Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 30

Ditch the bottled water and tap into something safer!

As the warm weather of summer begins to set in we turn to a trusty ally for refreshment. . . bottled water. The convenience of grabbing an unopened water bottle for workouts or trips has become common place for most of us. Our thought process revolves around the idea that we are grabbing a pure …

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May 27

Elimination not Moderation

For many years I had heard the old adage, just do something in moderation, in an attempt to fulfill a need or desire that might not be good for me. I even used this thinking when attempting to teach better nutritional habits. As I have come to find out through both studying psychological literature and …

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May 25

The Power of Chia

In our ever-evolving quest to diversify our diets with nutritious food, today we stumble upon a blast from the past. This 80’s icon was very prevalent on daytime television but was not an actor or member of a hair band. I believe most of you remember the infamous Chia Pet. Who could ever forget those …

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May 19

Brett’s Boot Camp Workout #14

Segment 1: Warm up (5 minutes) Jog for 3-4 minutes (1/4 mile to 1/2 mile in distance) Segment 2 (25 minutes): Tabata Circuits: The following workout will utilize the Tabata method of training (20 seconds at “sprint” pace, 10 seconds rest, back to back) seperated with 1/4 mile runs (walks if needed) in between each …

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May 16

WOW Workout Series #1

WOW Workout Series #1 Workouts Designed by Kirk Pedersen Do these 3 workouts Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday are walking days for a minimum duration of 30 minutes. Workout #1 The following exercises are to be done four times in the sequence below with little to no rest in between. 15 Prisoner Squats …

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May 13

Celebration Loves Company!

In lieu of the phrase “misery loves company”, comes the title of this article. This is in reference to working out with friends, or at least establishing a network of support to staying on track with your fitness goals. I use a real-life example for this article, my mom and her friends. The “Women of …

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May 09

Super Grain III: Khorasan Wheat (Kamut)

We continue on this week with highlighting yet another Super Grain that can be substitued for traditional wheat. Whole wheat flour is a healthy cooking ingredient but we want to continue to look for ways to diversify our grains. When it comes to health and nutrition varying the things you eat is essential. Various fruits …

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May 09

Brett’s Boot Camp Workout #13

Segment 1: Warm up (5 minutes) -Jog or Walk Vigorously for 4-5 minutes (Distance is not a factor) Segment 2: Circuit 1 (12  minutes) Exercises are to be performed back to back with no rest. Perform as many sets as possible in the allotted time. 1) Power Ropes (50-100 reps) or Squat to Shoulder Press using Dumbbells 2) Standing Lunges (50 …

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May 05

The Psychology of Exercise: Mind Over Fatter

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to just picture yourself healthy and it will magically happen! I’ve read enough of those books and stories as well. That doesn’t mean you can’t use your mind to help you get healthy. Behavioral science does have some substance to it and practicality for us to use …

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May 05

Brett’s Boot Camp Workout #12

Segment 1: Warm up (3 minutes) -Jog 1 lap around the outer hallway Segment 2: Incline Leg Exercises (12-15 minutes) The following Exercises are to be performed on an incline. A hill or long ramp will work perfectly. Run up the Incline and Job back down (4 minutes) Forward Lunges up the Incline – Jog back down to …

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