Episode 118: How To Add Bone Broth To Your Diet With Justin Mares

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Thanks for joining us for episode 118 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you’d like us to answer it on the show. Today we are excited to be interviewing Justin Mares!   Justin Mares is the co-founder of Kettle & Fire, the first shelf stable bone broth company. He started Kettle & Fire with his brother Nick Read more

High Insulin: A Root Cause of Sluggish Thyroid

If you struggle with consistent fatigue, weight gain, brain fog or lack of vitality, you’re not alone. These… The post High Insulin: A Root Cause of Sluggish Thyroid appeared first on Paleo Blog. SOURCE: Paleo Blog - Read entire story here. Read more

An Update on Calcium: Are You Getting Enough?

Due to years of exposure to “Got Milk?” ads and the good old USDA food pyramid, most people understand that calcium – mainly found in dairy sources – is essential for building healthy bones. And if you didn’t see those ads, chances are your mom or dad preached that you needed to “drink your milk” to become big and strong. Most conventional nutritional institutions, particularly the USDA, recommend men and women Read more

20 Paleo-Friendly Foods Dogs Can Eat

The Paleo diet recommends avoiding grains, beans and legumes ;— they contain a type of protein called lectins, which… The post 20 Paleo-Friendly Foods Dogs Can Eat appeared first on Paleo Blog. SOURCE: Paleo Blog - Read entire story here. Read more

Why Every Rep In Training Should Be the Same

Written By: Kevin Cann One of the things that has been ingrained into me since day 1 of my brief powerlifting career is that every rep should look the same. That means that when I squat with 50% of my 1RM it should be executed at the same speed as 100% of my 1RM. This can run counterintuitive to the old adage that you should “move light weights as if they are heavy and heavy weights as if they are light.” The idea behind this saying is to Read more

30-Day Challenge Analysis Part 3: Changing Your Life For Real – Let’s Do This Right

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All right folks, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. That’s right, it’s the GRAND FINALE of the EPIC, three part 30-day challenge series. We’ve already talked about the pros and cons of 30-day throw downs (Part 1) and we’ve discussed (AT LENGTH) how we totally screw em’ up (Part 2). Now let’s get to the good stuff – let’s figure out how to do this right and truly ‘change your life’ and health for the long haul. If you haven’t read the Read more

A Biomechanical Analysis of the Squat: Valgus Collapse (Knees Caving In)

Written by: Kevin Cann The knees caving in on the squat is a very common technical breakdown of the lift. It is also why the “knees out” cue is a very popular cue on the squat. How much do the knees caving in (valgus collapse) even matter? Does it increase our risk of injury or decrease our performance? We typically only see valgus collapse on the squat. It is very rare we see it on a conventional deadlift, and those that pull sumo tend to have Read more

Five Years Paleo – 10 Lessons Learned

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2015 really flew by, huh? I had quite a crazy ride over this past year: I released an eBook, a New York Times-bestselling cookbook, a smartphone/tablet app, embarked on a 12-week book tour, and welcomed our second son into the world. At the same time, this little website reached over 2.5 million readers, and a Yahoo news article about my health journey went viral. More so than in previous years, I’ve caught myself reflecting on that Read more

A Biomechanical Analysis of the Squat: How Bar Position Affects the Movement

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Written by: Kevin Cann The terms “hip dominant” and “knee dominant” squats get thrown around quite a bit. I use these terms frequently myself. Often times people will alter the bar position on the body to attempt to get a different training effect. For example, we may high bar squat, or front squat instead of using a low bar position to get more quad work in our squat. The idea is that if we move the bar 2-3 inches higher on our back to the Read more

Squats Twice in One Day?

Written by: Kevin Cann In conversation with Murph the other day, he had asked what the point of performing a competition lift or its variation twice in one day serves. Upon answering the question, I realized there was a lot to it and many people must have the same question with the popularity of Sheiko programs in powerlifting. Performing a competition lift twice in one day is a big component of a Sheiko program. Now, this article is 100% my Read more

Stop Program Jumping

Written by: Kevin Cann The internet was an incredible invention. It allows us to connect with people all over the world. In terms of strength and conditioning it has been amazing as well. It allows information to be readily available to us at our fingertips. It has also allowed me to work with one of the greatest powerlifting coaches ever, Boris Sheiko, when he resides in Russia. With that said it does have some downfalls. It allows everyone Read more

Understanding Proper Programming to Get Strong: Answering Some Questions

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Written By: Kevin Cann If you have not read my previous article about programming, please do so here. In this article I am going to answer a couple of questions I have gotten after people finished reading it. These were some very good questions and definitely add to the information presented in the first article. The first question I am going to answer is “How does this volume relate to Prilepin’s chart?” For those of you that are unfamiliar Read more

Butt Wink in the Squat: Is It Dangerous?

Written by: Kevin Cann The butt wink in the squat is an often overly criticized component of the movement. This does not come without warrant. The lower back is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body when squatting, and it makes sense that any unwanted movement of the lower back would increase our risk for injury. A butt wink is when our pelvis goes into posterior tilt and tucks underneath us at the bottom of the squat. The problem Read more

Hacks to Boost Fat Loss

If you could describe the ideal diet and exercise regimen on one index card, what would you include?… The post Hacks to Boost Fat Loss appeared first on Paleo Blog. SOURCE: Paleo Blog - Read entire story here. Read more

My Favorite Shoulder Rehab Exercise

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Written By: Kevin Cann Our shoulder joint is the most mobile joint within the human body. The head of the humerus sits on the scapula like a golf ball on a tee. Due to the joint’s structure and nearly 360 degrees of motion, our passive and active tissues must do a lot to keep the joint stable. First, we have our labrum which gives the joint a deeper socket in which to move, providing some of the stability. We also have passive tissues such as Read more

Assessing Weaknesses in Your Lifts

Written by: Kevin Cann As I was writing my last article about programming, I mentioned that the program was written for the client’s specific weaknesses. This is a very important piece of writing a program to truly maximize your strength potential. Whether you train on your own in the gym, do Crossfit, or compete in the strength sports such as strongman and powerlifting, the big 3 lifts play a major role. By the big 3 lifts I am referring to Read more

How Adrenal Fatigue Was Ruining My Health, And What I Did About It

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Note: If you’re confused about the term “adrenal fatigue”, read this article to understand why I use this term for this condition. As a health professional, there’s a lot of pressure to be healthy, for obvious reasons. As a business owner, there’s a lot of pressure to be financially successful. Again, obviously! As a woman, there’s a lot of pressure to be physically attractive and have little body fat in the wrong places, and enough body fat in Read more