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12 Apr

6-Week Summer Ready Challenge

6-Week Summer Ready Challenge We're starting this one six weeks before the first day of summer. Don't let festival season throw you off track! Cypress’ proven nutrition coaching and workouts will bring you results just in time for the beach. We guarantee it. The participants...

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15 Mar

Lessons Learned – Mardi Gras Nutrition Seminar & Challenge

Over Mardi Gras a group of members participated in our nutrition seminar series and challenge. The series was four workshops spread over six weeks. In each we covered aspects of the Precision Nutrition approach to weight loss. The approach focuses on developing healthy habits that...

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29 Jan

Cypress Fitness New Orleans Vlog Episode 1 – Superbowl Snacking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm-gyJKMRHY Episode 1 - Superbowl edition. Here are some snack options for the big game. Big takeaways: 1) Remember to plan your day of eating before the game (focus on protein and veggies). 2) Use portion control for those high calorie snacks, but still enjoy...

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10 Jan

Eating Out: Are you really eating at a “healthy” restaurant?

First things first: this is not a restaurant review. It’s a non-judgmental nutrition analysis of a restaurant menu.  So let’s start by throwing out the words “good” and “bad” when talking about food.  In fact this is a good change to make in general with...

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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

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-I-JhCLE1s&feature=youtu.be 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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