Q and A with Strength Coach Doug Holt

Is it better to train your abs at the beginning or the end of a workout? I always recommend that you train your abdominals at the end of a workout. Why? Your abdominals both protect your spine and stabilize your rib cage. They are also the powerhouse of the body. If they are functioning properly, your energy, or strength, should be transferred through your abdominals to your limbs. By not fatiguing these muscles, it will allow you to exercise the…

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Happy New Year!

New Year’s Resolutions are plentiful – 70% of us make them. Here are some good ways to keep your resolutions. Join a contest: A contest could be just what the doctor ordered. Contests such as Conditioning Specialists’ Biggest Winner Challenge incentivize its contestants to stick to a program by offering prizes to its participants and the potential of a hefty cash prize. These types of contests also offer accountability to the participants whom enter – one of the top reasons…

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Leading for Loyalty

How do you keep good people once you’ve worked so hard to find and train them? Well, that’s a question that seems to perplex many top level executives and business owners. Turnover rates at companies are at an all-time high. Here are a few things you can do to make sure that doesn’t happen to you and your company: Use the Golden Rule. Yes, we’ve all been told the Golden Rule when we were kids, but the reason it’s a…

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Fighting SPAM on your website

As a business owner, it’s important to get feedback from your clients and customers. Many of us have websites and forums that allow users, registered or not, to place comments and share ideas. Sadly, this is also where spammers lurk. These gnats of the Internet can clog your website, slow down your speed, lower your SEO ranking, and just plain bother people. Here are a few tips to make spam harder to reach your site and thus cause a majority…

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7 Tips to a Leaner You

Start with small steps. A pound of body fat consists of approximately 3500 calories. A small deficit of 250 calories a day will cause you to lose a pound of body fat over two weeks. Changing the milk in your mocha from whole to nonfat will save you 100 calories alone. Don’t forget the weights. Weight training is the best way to reduce body fat and keep it off. Although putting on muscle increases your weight, the work put in…

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