Supplements 101

Many of my articles refer to different supplements that can be used to help progress your fitness and achieve your nutritional goals. Here is a play-by-play, basic breakdown of three common supplements, explaining what they are used for and what…

Off-Season Preparation

The off-season. That time of year when everyone hangs up their cleats, the winter weather sets in and with it, the extra winter weight! Don’t let the winter months destroy all of the fitness goals you achieved over the past…

Weight Loss 101

Weight loss is one of the most sought after fitness goals in today’s society. The concept of losing weight has always been “eat less, work more.” Many uninformed fitness instructors and media outlets promote extremely low calorie diets along with…

3 Basic Exercise Forms

3 Basic Exercise Forms One of the biggest reasons I’ve heard people say they are “afraid of large gyms” or “uncomfortable working out” is because they honestly don’t know right from wrong when exercising. Let’s be honest, there are far…

A Traveler’s Diet

            Eating a balanced and healthful diet at home can be easy, but eating healthfully while traveling can be a whole other monster! Traveling or even just a fast paced life style can be a…

Caffeine Consumption

Caffeine: The Good, the Bad, and the Facts The argument over the use of caffeine has been never ending in the fitness media! So, the question remains, is your morning cup of coffee killing you? Absolutely not! Let’s start with…

Nutrition Calculators

(BMR) Basal Metabolic Rate – BMR is the absolute minimum number of calories your body requires on a daily basis to efficiently perform basic bodily functions (i.e. pump your heart, breathe, blink, etc.). Your overall food consumption should NEVER fall…

Media Myth Busters

Everyday, it seems the media has a new reason why your daily activity is going to kill you or why you need to purchase a new random nutritional product to get that model body you want tomorrow! Well, you won’t…

Three Rules to Healthy Eating

1. Always eat within 1 hour of waking up Remember when your mom used to tell you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day? Well she was right!  When you sleep, your body is hard at work…

Being a TEAM

The old cliché stands true; your team should feel like family. The more you are able to trust your teammates, the better you will be able to perform as a team on the field. Yet, every tournament you see the…