The Decathlon Challenge

Once again its that time of year for the annual Decathlon Challenge here at Empower. Empower Personal Training is offering its clients the opportunity to include friends, family, co-workers in their upcoming Decathlon Challenge. These 10 events are designed to challenge your agility, strength, and endurance. Complete each event as many times as you want […]

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Strength and Running?

The term sports-specific training, while not new, has gotten to be a ‘buzz’ word recently, especially with the massive growing popularity in triathlons. Sports-specific training should make up the bulk of your training IF you are an athlete (age-grouper or pro) who is mainly interested in performing at your sport exclusively. BUT, general conditioning as […]

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At Your Own Risk

Paul and I, though we have differences, in general subscribe to similar fitness philosophies. our differences allow us to test each other and stretch our view points and therefore make us better. Today’s workout was one of those times. This workout, with a little modification, came from the folks over at gymjones.com. I like their […]

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The End of “Time”…..

It seems as though if anyone looks hard enough they can find a study supporting a particular belief they have. I find that this particular article mentioned in the August 17th issue of Time magazine to be just another example of that. The article, ìWhy Exercise Wonít Make You Thinî, by John Cloud goes on […]

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Time Magazine: the Sensationalism of Weight Loss and Caloric Balance

As many people probably already know this article was recently published by Time magazine. First a little self-promotion. I received a master’s degree in exercise physiology from a program that is heavily based in science and research. So I understand the use of data and how studies are created. I am going to cover only […]

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