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Functional Patterns vs Traditional Lifting

Does your training emphasize strength that relates to your reality?

Walk into any gym in the world and you will see sagittal plane movement everywhere! What's worse is that you'll primarily see people pushing weights solely against the pull of gravity (up and down). This is a longitudinal form of strength, which is of limited use in real life. This is where a large difference between functional and non-functional forms of training lies – in the direction of the force that you're emphasizing.

Why Does Junk Food Taste
So Good?

Everyone struggling with changing their dietary habits has wondered this very question. In America, processed foods, fast foods, and junk food are the norm. We learn from a very young age that these foods pack a tasty punch, and vegetables... suck.


Taste is often the first hurdle to address when changing your diet. If you've been eating processed foods, fried food, and other “junk” for many years, your brain and taste-buds are likely NOT going to make the switch to broccoli and chicken without putting up a fight.

Primastrong Personal Fitness Coaching for Biomechanics, Posture, Health in Chattanooga
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Top 10 Real Superfoods

I hate the word “superfood”. It's developed a bad reputation over the years for being used to promote nutritional snake oil. Commonly labeled superfoods such as blueberries, acai berries, mangosteen, pomegranate, and noni are typically branded as providing incredible improvements in health due to high antioxidant levels. Most of these claims are unfounded and unproven, and these supposed superfoods don't actually provide any bang for your buck in terms of nutrition.

Top 10 Nutrition Myths

There is something seductive about the idea that you can avoid one thing, and the rest will magically fall into place. The truth, of course, is that paying attention to portions, eating vegetables, fruit, protein, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly leads to good health. Unfortunately, the image of balanced meals and regular activity doesn't sell, so we fall for headline fads. Most nutrition myths contain a fragment of truth and have been misinterpreted. Let's take a look at some of the most common nutrition fallacies and find the truth.

Primastrong Personal Fitness Coaching for Biomechanics, Posture, Health in Chattanooga
Primastrong Personal Fitness Coaching for Biomechanics, Posture, Health in Chattanooga

8 Tips to Get More Zs

Sleep is the most undervalued aspect of health. People don't respect it until they lose it. Sleep is more important to your health than food, yet it gets addressed probably half as much. Sleep is a time for your body to repair tissues, remove toxins from the brain, consolidate memories, regulate hormones, and much more. When you miss sleep, your health and well-being suffer. You feel sluggish, you can't focus, and you can't perform...
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Carbohydrate Timing For Fat Loss

In a typical nutrition discussion, we always hear about how much to eat and what to eat, but timing is often overlooked. When you eat certain types of foods can make a noticeable difference in...

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Why Everyone Should Be Eating Seafood

Fish and shellfish are among the healthiest foods on the planet. Seafood is an excellent source of protein and also contains some key nutrients that many people are lacking, such as iodine, selenium...

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Carbs: The Good, The Bad, and The Truth

Carbohydrates are the macronutrient that breaks down into sugars. Starches and fibers are also carbs. They are a natural part of fruits, vegetables, and dairy. They are also found in foods made...

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Sleep: The Key To Gainz

Sleep is the third most important nutrient for human health, and a greatly under-appreciated process. You can only survive 11 days without sleep, making sleep vastly more important than food! I know 8 hours of good quality sleep is low on many...