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Seafood Skewers

4 Servings Ingredients:  1/2 pound large peeled and cleaned shrimp (16) • 1/2 pound large scallops (about 8)  1 large red pepper, sliced into 8 pieces  1 large yellow pepper, sliced into 4 pieces  1 tablespoon of fresh chopped lemon thyme Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Place peeled and cleaned shrimp and scallops in […]

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Only One Body

Mike Boyle, Owner, Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning Imagine you are sixteen years old and your parents give you your first car. They also give you simple instructions. There is one small hitch, you only get one car, you can never get another. Never. No trade-ins, no trade-ups. Nothing. Ask yourself how would you maintain […]

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Exercise Motivation In the Cold Weather

Don Schlenbecker, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, President, Peak Performance Training It is pretty easy to get motivated when it’s breezy and 80 degrees out, but what about when we turn around and it’s 35 and rainy? Many of us love the outdoor activities through spring, summer, and early fall.  We like to get out and walk and […]

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168 Hours in a Week – Are you committed to doing the right things?

Don Schlenbecker, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, President, Peak Performance Training I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t hear someone complaining about their lack of workout results.  Many people can’t seem to understand how it is possible to work out 4-5 days a week, and still not lose any weight. As your Health Corner fitness […]

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The Most Frequently Asked Question in the Life of a Fitness Professional

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training For over 8 years, I have been helping people look, feel, and perform better. Through the years there is one question that I’ve been asked more than any other and it is this very question that I would like to address today.  Have you guessed it yet?  […]

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Fit Talk: Lose Weight and Build Muscle

A lack of results, or optimal results, usually occur because of some common exercise misconceptions that we have seen and heard many times. Today we are looking to help you create more efficient workouts by increasing intensity and decreasing duration in both your cardiovascular training and strength training. That’s right, you will be able to […]

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Mobility and Posture Check: Wall Sit w/Shoulder Press

Two very common areas for mobility issues are in the shoulder joint and in your thoracic spine (t-spine). This is a great self-check movement to take a closer look at identifying any limitations in a shoulder pressing pattern. Take the 2 minutes to go through this pattern and see what happens. Can you maintain your […]

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Strength Training Circuit #1

The main goal of exercise is to be the most efficient in your quest to boost metabolism and burn fat. This circuit is a great example of how you should approach your strength training workouts as far as types of exercise and rest to work ratio. Remember that this type of training can burn 9 […]

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V-Hold: Testing Your Trunk Strength

The V-Hold is an exercise that we often use as a measuring gauge for trunk strength in many of our clients. It also gives us a snapshot of lower limb mobility, or lack thereof, so we can continue our focus on achieving optimal movement patterns.

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Upper Body Plyometric Movements

Training for power can be very effective if the approach is solid, and the correct progressions are made. Check out these 5 plyometric pushing movements to help you start to achieve improved power/explosion, or to just wake up your workout!

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