Cool Online Articles

Recently I’ve come across some cool articles with good information. Here is a blog post by my friend and Parkour coach, Colin Pistell. He talks about the popular imagery in various gyms, websites, and tattoos that depict what he calls the “death aesthetic.” Speaking of the death aesthetic, t-nation is full of blood-red symbols and […]

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Why High Intensity?

High intensity exercise burns a lot of calories in a short period of time Running in a 10k this year? Incorporating intervals will increase your speed. Instead of doing your usual route run as fast as possible for two minutes and then walk two minutes. Repeat 8 times. Looking for some fat loss? Sled pushes, […]

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Epic

Do you ever use this word to describe something? Have you ever said something like, “man, that was an epic workout” or “that movie was epic” Well I think I have something that helps to define’epic.’ Epic. In case you hadn’t heard this was a tennis match to end all tennis matches. This was the […]

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Nutrition and the Man

It’s men’s health month here at Empower. With Father’s day just around the corner and the summer reaching peak all of us guys are still looking for ways to feel and look our best. Do you have mid-day crashes? Do you wish you could just drop that extra 10 pounds? Do you feel lethargic through […]

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Men, Stress and Massage

I have asked some of my male clients why they get a massage. All of them said stress, pressure of life, and work. Stress can cause headaches, migraines, chronic muscular tension, and lowered immunity, as well as play a large role in the quality of sleep. Acute and long term stress can also lead to […]

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Men, Stress and Massage

I have asked some of my male clients why they get a massage. All of them said stress, pressure of life, and work. Stress can cause headaches, migraines, chronic muscular tension, and lowered immunity, as well as play a large role in the quality of sleep. Acute and long term stress can also lead to […]

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Good Samaritan

I had a very interesting run-in with a complete stranger yesterday. I was on a quick dinner break and going to pick up a chicken breast sandwich from Subway (no cheese, lots of veggies, no sauces). There’s a guy in line in front of me with his 10-year old son. We move through the line […]

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Surprise, Surprise

Tell me if this sounds familiar (and exhausting) Up at 5:30; Shower for 15 minutes; Dressing and grooming; Get Kids up; Dress kids; Fix breakfast; Make lunches; Feed family; Drop off kids Grocery shopping; Put away groceries Gather laundry; Rinse and put dishes in dishwasher; Clothes to dryer; Car to service – oil change; Friend […]

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Exercise “Faux Pas'”

Here was an interesting article that ran recently in Shape Magazine. So, shall we have a little round table discussion about these 10 ‘faux pas’?” I’ll start. Number 6. “Letting your knees shoot ahead of your toes, lifting your heels, dropping your knees inward. These mistakes place excess pressure on the tendons and ligaments of […]

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Looking for a Coach

Many of us know about personal trainers. If you want to get fit someone will tell you to get a personal trainer. What many people don’t know is if you’re into endurance sports (long distance running, cycling, triathlon etc.) you can hire a coach much like you would a personal trainer. An endurance coach works […]

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