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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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  • ACHIEVING MY LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION
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    ACHIEVING MY LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION

    (Picture of above is from part of a structural balance assessment) I started training people for a living in 1999, a few months after finishing a four-year enlistment in the Marines Corps. Since this time I’ve had three main training certifications, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), an...

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  • SPRINTS ON THE S-DRIVE PERFORMANCE TREADMILL
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    SPRINTS ON THE S-DRIVE PERFORMANCE TREADMILL

    The S-Drive is a motorless treadmill made by Matrix. Unlike most treadmills where motor powers it and all you’re doing is picking your legs up, this treadmill you have to power by actively pushing to move it just like running outside. This, like running outside, forces the hip extensor muscles to work. On a regular treadmill, they don’t get wor...

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