Yerba Mate

What is Yerba Mate? I first heard of Yerba Mate in Tim Ferris’s book “The Four Hour Body “. He talks about it being a cognitive enhancer, allowing the mind to be clear and more focused. My personal experience with Yerba is that it does provide a mood enhancing effect. When I drink it I […]

Running For Your Life

I’ve recently starting incorporating running into my weekly workout routine again. Several years ago, when I was doing CrossFit, we used to run on a pretty regular basis.  Back then running a 5k at least once a week was not uncommon and we always tried to run a ½ mile lap after every workout as […]

Cortisol and You

Ciao! Would-ah you-ah like-ah to try-ah my-ah pasta? No, Cortisol isn’t a hot girl from Italy. Cortisol is a very important hormone that plays an integral part in our daily lives. Cortisol is very two faced. On one hand it can make you faster, more alert, quicken reflexes, and make you stronger, regulate blood sugar […]

All The Way to the Finish Line

There is always a finish line.  Whether it’s in sports, in school,  at work,  or in life; there is an end, an objective. You will reach a finish line no matter how much you try to avoid it. No matter how you choose to perform in this race we call life,  you will reach the […]

Are You Consistent?

This is a critical question. Being consistent goes hand in hand with being successful. If you can’t be consistent then you won’t get results. Being consistent means following thru with a plan until the desired objective is achieved. It means trying to do something for a month then allowing an interruption to sidetrack your progress […]

What is Strength Training?

Strength training can be a torturous yet rewarding fitness regimen. During a strength training program you are putting huge stressors on several of your body’s systems including: muscular, skeletal, endocrine, and nervous systems; in return, with good nutrition and lifestyle choices, you reap the rewards of exponentially increase the strength and efficiency of all these […]