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Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Posted on Dec 4, 20

Classic chocolate chip cookies get a fall update by mixing in pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. Not only are these pumpkin cookies even more flavorful than regular chocolate chip cookies, they’re also oh-so-soft and cakelike. Use chocolate chunks for big gooey bites of chocolate or opt for mini chocolate chips to ensure a bit of […]

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Peace Fingers

Posted on Dec 2, 20

I found this cue online and wanted to share since you always hear me talk about the hook grip when doing cleans and snatches.   “Peace Fingers” = Hook Grip   Hook Grip is used for the pull of both the clean and the snatch, this method of gripping is an eventual necessity to maintain […]

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Where Does Fat Go?

Posted on Nov 30, 20

Ever wonder what happens when you loose body fat? Here is a simplified explanation of how fat loss occurs and how it actually exits your body.   Our bodies stores energy in fat cells also known as triglycerides. When we are in a calorie deficit our bodies use the fat cells to produce energy. The […]

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French Onion Soup with Portobello Cheese Toast

Posted on Nov 28, 20

Roasted portobello mushrooms stuffed with cheese, herbs and breadcrumbs stand in for the traditional Gruyère toast you’d find on top of a crock of French onion soup. Active: 45 mins Total: 45 mins Servings: 4   Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 tablespoons butter 2 large sweet onions, sliced 1 medium […]

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Foods You Don’t Need To Buy Organic

Posted on Nov 27, 20

You can find list of foods you should not eat everywhere. Between the growing list of additives such as excess sodium, sugars, and fats, lots of foods with these ingredients are mainstays in American culture. There even healthy foods that often have chemicals added for preservation, growth and protection that can harm us.   It […]

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Prone OH Press

Posted on Nov 24, 20

Here is a movement to use to help warm up your shoulders.   Lay down in a prone position (face down). Place a PVC pipe behind your neck and press toward the ceiling. Maintain the pressure in an upward fashion and perform an overhead press. Perform 10- 15 reps prior to doing any overhead movement. […]

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Importance of Balancing Family and Self Care

Posted on Nov 22, 20

Many people struggle with finding the time to take care of ourselves while taking care of our families and other responsibilities. From children, extended family, partners, pets etc the list can go on. It is very easy to lose track of our own needs as we give all we can to others. However, it is […]

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Cranberry Oat Energy Bars

Posted on Nov 20, 20

Craisins and dried figs do double duty as sweeteners and binders to make these easy energy balls both tasty and practical. These portable snacks mix in sunflower butter for plenty of protein. They’re ready in just 25 minutes and can be stored in your freezer for easy snacking. Active: 25 mins Total: 25 mins Servings: […]

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Reducing Hunger While Dieting

Posted on Nov 19, 20

  By increasing your protein and fiber intake you can reduce your hunger if you are cutting calories. High protein foods (eggs, chicken, lean meat etc.) help build muscle while keeping you feeling full. Foods high in fiber (potatoes, apples, pears, bran etc.) help keep you regular while also helping to keep you feeling full. […]

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“Arms Bend, Power Ends”

Posted on Nov 17, 20

“When the arms bend, the power ends.” A cue I learned from Mike Burgener in my weightlifting certification. This is a cue used in the first and second pull of a snatch and/or a clean.   What does this cue actually mean? When you perform a clean or a snatch, if your arms bend prior […]

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