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RPE Explained

We have talked before about the importance of preserving the intended stimulus of a workout—that it’s important to choose the appropriate weights and movements in a training session that allows you to achieve the intention of the day. For example, if a workout is designed to be a hard effort sprint that takes less than …

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Beyond inflammation: Fish oil for anxiety

People take fish oil for various reasons: Inflammation, performance, heart health, cognitive function, to name a few. But now, a new reason (or two) enter the fold… Research published in JAMA (The Journal of American Medical Association) earlier this fall (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2702216) suggests fish oil helps people who suffer from anxiety. The research involved a review …

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Sneaky foods that have you eating more sugar than you thought

I always laugh when people tell me they’re doing the ketogenic diet, yet they’re drinking milk and eating nuts and aren’t counting the grams of sugar foods like this have on their daily carb (and sugar) count. A true ketogenic diet means eating around 10 percent carbohydrates only. So if you’re eating 100 grams of …

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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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