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Power Athlete on a Budget

“Hi John, Currently I am in college in South Carolina and this August begin a new job. For the first time ever, I will also have to budget my food. … Read More »

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Type 1 & PWO Carbs

“The fact you are type 1 and able to get off all exogenous insulin means your beta cells are damaged but LIKELY able to produce a minute enough amount of insulin to keep your basic functions working. A ketogenic diet is often helpful as the ketones are backfilling what glucose was generally providing previously, but largely sparing you the need for exogenous insulin… Read More »

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Amortization Phase

“This phase of movement refers to the bridge between the eccentric and concentric phases. The amortization phases uses the stretch shortening cycle (SSC) in production of power, as the length of amortization is a vital component in your ability to display your strength. If the amortization phase is slow, the energy stored during the eccentric phase dissipates, thereby reducing the effect and killing power… Read More »

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Grass-Fed versus Grain-Fed

“On one side you have powerhouses like Michael Pollan and Joel Saladin who believe the way cattle are being raised is both inhumane and poisoning us as a nation. On the other, you have a USDA and a vast collection of independent cattle ranchers raising cattle to feed an overpopulated planet. .. Read More »

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Magnesium Deficiency

“Magnesium is involved in processes that affect muscle function including oxygen uptake, energy production and electrolyte balance. When you exercise you lose fluid. The fluid is replaced rapidly by the consuming of water or other fluids. Many times that water does not contain trace minerals that are lost during sweating and excretion of fluid from kidneys… Read More »

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Farewell Well Food Company

“Problems arise when you take a company based on firm set of ideals and a mission to create high quality products into the general consumer food business. Foods, like supplements, are commodities. And a commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type… Read More »

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FORM Lifting: Use The Force

“When I first started training with weights, I was obsessed with the practice of moving a weight or object from point A to point B in as short a period … Read More »

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How To Use Occlusion Training for Ridiculous Gains

“In laymen’s terms, restricting blood flow to the trained muscle by applying compression to the distal muscle you can train with a lighter weight for high reps thus increasing hypertrophy… Read More »

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Dextrose

“Dextrose is the name of a simple sugar chemically identical to glucose (blood sugar) that is made from corn. In many cases dextrose is used in food products as a sweetener, but it also is used extensively for medical purposes. Since dextrose is a “simple” sugar, the body can use it rapidly for energy… Read More »

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Talk To Me Johnnie: The eBook

“I owe a lot to Talk To Me Johnnie and assembling it into an eBook with unreleased material and commentary has been rewarding and enjoyable. I have learned a lot form writing this work and my thoughts have evolved since writing much of this; I have tried to make this corrections. If you have some time and want to pick up the book, it is roughly a 1000 pages depending on how you view it… Read More »

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