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6 Tips To Crush This Summer

GET OUTSIDE  Summer is the perfect time to get outside as no one wants to be cooped up inside the gym as the weather warms up, so consider taking your cardio and workouts outside. Whether you’re swimming, cycling or running, being outdoors is one of the best ways I know to get in tune with your body, life and nature. There are plenty of warm summer activities that torch calories quickly, so start thinking outside of the box. You can hike, bike, kayak, and rock climb, to name just a few. Doing new, fun activities will help you build muscle while keeping you engaged. Mixing in low impact workouts will give your joints rest while keeping the muscles engaged. These...

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Free Weights, Machines, and Tribal Thinking

Free Weights, Machines, and Tribal Thinking To get better, question the rules, just like great coaches do. Here's how one coach did it. by Charles Staley April 3, 2018 Free Weights vs. Machines I've become less of a "tribal" thinker over the years. Earlier in my career, I believed that resistance-training machines were inferior to free weights. I'd argue that machines only required you to overcome the resistance, not control it.   Put another way, I believed that machines were "too stable." At the time I loved Paul Chek's quote: "Machines are like sleeping pills for the nervous system."   But here's what I now consider to be an embarrassing disconnect on my part: At the same time I was...

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Apache Warriors

The Apache is one of histories greatest guerrilla fighters. This came from a knowledge of nature. Apaches were trained for war from boyhood. 

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Make 2018 The Year You Crush Your Goals And Be Who You Want To Be

How To Crush Your Goals In 2018 and Get Where You Want To Be   With 2017 closing in on us, how many of you are where you want to be? Here are a few ways to get you going and to crush your goals in 2018.   You don’t get the body you want by sitting on your ass!   You gotta show up before you can grow! One of the most important things you can do to achieve the goals and body you want is to first consider what you want to achieve, and why it’s important to you, then commit to it, be hungry and keep coming back over and over again.   Start by setting SMART (specific,...

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Balance.. Myth or Ultimate Goal?

What is balance? How you can find your balance and start achieving your ultimate goals.     Balance. A term you hear floating around in the fitness industry all the time. So many people are seeking that ultimate goal of living a “balanced” lifestyle. But truly, what does that even mean? Does balance mean being shredded while occasionally stuffing your face with Oreos? Does balance mean being able to go out and enjoy social events with friends and family without the associated guilt? Or does balance just mean finding a place where you perform well, eat well, and live well. Balance to me is a funny term because it is so opposite of so many of us in this bodybuilding...

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