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CNS & Strength Training

CNS & Strength Training

Strength Training is an all-encompassing activity. While yes, we do use our muscles to pick up the heavy things, we also rely heavily on our CNS or our Central Nervous System.   What is the Central Nervous System?   The nervous system is comprised of two...

Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important and underrated aspects of strength training recovery. Sleep is widely overlooked in the strength world, and only in recent years has caught the attention of lifters across the globe.Great, but what is sleep anyway, and...

Who are you without your physical strength?

Who are you without your physical strength?

Take a moment with me and imagine that something happened in your life and you were no longer the physically strong woman you are known for being?  Maybe you are injured, have another health problem that is keeping you out of the gym, are insanely busy...

Learning to Live in Moderation

Learning to Live in Moderation

Living in a culture where more is celebrated and less is frowned upon--learning to live in moderation-- is exceedingly difficult. In particular, when it comes to nutrition, moderation in terms of the foods we consume can be a daunting task. If portion size...

Maintenance as a Nutrition Goal?

Maintenance as a Nutrition Goal?

If you are a strength sport athlete, then you likely have strength goals. Whether it’s a personal PR, a state or national record, or qualifying for a specific meet, you likely have something that you are working towards. So what about nutrition goals?You...

Do deep squats cause knee damage?

Do deep squats cause knee damage?

Do deep squats cause knee damage?We’ve all heard people say that deep squats are bad for your knees, yet we all know many people that do it and have seemingly no trouble.  So what’s the deal? Do the people who suggest not squatting deep know something we...

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