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Industrial Warriors

Before I pursued my passion for fitness I was a weldor for 15 years. Manual labor takes a toll on even the hardiest of men and women. By the end of my career I had the beginning stages of carpal tunnel. Numbeness in the hands and arms, weakened grip, constant pain in...

ION Lingo

I know a lot of you have been around for a while but I'm not sure if we have ever covered exactly what all the little sayings we throw around mean. I put together a short list. Ill probably miss a few, but here we go! AMRAP: As many rounds(reps) as possible. We use...

Cholesterol Myth Busting

https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/oped/Was-the--high-cholesterol--hoax-designed-to-swindle--2tr-/1840568-5096846-8nxytgz/index.html So this whole time they have been purposely deceiving us about the dangers of cholesterol! First, why? There are probably many reasons and...

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...