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Aug
21
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 3

  In Part 2 of  Making Sense of Science – The Truth About Carbs, we discussed the research that showed no real difference between low calorie and low carbohydrate approaches to weight loss, but noted that low carb diets may naturally lead to a lower calorie intake.   There are a few reasons I’ve discovered [...]

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Aug
19
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 2

  Last week, in this article, I presented some basics on what carbohydrates are, the various types of carbohydrates in our diet, and how our bodies use carbohydrates for energy.   This is, of course, probably not why you’re reading.   If you are like most people, you are interested in weight loss, weight maintenance, [...]

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Aug
15
2014

Exercise Spotlight: Kettlebell Swing

  Hardstyle Kettlebell Swings   Hardstyle Kettlebell Swings are an extremely beneficial exercise when performed with proper technique. They develop powerful hips, strong posterior chain, and a solid core. As an added bonus while building amazing strength and explosiveness they are also one of the top exercises for burning fat, as they utilize your entire [...]

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Aug
12
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 1

  What is a carbohydrate? Where do they come from?   Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are the 3 major macronutrients that the human body uses to create energy.   It is easy to forget today that food is fuel, not just fun!   A carbohydrate, like it sounds, is made up of carbon atoms, hydrogen [...]

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Aug
11
2014

Introduction: Making Sense of Science

  (Note from GGS: We could not be more excited to introduce our new column from Dr. Krista Rompolski, Making Sense of Science. In this post, Dr, Rompolski will explain exactly why we decided that this was such an important column for her to write. Enjoy!)   Of all the concerns of the average American, [...]

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Aug
8
2014

GGS Spotlight: Dr. Terry Wahls

Name: Terry Wahls     Age: 58     Location: Iowa City, Iowa     Occupation: Physician     You have a very incredible and inspiring story. Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your work?   In college I practiced Tae Kwon Do, competing in full contact sparring, and won [...]

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Aug
5
2014

Preparing For Your First Powerlifting Meet: Part 1

  “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right.” As soon as I walk through those gymnasium doors, they are all going to know I’m the newbie. They are going to be watching me. They are going to know that I have no idea what I’m doing. They [...]

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Jul
29
2014

The Secret Ingredient For Maximum Results

One of the best parts of having kids is that it’s a built in “excuse” to watch animated films. I can often be found at the movie theatre for the opening weekend of whatever new Disney-Pixar or DreamWorks masterpiece is out, and I am an unabashed lover of How to Train Your Dragon and Shrek. [...]

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Jul
25
2014

Been There, Ate That: Experimenting With Different Nutrition Protocols

**Disclaimer: any personal experience that I have with certain diet and/or nutrition protocols is just that – my own personal experience.  My age, height, weight, body fat, hormones, health markers, training, sleep schedule, and chronic stress levels are all completely unique. In sum, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best [...]

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Jul
22
2014

Ask Ann: Why Am I Having Sharp Shoulder Pain?

Hey, Ann! Thanks in advance for your help with this. I’ve been lifting for about 3 years now, and I’m starting to get some sharp pain in my right shoulder. It happens sometimes (about half the time) when I do things like push-ups or dumbbell bench press, but it gets really bad when I do [...]

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