Posts Tagged ‘metabolism’

Going Nuts About Coconuts: What’s the Truth?

A little over two weeks ago now, the American Heart Association published a report advising against the use of coconut oil. Naturally, the coconut oil-loving world went into a frenzy, and judging from the huge amount of people who love the coco (myself included), this new advice didn’t exactly sit well with many. In recent…

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Move of the Week: Resting Metabolic Rate

Do you know exactly what you need to burn fat, lose weight, and gain muscle? Take this test to find out. THE MOVE: Resting Metabolic Rate WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: In addition to VO2 Max, and Anaerobic Threshold, Resting Metabolic Rate is the third indicator that we test for as part of our Metabolic Testing Panel here…

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Opinion: Dieting? All You’re Really Losing Is Water

Has anyone ever recommended that you should try a low-carb diet? In as little as a couple of days, combined with moderate physical activity, one can expect to lose 5-10 lbs, people claim. But what are you REALLY losing on a low-carb diet? Let’s take a closer look at the relationship between energy stores and…

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Get Better at Pull-ups to Bring Sexy Back

Justin Timberlake isn’t the only person who can bring sexy back; you can, too. Find out how to get better at pull-ups–and build a stronger, leaner, #SexyBack in the process. The pull-up is king when it comes to upper body strength. However, they are an advanced movement for many gym-goers, and many tend to use…

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Banish Your Beer Belly For Good

With the spring and warm weather approaching comes this disheartening realization: “crap, I need to get myself back into gear.” For the record, beer bellies aren’t specifically a direct result of too much beer. Just maybe too many calories, too much Netflix and Chill, and not enough movement. Let’s face it, when you’re drinking beer,…

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Feeding the Fitness Machine: RMR and Nutrition

It’s November, and with the holidays right around the corner, this post from Staff Coach Joe could not be any more timely. With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, good fitness and nutrition habits tend to fall by the wayside. So how can we truly enjoy the holidays, without paying the price when it comes to…

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