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  • POST-WORKOUT FRUIT

    The benefits of a good post-workout snack or meal, for just about all body composition and performance goals, is well established. The importance of including a carbohydrate in that snack or meal is just as well established. Fruit is often the go-to source of carbs for post-workout nutrition because...

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  • SHOULD YOU BE TAKING BRANCH CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (BCAAs)?

    With the smoothie bar at CFJ HQ having been regularly stocked with a range of supplements I have received a lot of questions about what the products are, especially the BCAAs and glutamine. Today we’ll just talk about BCAAs. BCAAs have been widely used and discussed by athletes, coaches,...

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  • YOU SHOULD TRAIN HARDER

    One of my favourite suggestions from clients, that doesn’t seem to stop coming in over 15 years of experience in the industry, is “We need harder workouts.” What typically goes through my head when I hear that is “Get bent, you know nothing about the art of programming and...

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  • STAY ON THAT WAGON

    The first KitchnBox Lifestyle Challenge of the year is wrapping up. Given the team environment, incentives, weekly challenges and accountability placed on all participants, adherence to the challenge is generally good. However, training consistently, eating well, and maintaining healthy lifestyle habits are much more difficult when the only person accountable is you....

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  • EAT SOME TO LOSE SOME

    What is the most common response to “I need to lose weight”? “I need to eat less,” of course. So, using people who frequently train at high intensities as an example, let’s look at what happens when you eat less in an effort to shed weight. The first thing...

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