What’s New at The Athletic Club!

Spice Up Your Holidays

By Lydia Kraus Listed below are a four popular flavors and scents that are so warmly welcomed during the Christmas season. Read on to learn more about these spices and how to incorporate them into your holidays! Peppermint Originally from Europe, the peppermint plant is now grown worldwide. Common forms of use include leaves, capsules,…

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Muscle Mind Connection

By Lydia Kraus Have you heard of the Muscle Mind Connection, or MMC, before? Most of us who lift on a regular basis have heard this term tossed around. But what is it? The Muscle Mind Connection is the psychological aspect of weight lifting. That’s right, lifting weights is not all about brute strength! Read…

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Tabata Training

Tabata Training: Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, featuring exercises that last four minutes. The History of Tabata: Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. Tabata and his team conducted research on two groups…

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What’s On Tap

What’s On Tap? By Lydia Kraus The adult body is made up, on average of 60% water. Every cell, organ, and tissue in the human body contains water and requires it’s presence for survival and proper functioning. There are multiple factors that influence water composition and water requirements in the body, such as age, gender,…

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Stop stressing over the scale…

Stop stressing over the scale… By Terrie Myers It is easy to obsess about a “goal weight”, or get disappointed when we are eating right and exercising, but not losing weight.  Try changing your way of thinking.  Instead of losing weight, try to focus on reaching a healthy body composition.  Body composition is the measurement…

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Different Goals = Different Gains

Different Goals = Different Gains By Lydia Kraus Muscle size and muscle strength are not always correlated. In other words, a super strong power lifter might not be shredded, and a perfectly sculpted bodybuilder might not be as strong as you’d imagine. This is due to different goals and the routes taken to meet those…

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Running…

Running… By: Terrie Myers Running is a big part of my life in many ways.  I use it as a way to keep in shape, but it is also a passion of mine.  It can be like therapy in many ways.  It has let me feel the joy and pride of accomplishment.  I started running…

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Plenty of Proteins!

Plenty of Proteins! By: Aaron   In today’s supplement market, it is easy to get confused with all of the large words and terminology.  This is especially true when looking at different types of protein. Today, I will be discussing the main difference between two popular forms of protein: whey protein and casein.  Both forms…

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Eliminating Excuses Against a Healthy Diet

By: Lydia Kraus   According to The Center for Science in the Public Interest, poor nutrition contributes to a shocking 678,000 deaths per year in the United States, and obesity-related diseases (heart disease, cancer, and Type II diabetes) are steadily on the rise (doubled in adults, tripled in children, and quadrupled in adolescents, over the…

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