3 Ways to Reduce Body Fat

21 Oct

When it comes to changing one’s body composition, there are a few variables that an individual can manipulate to elicit the changes they’d like to see. Although one’s basic lifestyle guidelines are...

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The Fastest Proven Way to Meal Prep

14 Oct

Setting up your environment for success is one of the underpinning habits that lead to favorable body composition changes, mental acuity, and optimal energy management. Do you have convenient acces...

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What The Fitness Industry Keeps Getting Wrong

08 Oct

The fitness industry has grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry over the last decade, primarily due to an increase in technology through wearables and products, as well as an increase in the di...

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5 Unconventional Uses of the Reverse Hyper

30 Sep

The Reverse Hyper is a piece of exercise equipment that was designed and invented by powerlifter, strength coach, inventor, and author, Louie Simmons. After breaking his back in 1973, surgeons want...

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5 Reasons Diets Don't Work

24 Sep

The holiday season is coming up, and soon everyone will be devising New Year's Resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions year after year is to lose weight. While that 30-day diet or two-week...

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The Pitfalls of Fast-Tracking Your Fitness Journey

17 Sep

For most people, setting a new goal is exciting. It’s motivating and gets them to take action towards something they want. Oftentimes it’s the impetus for people to begin their fitness journey; the...

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5 Exercises to Improve Shoulder Mobility

09 Sep

In the world of 2020, humanity has developed a plethora of struggles like spending long periods in chairs, looking at various screens for hours, and chronic lack of sleep. With the development of m...

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How Soreness Plays a Part in Your Fitness Journey

27 Aug

At Central Athlete, we have clients who come to us with varying goals. Some individuals want to lose weight, get stronger, or get out of pain. Generally, though, most of our clients simply want to ...

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4 Reasons That Coaches Need A Coach

20 Aug

This is a guest post written by Central Athlete client and River City Strength Coach Dan Jackson.  Of all the successful people you look up to, how many have achieved high levels of health and weal...

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Is a Plant-Based Diet Right For You?

13 Aug

Nutrition is a dogmatic subject, with each diet’s devotees being the victims of tribalist tendencies. At Central Athlete we consider ourselves nutritionally agnostic. While one diet may work well f...

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Why Community is Essential For Success

06 Aug

Social support is defined as the perception and actuality that one is cared for, has assistance available from other people, and most popularly, that one is part of a supportive social network. Sci...

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Measuring Success Without a Scale

29 Jul

Maria started training at a new gym and decided to weigh herself after a month of working out. She stepped on the scale and saw that her weight had not changed and took this as a sign of stagnation...

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How to Maximize Post-Workout Nutrition

22 Jul

The fitness industry is guilty of giving a one-size-fits-all prescription to the masses on everything from supplements to nutrition to workouts. Maximizing the benefits of post-workout nutrition is...

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Why You Don't Need The Gym

16 Jul

The fitness industry is guilty of overcomplicating how to maintain a lean body composition, optimize markers for health, and maintain mental acuity. From High-Intensity Interval Training to Orange ...

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6 Essential Nutrients for Healthy Infant Development

08 Jul

As most of you know, I am a first-time mom of a six-month-old baby boy named River. Wow! Where has the time gone? My husband and I have been working in the health and fitness arena for over a decad...

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9 Biomarkers to Track If You Want to Live Well and Prosper

02 Jul

People are used to going to the doctor for their annual physicals and getting routine lab tests performed. Those will give you some information about your health, however, tracking some more specif...

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3 Reasons Sleep is Essential for Performance

18 Jun

Lebron James, a professional basketball player, and three-time champion sleeps 12 hours per night. Rafael Nadal, who owns 14 grand slam titles and nine french open championships, sleeps 10 hours pe...

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How to Develop a Routine to Get The Most Out of Your Day

11 Jun

What if there was a surefire way to reach your goals without all the fancy bells and whistles? Believe it or not, research suggests you can actually improve your performance, health, productivity, ...

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An Effective Home Gym for Any Budget

04 Jun

With the crisis of COVID 19 lingering, you may be experiencing many emotional, social, and physical constraints, one being the inability to access the gym. With the brief absence of public gyms, ho...

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6 Lessons Learned from a 14-Week Cut

28 May

In January of this year, I decided I wanted to embark on a nutritional experiment. I’d noticed that an increase in alcohol and poor food choices had started to negatively affect my body composition...

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Guest Post: "Old Business, New Tricks"

26 May

This post was written by our client Nat Eliason and was originally published on nateliason.com. We loved his insights about how Central Athlete's model can inspire other business owners and hope yo...

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5 Things That Good Remote Coaching Is NOT

21 May

Remote coaching, remote training, remote personal trainer, virtual coaching, etc… you’re probably hearing these phrases a lot more lately as gyms and fitness professionals move their services onlin...

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Training for a CrossFit Competition Without a Gym

14 May

COVID-19 has presented a myriad of challenges for everyone. Whether you’re not used to working from home or being around your partner all the time, or you’re struggling with not being able to see f...

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20 Unconventional Bodyweight Exercises

29 Apr

There is no denying that things have changed drastically over the past few weeks and what we thought would be a couple of weeks of doing workouts in our garage has turned into months. Every Globo-g...

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Meal Prep Edition

16 Apr

Meal Prep! We’ve all heard these two words too many times to count and they often come with a sense of panic and procrastination. Who really wants to spend their entire Sunday in the kitchen? As I’...

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3 Ways to Optimize At-Home Workouts

16 Apr

With the recent crisis of COVID-19, many of us are without our favorite facility, the gym. Whether you enjoy a large amount of heavy lifting, conditioning, or even just the community, it’s a weird ...

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5 Attributes of a Professional and Effective Remote Coach

08 Apr

With the coronavirus pandemic growing, gyms and other fitness businesses all across the country have had to shut their doors. While this is certainly the right thing to do, it’s left many people in...

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Why You're Eating Less and Still Gaining Weight... And What To Do About It

02 Apr

Anyone who has tried to make a body composition change through nutrition can sympathize with the following statement: “I’m eating less than I ever have, burning more than I ever have, and I’m still...

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4 Reasons Lifting Weights WON'T Make You "Bulky"

26 Mar

“But I don’t want to get bulky.”  Ladies, how many times have you thought that? Or heard a friend say it?  The purpose of this article is not only to reduce fear for females that resistance trainin...

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The Anti-Aging "Trick" You Haven't Considered

19 Mar

The world of fitness is filled with different strategies to combat the inevitable -- aging. As we age, we often become more dependent, less mobile, and in a general sense, much weaker. Fitness prof...

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