Why Membership Holds Are Hurting Your Progress!

25 Oct

At Central athlete we don’t offer “membership holds” to our clients--this may seem a bit harsh up front but the reasoning ensures long-term growth. By adopting an “always something” mentality, clie...

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The Principles of Adaptation

17 Oct

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”—or in the eyes of strength and conditioning coaches around the world, specific adaptations result from imposed demand, also known as the SAID principle. ...

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Cold Water Therapy ... Is It Worth the Discomfort?

04 Oct

Central Athlete prides itself on delivering the most personalized experience for each client, not only with each client’s individualized training plan but also with the client’s nutritional, lifest...

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Infrared Sauna Use .. Is It Worth the Hype?

20 Sep

There is no denying that proper training and nutritional prescriptions are essential when it comes to increasing performance, improving body composition, optimizing health and reducing pain. But th...

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Periods & Training: How to Sync Your Cycle with Your Workouts

12 Sep

Periods and Training: Ladies and coaches, here is a topic that is not discussed enough in the fitness world but can have a huge impact on your training and mentality. You all know those training ...

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The Benefits of Vibration Therapy

29 Aug

There are many tools on the market that are used to upgrade training prescriptions, enhance recovery—and optimize overall well-being. At Central Athlete, we house three incredible recovery tools th...

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4 Strategies to Improve Posture

23 Aug

With the advent of modern technology came what’s popularly known as “the desk job,” which can be described as sitting in front of a computer for 8 or more hours a day. Not only did this advancement...

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A Smoothie Without The Sugary Crash?

14 Aug

Whether you are looking to get lean or gain weight, "The man shake" is the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats to keep you satiated without a sugary crash! Totaling 636 calories, th...

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5 Quick & Easy Recipes For Meal Prep

31 Jul

There are many myths when it comes to eating healthier, the biggest being that it is extremely difficult and time-consuming. The good news is that cooking meals that support your well-being doesn't...

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How I Lost 10 Pounds of Fat in 12 Weeks

17 Jul

Less Training, Better Guidance. This is the strategy that helped Devon Humphreys lose 10 pounds of fat mass in less than 3 months. The conventional ways to lose fat that are advertised in the med...

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5 Ways to Grow & Adapt

24 Jun

For most of the population, maxing out a deadlift is the least of their worries. But, for that same large population, complacency seems to be their worst nightmare. Continually growing, bettering t...

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Personalized Fitness ... Explained

19 Jun

Fitness manifests in many forms. This is for good reason: individuals have unique requirements for fitness relative to their overall functioning as human beings. Additionally, different people atta...

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Enjoy Fitness and Fend Off Stress

11 Jun

We are lucky to live in a time and culture that provides us with many options for how we can “live.” But, making the decision of how you want to live is becoming more challenging with each passing ...

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How to Grow: Belief

29 May

The fifth aspect of generating an environment suitable for muscle growth can easily be overlooked in a traditional gym setting. Although subjective, and difficult to measure, without this instrumen...

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Progress Forever

21 May

For so many of us, we don’t necessarily love the start or the finish; we love the journey that life provides us. We love to progress and grow throughout our lives. It doesn’t matter what area of li...

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How To Grow: Rebuild

14 May

This is part four of our five-part series on how to grow, avoid plateaus and experience adaptation over a long period of time. Breaking down your muscles becomes null and void if your body is unabl...

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How Proper Fitness Can Help Your Career

01 May

Many of us find deep meaning in our work. We value the time that we spend learning, growing and building our businesses. That said, while we love fitness—when we search within—we realize that fitne...

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How To Grow: Recovery

27 Apr

Looking to Grow? This is part three of our five-part series on how to grow, avoid plateaus and experience adaptation over a long period of time. You can only grow as much as you can recover and ...

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Who Are You ... At Your Core?

24 Apr

We are being systematically programmed to expect more and more from ourselves. Bombarded by social media of “success” from “influencers.” We’re being brainwashed into behavior that puts our eyes ba...

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The Four Principles Of Effective Coaching

17 Apr

In any coach/client relationship, there are traits that are necessary for an effective coaching relationship. At Central Athlete, these are the Four components to effective coaching, and what we ve...

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How to Grow: Breakdown

12 Apr

Looking to get bigger? This is week two of a series of articles that speak to just that. We will continue to touch on all things related to growing—both bigger and stronger. This week the topic i...

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The Top 4 Remote Coaching Platforms

10 Apr

If we know anything about health and fitness trends, it is that impermanence is a consistent theme. From bodybuilding to Jane Fonda to massive globo-gyms—to the functional fitness craze—some posit ...

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How to Grow: Central Nervous System

29 Mar

Looking to get bigger? We are embarking on a series of articles that speak to just that. Over the coming weeks we will touch on all things related to growing—both bigger and stronger. To start: Th...

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The Zen of Remote Coaching

27 Mar

The Zen of Remote Coaching By Elizabeth O’Brien, LPC-S (Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor) I became a remote coaching client of Central Athlete in Austin a year ago when I was struggling ...

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Progressive Overload

22 Mar

If you want to improve your appearance, the main reason you may be failing is because you’re no longer challenging yourself. A completely randomized training program will work for a small amount o...

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Best Gyms in Austin, Texas

20 Mar

People often ask me, “What is the best gym in Austin?” After spending the better part of a decade working and participating in the Austin fitness scene, my answer is that there is not a definitive ...

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Three Keystone Habits for Fitness and Wealth

15 Mar

Humans are creatures of habit and majority of our clients have careers that are anything but consistent. This fluctuating work environment may sound appealing at first but over time it often leads...

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Case Study: Chad Seiders

13 Mar

Chad Seiders came to Central Athlete after years of CrossFit Group Class Training. He was seeking answers because he began to see his progress come to a halt, as well as reoccurring chronic injurie...

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Optimizing Body Composition

01 Mar

Before we get into the sexy stuff that everyone wants to hear, we’re going to preface this with how we structure improving someone’s body composition. Imagine a pyramid. Now imagine trying to bui...

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Why the CrossFit Group Training Model Will Eventually Fail For You

27 Feb

Jesse O’Brien here. I am a previous CrossFit affiliate and have been a part of the CrossFit community since 2008. I have seen the tremendous growth of CrossFit, the evolution and even some of their...

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