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Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer with Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Date:  Oct 10 2016

There are currently more than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer each year; having a life- threatening and life-changing impact on an estimated 1 in 8 women. In 1940 the risk of a woman developing breast cancer was only 5%. This risk has almost tripled in the last 70 years according to data by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Breast cancer is a growing problem that requires more aggressive research, education, and prevention strategies. Uncontrollable factors such as increasing age, family history and various inherited factors elevate one’s risk for developing breast cancer - but prevention is a controllable factor and not surprisingly healthy habits are the solution.

Power Training Fundamentals
Date:  Sep 20 2016

Training for power is very different than the training parameters employed for hypertrophy or strength improvements due to the significantly higher speeds needed for proper adaptations. Power training incorporates momentum forces and reflex actions to generate large amounts of force in short periods of time placing considerable stress upon the working musculature and connective tissues. Training for improved power includes two distinct yet synergistically useful categories; ballistics and plyometrics.

Bench Power Push-ups
Date:  Sep 13 2016

This is a useful ballistic exercise for improving power and strength in the upper body, specifically the pectorals and triceps. It can be utilized independently with longer rest intervals or to add diversity to training as a contrast superset or tri-sets.

Strong Link to Obesity and Many Cancers
Date:  Sep 9 2016

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) identified eight new types of cancer that are potentially promoted by obesity.

How to: Clean Pull
Date:  Aug 23 2016

The clean pull teaches the body to overlay hip and knee extension with shoulder elevation and plantar flexion and can serve as an early progression for teaching the clean. The key to total body ballistic movement is synchronization: sequentially performed actions are needed from the start position to the first pull, scoop and second pull.

Guidelines for Maximizing Muscle Hypertrophy
Date:  Aug 5 2016

Intensity, Frequency. Volume, Mode, Repetitions, Rest Intervals, Training Systems

Binge Drinking and Performance
Date:  Aug 1 2016

Binge Drinking and Performance Don't Mix

Quick Tips for Eating Smarter
Date:  Jul 22 2016

Cut out sugar, fill at least half your plate with produce, keep protiens lean, be fussy about fats ....

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