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Deadlifts don’t need to be deadly.

Deadlifting might be the single most intimidating exercise one might find in the gym. I will paint you the picture: A massive dude with a lifting belt and wrist straps, strutting around with his protein drink in one hand and his iphone in the other hand emerges from his eight minute break of [...]
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Is your “fast-food” workout working for you?

Today’s guest post come from M4L’s Fitness Director, Tim Facciola: Convenience has become one of the most determining factors in selecting everything from food choices to exercise prescription. The quick and easy route is often the path of least resistance, but is it working? Even [...]
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5 principles I learned from splitting wood that can help you live a healthier life (and look better too)!

As a kid, I have always loved fire. And I have been around tons of fires. My old man would have us pick up sticks and branches after storms and throw them in an empty 50 gallon drum to burn. That made work and manual labor SO MUCH more enjoyable and fun. And let me […]
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WARNING: Children are not “little” adults. Strategies for developing young athletes — for life.

In my previous company, Discover Movement, I spent a lot of time with my fellow trench mate and amazing coach Tommi Paavola discussing the topic of youth sports and conditioning young athletes. I have found myself coming full circle as my oldest daughter has become active with sports and now [...]
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How to hire a personal trainer and start getting more out of life.

Ten years isn’t really a long time. In the fitness industry, a lot has changed over that time period. Historically, most workouts took place in a gym, YMCA or in an athletic center. Today, there are more options and venues to choose from than ever before. How does someone know what is the BEST [...]
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8 Exercise Program Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making! PART II

Below is a continuation of some of the overlooked components of an exercise program. Getting any of these of all (if you’re a perfectionist) implemented into your program is a sure way to create a catalyst for change. Read on to see how “healthy” your program looks. Here is [...]
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8 Exercise Program Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making! PART I

Why? “Why” is a very profound question to ask. It was the second question that my daughter would ask me about 50 times per day after “what’s that daddy?” Understanding “why” someone does what they do gives us a huge understanding behind the motivation to participate in a certain behavior. “Why” [...]
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