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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How to Kick Stress Eating to the Curb

21 Jan

2020 proved to be one of the most stressful years in recent memory. Many individuals developed habits to cope with all of the uncertainty, ranging from positive activities such as regularly exercis...

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The 5 Most Impactful Books We've Read on Health and Fitness

14 Jan

Central Athlete puts a big emphasis on striving for growth, for our clients and for our staff. One way that the coaches do that is through weekly education meetings where they review program design...

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The Benefits of Nasal Breathing for Health and Performance

16 Dec

How often do you breathe with your mouth open? Is it agape right now while you’re reading this? Or are you breathing deeply into your belly, using your diaphragm, while your lips are pursed shut? T...

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Poliquin Principles: A Review

10 Dec

The late Charles Poliquin was a legendary coach and expert in the field of nutrition and strength training. His principles still influence coaches and athletes today. In the third edition of his bo...

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6 Ways to Stay on Track During the Holidays

03 Dec

While the holidays will certainly look a little different this year, the struggles people have will remain the same (and may even be exacerbated by not being able to be with family.) How can you st...

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3 Training Hacks to Increase Your Bench Press

19 Nov

There’s always been one question that regularly makes its way around every gym: “How much can you bench?” So much so that Mark Bell created his entire company off of that one question. It’s a quest...

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Jesse O’Brien’s 12 Habits For Longevity, Mental Acuity and a Lean Physique

12 Nov

I’m a father, husband and business owner, and as anyone else with several priorities on their plate knows, balancing health and fitness becomes a challenge to do consistently. This is where the “Da...

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How Personalized Fitness Supports a High-Performance Lifestyle

29 Oct

From jazzercise to Zumba to the growth of CrossFit and SoulCycle, fitness trends rise and fall every few years. As we learn more about how the human body works and what drives behavior change, soci...

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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 wante...

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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

Home gyms have exploded in the past couple of years, beginning with the shutdown of commercial gyms when the COVID pandemic hit. Although life is mostly back to normal, many people have realized th...

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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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