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Correlation and Causation

Correlation and Causation

A failure to recognize the difference between correlation and causation is perhaps the number one culprit precipitating virtually all fitness myths and misconceptions.  We observe that a training “intervention” (a mode, variable, or style of exercise) is correlated...

The Steve Jobs of Exercise and How He Impacts Your Workouts to this Day

The Steve Jobs of Exercise and How He Impacts Your Workouts to this Day

In my estimation, Steve Jobs did more than invent cool products. Jobs’ genius lies in the fact that he fundamentally transformed six separate industries: The Mac transformed personal computing.  Pixar and Next altered animation.  The iPod forever changed how we...

Always Listen to Your Doctor (But Not About Exercise)

Always Listen to Your Doctor (But Not About Exercise)

I’m not a conspiracy theorist and I believe in Western Medicine. I don’t think big pharma is the root of all evil (perhaps some). My best friend since middle school is a physician. My sister in law is a physician. I have immense respect and admiration for...

Repetitions, Strength, and Endurance

Repetitions, Strength, and Endurance

Earlier this week, I read a social media post from a fitness personality that warrants a response. The message, and I paraphrase, was as follows: Heavy weights with fewer reps builds strength.Lighter weights and more reps builds endurance. This particular fitness...

Evidence Based Micro Workout for your Next Interval Session

Evidence Based Micro Workout for your Next Interval Session

Dr. Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at McMaster University in Ontario, has conducted more research on the effects of interval training on both health and performance than any other single researcher. In addition to traditional...

Muscle Hypertrophy Guidelines to Your Workouts

Muscle Hypertrophy Guidelines to Your Workouts

Muscle hypertrophy, defined as increasing the size of a muscle, is of paramount interest not only for aesthetic reasons, but vastly more important, for health and performance reasons. Muscle is now viewed as an endocrine organ and it turns out, fighting to maintain...

The Prevailing Myth Regarding Repetition

The Prevailing Myth Regarding Repetition

I read a social media post from a local fitness personality that warrants a response. The message, and I paraphrase, was as follows:Heavy weights with fewer reps builds strength.Lighter weights and more reps builds endurance.This particular fitness “celebrity” is not...

More Lessons from Taylor’s Most Recent Bod Pod Test

More Lessons from Taylor’s Most Recent Bod Pod Test

A couple weeks ago, Taylor, our Director of Concierge, ran her first marathon, Grandmas Marathon in Duluth, MN. She had a fantastic first marathon, completed 95% of her training runs, and executed a smart race day plan.  On the Thursday before the marathon, she...

Motivation But Not Methodology

Motivation But Not Methodology

In order to adhere to a habit and build that habit into one’s lifestyle; whether an exercise habit, a professional habit, or a relationship habit, I think it’s critical to surround yourself with a myriad of sources of motivation. Pertaining to exercise and fitness, we...

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