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Eating for Fat Loss

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How to figure out your macros. So, we know we need more calories out than in to achieve fat loss, correct? But how many is that?  It’s really not a secret and not exactly a magic formula, but here is how you figure out what you need. (I hate math and I can do this, so bear with me, it’s a …

Study Verifies Strength Training Helps Musicians

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Well, this is super exciting!  A study just recently published on PubMed has just come out being one of the first studies to find out if specific strength training is more helpful to musicians than general fitness. And the takeaway? YES! You can read the summary here:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28599016 What exciting things to know?  up to 91% of musicians experience playing …

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Playing With Double Jointed Fingers

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Not all of my posts are about exercises and stretches.  Sometimes, altering your ergonomics is an option all too few musicians know about, be it changing the way your instrument is made or held or, in this case, using special jewelry to prevent instability in the fingers.  I’m going to be continuing this series soon with other instrument specific options, …

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My Favorite Pre-Workout Supplement

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Pre-workout supplements are all the rage and have been for awhile.  Back when I worked at Vitamin Shoppe BSN’s N.O. Explode was our most popular seller, followed right up by USP Labs Jack3D.  N.O. Xplode got the job done but the taste!!! *shiver*  You will literally shiver because it’s so strong. Jack3D is good too, with less bitterness and I …