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Why are Meal Prep Services so Popular?

You may have noticed a growing trend in meal prep services offered in your area.  These businesses provide fresh healthy home style cooked meals that are ready to heat and eat.  Typically, they’re available for pick up or delivery. Meal prep services have been sprouting around the country to fill a void in the food…

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Five Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

Have you ever wondered whether it’s worth it to hire a personal trainer? Regardless of whether you’re an exercise nut or certified couch potato, a professional trainer can be just what you need to reach your fitness goals. Here are five benefits of having a trainer: 1. Accountability and motivation – the #1 reason most…

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Hangboard Training for Non-Climbers

What is a hangboard?  It’s is a cool tool invented by rock climbers to improve their finger strength, or contact strength as they call it.  As you can see from the pic, it has handholds and edges of different sizes that you hang from to stress and strengthen your fingers and hands.  In this post…

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What to Look for in a Gym

Most cities and towns these days have anywhere from a handful to dozens of gyms to choose from.  How in the world does one decide?  It might be tempting to choose the cheapest one, thinking that a weight is a weight, and a treadmill is a treadmill.  If you always buy the cheapest car on…

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How Deep Should You Squat?

The question of squat depth is one asked a lot by beginners and debated now and again by advanced lifters.  Watch your local gym’s squat rack for a while, and you’ll see some lifters squat no deeper than a lady’s curtsy while others squat deep enough to pick up a quarter with their behind.  Who’s…

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The Best Shoulder Exercise: Bowing Laterals

Chances are you’ve never heard of one of the best shoulder exercises out there, the bowing lateral raise.  It’s fantastic for building up the rear delts and strengthening the deep stabilizers of the shoulder joint, i.e. the rotator cuff.  Since I started doing them, my shoulder problems have all but disappeared… not a small feat…

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Habits, Addictions, and Fitness

Most of us know we should be eating healthy foods and hitting the gym consistently – it’s a matter of actually doing it.  That’s where the power of habits and addictions comes into play. It turns out that a large percentage of our daily actions is done out of habit, without much conscious thought.  We…

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20 Rep Squat Program

Today I want to discuss the classic 20 rep squat program that people have been using for decades to gain size and strength.  The reason it’s been around so long is that it works.  It’s a brutal workout, but if you have the toughness to get through it, you’ll gain some serious muscle throughout your…

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Tips for Complete Back Development

After my last post that showed my weight loss pics, a few people asked what I do for back development, so here are my tips… Work your back as much as your front – too many people in the gym put all of their energy and focus on the muscles they can see in the…

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Easy Weight Loss with Wildree Meal Prep

I recently did an experiment in meal prepping that I want to share with you guys.  I ended up losing 17 pounds in just under 60 days, with most of the loss being body fat (pics below… if you fear body hair, click away now).  Best of all I did no cardio, took no weight…

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