Training through Menopause

“Menopause” – that word, so infrequently discussed almost as though it needs to be kept hush hush, yet is a significant part of ALL women’s lives. And no it’s not just that we stop menstruating, although many western doctors would tend to lead one to think that’s all it is.  One of my many pet peeves […]

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The dirt on Diet Sodas

Diet sodas may confuse brain’s ‘calorie counter’ Sugar-free drinks may make sweet-detecting circuits numb to the real stuff By Janet Raloff July 14th, 2012; Vol.182 #1 (p. 14)  Text Size By baffling the brain, saccharin and other sugar-free sweeteners — key weapons in the war on obesity — may paradoxically foster overeating. At some level, […]

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The Ultimate Juicing Machine

The count:  It’s been 467 days since I’ve taken juicing by storm (or should I say, juicing has taken my kitchen by storm)…I have juiced approximately 205 liters of delicious, nutrient filled juice, for myself and my athletes.  I’ve experienced increased energy levels, quicker recovery times after workouts, and am generally feeling good! There are […]

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Don’t Bad Mouth Butter

Don’t Bad Mouth Butter   Here’s an interesting article on oils and cooking…you might just be surprised. Oils for Cooking

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Gluten Free

Gluten Free   Is it hype and the latest fad? or something we should all be considering? I personally do my best to avoid gluten, that is a personal choice for many reasons. Here’s a link to an article that may provide some insight into making your own decision about Wheat and Gluten, among other […]

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Don’t be afraid of the sun.

So many people in the U.S. are low on Vitamin D, and sunlight; both of which, as it turns out, we need more than many people realize.  Here are two articles that describe the health benefits of Vitamin D and sun exposure (without hiding under layers of UVA/UVB protection!).  So get out there and enjoy […]

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Liquid Lightning

The evolution of the juice blend: my friend Anna refers to my blend as “liquid lightning”; truthfully it is amazing stuff specifically blended to provide a huge nitrate load with every serving. Yes, you feel super human if you drink enough everyday. And it provides many of the other vital micro-nutroients we should be getting […]

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Juicing

As an athlete, nutrition is a crucial key in optimizing fitness levels.  It’s well known that fruits and veggies are a great source of nutrients in your diet, but it can be hard to consume a large volume of them due to their high fiber content. Juicing is an excellent (and delicious) way to add […]

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Athena Bars don’t be afraid of calories

Athena Bars: dont be afraid of calories 1/2 cup Agave 1/2 cup Peanut butter (Or Almond if you prefer) 1/2 cup egg whites 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 1 cup hemp hearts 1 cup choc chips 4 scoops whey protein powder 1 cup oats (use GF if you need to) 1/2 […]

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Eat more fat

I’m not the first and I certainly won’t be the last to say it: don’t be scared of eating fat.  In fact, it is essential to our health for multiple reasons, and it’s important to understand the differences between the various types of fats that we can get obtain from our diets.  Omega-3 essential fatty […]

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In the Gym September 22nd

10:00 warm up ski/bike/row Work on Mobility/Stability 2 x 8 Shoulder Openers 2 x 5 Cuban Press 3 x 5 Wall Squats 3 x 5 Push Ups 3 x 5 Goblet Squats Then: 8 to 1 Ladder Bent Over Rows After each “rung”, do 15m Weighted Walking Lunges – same weight? Hold at sides Rest […]

In the Gym September 20th

10:00 warm up ski/bike/row Work on Mobility/Stability 2 x 8 Shoulder Openers 2 x 5 Cuban Press 3 x 5 Wall Squats 30m OH walking Lunge (forward/backward each side) Then: 10x Goblet Squat (moderately heavy) 10x DB Push Press 60sec OH Plate Hold 30-60sec Rest x 5 rounds Then: 20x Frog Hops 10x Anchored Leg […]

In the Gym September 17th

10:00 warm up ski/bike/row Work on Mobility/Stability 2 x 8 Shoulder Openers 2 x 5 Cuban Press 3 x 5 Wall Squats 2 x 8 KB Swings 3 x 3 per side single leg ass-to-bench squat Then: 5x per side Weighted Step Ups – hold weight at sides or chest, athlete choice 10x KB Swing […]