Why Men Should Care About Hormones

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In continuing my discussion about fitness and health for men, you cannot go very long these days without hearing something about testosterone and how many men suffer from not having enough of it. And this is definitely true, as testosterone levels start to decrease at the age of 30 in most men. Approximately one in every four men has low testosterone after the age of 30. In fact, in the last 20 years, the average level of testosterone has dropped … Continue reading

Men – It’s Time to Get Real about Your Fitness

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I’m a guy. I don’t ask for directions and I think I know how to fix everything and if I truly don’t know how to fix something, I’m going to pretend I do (without looking at the instruction manual). Sometimes I will have a couple too many beers and get so loud watching football it scares my 11 week old baby and gets my wife angry. Sometimes I don’t put the toilet seat down out of sheer laziness, and I … Continue reading

The Fitness Mentality for Sedentary Adults

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I am writing this article as a way to help adults develop the proper perspective and mentality when it comes to fitness. If you have struggled with fitness in your life, perhaps what you need is not just motivation or guilt to get you going. Perhaps you need a complete shift of perspective, and there are both motivational and informative tips to help you succeed in your fitness goals. This article is for the unmotivated and mostly sedentary adult. First, … Continue reading

Your Mental State During Your Workout

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It doesn’t take long to live on this earth and realize your thoughts are the most powerful influence in your life. I’ve heard this quote many times and I love it – “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” I definitely agree with this quote, and the beauty of this reality is this mentality can, and should, be applied to physical training, and it definitely needs to be taught to younger athletes. When … Continue reading

Why do Teen Athletes Need More Muscle?

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As a strength and conditioning coach, and trainer who has been working in the fitness field for many years, I can sometimes overlook some of the basic principles when discussing my training philosophy with parents or athletes. I’ve realized one of the most overlooked topics is muscle and why it’s needed, how to get it, and how much to build. Once an athlete gets to the age of hormonal change, or puberty, there is a prime environment for muscle growth … Continue reading

Hard Work on Basic Exercises

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When I look at the current state of the fitness industry, I see a lot of good qualities. I am pleased that the health and wellness of Americans and the professional individuals that have devoted their careers to helping others get healthy are being taken very seriously. These are all great signs that we are heading in the right direction. At the same time, we must keep focus on what really works for getting people results regarding their well-being and … Continue reading

If You Don’t Move Your Joints, You Lose Your Joints

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I have written on this topic before, but I feel it is worth an entire article to really hammer home the importance of this health topic. I feel blessed because I believe I am in a unique position to inform people of the best ways to live physically healthy lives. Nothing becomes more important to a person’s health than the health of your joints. If you lack joint ROM (range-of-motion), it makes all of life’s activities difficult or impossible. Most … Continue reading