Month: May 2020

  • Chocolate Avocado Pudding

  • Does Vitamin D Affect Strength?

    This week, I want to share an interesting finding involving Vitamin D deficiency in elite Danish swimmers. Most people with a basic understanding of nutrition know that Vitamin D is very important for bone health and metabolism. However, the discovery of Vitamin D receptors in muscle cells may indicate that it may also play a […]

  • Better pre-workout… Coffee or Beetroot juice? – Part 2 (of 2)

    Over the past couple weeks, coffee has been smack in the middle of my blog spotlight. Deservedly so, I mean it stands alone as the only non-supplement capable of providing an ergogenic aid…right? NOT SO FAST! The emergence of beetroot juice (that’s right, beetroot juice) may offer a viable competitor for coffee as the best […]

  • Exercise, is it keeping our brains young?

    Have you felt the effects of quarantine on your body yet? Or even on your brain? Well, there is a good reason for that. Our bodies, and brains, have been trained and specialized for activity like stalking and chasing down prey. Now, not only with the quarantine but also the way we have engineered our lives […]

  • Better pre-workout… Coffee or Beetroot juice? – Part 1 (of 2)

    Coffee Improves Endurance Performance. Wake up, rush through your daily morning routine, and hurry out the door to make it to work on time. While waiting in the Timmy’s drive-thru line you can’t help but get an eerie feeling you forgot something. You continue on with full determination, knowing your morning “boost” is just a […]

  • Fresh Summer Hummus

  • Take a coffee nap?

    We all know when we are feeling sluggish or tired we like to reach for our favorite Java or take a nap.  What if I told you that research shows if you do both the results are much better than one or the other? Here is the catch – YOU DRINK the coffee first and […]

  • Chicken pesto pasta.

  • Safe Strength & Conditioning Training For Young Athletes!

    Parents often have many questions about strength and conditioning for their children, which mainly stem around their concerns about whether it is safe for their child to undergo this type of training. Some common questions are: Is it safe for my child to resistance / strength train? My child won’t be lifting heavy weights, will […]