Rotten Fruit

It is said that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.  I hear this so often and yet, when I look at it I see something deeper.  I think it has to do with the depth of those relationships as well.  We all know that person who is an amazing person, hangs with good people, has good life habits and then BAM!  Gets derailed by a significant other who is none of those things. So what does that have to do with rotten fruit?  Well think about it; what happens when you put

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Training Tip Tuesday Pt. 2: Portion Control

Last week we started this journey of unlearning bad diet habits and learning new, good habits.  But rather than go from the ground up, this time we're going backward. Why backward? So we can learn GOOD nutritional habits AND UNLEARN all the garbage the media, social media, celebrities, and the internet have all taught you.Supplements and Nutrient Timing go hand in hand because they are focused on the same thing: performance...for the most part.  Sometime nutrient timing can talk about intermittent fasting, which is a big hit right now.Intermittent Fasting is a way of controlling your food intake in a way that

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WEEKLY EXCELLENCE: The Difference Between Compromise and Sacrifice

Earlier this week I commented on an Instagram post by Ed Mylett.  My comment was simple: "Short term sacrifice for long term paradise."  At least, I thought it was simple.  Then it started to roll around in my head as I thought about all the times I'd used the the words sacrifice and compromise interchangeably.  And I feel like I'm not the only one.  I also have a theory on why.  Since you're reading, here ya go: When we compromise it feels like we are giving something up, sacrificing something, and in a way we are.  But it's usually not something we

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Training Tip Tuesday: Top Down Nutrition Pt.1: Supplements and Nutrition Timing

We've all been there.  On this, that or the other diet or cleanse and seen little to no success.  Or worse, you lose some weight only to gain it back (and then some).  Maddening!  Well, it's time to learn how to fix your diet (we call it nutrition) for good.  It's how our staff did it.  It's how our clients have done it or currently are doing it.  But rather than start with foundations, we're going to work backward through our nutrition pyramid and learn the method behind the madness. Why backward? Well, before you can learn GOOD nutritional habits, you

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Humility and Oxygen Masks

"Humility isn't thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." - C.S. Lewis I meet so many people that have a misguided belief that being humble means having a view of yourself as worthless.  It's painful to see and hear because it's a take on humility that has spun out of control in a way that almost relinquishes us from the responsibility of taking charge of our own lives. I mean, if I'm worthless, why even try?  Nothing I do is going to make a difference because I'm supposed to be humble and that means keeping my head down and

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Summer BBQ Survival

With summer around the corner, most of us are getting antsy thinking about all the barbecue festivities on the horizon. There's nothing like the fresh outdoors and throwing a thick steak or juicy burger on the grill.  But how will you maintain the physique that you've worked so hard for during the fall and spring with all these delicious and often unhealthy foods being served?  Fortunately, it's possible to survive all the summer barbecues still have a good time but, there are definitely some ground rules you'll have to play by. Here are 5 quick tips to help you come out of

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The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health: Connect

Finally, the 5th of The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health.  What are The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health?  It's what we've discovered over the past 7 years that total, complete health is really made of. The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health are: 1) Eat (the right foods in the right amounts)2) Train (hard and smart 5-6 days per week)3) Sleep (optimized rest for the right amount of time)4) Think (focused, positive thoughts and action)5) Connect (with other people) The final piece is often THE most neglected aspect of overall health and wellness.  Connection to other people is so vastly important and we are

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The 5 Peaks of Complete Health: Think

We're back at it with number 4 of the 5 Peaks of Complete Health.  What are the 5 Peaks of Complete Health?  It's what we've discovered over the past 7 years that total, complete health is really made of. The 5 Peaks of Complete Health are: 1) Eat (the right foods in the right amounts)2) Train (hard and smart 5-6 days per week)3) Sleep (optimized rest for the right amount of time)4) Think (focused, positive thoughts and action)5) Connect (with other people) Today, we to talk about 1 of the 2 that are often overlooked: THINK aka Mindset.  The way you think

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The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health: Sleep

We're back at it with The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health!  What are the 5 Stars of Health?  It's what we've discovered over the past 7 years that total, complete health is really made of. The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health: 1) Eat (the right foods in the right amounts)2) Train (hard and smart 5-6 days per week)3) Sleep (optimized rest for the right amount of time)4) Think (focused, positive thoughts and action)5) Connect (with other people) Today, we go over everyone's favorite: SLEEP.  Really, this should be number 2 on the list because it goes hand-in-hand with nutrition.  Why?  Because

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The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health: Train

We're back at it with The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health and this week it the one many people dread the most.  What are The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health?  It's what we've discovered over the past 7 years that total, complete health is really made of. The 5 Peaks Of Complete Health are: 1) Eat (the right foods in the right amounts)2) Train (hard and smart 5-6 days per week)3) Sleep (optimized rest for the right amount of time)4) Think (focused, positive thoughts and action)5) Connect (with other people) Today, we go over TRAIN.  Why train and not exercise?  Well, semantics mostly, but

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