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We often get asked what shoes do I wear when working out and the answer is it depends on what you are doing when you workout.  Coach Kyle talks about the benefits to wearing specialty shoes and when it is right to wear a jack of all trades shoe.

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We all know that drinking water is good thing for our health.  When I am not hydrated I have a visions of the fluids in my body looking more like a thick oil and muscles that look like beef jerky.  Neither one of these sound great for our health or fitness.  But then the question is raised. How much should we drink?  A good rule of thumb is half your body weight in ounces.  So for a man that ways 180 pounds they should be consuming 90 ounces of water a day.  This can seem over whelming to most people.  We recommend that you start by drinking a glass more a day then you currently drink.  Then over time you can add another glass, and another glass, until you finally hit your desired consumption.  Above is a quick tip on how to start get the ball rolling on your day to day water consumption.

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Being able to do things like put your arm over your head and sit in a squatting position may seem silly when we say it is 3rd most important when it comes to your overall health but as you age injury becomes more and more detrimental to your health.

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We have all been there at some point in our life.  We’re at the gym and we just go through the routine of what it is we are doing that day rather than focusing on the purpose of why we are there.  If your focus is to just keep a routine of going to the gym that day that this is fine.  But, if you are trying to get stronger or improve yourself the focus needs to be on the tasks you are doing in that session and doing them well.  This is where many people plato when it comes to training. Coach Kyle talks about how to focus on each task of training and why it is important.

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We created a men’s and women’s strength ratio chart to help people stay well balanced while building their strength.  It’s important to build strength because we all know the stronger we are now the longer we can do things for ourself when we get older (our version of old is over 70).  But what people tend to over look is staying balanced when you build strength so you don’t create aches and pains from over use of certain muscle and not enough recruitment of others.  Here is a quick video of how we use our charts to figure out what need the most work to stay balanced.