How To Monitor Your Recovery

By | 2018-11-27T15:50:32+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Fitness, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Sports, Training|

I had originally had this article published on Juggernaut Training Systems a few years ago but I wanted to bring this back since the information is still relevant You’re working out like never before to prep for you next power lift/strongman/CrossFit/whatever event. Your program calls for you to operate at 85% of your 1RM today [...]

Contrast Training – Do Explosive Warm Ups for Greater Strength Gains

By | 2017-11-17T13:40:35+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Fitness, Health Tips, Sports, Training|

  Contrast Training is a concept where two biomechanically similar movements are paired to enhance the performance of the second exercise of the pairing. The theory behind this training system suggests that the contractile history of a muscle influences subsequent muscle contractions. As a result of high levels of muscle activation in the previous contraction, [...]

Eat (Resistant) Starch and Lose Fat

By | 2017-09-13T18:41:58+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition, RECIPE|

Most gym goers have conceded to either reducing carbohydrate intake to select times of the day usually around workouts or limiting their total amount to very low levels in an effort to stay lean.  The thought that eating carbohydrates could actually help get you lean would seem preposterous to many people.  Resistant starch as the [...]

Vitamin D to Optimize Athletic Performance, Recovery and Testosterone Levels

By | 2017-07-26T02:05:01+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient that plays important roles in the body.  The two main compounds it’s available as for humans are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).  These nutrients can be sourced through dietary consumption, supplementation, and synthesized from sun exposure.  Vitamin D acts like a steroid in the body and [...]

Your Circadian Rhythm and Nutrition: Early Breakfasts and High Fat Dinners For Weight Loss

By | 2017-07-14T15:13:53+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|

The circadian rhythm is our body’s master clock, it lasts for a 24 hour cycle and then resets.  Different studies show consistent patterns of changes in brain wave activity, hormone production, cellular regeneration and core body temperature fluctuation throughout this 24 hour circadian rhythm.  It’s thought that this rhythm was developed as a survival aid [...]

Eat Dark Chocolate for Cognitive Performance, Anabolism, and Metabolic Health

By | 2017-07-12T20:39:58+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|

Chocolate is one of the most popular mass produced treats in the world today.  It’s origins date as far back as 1900 BC in present day Mexico, chocolate was a drink reserved for gods and nobility.  Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations revered chocolate for it’s taste and health promoting properties relating to vitality and strength.  [...]

Pre and Probiotics For Metabolic Health and Immune Support

By | 2017-05-27T15:46:48+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|

Greek physician Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine famously proclaimed about disease pathology “All disease begins in the gut.”  While, one can search for some exceptions to this quote, it’s generally agreed upon that many chronic diseases arise from issues relating to our gut.  These issues can stem from what we feed our gut, [...]

Rhodiola Rosea an Herbal Adaptogen for Focus, Stamina, and Longevity

By | 2017-05-22T21:04:36+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips|

Rhodiola Rosea is a popular arctic root that has been used by humans for centuries.  Rhodiola is an adaptogen meaning that it plays a supporting role in adjusting to stress factors(physical, chemical and biological). According to legend Vikings used Rhodiola for strength on the battlefield, Traditional Chinese Medicine prescribed it for general well being, and [...]