Coaching As the Future of Healthcare

16 Sep

Coaches have the ability to solve much bigger problems than they have been given credit for addressing. For decades this profession has been characterized by those who give meatheads bigger biceps,...

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Pregnant Mother of 5 - Shifting the Paradigm

03 Sep

The Central Athlete coaching staff has the gift of getting to know our clients on a very intimate basis, including their aspirations, their struggles, and the stories that both support and restrict...

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Eight Sleep Mattress Review

19 Aug

[I have written this article of my own volition. The Eight Sleep Mattress is a product that has made such a positive impact on a primary aspect of my life that I genuinely want to share my experien...

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Cooking at Home to Optimize Health

12 Aug

Many people find cooking their own food laborious, time-consuming, and intimidating. However, the predominant similarity among my most successful clients is not their training split, their gym set ...

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My Daily Nutrition

05 Aug

I’m typically hesitant to share my daily nutrition, not because I care whether people know the details of my health routine, but because I think this is a problem endemic to the fitness industry. A...

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Creating a Sustainable Future: Reforming Modern Agriculture

29 Jul

The human race is growing. With nearly 85 million (1) people born each year, it is costly to feed our growing population on a fiscal level (nearly $8 trillion annually (2)). It’s also becoming ecol...

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Gaining Perspective from a Career Transition

22 Jul

I left police work to make a bigger impact. That in and of itself is an incredibly bold statement, one that may elicit a strong reaction from many camps. Let me explain before you draw any conclusi...

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Using Personalized Fitness for a Client-Centered Approach

15 Jul

In his book, Change Maker, John Berardi outlines two of the most common approaches to the coaching relationship: coach-centered and client-centered. While a coach-centered approach leans heavily on...

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Strength Training For Jiu Jitsu Players

08 Jul

If you are a sport-specific individual, strength and conditioning training can expand your abilities and accelerate your progress. While there are similarities between many, each sport will have fo...

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How A Personalized Model of Fitness is the New Training Paradigm

01 Jul

Old frameworks and methodologies evolve, transmute and die through technology, innovation, and the dissemination of knowledge. One such example is personal training, which has been operating as a s...

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Nutrition For Performance vs. General Health

24 Jun

As the fitness industry continues to develop, varied opinions increasingly circulate regarding what one’s nutritional profile should look like. What is all too often forgotten is that every individ...

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Sustainable Strength Programming

17 Jun

In the world of strength and conditioning, countless schools of thought exist regarding how to structure and periodize programming for strength training. And within structure and periodization, the...

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Is Your Warmup Too Long?

10 Jun

The warmup is always a hot topic of debate (pun intended). Due to its popularity as a critical precursor to each workout, let’s review some of the basics of the warmup.  The prime objective of the ...

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How a Cyclical Low-Carb Diet Can Optimize Body Composition and Performance

03 Jun

Carbohydrate cycling is a nutritional strategy that prescribes variance in the amount of carbohydrates consumed per meal or day. Although there is a small body of scientific literature on humans to...

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Your Values Dictate Your Nutrition: Here's How

19 May

This is a guest blog by Sharon Blecker, a member of the CA community! Many of us know how to get back on track when we start to fall short of our performance, aesthetic, or health goals. We tend to...

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How I Became Disillusioned With the World

13 May

We are all born into a world that we do not necessarily question. We tend to accept authority figures such as doctors, teachers, and other professionals. We are taught from a very young age that ob...

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Squatting Deep: Knees Over Toes

06 May

“Never let your knees travel over your toes.” This axiom gets repeated during squats, lunges, or any other movement that requires knee flexion. Many of us have been told it’s unhealthy for the knee...

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How We Grew Month Over Month During a Pandemic

29 Apr

The past year has been quite a rollercoaster for businesses of all types. Gyms specifically were hit hard by the pandemic through mandates to close, having to limit interactions, and abiding by soc...

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Why Runners Need Strength Training

21 Apr

For quite some time, the conventional wisdom for improving at running was to simply run more. This isn’t wrong, but we now know that there is more to it. Strength training has a number of benefits ...

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How Your Job Impacts Your Health

15 Apr

“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” While this is a nice sentiment, I don’t think it’s completely accurate. No matter how much you love your work, sometimes it’s still…work...

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5 Workouts You Can Do While Traveling

08 Apr

One of the greatest benefits of working with a coach at Central Athlete is that no matter where your life goes, we go with you. If you are accustomed to working out at group fitness classes while h...

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Food Hygiene 101

01 Apr

At Central Athlete, we maintain a range of clients with a variety of goals. Most of the goals our clients have are directly related to altering their body composition. While the nutritional prescri...

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Are You Actually Injured?

25 Mar

At Central Athlete, clients come to us with a wide range of fitness goals. Some individuals want to lose weight, get stronger, or get out of pain. Generally, though, most of our clients simply want...

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A Systematic Approach to Learning the Jerk

18 Mar

In Olympic weightlifting competitions, the clean and jerk combines two movements to lift the barbell from the ground to overhead. Historically, the clean and jerk can win or lose a competition. In ...

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A Systematic Approach to Learning the Clean

04 Mar

In Olympic weightlifting competitions, the clean and jerk combines two movements to lift the barbell from the ground to overhead. Historically, the clean and jerk can win or lose a competition. Whi...

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Becoming a More Resilient Human

25 Feb

All of us experience stress throughout life, whether it’s intentional physical stress in the gym, the unintentional stress of everyday life, or the major stresses of an accident or illness. In orde...

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Turning a Problem Into a Revenue Stream

17 Feb

All of the best entrepreneurs have one thing in common - they solve a real problem that their customers are experiencing. When Jesse and Amanda embarked on the journey of opening Central Athlete, t...

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5 Things I Learned On My Quest To Qualify For the Boston Marathon

11 Feb

One of the best things about fitness is that so much of what we learn in the gym (or on the trails, or the roads, or wherever we spend our time) can be applied to life outside of the gym. I spent t...

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Food Logging: A Valuable Tool

04 Feb

There are many ways to alter one’s body composition. With the consistent implementation of simple & effective basic lifestyle guidelines, one can achieve healthy and sustainable levels of body ...

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A Systematic Approach to Learning the Snatch

28 Jan

Olympic Weightlifting is undoubtedly one of the most difficult and oldest olympic sports to date. It consists of only two movements: the snatch and the clean and jerk. The former being a movement i...

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