Not Too Fast: Is Intermittent Fasting all it’s cracked up to be?

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An increasingly common trend in current diet advice is the promotion of a fasting-mimicking diet or, as it is better known, Intermittent Fasting (IF). Many claims have been made about this as a dietary choice. These claims range from fat loss and increased energy, all the way to combating cancer and diabetes while increasing longevity. If these prove to be … Read More

SCW Trends in Fitness: Part 2

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Growing by at least 3% annually, the fitness industry is more popular now than ever. With each year, researchers and industry leaders are constantly improving and finding more efficient ways for people to get active and stay active. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fitness professional, the findings cited throughout this SCW Trends in Fitness Series will provide valuable … Read More

SCW Trends in Fitness: Part 1

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Growing by at least 3% annually, the fitness industry is more popular now than ever. With each year, researchers and industry leaders are constantly improving, finding more efficient ways for people to get active and stay active. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fitness professional, the findings cited throughout this SCW Trends in Fitness Series will provide valuable insight … Read More

OCR Kettlebell Workout

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The wildly popular participatory sport of obstacle course racing (aka OCR) threw a curve ball at millions of athletes and coaches. Before OCR came along millions enjoyed participatory sports like road and trail running, triathlons, and various others. OCR jumps on the scene full force in 2011 and becomes popular to millions across the globe while also creating the need … Read More

Tight Hamstrings? We Can Help!

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How many times have you heard (or said) “No matter how much I stretch them, my hamstrings are always so tight”? In most cases, our hamstrings feel tight because they are over-lengthened rather than shortened by contraction, which is why no amount of stretching will provide relief. How do we help our students and clients with over-lengthened hamstrings? First, we … Read More

The Marriage of Music, Mood and Exercise Adherence

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When listening to your favorite song on the radio, have you ever caught yourself tapping your foot, humming out loud, taken back in time or feeling affected emotionally? Can you remember that day when music seemed to carry you away or take you back in time? Have you felt a change in energy as you turned up the volume or … Read More

Roll, Regenerate, Revitalize

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Rolling rules! The popularity of self-massage techniques has grown rapidly in the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. Should you do it? And if you should – then how, when, and for the curious types, why? Why Roll? The stresses of any of a combination of hard training, chronic postures, or injuries can create unfavorable changes … Read More