Year: 2014

18 Dec

5 Healthy Holiday Strategies

The holidays are here and the parties for work, friends, and family are inevitable. “But I’m doing well making it to the gym and trying my best with my good eating habits. How do I stay on track without missing out?!” Most people throw the...

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14 Dec

Home or Travel Workout #2

10 Jump Lunges (5R/5L) 20 One-Arm Rows (10R/10L) 12 Pushups 30 Sec. Side Plank (:30R/:30L) 20 Lunges (10R/10L) 12 Chair Dips 20 Alternating Single-Leg Hip Bridges (10R/10L) 30 Mountain Climbers (15R/15L) Little or no rest between exercises. Rest 60-90 seconds (more if needed) between rounds....

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26 Nov

Home or Travel Workout #1

5 Squat Jumps 10 Prisoner Squats 5 Hand Walkouts 25 Jumping Jacks 10 Pushups 20 Reverse Lunges (10R/10L) 10 Burpees 30 Sec. Plank Hold Little or no rest between exercises. Rest 60-90 seconds (more if needed) between rounds. Complete 3 rounds. If you repeat the...

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28 Oct

Fat Loss Rant – Part 1

Two things that drive me nuts: 1. Doing something because of ritual or “this is how it’s always been done” without thought or examination. 2. Having a goal but actions that don’t align with it. Ok now I’m going to try and relate a bunch...

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16 Sep

Kettlebell Workout 09/10/14 This workout has a little of everything. The idea is that in each pair of exercises the first movement is done as a 5-set ascending ladder, 2 reps up to 10 reps by even numbers. The second exercise is done for 5 reps...

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9 Sep

The Most Important “One Thing”

A popular idea as of late is the Minimum Effective Dose. I do think this has merit. I remember hearing John Berardi speak about adopting new habits. If you attempt one behavior change your success rate is about 80%. Add one more change simultaneously (a...

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9 Jul

The Fine Line Between Healthy Ambition, Pathological Dieting & Eating Disorders

The following is a guest post from Holly Peek, MD/MPH. Holly has been training with us at Cypress for over a year. Be sure to check out her blog at ___________________________________________________________________________ Whether trying to lose weight, gain muscle or simply live an overall healthy lifestyle,...

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3 Jul


Do you know what your ideal healthy body looks like?  Do you know what your ideal healthy weight and body fat % range should be?  If you are looking at the person next to you at the gym, a magazine with a model in it,...

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26 May

3 Reasons You Should Try Kettlebell Sport

In kettlebell sport a lifter can compete in the snatch, jerk, long-cycle (clean & jerk), or biathlon (jerk + snatch) events. The lifter has 10 minutes to complete as many repetitions as possible in the event. There are rules surrounding this but that is the...

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13 May

Things I Like: Float Tank Therapy

Stay with me here, but I'm going to make a quick case on why you should get out to Metairie to float inside an enclosed tank for an hour. If you're not familiar with float tanks (also referred to as isolation tanks) they are tanks...

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