Hot ‘N’ Cold: How Temperature Affects Performance

It’s a cold winter where I live. Some of you in sunnier parts of the States may not have as much of a concern with temperature and performance, but those of us who experience all the seasons need to know how temperature can affect our performance. We know our hormones can and will, but what […]
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SGL’s Friday Favorites #13 + Great Guns Workout

Hey friends! It’s been an interesting week for me. BLAH to start. Feeling a little under the weather at the moment I am super focused on adopting a Whole30 mentality. I’ll do a real Whole30 challenge to kickoff 2015, but I am basically starting to gear up for it now. (The holidays at my parents’ is a […]
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Q&A: Why Do I Get Itchy During My Workout?

Have you ever felt your blood pumping through your body, your music blaring in your ears, and… then… the itch? Just as your workout gets going, you have this sudden urge to itch. Maybe it’s your forearms, your calves, or even your neck and chest that start to feel the dreaded sensation. Before I began […]
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Sunday Swarm: 22 Balls, Bites, and Bars for an Energy Boost

Homemade energy balls, bites, and bars are a great pick-me-up before a workout. They’re also a great late night snack for those times you want something a bit more indulgent, but also something sweet that won’t derail your diet. For most of the recipes below, you’ll only need a food processor as far as equipment […]
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SGL’s Friday Favorites #12 + Winter Warm-Up

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great holiday last week and are excited that Christmas is only a few weeks away! I know I am a day late, but it is what it is. I’ve been busy, so this post was pushed off a bit. After last week’s favorites, I spent some time seriously […]
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3 Ways to Improve Squat Depth

I’ve been really focused on my lifts, PRs, and form. One thing that I struggle with, and have been working on, is my squat depth. If I decide to compete in a powerlifting meet, which is a VERY real possibility given my latest numbers, I need to be able to squat until the top surface […]
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What I Ate: Chicken Quinoa Paella

After my time off from the blog and such restrictive eating, I had some family in town! My aunt and uncle had flown in for a short weekend visit, so we spent some time with my sister – indulging in the local culture and eating delicious food. On the Friday they were here, we went […]
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Monthly Music Monday #2

I update the workout playlists on my phone and iPods regularly (both old – one for my gym bag, one for the car), so I am always on the hunt for new music. I hadn’t been on Soundcloud in a while, but I’ve been getting back into it the past few months, and let me […]
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Sunday Swarm: 11 Glute Workouts that Get Your Rear in Gear

It’s winter weather, but I’m hoping and eagerly awaiting the summer sun. With the summer sun comes bikinis and getting that booty ready is a must! While you can always combine a few moves from my bubble butt exercise roundup and build a workout of your own that targets your derrière, here are some great […]
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SGL’s Friday Favorite’s #9 + Gobble Gobble Glute Workout

Hey ya’ll. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoyed the time off from work. I ate some delicious food. Turkey, cranberry-apple chutney, apple galette, brussel sprouts, pumpkin pie, stuffing, smashed potatoes, sweet potatoes… so much food. I even have some leftovers to work with for lunches next week! I kept my dessert servings […]
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