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3 Keys to Adding More Muscle

1. Eat in a calorie surplus: What is a calorie surplus?  To gain weight your body must be consuming more calories than what it is burning over time.  Just because you are drinking protein shakes everyday doesn’t mean you are automatically going to put on muscle.  Scientifically, your body can’t put on any size without…

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Which foods should you NOT be eating?

Pretty simple question right? Sure, there are a lot of foods we consume each day that may not be the “healthiest” of options for us, but just because they aren’t healthy, doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the reason we are gaining weight. Let’s break this down so that I can give you a better idea of…

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3 Things to Expect While Dieting

Before we get started,  I just want to touch on the key principle to weight loss.  Regardless of whichever diet you decide to follow (iifym, paleo, keto, atkins, etc.) one thing is in common with them all that is the MAIN force that drives fat loss: a calorie deficit.  A calorie deficit is when you…

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Core Principles to Efficient Weight Loss

Good morning all, Chaz here.  It’s been awhile hasn’t it?  Last summer we decided to change up our website and get away from blogging.  DUMB IDEA.  Turns out people like reading and learning new information, not so much just being on a new fancy website.  So here we are.. back on the blog! Today’s topic…

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How many calories should you be eating to lose weight??

Alright, last post we went over how to find your maintenance levels (aka how many calories your body burns a day).  If you didn’t read that article first I HIGHLY recommend you go back and read it before diving into this one. Read it?  Ok, great.  Now you have a good estimate of how many calories you should…

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How many calories does your Body Burn a DAY? (the secret to your fat loss goals)

I wrote on this subject a little over a year ago now,  but since Summer will be here before we know it, I feel like we should touch on it again.  After all, most of us want to look our best during this time of year!  Without further ado, lets jump right into it. For those of you who don’t…

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Women + Weight Lifting, Part II

Hello blog world! Claira here, with a Part II to my previous “Women + Weight Lifting.” I hope after my last blog on women lifting weights, that I changed some of you women’s minds, or at least opened them up a bit, about whether or not to pick up the heavy stuff in the gym.  If so, GREAT! If…

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I was Fine with Gaining Weight

I’ve had an amazing 2016, food wise, that is.  I’ve indulged in a lot of donuts,  ordered Pizza Hut at least once a week,  and threw tracking my macros pretty much out the window.  That MFP crap starts to get old after doing it everyday for way too long.  Sometimes we need a break.  I wanted to be able…

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Women + Weight Lifting (from a woman’s perspective)

Hey you guys! Actually you girls… Claira here making a guest post on the blog. Since opening the gym, it’s surprising to me how many women are either too scared to lift weights in fear of the word “bulk,” or just don’t lift weights because they think they will “lose more fat by spending 30+ minutes on…

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Are You Thinking About a Gym Membership?  (BIG News at the End)

Starting a gym membership, kind of intimidating right? Especially if it’s your first one. You might not know exactly what you’re doing, but you know you are there to improve your way of life. THAT is what’s important. The last thing on your mind needs to be worrying about what anybody else thinks of you…

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