A Balancing Act

This whole week we’ve been talking about the importance of balance. So how do you have fun while staying fit and still working toward your goals? The key to a happy life is balance. This is also true when it comes fitness. If you are always on the grind and never give yourself a break, it is easy to burn out and give up on your goals. Know your self, If you eat good all week, and your craving…

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Hand Placement

I’m back and today were going over hand placement while performing bicep curls. As with many other exercises, the effectiveness and efficiency of Curls can be altered by your hand positioning. Minor changes in how you grab the bar can have a big effect on the results of the exercise. Knowing how these variations affect your Curl can give you a boost in muscle size and help you better understand how to target them properly.   Supinated Grip with…

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 2

I’m back to bring you more recipes that will have your taste buds jumping!! BANANA PROTEIN PANCAKES (Breakfast) Ingredients: 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder 1/2 cup all purpose flour, or almond flour 1/4 cup quick oats 1 packet stevia 1 tsp. baking powder 1 banana, mashed 1 large egg 1 Tbsp. fat-free greek yogurt How to make it: Step 1 – In a large bowl, combine the protein powder, flour, oats, stevia, and baking powder. Mix well. Add…

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!!!

There is nothing more important than your diet. In order to rebuild and repair your hard earned muscle, you will need a good source of protein and nutrients. Try these healthy protein packed recipes to keep that metabolism burning!!   EGG WHITE MORNING WRAP (Breakfast) Ingredients: 6 egg whites 1/4 cup water or fat-free milk Pinch of ground black pepper Pinch of fresh basil or dried 1 Whole wheat tortilla (choose the lowest fat and sodium brand) How to Make…

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Supplements

Many of you have questions about supplements, mainly because there are so many variations out there these days, but how do you know that your getting the right ones? Are they helping your progress? Not to mention quality! It can be very difficult to determine good quality from bad. Over my many years of training, I’ve found that Polquin Group supplements have worked best for me and are a highly trusted manufacturer. Mainly because they exceed the FDA CGMPs…

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Rest, you need it!

Do you find yourself unable to fall asleep, always hurting, having mood swings, or have lost the desire to workout? If so, this could mean your not getting enough rest. When you put your body through exhausting workouts your actually creating micro tears to the muscle and breaking them down which is great if your muscles recover properly. Breaking down your muscle fibers will help stimulate new muscle growth and strength. During your training sessions you may feel like…

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Bio Signature

Many people wonder why measuring your body fat is so important, at Gym Rats, we take it a step further by practicing Bio Signature which is a 12 site body fat measurement as well as overall body functionality assessment. Hormonal imbalances are often the culprit of stubborn body fat storage and other health concerns including poor sleep, low energy, impaired cognitive function, and more. By assessing these potential imbalances, we can determine how to properly breakdown body fat with…

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