Effort and Consistency

When it comes to exercise, we at ATF observe that often when people skip workouts, they will feel the need to make up for the missed effort by trying to overdo it. They will even ask their trainers to “punish” them.

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How to Start Barefoot Running

To the uninitiated barefoot running comes across as a fringe sport reserved for the rare combination of ultra athlete and super hippie. Still there are benefits to be gained for even the casual participant. Barefoot running or running in minimalist footwear can promote improvements in biomechanics and in some cases relieve running related injuries.

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Elements of the Deadlift

Deadlifting should be intuitive and simple. Remember, in the most basic sense, you are doing nothing more than picking something up off the ground. If you keep your back stable and the weight close to your body there’s little room for error. Problems arise when one lets ego take over and attempts to lift more weight than they are able. Work the form, practice higher reps at lower weight and in no time you’ll be deadlifting with increased confidence and strength. 

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Elements of the Squat

Rules by nature are rigid. Pursuing the ideal of total fitness means breaking rules and embarking on a lifetime quest for truth and excellence. Continually we attempt to separate fact from fiction, look for what’s tried and true, then employ the distilled elements to our benefit. With so much information out there, it’s easy to become confused. Thankfully common ground can be found in basic, fundamental, principles. 

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Pursuing the Ideal of Total Fitness

[youtube=://] Total Fitness should represent the ideal lifestyle for you. It’s an ever evolving goal – something you shoot for today, tomorrow and ten years

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[youtube=://] In popular fitness nomenclature Power is often defined as the ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in

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One Step Closer

You may be gung-ho about your fitness routine right now, but at some point, sooner or later, you are going to lose motivation. What then?

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