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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From Preconception to Birth: Supporting a Healthy Pregnancy

05 Mar

Pregnancy is a miraculous time in a women’s life. To be honest, I never truly understood the complexity that these nine months involved until becoming pregnant myself. It’s amazing that as women, w...

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This "Anti-Breakfast" Strategy Increases Fat Burning and Mental Acuity

27 Feb

Over my last 12 years as a strength and conditioning professional, I have had the pleasure to work with over a thousand clients and hear them articulate their goals. Although these goals are seemin...

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How to Put on Quality Lean Mass

20 Feb

In fitness, people generally have one of two goals related to body composition; to lose weight or to gain weight. In this article, we’ll be talking about the principles that apply to gaining qualit...

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Meal Prep: 2 Easy Recipes + 3 Tips for Success!

12 Feb

Every month, Central Athlete poses a question to our community on the whiteboard. “What’s your most powerful habit?” “How do you relax and recover?” “Who inspires you?”  These questions provide a w...

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Are Your Supplements Really Benefiting You?

06 Feb

Studies show that 50% of Americans take supplements every day, ranging from daily multivitamins to fish or cod liver oils, to various herbal supplements. Unfortunately, most people purchase their s...

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8 NEW Meal Prep Recipes for 2020!

16 Jan

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult or boring. One thing my husband and I used to do is cook the same healthy meals over and over again week after week. The problem was that by the middle ...

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3 Reasons Powerlifters Need Aerobic Conditioning

09 Jan

Powerlifting is a strength sport that measures a lifter’s best squat, bench press, and deadlift to achieve the highest possible total. A lifter has three attempts for each lift, to lift a maximum w...

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5 Tips for Making New Year's Resolutions That Actually Stick!

12 Dec

The New Year can feel like a fresh start for many people as they start planning all the ways to make the next 365 days better than the last. People start making vows to go to the gym more, journal ...

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The Secret to Long-Term Success

05 Dec

Did you know that training is only a small component of your health and fitness success? It is common to think that working out is the primary building block to reaching your goals, but in actualit...

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