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Honey: A Natural Way to Treat Infection

Have you ever wondered why honey, a natural product that is so rich in sugar, is resistant to bacterial or fungal growth, even when kept at room temperature for months? Honey’s strong anti-bacterial properties were discovered by ancient civilizations. The enzymes within honey inhibit microbial growth and biofilm formation. They also stimulate fibroblasts that are […]

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Donate Your Soles to The Sugarbelle Foundation

Help us support the Sugarbelle Foundation, a local 501c3, whose mission is to keep pets and people together, raise funds by donating your new or gently worn shoes. Funds2Orgs purchases the shoes and redistributes them to impoverished people in developing countries. A drop box will be at ICON Performance 10/20-11/7

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High Concussion Rates Found During Football Practice

According to a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics (02/2015),concussion rates in football athletes at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels were found to be highest during a game situation; BUT, practice sessions also posed a major concussion risk for these same groups of athletes. During practice, athletes at […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About Your VMO

What the heck is your VMO you Say? The vastus medialis (vastus internus or teardrop muscle) is an extensor muscle located medially in the thigh that extends the knee. The vastus medialis is part of the quadriceps muscle group. 1. The one and one-quarter squat is a great way to correct weakness in the VMO […]

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10 Tips on Destroying Stubborn Belly Fat

1. Spot Reduction is REAL. Its a matter of timed cardio in a fasted state and tons of ab work done in the same training session. I’ll go into at detail in a future article. 2. Belly fat is a stress issue. I normally start with 800 mg of Phosphatidyl Serine (800 mg. a day) […]

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10 Tips, Hints and Trick for Training Your Deltoids

1. The wide grip upright row increases electrical activity in the middle and rear deltoids by more than 20% when compared to the narrow grip 2. Performing DB chest presses/shoulder presses on Swiss Balls doesn’t increase activation of the abs, deltoids or pecs 3. Press the bar overhead and hold for six seconds. Then lower […]

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Knees…

1. The front squat is easier on the knees compared to the back squat. 2. Biomechanical analysis shows that the HIGHEST compressive force on the knee is at a 90-degree knee flexion angle— just about parallel 3. The glute medius and minimus are far more important for knee than the VMO 4. If you aggressively […]

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Exercise Is ADHD Medication

New research demonstrates a critical link between exercise and academic performance. The medical journal “Pediatrics,” published research that found kids who participated in regular physical activity showed important enhancements in cognitive performance and brain function. According to University of Illinois Professor, Charles Hillman, the findings “demonstrate a causal effect of a physical program on executive […]

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Cogito Ergo Sum = Mindset

It is said that the mind is the most powerful “muscle” in the entire body. With that being said, one could argue that once someone’s mind is made up (concretely made up) that one was going to accomplish a certain task, one could consider it done. Consider for one minute, that the task is fitness […]

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Martial Fitness

Martial Fitness What exactly is Martial Fitness? Definitions vary depending on the mindset of the individual. Yes, I said mindset. What does that have to do with the depth and breadth of one’s fitness goals? Everything… The word “martial” tends to bring up visions of war, battle or some kind of conflict. When the mindset […]

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