Posts in category "Exercise"

Tips to Beat the Afternoon Crash

We all know the feeling of the mid-afternoon energy slump.  A sleepy, low-energy period in the afternoon is natural and most of us experience it.  You might reach for a sugary, caffeinated drink or a processed snack from the vending machine, but beware: These foods and drinks may give you an energy boost, but it... Read more »

The Importance of Workout Recovery

The Importance of Workout Recovery
Your body and your mind both need time to recover from workouts. If you spend too many hours at the gym you can actually slow your progress toward both weight loss and muscle building goals. Resting and letting your body recover is crucial to conditioning and building strength. It is only during times of recovery... Read more »

Can You Be Your Own Personal Trainer?

Can You Be Your Own Personal Trainer?
No matter how much you know about training, exercise, muscle groups, and all the latest research for working out effectively, acting as your own personal trainer is destined to be a fail.  Even the best trainers struggle to work on themselves!  Sure, there may be a rare exception, but human nature being what it is,... Read more »
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Why hire a personal trainer?

It’s already February, are you sticking with your new years fitness plan?  Are you seeing results?  Hitting the gym by yourself is admirable, but obviously I think everyone should work with a personal trainer at some point in their life. If you are reading this,  you already realize that fitness is an integral part of... Read more »

Tips to Curb Holiday Weight Gain

Tips to Curb Holiday Weight Gain
It’s that time of the year again: holiday season. Thanksgiving is over, but Christmas and New Years are looming closer. These holidays are filled with family, food and fun. Due to the excessive availability of scrumptious treats, it is important to keep tabs on what you eat. Follow these five tips to curb your holiday... Read more »

Don't Hate Exercise!

Don't Hate Exercise!
You may find this hard to believe, but despite my career choice as a personal trainer – I don’t regard workouts as a joy. I enjoy playing soccer. Workouts used to be a necessary evil to maintain my soccer career, now they are mostly just evil. Don’t get me wrong, I still like exercise –... Read more »
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Less Sleep Causes Weight Gain

Less Sleep Causes Weight Gain
Are you getting your beauty rest? Less sleep may alter your appearance more than previously thought.  Research on the science of sleep shows a link – and credible studies indicate a correlation between lack of sleep and overeating among Americans. One study from Columbia University / St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital found that people who sleep... Read more »

Skip The Sportade To Burn More Fat

Skip The Sportade To Burn More Fat
It’s hot out there! Make sure you stay hydrated when you workout. Pro athletes are always on TV telling you to drink flavored sports drinks – so they must do something, right? Not really. On average these rainbow colored drinks contain about 100 calories per serving. Most bottles are 2.5 servings. That totals almost as... Read more »

Burning Calories Chicago-Style

Burning Calories Chicago-Style
So far I’ve been primarily touting the benefits of strength training. It’s not that I’m anti cardio, I just think strength training is the most efficient way to make long term changes to your body. However, this is Chicago – and is the tradition after what seems like 9 months of winter, it’s time to... Read more »
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Your Boyfriend Makes You Fat

Your Boyfriend Makes You Fat
Love will make you fat. Being in a long-term relationship typically adds 5-10 lbs of ‘Love Chub’. When you’re single there is a clear incentive to look good. It’s not the desire that fades so much as the new lifestyle and habits that blossom with the relationship. Just because you’re attached doesn’t mean you have... Read more »
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    Josha Krueger, NSCA CSCS, AFPA Sports Nutrition Consultant, is a former professional soccer player, two time W-league National Champion, UWM Hall of Fame member, and owner of Kru Strength + Fitness in Andersonville.

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