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Winning The Olimbic Games: Why you need to understand allostatic balance

Guest post written by: Mike Ritter  ______________________   “Allostasis is the process of achieving stability, or homeostasis, through physiological or behavioral change. This can be carried out by means of alteration in hormones, the autonomic nervous system, cytokines, or a number of other systems, and is generally adaptive in the short term. Allostasis is essential Read more…

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The Journey To Health: Hey! This Map Is WRONG!

Moving SUCKS. I mean really, does anyone actually enjoy the process of loading everything they own into a vehicle, U-Haul or truck only to have to unload it and put it all away again somewhere else? If anyone said yes, they probably have never actually had to do it. But Read more…

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Feeding people is important, but feeding people well should be a priority.

Guest post from: SeaShare Of the 4 billion pounds of food distributed through the Feeding America food bank network, less than 2 percent is nutrient-dense, animal-based protein and seafood makes up only a fraction of that. More than 49 million people in the US have limited access to nutrient-dense foods Read more…

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Paleo is an IDEA, and not just for food

Guest post written by: Max Shank   I find it funny how everyone is always looking for the “perfect workout” the “perfect diet” or the “perfect job.” You find the same ideas in martial arts, “Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the best,” or “10th Planet is the best.” People get caught Read more…

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Is Your ‘Parking Lot’ Paleo??

  So, recently (well actually it was back in October, it’s just taken me this long to actually write something…), I did some traveling that required a flight from DIA (the Denver airport) to Minneapolis-St.Paul to do a little seminar for Crossfit Twin Cities. This excursion required that I park Read more…

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Put Your Shoulders On The Right Path

Guest post written by: Kate Galliett Make sure you’re heading the right direction before you put the pedal to the metal. If you excitedly drive off toward the horizon only to realize 100 miles down the road that you weren’t quite on the proper path, you’ll find yourself very off-course Read more…

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Health as a By-Product

Guest post written by: Andrew Bowers   I was thirteen or fourteen, looking like Captain America (prior to the super-soldier serum). It was my first year of high-school and my first year of weights class. The work was hard, and the gains were slow; looking back I think that’s how Read more…

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The Truth about Carbs

Using Evolution And Exercise Physiology To Customize Your Carb Intake

Guest post by: Nate Miyaki   Let’s say I am a mixed martial artist going through a 12-week training camp to prepare for a fight. What would happen if all I did were Ron-Burgundy-style body sculpting exercises, but never did any sparring or conditioning drills? I’d have an awesome moustache Read more…

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Day 30

30 Challenges In 30 Days – DAY 30!!!

Day 30 Challenge: Evaluate your situation and progress. Ask yourself – “How do I feel and where are my energy levels now compared to when I started making these changes?” or “Has my gym performance and/or how my clothes fit changed since I have been eating better?” If you like Read more…

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Day 29

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 29

Day 29 Challenge: Play the “what if” game. What if you forgot your lunch for work today?  What would be your fallback plan? Where would you go and what would you buy? How far are you away from a grocery store, restaurant with healthy options or a foil packet of Read more…

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