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Prescribing High Intensity Interval Training

High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is a powerful tool for coaches, trainers, and trainees when prescribed correctly.   What Science Says Even though the scope of this article is not to show all the research behind the prescription of HIIT, I’m going to name some of the benefits that science ...
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The Neurobiology of Acetyl L-Carnitine

Guest blog by Designs for Sport The human brain is a complex organ that may undergo changes during the aging process. Age-related declines in cognitive function and neurological health may be related to multiple biological pathways. These may include neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of ...
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The Preparation of a Tennis Player

In this article I’ll share the steps and considerations in order to prepare a tennis player to be a winner in his/her class.   This Division 1 tennis player couldn’t practice his sport because he had medial and lateral epicondylitis and one of the tendons had a 40% rupture. He ...
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The Testosterone/Estrogen Balance in Men

Guest blog by Designs for Sport Testosterone deficiency is reported in 20% of men over 60 years of age and rapidly increases to more than 50% of all men over the age of 80.  The declining levels of testosterone are a natural occurrence for a number of physiological reasons but ...
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How to Prescribe Eating Plans

In Part 1 of this article, I described the different types of diets and how they apply to different population. In the second part I’ll describe how I prescribe eating plans to my athletes and clients.   How do I prescribe eating plans to my athletes or clients? As you ...
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Micronutrient Support for Healthy Glucose Metabolism

Guest blog by Designs for Sports Type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), is a medical condition that is growing in numbers on a global scale. Worldwide, approximately 463 million adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, and those numbers are expected to surpass 700 million by 2045. Diabetes ...
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What Is Your Type of Diet? – Part 1

The word diet comes from the Greek “diaita” which means way of life, which in turn is derived from the verb “diaitan” which means rule your own life, to govern yourself. This to me implies individuality!   As you can see, the original meaning of the word has been distorted ...
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Protein & Kidney Health

Guest Blog by Designs for Sports “Not only are there zero case reports of kidney injury from high protein diets—the medical dogma of restricting protein in chronic kidney disease is almost purely mythical.” (Theodore Naiman, MD, a family physician well known in the low carb and ketogenic community)   “Increased ...
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Leg Building Routine

I believe that things don’t happen by accident, and as very eloquently mentioned in a TED talk, ideas come from the conjugation of many different factors.   In this specific case, we were filming exercises for the training software and it was a leg day, particularly squats. In order to ...
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Protein & Bone Health

Guest Blog by Designs for Sports It’s hard to believe that in certain circles, protein has gotten a reputation as being harmful for bone health.  After all, Paleolithic hunter-gatherer diets typically contained a large proportion of meat, yet anthropologists can sometimes distinguish the remains of hunter-gatherers from those of agriculturalists ...
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Case Study: Structural Assessment and Strength Balance on a Cyclist

Having statistical data is always fascinating, especially when is about showing the results and benefits of doing a proper Structural Assessment analysis, along with the right training program for that person.   This is a case study of a cyclist that was looking at improving his performance after a relatively ...
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Weight Loss

Where Should I Start For Weight Loss?

Guest Blog by Dr. Gabrielle Lyon There is a lot of confusion in the weight loss space. While there are certainly many factors as to why high-quality weight loss can be challenging, one cannot overlook the core fundamentals.   One core principle is understanding what you put in your mouth. ...
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Better Brain Performance

Did you know that you can enhance and positively affect your brain performance? And that you can accomplish this at any time of the day? Here is how I do it.   I recently wrote an article about Pre-Workout Supplements where I addressed the subject of my favorite supplements to ...
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Do We Really Need 30 Grams of Protein?

Guest blog by Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Before I get into the direct answer; let’s start by talking about the food guide pyramid that came in the mid-1980’s, basically it said we’re going to reduce higher quality proteins and animal proteins, because of cholesterol and saturated fat. That we should eat ...
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The Case for Supersets

Every time I don’t train at my gym, I face the most common situation on commercial gyms, and it is that people, even with personal trainers, simply take one piece of equipment, perform one set, rest for a certain number of minutes while sitting on the very same piece of ...
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Linking Depression and the Gut Microbiome

Guest Blog By Designs for Sports Depression is a complex mental health disorder that affects individuals and society on a large scale. It is the second-most leading cause of disabilities globally. The economic burden of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults in the US was $210.5 billion in 2010. There ...
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The Many Benefits of Coffee

Coffee consumption has been the center of controversial positions for a long time. In this article I’m going to show many of the benefits of this beverage, and the research that backs up those findings.   One thing that is perfectly clear for me is that as Lucretius said, “one ...
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Food Labels

Protein is Under-Represented on Food Labels

Guest blog by Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Do you trust food labels? Food companies get a lot of flexibility in what they report on a food label. They use information about individual ingredients and then estimate what may be in the final product. Food companies are allowed nearly 20% error in ...
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Is Fasting Right for Everyone?

Guest blog by Designs for Sport Pick up any popular magazine or click on a health headline and you’re more likely than not to find something about fasting. Fasting is all the rage right now, being touted as having anti-aging effects, facilitating fat loss, boosting mood and providing mental clarity and sharp cognition. Research even ...
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Pancreatic Cancer Risk And Vitamin Intake

Guest blog by Designs For Sports A Review demonstrates effectiveness of vitamin intake on pancreatic cancer risk Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most common cancer in the world and often has a poor prognosis, even if diagnosed early. It typically spreads rapidly and is rarely detected in its early stages, ...
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Amino Acids

During a Great Training Session Part 3 – Supplementation

In Part 1 of these series I talked about the length of the training session and why you shouldn’t touch your phone while training. In Part 2, I discussed about hydration, performance, and the importance of the use of electrolytes. Now in Part 3 I’ll address the subject of the ...
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