How to Put on Quality Lean Mass
How to Put on Quality Lean Mass
Feb 20 2020

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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From Preconception to Birth: Supporting a Healthy Pregnancy
From Preconception to Birth: Supporting a Healthy Pregnancy
Mar 05 2020

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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The Anti-Aging "Trick" You Haven't Considered
The Anti-Aging "Trick" You Haven't Considered
Mar 19 2020

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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4 Reasons Lifting Weights WON'T Make You "Bulky"
4 Reasons Lifting Weights WON'T Make You "Bulky"
Mar 26 2020

“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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How to Develop a Routine to Get The Most Out of Your Day
How to Develop a Routine to Get The Most Out of Your Day
Jun 11 2020

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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3 Reasons Sleep is Essential for Performance
3 Reasons Sleep is Essential for Performance
Jun 18 2020

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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9 Biomarkers to Track If You Want to Live Well and Prosper
9 Biomarkers to Track If You Want to Live Well and Prosper
Jul 02 2020

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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Why You Don't Need The Gym
Why You Don't Need The Gym
Jul 16 2020

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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Measuring Success Without a Scale
Measuring Success Without a Scale
Jul 29 2020

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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Why Community is Essential For Success
Why Community is Essential For Success
Aug 06 2020

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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Is a Plant-Based Diet Right For You?
Is a Plant-Based Diet Right For You?
Aug 13 2020

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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The Pitfalls of Fast-Tracking Your Fitness Journey
The Pitfalls of Fast-Tracking Your Fitness Journey
Sep 17 2020

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 Reasons Diets Don't Work
5 Reasons Diets Don't Work
Sep 24 2020

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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What The Fitness Industry Keeps Getting Wrong
What The Fitness Industry Keeps Getting Wrong
Oct 08 2020

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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How Personalized Fitness Supports a High-Performance Lifestyle
How Personalized Fitness Supports a High-Performance Lifestyle
Oct 29 2020

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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Jesse O’Brien’s 12 Habits For Longevity, Mental Acuity and a Lean Physique
Jesse O’Brien’s 12 Habits For Longevity, Mental Acuity and a Lean Physique
Nov 12 2020

I’m a father, husband, and business owner and as anyone else who has several priorities on their plate knows, balancing health and fitness becomes a challenging thing to do consistently. This is wh...

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6 Ways to Stay on Track During the Holidays
6 Ways to Stay on Track During the Holidays
Dec 03 2020

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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The Benefits of Nasal Breathing for Health and Performance
The Benefits of Nasal Breathing for Health and Performance
Dec 16 2020

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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How to Kick Stress Eating to the Curb
How to Kick Stress Eating to the Curb
Jan 21 2021

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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Food Logging: A Valuable Tool
Food Logging: A Valuable Tool
Feb 04 2021

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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5 Things I Learned On My Quest To Qualify For the Boston Marathon
5 Things I Learned On My Quest To Qualify For the Boston Marathon
Feb 11 2021

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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Becoming a More Resilient Human
Becoming a More Resilient Human
Feb 25 2021

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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Food Hygiene 101
Food Hygiene 101
Apr 01 2021

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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5 Workouts You Can Do While Traveling
5 Workouts You Can Do While Traveling
Apr 08 2021

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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How Your Job Impacts Your Health
How Your Job Impacts Your Health
Apr 15 2021

“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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How I Became Disillusioned With the World
How I Became Disillusioned With the World
May 13 2021

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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Your Values Dictate Your Nutrition: Here's How
Your Values Dictate Your Nutrition: Here's How
May 19 2021

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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My Daily Nutrition
My Daily Nutrition
Aug 05 2021

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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Cooking at Home to Optimize Health
Cooking at Home to Optimize Health
Aug 12 2021

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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Eight Sleep Mattress Review
Eight Sleep Mattress Review
Aug 19 2021

[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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