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7 Minutes A Day for Higher Productivity & Less Pain

Do you have 2 minutes? YES you do. If you’re reading this, you definitely do.  I’m going to tell you 2 things that will rock your world. When you wake up in the morning what do you do? Do you roll over, pull out that cell phone and start scrolling? I know I’m definitely guilty of that. Well, tear your eyes from that phone, roll out of bed, and onto the floor. I’m serious!  This is where the magic happens. Use the next 2 minutes to lay in a twist or a stretch. I tell google, “ Hey Google, Set a 2 min timer,” and repeat until I feel I’m feeling good. I usually stretch for at least 6 min...

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Whey Protein vs Vegan Protein: which is better?

Whey Protein vs Vegan Protein: which is better? To Whey or not to Whey? That is the question. If you’re looking for a protein powder to supplement your gainz, you may be trying to decide between a whey protein or a vegan protein. Here’s some info so you can make the best decision for you! Why Protein?  Why take protein? The answer is simple. If you are working out consistently, putting your body through intense workouts, if you are sore on a regular basis, your muscles are getting worked. Muscles themselves are fueled by protein, and therefore they need protein in order to repair and strengthen. Chances are you are getting a good amount of protein in your diet already,...

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VEGAN TRUTHS

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I am no vegan. I like my animal products, but last week I was able to experience authentic vegan cooking from my good friend and Vegan Chef Charlie. Charlie and I had many discussions regarding veganism, and we were able to come up with 3 things that he and I thought it was important to know and clarify. Vegan does NOT mean healthy. I thought this was a HUGE deal, because my belief has always been that vegans are supposed to be healthy. Well, that’s NOT the premise. The primary reason for going vegan is to live sustainably and save the animals while doing so. I always thought that vegans...

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5 stretches for Lower Back Tension Relief

Do you find yourself sitting all day, standing all day, on the phone all day, looking at your phone or computer screen all day? Then you are likely experiencing some level of back pain.  The truth is we all are, but most of us are not taking care like we should….that’s pretty obvious or else we wouldn’t be in pain! Don’t you agree? If you are a regular at The PHYT GYM, then you stretch regularly, however the five minutes of full body stretching is not as targeted as the 6 Stretches I have for you below. Try 1-2 of these for 5-10 minutes, 2-3 times per week. My suggestion? Roll out of bed, set a timer, and get to...

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You need more challenging weights, but can’t find any actual weights? Here’s your solution.

So it is mid July. We’ve been quarantining to some degree since March, and if you’re reading this then you have tried, and failed, at finding weights to add to your home gym. I know! The second the quarantine kicked in, dumbbells, kettlebells, bars, pretty much anything that you’d find in a gym was UNAVAILABLE. That may still be the case, or maybe you are just not interested in spending the money on your own weights because they are quite pricey (now about $2 per pound) and well, heavy!  In comes resistance bands to the rescue. You may be familiar with the loop resistance bands that you put around your legs to activate the booty. These are great too, but...

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