleep at night? Only to never get done, because you were afraid of the possible outcome […]

[Eat Clean Friday] Bite Size Nachos Recipe

Hey everyone, Welcome back to “Eat Clean Friday”! Today we have an awesome recipe from Rikki for you guys to try! If you’re a nacho fan, you’ll love these! This is a healthier option and still tastes amazing! Give these “Bite Size Nachos” a shot and let us know what you think. Check out the […]

Listen to Your Body and Why it’s Important [Train Smart Wednesday]

What’s up everybody?! Welcome back to another installment of “Train Smart Wednesday” with coach Jeff Hermann! In today’s video, Jeff discusses the importance of listening to your body and why you can’t expect to hit personal records every single day. [youtube]http://youtu.be/ZcWPT2T2mAQ[/youtube] If you are training hard enough, eventually you’re going to feel tired, sluggish, or […]