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Power

Power When we talk about power the first thing that pops in peoples head is probably something like the picture above. Some jacked guy or gal lifting a ton of weight. While that definitely and expression of power, there is a little more to it. One of the things...

Sleep

Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency For years it was cool to say "I don't sleep' but the times are changing. Numerous studies have shown the importance of getting a good nights sleep. I am horrible at it. As of late I have tried a few things to get better at it. Its...

ION S and C PT Test

US Navy SEAL Training This September we will be having a ION PT Test. While we are not associated with any military or paramilitary organizations, we do use a lot of military terminology and ideas as it pertains to training. And to go with that it makes sense to have...

Nutrition, Health, Fitness

On the road to becoming a healthier and fitter you will eventually have to take your nutrition into consideration. The graphic above describes the hierarchy of development for athletes or anyone trying to get in "shape". In a perfect world, we would have our nutrition...

The Cholesterol Myth

10 Cholesterol Myths Debunked If you have been around ION S and C for a while you might have heard me go off about Cholesterol and all the lies we were told about it. For those interested, the article above goes into some detail about 10 myths about cholesterol. But...

Obesity and its Risk

Scary Stats So Lets beat a dead horse. https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-29/obesity-significantly-increases-risk-of-serious-disease-researchers-warn/ Obesity kills. Obesity is an epidemic. It doesn't look like anyone is coming to fix it. Looks like its up to us. Please...

Stretching?

Why You Should Stop Stretching at the Gym Above is a pretty convincing argument for avoiding stretching before workout. For those who don't feel like reading the whole thing here's the TL;DR- Warming up-Yes. Getting the blood flowing through a dynamic warm up helps...

The Best Diet

Let's get this out of the way early- there is no such thing as a perfect "diet". Let's go a step further- remove "diet" from your vocabulary. "Diet" has bad connotations. Like some kind of regimented, draconian, tortuous program that leaves little margin for error and...

What Is Fitness?

The first time I saw this question was in 2006. I was browsing around looking for some kind of fitness program. Something different. I had been doing the gym thing for some time but I was still overweight and I had an inkling that there was more to being fit than...

Mental Game Part III

In our continuing series about the mental aspects of health and fitness I wanted to cover a subject I have been considering a lot lately and that is SACRIFICE. It is not lost on me that every time we step into the box we are sacrificing every other thing we could be...