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Everything in moderation, right? When it comes to exercise, maybe not!

Heed the warnings: ‘Don’t overdo it.’ ’Training for a marathon is bad for your health.’ ‘Overtraining is as dangerous as being inactive!’ Warnings to the public that too much exercise might be as bad for your health as being a sloth have been backed up by science in recent years—science that suggests that doing too …

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Prioritize Your Emotional Health to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation seems to have burst onto the scene in a big way in the last few years, almost to a threatening degree… They say chronic inflammation is the source of all sorts of cancers, not to mention arthritis, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and even Alzheimer’s. While inflammation is the catalyst for a host of …

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You have never actually maxed out because fatigue is but an illusion holding you back

“What do you mean fatigue is an emotion? I just did an all-out sprint on the bike followed by a sled push. My legs are on fire; my lungs are on fire; my heart rate is maxed. It’s physiological!” False: Fatigue is actually a brain-derived emotion that regulates the exercise behaviour to ensure the protection of whole …

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The Female Cycle: Diet and Training Tips to Help Your Life (and your cramps)

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

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Mechanics-Consistency-Intensity, and the importance of preserving the stimulus

When a gymnast learns a new skill, she doesn’t just throw it into her competition-ready bar routine. After weeks of timers and drills to prepare her for attempting the new skill, she then attempts the skill with her coach spotting her. After practicing hundreds of repetitions with a spot, she then tries it on her …

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