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10 things I’ve learned in 10 Years (Part 3 of 4)

6. Long distance Cardio and Fat Loss are a bad combination When I decided to get into this field, I was about 296 pounds and 22% body fat. I had a huge motivation to get leaner as I was moving to the sunny beaches of San Diego in a few months. I had the burning […]

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Does your kid pass the Poop Test?

When kids lift weights, the most important thing to them is the amount of weight lifted. This is fueled by pressure from friends and for the bravado to be able to say I bench or squat this much. Performing a bench press where the bar comes half way down your chest or a squat that […]

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10 things I’ve learned in 10 Years (Part 2 of 4)

4. The Importance of Preparation In almost every aspect of our lives, being prepared is an essential skill for success. I can remember taking tests in school where I did not study at all. The result was usually the same: a bad grade and a nervous, disappointed feeling before, during and even the day after […]

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10 things I’ve learned in 10 Years (Part 1 of 4)

My career in fitness and sports performance training began in the spring of 2002. It all started with muscle and fitness magazines along with a deep desire to learn everything there is to know in this field. Next came my first personal training certification (that I so proudly attained), followed by my first real exercise […]

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Is Your Daughter Next for an ACL Tear?

Would the parent of a football player let their son play next Sunday’s game without a helmet?  Of course, the answer is always NO.  This happens everyday when female athletes take the soccer field, lacrosse field, basketball court or tennis court UNPREPARED.  Studies have shown that female athletes tear their  ACL  4 to 6  times […]

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The Right Time

By Vince Gabriele MS,CSCS, YCS-1,NASM-PES After 10 years training athletes I have seen many things that amaze me. How could an elite level NFL star perform a basic skill so poorly – and my average 10 year old athlete perform it perfectly? Training some of the best athletes in the world, mostly NFL football players, […]

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