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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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Rotary Stability Movement

A high percentage of our population suffer from low back pain. Take a look at these 3 rotary stability movements that focus on building the core reflex stabilization that is so essential in protecting the spine.

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Single Leg Patterns

Adding single leg movement patterns to your training program is ideal if you are looking to protect yourself from injury, increase training effect, and keep things fresh and new. Check out these 3 single leg patterns and implement them today!!! For more information feel free to contact us at

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Plank Variations

In 2010 The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy put out a research article on muscle activity levels with different movements. The goal was to identify which movements resulted in the greatest muscle recruitment through the trunk musculature. A standard plank, and more challenging variations showed a high level of activity in rectus abdominus, […]

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