CrossFit Movements for Teens

5 CrossFit Movements for Teens

June 26, 2015

CrossFit is the fastest growing fitness craze in history and for the teens it’s starting to make an even bigger impact. With its “specialty” in everything fitness and not just one particular modality; we have seen more teenagers becoming involved…

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What’s the best diet for losing weight?

June 23, 2015
Devenee Schumacher

At the end of the day, in order to lose weight, you must be at a calorie deficit. This means the number of calories you’re taking in must be less than the number of calories you’re burning on a daily…

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Should I do cardio before weights or weights before cardio?

June 23, 2015
Devenee Schumacher

There are a few difference schools of thoughts on this topic. I personally like to have my clients perform their strength workout prior to any cardio or metabolic circuit. The reasoning here is that when your muscles are fresh you…

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I want to try adding some weight lifting to my routine. How much weight should I be lifting, and for how many sets and reps?

June 23, 2015
Devenee Schumacher

The answer to this question depends entirely on your goals. Use the general guidelines below depending on your needs: To build strength use 85-100% of your 1RM, 1-5 reps for 4-6 sets. To focus on hypertrophy use 70-85% of your…

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What can I do to get faster for my sport?

June 23, 2015
Devenee Schumacher

It is important to understand that strength is the foundation of speed. Following a regular strength program is important to getting faster. Once a good strength base is set, the next step is to build power. There are a variety…

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What types of exercises should I do to get a six-pack?

June 23, 2015
Devenee Schumacher

This is probably the most common question I get asked by a range of gym-goers. While many people love to believe that doing crunches until the cows come home will get their bodies beach-ready, I’m here to tell you it…

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Get More From Your Workouts

Tips to Get MORE From Your Workouts

June 22, 2015

Of course, half the time, getting to the gym is the main battle for getting in a solid workout. But once you are there, don’t you want to be doing everything in your power to receive the best results possible? Here…

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Sweet summer grilling

Sweet Summer Grilling

June 18, 2015

With warmer weather means it’s time to get fired up the grilling season. You might think the grill is most useful for your carnivore needs but don’t be fooled; some of the most flavorful fruits of summer can be grilled to…

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How to Handstand

How to Handstand

June 17, 2015
Courtney

Ever since I was a child I loved doing handstands, and at the age of 30 not much has changed! It’s just a fun movement that literally turns your world upside down and is impossible not to smile while doing!…

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Summer Salads

Fun and Fresh Summer Salads

June 11, 2015

The first day of summer and warmer weather is right around the corner, which means outdoor farmers markets, family picnics, fun barbeques, and more will be here in no time at all! We also tend to associate summer with lighter…

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I’m not sure if I should be eating whole eggs or just the whites. Are whole eggs healthy or unhealthy?

June 10, 2015

Answer: That’s a great question I get asked often. For healthy adults, whole eggs can be part of a nutritious diet and contribute healthful benefits. However, depending on your goals, you may benefit from including both whole eggs and egg…

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type 2 diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes and Managing Blood Sugar

June 8, 2015

In an earlier post, I explained prediabetes and how to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Perhaps you were not aware that you ever had prediabetes and didn’t know you were headed down this road. That’s ok….

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Mental Fortitude Crossfit

Mental Fortitude and Its Application to Life and CrossFit

June 4, 2015
Conor Nugent

Simply put, mental fortitude, is what separates people who can overcome obstacles.  In CrossFit, there is going to be bad weather, your judge is going to miscount your reps, and your equipment is going to fail. In life, I’m sure you’re…

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Kevin Cornell

Meet AT Athlete Kevin Cornell

June 1, 2015

If you’re local to PA you may have already caught up with our AT Athlete and Competitive Weightlifter, Kevin Cornell. But for those not local to our home state, you may know him as the 25th in the country in his…

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Body Shaming

Stop the Body Shaming

May 26, 2015

Body Shaming, according to the Urban Dictionary,  is an actual term with a meaning: Shaming someone for their body type. Sara: “ew he’s too skinny” Jeff: “she’s soooo fat it’s disgusting” Mary: “she’d be pretty if she were skinnier” Dan: “he’s so…

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Build a Booty

Five Life Hacks to Building a Booty

May 20, 2015

No one ever wrote a song about a flat butt. So here’s 5 life hacks to building a booty songs can be written about. You’ve seen this image before plenty of times. And you are working hard to make this…

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SummerTime_BlogFeature

Summertime Survival Guide

May 12, 2015

Warm weather is officially here and hopefully your resolutions to look better in less clothing were a success. But now you feel like, with vacations, pool parties, and summer cook-outs, that 6-pack summer you worked for is slowly fading away….

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Metabolic Meals for Breakfast

Metabolic Meals for Breakfast

May 10, 2015

I am sure you have heard the term “Metabolic” used in terms of body, food or training at some point. The word is derived from Metabolism which is essentially a complex process that our body goes through to turn our…

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Gliding

Get a Workout Gliding

May 5, 2015
Jessica Maurer

As a group fitness instructor and a Master Educator for Savvier Fitness (the company that owns the Gliding Discs), I teach gliding exercises often. When gliding discs are involved in a workout, I have noticed that most participants focus on…

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Lindy Barber's Road to Regionals

Lindy Barber’s Road to CrossFit Regionals

April 27, 2015

In Louisville, Kentucky an unbridled spirit, Lindy Barber, prepares for her road to the CrossFit regionals. The state of Kentucky defines and unbridled spirit as, “ free to soar and big dreams can be fulfilled. Relish competition and cherish champions…

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PREDiabetes

Understanding Prediabetes & 3 Tips to Dodge the Diabetes Bullet

April 20, 2015

What is prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) or A1C levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The CDC reports 86 million American adults have prediabetes – that’s more…

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ProHydrate Popsicles and Gummies

ProHydrate Pops & Gummies

April 16, 2015

Once summer arrives there is nothing more refreshing than an ice cold Popsicle or cold Jell-O Jigglers. Unfortunately the go-to options are store-bought varieties that are often void of any nutritional value to help the body recover from the hot summer heat….

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Binge Eating

Prevention of Binge Eating

April 8, 2015

As someone who suffered from binge eating for years, I am the master at knowing when the urge is there.  Being the master at knowing this means I can also tell you that I could have prevented many of my…

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Chakra

Chakras, uh, Shock What?

April 6, 2015
Renee

Chakras, uh, Shock What? In 2014, I attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for a successful, growing Pittsburgh corporation.  During the event, the CEO, with whom I had been doing Intuitive Consultations for five years, was introducing me to some of…

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Fats aren't making you fat

Fats Aren’t Making You Fat

April 1, 2015

Fats aren’t making you fat. In fact, what if Fats, the macronutrient,  were called “youth” instead of the dreaded ‘F” word? Would that change the perception of “fat” making us “fat”?  It has been a long time since the F word…

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Working Out On the Web

Working Out on the Web

March 30, 2015

Working Out on the Web How the Internet can be your go anywhere personal trainer The secret to weight loss has just been released. Grab your Snuggie, boot up your mobile device, and watch the pounds melt away. Okay, so…

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Tips to Looking Hot In Your Bikini

Tips to Looking Hot in Your Bikini

March 23, 2015

Six Tips to Looking Hot in Your Bikini Spring is on it’s way and you will need these tips to looking hot in your bikini, or just the lack of clothing in general the warm weather brings. It’s time to show more…

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AT Ambassador Pancake Recipes

AT Ambassador’s Protein Pancake Recipe Finalists

March 17, 2015

The ABOUT TIME Ambassadors came together this month to bring our community the best recipes made with our new Protein Pancake Mix. With the versatile gluten-free mix, we bring to you some of the most creative, sweet treats using our #ATBetterBatter. Be sure to…

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