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Sep 142018

Calories: When you should be eating more, and when to eat less

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By: Xcel Performance Unlike Game of Thrones where it seems you are born a giant monster of muscle like The Mountain (yes that’s his name) or petit as a princess, we can now control the factors that make up our body composition. From our physical activity, to what food we eat, or even chemical balances when looking at supplementation, but ...

Sep 032018

Yoga or Stretching? Why Not Both?

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By: Xcel Performance It’s fair to say that everyone in the 21st century is more inflexible than we have ever been. From sitting too long during the day, leaning over on a computer or cell phone (which I still am guilty of at times), or have not been active in mobility/flexibility work. Whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior, or ...

Aug 132018

Why You Should Work Your “Core” Not Your “Abs”

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By: Xcel Performance Before we even get started, if I asked you right now, “Where is the core of your body?” could you point it out? Some people might point at their belly or say their torso but it is actually the span from the intersection of the abdominal muscles and chest (usually around the nipple line) down to the hips, ...

May 252018

Summer is Here! Healthy Habits to start in Summer

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By: Xcel Performance Some of you are probably feeling the change in weather and are already making plans to soak in some sun, explore the world, and take in summer’s many pleasures. For many, it is the perfect time to work on that beach body right during the season itself. Whether you are a long-time fitness enthusiast or starting your ...

Apr 302018

5 Tips for Meal Prep

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By: Xcel Performance When people hear the phrase “meal prep” they think of plain chicken, broccoli, and brown rice, the Arnold Schwarzenegger foundation of nutrition. While these items can be put into meal preps that doesn’t mean that bland food is all you have to eat. Whether you cook it yourself or have your own chef, meal preps make keeping ...

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