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How Regular Exercise Diminishes Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain (such as that associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendonitis, shoulder pain, back pain, etc), you've probably had doctors tell you that exercise will help reduce it. So you go walking or engage...
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My Oven Fire Proves This Gluten-free Bread Can’t Fail

If you know my story, you'll know how much I once loved bread. I was a gourmet baker making various grain breads from scratch weekly. I made loaves, pizza doughs, and baked goodies. I had...

Spring Events – Memorial Murph Challenge and Studio Remodel

The studio will be closed from Thursday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th for some remodeling. We'll resume training on Monday, May 8th. Join us for Murph Our Murph practice returns on Saturdays. We'll have two...
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Muscles and Aging – University of Iowa Mini Medical School

The Carver College of Medicine offers "Mini Medical School", a series that presents aspects of medicine to the community. The fee is nominal and comes with dinner. Believe me, I figured my kids would be...
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Schedule Changes For Spring and Summer

Please take note of our schedule changes starting next week. You can view our small group times on our website main page in the sidebar to the right. You can access the calendar in Google...
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Build Your Tribe – Start at the Gym

Interesting comparison with how our ancestors spent their day versus how we do. It's easy to think we work less with our modern conveniences, but that's not likely the case. Nor is it likely...
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Every 8 Weeks – Another Reason Your Health Matters

I had an extraordinary experience today that gave me even more motivation to maintain my health and fitness. I've been donating blood products to a local hospital for years. Through the years, what kept me going...
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Question – What should I do if I hit a plateau and adapted to...

Question - My goal is to lose fat, tone up, and maintain my weight loss long term. HIIT was initially effective then I plateaued. I eat pescatarian and watch my carbs. Answer - It sounds like...
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Question – What would be a good superset with active rest workout for a...

Answer - There are various ways to do supersets and differing opinions on what makes a good one. I have a Push-Pull routine I do with clients for a full body work out. The supersets work...
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Ketogenesis is Not a Response to Starvation – Hacking Mainstream Nutrition

Suppose I gave you a choice: consume a food that provides quick but short-lived energy that you must replace frequently with no nutrients to build and repair your body's structures consume a food that provides twice...