THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE BETTER.

— When it comes down to it, going to the gym is only half the work. It’s important to become knowledgeable in all aspects of health and nutrition if you want to live a healthier lifestyle.

Here we discuss various way to improve your health habits and how to increase your weight loss & gain! — 

Nutrition

All About Macros

What are Macros? Macronutrients are molecules that our bodies use to create energy. Each macronutrient supplies energy, the amount of energy varies between the different macros.  The 3 macronutrients are:  Protein Carbohydrates Fat (lipids) Marcos make up the calories content of a food. Each macro has a calorie count per gram: 4 calories per 1 gram

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Health

5 Common Causes Of Plateaus & How To Break Through Them

“I’m doing everything you’re telling me to do… Why won’t my body change?” The sad thing is, early on in my training career I used to think my clients were lying to me when they’d tell me this. I’d give them a program that I KNEW FOR A FACT would get them results if they

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Muscle Growth

3 Ways To Utilize Isolation Exercises For Better Gains

Today I want to talk about isolation exercises, and also cover some of the pros & cons that come with incorporating them into your training program. Before we begin, let’s start by defining what this term actually means. In a nut shell, an isolation exercise is any movement where you’re isolating & targeting an individual

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Weight Loss

Cardio For Weight Loss: Good or Bad?

You see it all the time. People with weight loss goals spending countless hours on the cardio equipment, all the while the weight rack sits untouched, and collecting dust. The preconceived notion for most people is that weight training is reserved for those who have goals of gaining weight and looking huge. They feel that

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Health

Using The Elimination Diet To Get Rid Of Digestion Issues & Skin Problems

If you’re someone who experiences chronic bloating/stomach problems, you know how annoying and frustrating it can be. I’ve definitely become much more empathetic to this topic as I’ve gotten older, since my gut is no longer an iron fortress. I’ve noticed that my stomach is a lot more sensitive than it was when I was

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Nutrition

Prep Free Meal Prep

My name is Alex and I run a food and recipe blog called My Own Meal Plan. I have been blogging for two years and I have loved every minute of it. I am passionate about food, fitness, and living a healthy lifestyle, while still indulging in my sweet tooth every once and awhile. I

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Exercise

Working Out And Nutrition While Sick

New Year, New…Flu? Well, ’tis the season to feel like crap apparently. Four days into the new year and I found myself waking up to chest and nasal congestion, a lung-hacking painful cough, no energy, minor sore throat and no voice. Awesome. Almost simultaneously, the other part of my brain was thinking: To Train or

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Health

The Definition Of True Health

Health. A goal that we all strive for in one form or another. To most, health is strictly about looking a certain way. It’s a number on the scale, or inches on the waistline. As easy as it is to look at someone with a shredded six pack and immediately deem that person as “healthy”,

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