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10 Tips About Burning Fat You Can Use

#1. 7-Keto-DHEA that has no androgenic effects, but it does reduce cortisol, which is anti-catabolic and burns fat burning through thermogenesis #2. Never eat fructose before workouts because it blunts fat burning and lowers metabolic rate. #3. Caffeinated coffee has been found to improve adipocyte and liver function, meaning it can support fat burning and […]

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What’s In Your Flu Shot?

– 2-Phenoxyethanol is an anti-bacterial agent being used as a replacement for the preservative Thimerosal (mercury). It’s considered a very toxic material that could cause a boatload of side effects, including behavioral disorders … vomiting … diarrhea … visual disturbances … convulsions … rapid heart rate … central nervous system disorders … depression … kidney, […]

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Top 10 Hazards of Sleep Deprivation

1. Lowers testosterone levels on the average of 10-20%. It takes over 7-10 days of consistent correct sleep patterns to “reboot” this problem. 2. Increases lifetime heart attack risk by 50%. 3. Will cause you to be 25% hungrier leading to an increased consumption of over 500 extra calories. That’s an extra cheeseburger a day. […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus

by Keith Devlin – NPR The BMI Formula BMI = weight in pounds/(height in inches x height in inches) x 703. The 703 is to convert the index from the original metric version of the formula. CDC Recommendations: Below 18.5 = Underweight 18.5 to 24.9 = Ideal 25.0 to 29.9 = Overweight 30.0 and above […]

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When Can My Youth Athlete Start Strength Training?

I get asked this question at least once a week and my response tends to shock people at first. Most parents of athletes have at least educated themselves enough on the subject to know enough that heavy weights shouldn’t attempted until they hits thirteen or so. They have been told or heard that the heavy […]

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10 Cortisol Management Strategies

What is Cortisol and Why Should I Care? Cortisol is a hormone released by the adrenal glands. Most famous for being released as part of our flight or fight response (hence described as the “stress” hormone), cortisol is a vital hormone and has import well beyond just the fight or flight response.   Cortisol has […]

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OUR TEAM JUST GOT BETTER

If there is one thing we get to brag about, it is our team. ICON Performance is VERY proud to announce that John Sardos is joining our training staff. John is currently the Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Birmingham Southern College. John will train both athletes and individuals wanting to become more fit. He has […]

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Think You Are Ready for Minimalist Shoes…Think Again

Ability to isolate the Flexor Hallucis Brevis: a key factor that distinguishes humans from primates is our medial longitudinal arch. This arch is actively stabilized by the flexor hallicus brevius (FHB). While standing, try to drive the big toe (1st MTP) into the ground (plantar flexion) while slightly elevating (dorsiflexing) the lesser toes. Make sure […]

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