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Posted By on Apr 12, 2014

Ever wonder what the heck you should buy at the grocery store to get in shape, feel better, and live healthy? My fellow coach Shannon just wrote an amazing blog post on what items she gets to stay healthy and eat clean. Check it out: Clean...

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Taurine. According to its proponents, the amino acid is practically a “wonder drug,” with benefits ranging from enhancing your workout and mental focus to improving heart health and treating epilepsy. Primarily, you’ll find taurine in energy drinks like Red Bull, NOS, Monster, and Rockstar, but it’s also in  some pre-workout supplements and even baby formula.  You’ll also find taurine abundantly in your...

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MSG. If you like your soup and salad, it’s in your soup, your salad dressing, and your crackers. Those frequent trips to the vending machine when you got the munchies for Cheetos? MSG is there too. Too rushed for time and have to get some fast food? You’ll be hard pressed to find a joint that’s sans-MSG. There’s been a lot of talk, hype, and contervosy over this umami flavor enhancer, but does it deserve the...

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Stevia. Though it has gone by almost unnoticed by the general public for years, it’s current status as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA has spearheaded the natural zero-calorie sweetener to the mainstream. Stevia is purported to be a safe,  all-natural sweetening agent without the bloodsugar-spiking effects of sugars. Formerly, such zero-cal bloodsugar-safe descriptions were reserved for lab-made ingredients  and...

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Caffeine. Over 90% of Americans consume the stuff daily. We sip it from our tea and coffee, crunch it up from our chocolate,  gulp it down from our energy drinks, and even ingest it from exotic sources like Yerba Maté and Guarana Berries. For centuries it’s been used to keep us awake, alert, and more cognitive for various reasons. From an athlete to a college student pulling an all-nighter, most of us have experienced the...

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Ever since I was a kid, pull-ups have always been the exercise to show how horribly unfit I was. When I was in grade-school, I quit my karate class when I had to do a pull-ups test to advance to the next belt. I was afraid to even try! Even up until 2010, I could barely do one pull-up. Now after doing P90X and P90X2, I’ve set a personal record of doing 22 pull-ups without kipping or pausing. That may not be Tony Horton’s...

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What is a Challenge Group?  A Challenge Group is a committed group of 5 people or more plus a coach (that’s me) that are dedicated to getting fit and healthy while keeping the group accountable for the duration of the workout program. Rules (steps to join): Make me your Coach Contact me on Facebook and let me know you want to be in a Challenge Group Choose a Workout program: popular ones are P90X, P90X2, Insanity, Les Mills...

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Relapse… it happens to the best of us. Sometimes it’s from unavoidable circumstances, other times from a sudden lack of motivation. Most of us have experienced relapse into bad habits from the good habits we strived so hard to achieve. If you’ve noticed my absence from blogging for awhile, it’s from a bout of relapse while moving overseas, traveling around the world (twice), and like many of you, from the...

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[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Maltodextrin. you may have never have heard of this food ingredient before, or you may have heard a lot. Either way, you most likely have ingested it several times throughout your life. Pick up 5 things in your kitchen with a label and read the ingredients list....

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