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A calorie deficit or surplus should not be your everyday

We are halfway through our Body Transformation challenge here at LP and some of our members are at a calorie deficit to lose some body fat and some are at a calorie surplus to gain some muscle mass. These challenges are designed for the short term – because no one wants to be in

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Sore Muscles?

What’s the best thing you can do to relieve those sore muscles?Over-the-counter-pain relieversLOL Just kidding!!! Preparing for a tough hypertrophy session (Summer Shred) with the goal of minimizing post-workout soreness involves a combination of pre-workout strategies, during-workout techniques, and post-workout practices. Check out these tips and try and implement one

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I Usually Don’t Do This

I ACTUALLY decided to “have a night” for my birthday on Saturday night. This meant a night out with some friends eating and a bit of drinking.  My drinks for the night consisted of wine, a cocktail, another cocktail, and a glass of wine to finish off the night. These

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What should you do if motivation just isn’t there?

I heard a quote the other day from Dr. Layne Norton (Carbon App) and it has stuck with me. “Motivation is like adding NOS to a car. But Discipline is the gas that fuels the car and keeps it moving.” Just like NOS, motivation can provide short bursts of power.

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How to quickly identify a crappy workout program

Google “fitness near me” and you will get a variety of responses. Lots of them are group programs these days. So many different program types to sift through. Maybe you immediately try some, or maybe you immediately take one off the list. It can be a bit overwhelming to figure

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The worst thing I did when I started running again…

Last Wednesday I ran outside in a T-shirt! Man did that feel good. 🙂 Yes, yes, the same day it snowed, but that’s beside the point. And it got me thinking… As we move into this nicer weather, more people are going to start running. Running/jogging is such a low-barrier

Read More »

A calorie deficit or surplus should not be your everyday

We are halfway through our Body Transformation challenge here at LP and some of our members are at a calorie deficit to lose some body fat and some are at a calorie surplus to gain some muscle mass. These challenges are designed for the short term – because no one wants to be in

Read More »

Sore Muscles?

What’s the best thing you can do to relieve those sore muscles?Over-the-counter-pain relieversLOL Just kidding!!! Preparing for a tough hypertrophy session (Summer Shred) with the goal of minimizing post-workout soreness involves a combination of pre-workout strategies, during-workout techniques, and post-workout practices. Check out these tips and try and implement one

Read More »

I Usually Don’t Do This

I ACTUALLY decided to “have a night” for my birthday on Saturday night. This meant a night out with some friends eating and a bit of drinking.  My drinks for the night consisted of wine, a cocktail, another cocktail, and a glass of wine to finish off the night. These

Read More »

What should you do if motivation just isn’t there?

I heard a quote the other day from Dr. Layne Norton (Carbon App) and it has stuck with me. “Motivation is like adding NOS to a car. But Discipline is the gas that fuels the car and keeps it moving.” Just like NOS, motivation can provide short bursts of power.

Read More »

How to quickly identify a crappy workout program

Google “fitness near me” and you will get a variety of responses. Lots of them are group programs these days. So many different program types to sift through. Maybe you immediately try some, or maybe you immediately take one off the list. It can be a bit overwhelming to figure

Read More »

The worst thing I did when I started running again…

Last Wednesday I ran outside in a T-shirt! Man did that feel good. 🙂 Yes, yes, the same day it snowed, but that’s beside the point. And it got me thinking… As we move into this nicer weather, more people are going to start running. Running/jogging is such a low-barrier

Read More »

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