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    THE BENEFITS OF SUPRA-MAXIMAL ECCENTRICS

    Eccentric-based training is nothing new. It was first discussed by a German physiologist named Adolf Fick around 1882. Despite the fact that it’s been around a long time, most people focus predominantly on the concentric portion of an exercise and give slow eccentrics not enough attention. The eccentric segment of an exercise is the portion where the...

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  • AT HOME STRESS TEST
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    AT HOME STRESS TEST

    I have everyone that trains at USI take the General Health Questionnaire that Dr. James LaValle created and is in his book Cracking The Metabolic Code. Exercise alone will not get you as fit as you’d probably like. In order to get fit you have to get healthy. There are 12 categories within the questionnaire and one of the worst scores that practicall...

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  • MY ARTICLE ON TRAIN WITH PUSH
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    MY ARTICLE ON TRAIN WITH PUSH

    I’ve been using the Push Band for over a year now and it’s a game changer. There is a lot of interesting technology and gadgets coming out in the fitness industry, some are absolutely worthless, some decent, and some great, and the Push Band is damn good. They had a Q and A with me regarding what I like about Push and how I use it here at USI. ...

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  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE SNACKS
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    ONE OF MY FAVORITE SNACKS

    Outside from the taste the main reason I love blueberries is that they have certain(s) polyphenols that make you manage glucose better, which means potentially getting leaner. There are far more benefits though. Here’s some of them that I got out of one of my favorite nutrition books 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Dr. Jonny Bowden: James Joseph Ph...

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  • POST ACTIVATION POTENTIATION: WHAT IS IT, AND DOES IT WORK
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    POST ACTIVATION POTENTIATION: WHAT IS IT, AND DOES IT WORK

    SO WHAT THE HELL IS POST ACTIVATION POTENTIATION? Basically it’s picking up something heavy, resting a specific amount of time, and then picking something up lighter and having it feel even lighter than it would have felt had you not picked something up that was heavier before picking up the lighter thing (the thing, in this case, being something li...

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