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Programming For Success

This is part 1 of a two-part series on programming. Workout Programming: Some of you don't pay attention to it, whereas others nerd out on Wodify every day, mentally rehearsing the pain and glory of completing each workout. Whatever your perspective, programming has...

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Get to Know Coach Fabio

As mentioned last week, Coach Fabio is the newest member of our full-time staff and has been bringing it in the mornings all week. But who is this International man of mystery? We sat down with him to find out more: Background Coach Fabio is originally from Bolivia,...

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Why a calorie isn’t just a calorie

We used to believe that calories were all created equal. It sounded like common sense, seeing as one dietary calorie contains 4,284 Joules of energy. This naturally led us to believe that if you consume 2,000 calories a day and burn 2,000 calories a day, homeostasis...

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Do we really need to wear sunscreen?

With summer in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to share some thoughts about sun exposure and whether or not we should be wearing sunscreen. While this topic is pretty hotly contested, my goal is to provide you with the best recommendation possible,...

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The Cholesterol Myth (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my 3-part series about the cholesterol/dietary fat myth. In part 1, which you can view here, I went into some pretty detailed information about how the “cholesterol and dietary fat are bad for you” myths surfaced and I only scratched the surface...

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9 Health Tips Your Parents Were Wrong About

If you’ve ever dug into any kind of formal personal development, you’ve probably realized that much of who you are today has been shaped by your upbringing. Specifically by your parents. When you’re a kid, you instinctively put complete trust in your parents....

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The Science of Motivation

You may have noticed that, in the past several months, we have been posting “Bright Spots” to the Foundry Athletes group. In these posts, we highlight members for their accomplishments: in the gym, at work, or in their personal lives. It feels good to be recognized...

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Can yogurt improve your gut health?

Did you really think yogurt was your answer to gut health? I’m not sure who started it, but in recent years probiotics became a buzzword.  “They’re the good kind of bacteria,” they said. In reality, probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are known to help...

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Heart Health Tips

Can you relate to this 33-year-old man’s story: Last Friday, I hopped on a train and made the two-hour trek to my sister’s to dog-sit for the week. While the train ride itself was enjoyable, the trip certainly didn’t start out that way. In fact, it began with a scary...

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Heart Rate Variability, Health, and Athletic Performance

There are many metrics we can keep track of these days to help guide us toward better health and fitness. We can use metrics from fitness trackers such as the Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Whoop, Morpheus, etc. The list of products and the data they give you go on and...

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