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Soft Tissue Mobilization vs. Massage

A question I get a lot is “what is the difference between the soft tissue mobilization techniques you employ and what a massage therapist does?” Here is the answer: Massage is defined as the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints by the hands especially to relieve tension or relax. Soft tissue mobilization is a…

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What Is Recovery And Why Is It Important?

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The theory behind training and recovery boils down to this: you stress your body and it responds by fortifying its resources to better handle the stress. You put strain on your muscles by lifting weights, but your body fixes the minor damage by reinforcing the muscle fiber to be stronger. How quickly your body rebounds…

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The Importance Of Regular Soft Tissue Work

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If you train or workout regularly, you may think you have everything (physically speaking) in your life dialed in. But there is something you need to be doing often that will improve strength, increase fat loss, increase conditioning levels and help with your overall health and well-being. Soft tissue work. — Just a few definitions before…

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How To Fix Lower Back Pain From Deadlifting

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If you are a CrossFitter, then you probably have woken up the day after doing Diane (21-15-9 Deadlift & HSPU) or any workout with higher volume (rep) lower body pulling movements (snatch, clean..etcO and had your lower back so stiff that you could barely move. This pain can be absolutely life wrecking. This can limit…

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Shepards Pie Hash

Ingredients 1lb 93/7 Gound Beef 1 Sweet Potato 1 Can of Peas or 1 Cup of Fresh Snap Peas 1 Can or Carrots or 1 Cup of Diced Carrots Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Rosemary to taste Instructions Get out a skillet and brown the ground beef over medium high heat. Add salt & pepper for flavor.…

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Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients 100 g liquid egg whites 50 g (1 small, free-range) whole egg 60 g mushrooms 60 g green bell pepper 1 English muffin 30 g cream cheese spread Olive oil or cooking spray (a 1-second spritz, about .5 – 1 gram of oil) Chili powder and/or favorite dried herbs Salt and pepper to taste…

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Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Stir Fry

Ingredients 1lb of Chicken Breast Whole Pineapple 1 Package of Sweet Potato Spiral Noodles Cilantro Teriyaki Sauce Soy Sauce Egg whites Instructions Saute chicken in teriyaki over medium heat until fully cooked. Dice up pineapple into small cubs Add sweet potato noodles to chicken and add 1/2 cup soy sauce. Pour in 1/2 cup egg…

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Meatloaf

Ingredients 450 g / 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey breast 450 g / 1 lb 93% lean ground beef 90 g diced red onion 150 g green bell pepper 150 g zucchini 150 g breadcrumbs 35 g egg whites (1 egg worth of egg white) 2 tsp of your favorite dried and/or fresh herbs…

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Coffee & Protein Pudding

Ingredients 2 ripe bananas (not frozen) 2 scoops Whey Protein 1 cup cold brew coffee (more might be required to get the right consistency) Instructions In a food processor or blender, add banana, protein powder, and half of the coffee. Blend until combined. The consistency should become thick but smooth, so add more water if…

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