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Sweet Potato Chips

Posted on Mar 27, 21

INGREDIENTS 2 medium sweet potatoes, thinly sliced 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tbsp. cornstarch 1 tbsp. chili powder 2 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. mustard powder 2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. Freshly ground pepper 2 green onions, finely sliced 2/3 c. sour cream   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°. Place […]

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Benefits of a Cold Shower

Posted on Mar 26, 21

Mental Toughness- Having cold water hit your skin isn’t fun and your mind will try to convince you to jump out. By overriding the voice inside your head over and over again you will start to develop strong mental discipline.   Speeds up Recovery- Cold showers help ease and prevent muscle soreness due to the […]

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Age or Dehydration

Posted on Mar 24, 21

Have you ever woken up after a night out with friends and it looks like you aged overnight? Those lines we see in the mirror can very well be from being dehydrated not actually wrinkles.   Thankfully this is an easy fix that just requires you to drink some water! Dehydration lines are temporary and […]

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How to Master the Front Squat

Posted on Mar 22, 21

As with any movements we do you want to learn the form and technique prior to adding larger amounts of weight unto the bar.  As you are mastering the form here are some more tips to help improve your front squat.   Grip: There’s lots of opinions on what grip is better or safer but […]

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Protein Powder. How much is too much.

Posted on Mar 21, 21

Most people who have nutrition goals know the importance of getting adequate protein. Not getting enough protein in your diet can cause you to loss muscle mass, have skin, hair and nail problems, heal at a slower rate if you get cuts or bruises, experience mood swings and more likely to break bones.   The […]

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Ground Turkey Enchilada Stir Fry with Couscous

Posted on Mar 19, 21

Ingredients   1/2 cup whole wheat couscous 1 pound lean ground turkey Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced 1 cup broccoli florets One 15-ounce can no-sodium-added black beans One 10-ounce can enchilada sauce 1/2 cup salsa Suggested toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado, […]

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Training = Move the Dirt

Posted on Mar 17, 21

This is a quote from John Welbourn of Power Athlete that I found valuable.   “Training is like moving a big pile of dirt. Some days you get a shovel. Some days you get a spoon. As long as you can move a little dirt every day, you’re heading towards your goal”   This perspective […]

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Relentless

Posted on Mar 14, 21

Definition- oppressively constant; incessant   How do you become “Relentless”?   Start with having a crucial conversation with yourself. Find your “WHY” Sacrifice, if you want it bad enough you will make the sacrifices. Thrive on the pressure, don’t be intimidated by it! Raise your standards for what you think hard work should look like. […]

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Blueberry Bliss Breakfast Bars

Posted on Mar 13, 21

INGREDIENTS 1 + ½ cups 100% pure, uncontaminated, rolled oats certified Gluten Free ¾ cup whole almonds Heaping ½ cup dried blueberries ½ cup pistachios ⅓ cup ground flaxseed ⅓ cup walnuts ⅓ cup pepitas ¼ cup sunflower seeds ⅓ cup pure maple syrup or honey ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce 1 cup almond butter […]

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Get Your Arch

Posted on Mar 11, 21

This is a common cue you will hear me use whenever we are working on the bench press.   How does one do this?   First you must lift your chest as high as possible and drive your upper traps into the bench. Then you need to retract and depress your shoulder blades so your […]

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