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    DO YOU NEED TO TAKE A MULTI-VITAMIN

    The soils depleted of nutrients due to pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, ammonium nitrates and whatever other crap that gets laid on. Because of this, we don’t know what we’re eating anymore. The vitamin and mineral content isn’t what it used to be yet we’re still told by the FDA what the content of our food is using outdated nutr...

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    WHY USI USES THORNE

    At Urban Strength Institute we make sure that if our clients need supplements, they get the very best. The problem with the supplement industry is that there isn’t much integrity, and companies aren’t forced to prove a product is safe or effective, which leads to some unethical issues. To prevent this USI only uses health care practitioner comp...

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  • STRENGTH TEST WITH VELOCITY BASED TRAINING (VBT)
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    STRENGTH TEST WITH VELOCITY BASED TRAINING (VBT)

    One aspect of our Assessment is the strength segment. We use the Push Band Device to measure the velocity of the bar, which determines what someone’s 1 rep maximum is based on the speed that they move the load. To me, this is way better than actually having to keep increasing the weight on an exercise until getting to a real 1 rep max. For one itR...

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  • THE MYTHS OF CALORIES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT part 2
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    THE MYTHS OF CALORIES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT part 2

    This post is from Designs For Health Research and Education blog. Previously, we discussed the importance of moving an individual’s paradigm away from calorie quantity and toward calorie quality in the battle against obesity. Re-educating individuals about the metabolic differences between protein, fat, and carbohydrates, in regards to obesity, will give ...

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  • THE MYTHS OF CALORIES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT part 1
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    THE MYTHS OF CALORIES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT part 1

    This post is from Designs For Health Research and Education blog. Before we get to the article I would like to say that we see people making this mistake a lot. At USI we really try to focus on helping our clients with their lifestyle/nutrition, and this is a common mistake we see very often. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Though highly debata...

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