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Warm Up Sets: For the Squat / Bench Press / and Deadlift

In all, Blog, Nutrition, Sports Science, Strength Training, Training, Warm-Up by Dave Scott-McDowell0 Comments

The most overlooked aspects in training are the warm up sets. Typically the main exercise of each workout, omitting the Olympic lifts is going to be a variation on the BIG 3. The Big 3 consists of the Bench Press, Back Squat, and Deadlift. Athletes and non-athletes will select exercises and their variations (incline bench, overhead press, RDLs, front squats, etc) in an …

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3 Essential Training Tactics for Offensive Linemen

In all, Blog, Nutrition, Sports Science, Strength Training, Training, Warm-Up by Dave Scott-McDowell0 Comments

The offensive line is the lifeblood of every football team, but let’s face it, the big guys up front rarely get any glory. For the most part, playing on the offensive line is a thankless and gritty job. It’s an all-encompassing position because the modern offensive lineman is expected to be big, quick and strong. Consequently, an offensive lineman workout …

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5 Ways Alcohol Undermines Your Workout

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Editor’s note: This article discusses the negative effects of alcohol consumption on athletes. If you are under the legal drinking age, you shouldn’t drink alcohol under any circumstances.   Alcohol ruins workouts. Even a single drink can make a difference. What’s more significant is the number of high school and college athletes who expose themselves to parties and social gatherings where …

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Shut off Your Screens to Lose Your Belly Fat

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It is no secret that lack of sleep is strongly associated with the amount of body fat that you carry. This is especially true with your Belly fat. Poor sleeping patterns can affect your circadian rhythm and lead to changes in your hormone levels. More specifically, growth hormone and cortisol levels may be thrown out of whack. Growth hormone is …

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Training Lessons From Video Games

In Blog, Nutrition, Strength Training, Training, Uncategorized by Dave Scott-McDowell0 Comments

  Growing up in the 80s and 90s I was introduced to video games. For today’s youth gaming has become a cultural phenomenon with people even making their careers out of playing them, turning their skills into careers and world championships being played out at Super Bowl-level events. Some of my favorites as a kid were Mario brothers, final fantasy, …

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4 Ways to Make Protein Oatmeal

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Recently I have been working with more clients regarding their nutrition. Most of them are generally good at accepting a little more protein in their diet as a way to promote recovery, and build muscle. Also this added protein can help to increase their satisfaction between meals allowing them to consume fewer calories in total which helps with losing body …

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Creating a Great Pre-Workout Meal

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I often am asked what to eat in order to have a kick ACE training session. Usually this is highly dependent on the individual however there are a few rules that you can follow to help maximize the pre-workout meal effectiveness. So let me outline my list for effective pre-workout meal strategies. Include a Source of Protein It goes without …

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I Want Change, But How Do I Start?

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Everyday we hear about people who want to go to the gym, want to lose weight, or want to get back in the body they had when they were in their teens/twenties. Why do most people not just go to the gym? Why do they not go for a run? why don’t they just choose the salad? Well because they …