No Purpose, No Progress: Why You Can’t Wait for Happiness
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Stop hoping for happiness tomorrow. Happiness is being engaged in the process. – Aristotle  Every so often I come across an article that I need to share, and yesterday a friend of mine forwarded such an article: A Better Kind … Read More

Top Supplements for Strength
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As a Nutrition Coach and Strongman competitor, I’m constantly being asked about the best supplements for increasing strength. Before delving into such a topic, it’s important to understand the reality of investing in supplements: Supplements do not make you stronger, … Read More

How To Prevent Aging Through Diet and Exercise
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Aging is a natural part of the human existence and whether we like it or not, here is the cold, hard truth: We peak physically in our twenties and have to be increasingly vigilant as we age to maintain our … Read More

How Much Exercise Is Enough?
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I wanted to make a quick post about the new Current Biology study that’s making the rounds: Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans. This paper demonstrates that there is a threshold for how much … Read More

From Resolution To Reality: How To Make Real Change
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The winter months are a very strange time for the human psyche. The holidays give us an excuse to throw healthy eating to the wind and to put fitness goals on the backburner. One or two social events can quickly … Read More

Why Health-First Should Be Priority-One
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My entire coaching practice is based on a health-first approach. By helping my clients improve their overall health, body composition and performance goals inevitably follow suit- and in a sustainable manner. I pride myself on this approach and the results … Read More

Video Log 1: Intro To Lean Gains
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Ladies and gentlemen! I have started to YouTube some short videos that will detail my next few months as I rehab from my knee procedure and attempt to gain 10lbs of muscle while getting back into shape for the 2016 … Read More

Gym Newbie: Your Beginner Weight Training Template
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Are you new to lifting weights? Not sure where to start? Hesitant to try that new Get Ripped! template in the latest Muscle & Fitness magazine? Fitness can be intimidating and confusing, so I wanted to simplify things and present … Read More

HER Body™ Podcast #18 with Dain Wallis | Longevity for Health and Sport – Body IO ®
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What type of preparation is needed for competitive sports? How can you sustain your health for sports and life? In today’s HER Body™ episode, AJ and Alex chat with fellow Body IO® coach, Dain Wallis, about the training and preparation … Read More

Lifting 411: How To Pick Your Working Weight
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  One of the biggest apprehensions people have about lifting weights is how to determine the proper working weight. Many trainers will throw workout templates at people (Just do 5×5!… huh?) but when do warm-up sets stop and working sets … Read More

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