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You Need Carbs!

You need to eat carbs, and you need to eat a lot of them. This is a bold statement, I know. Especially when we’re inundated with articles and information claiming, ranging from “Carbs make you fat” to “Carbs cause cancer.”  No, carbs didn’t cause the drought in California, and no, butter is not a carb.

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Core Function: Progressing the Deadbug

Today we’re going to continue our talk about how to best train your midsection.  In our last installment, Core Function: Breathing and Deadbugs we discussed the inner and outer core musculature, and how using a full exhalation can integrate your ‘deep’ core muscles helping you train more effectively and efficiently than traditional crunches or sit-ups.

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The Power of Breathing, Part 2: What is Theoretically Optimal, And The Nervous System/Brain-Stress Connection

Part 2 of a now 4-part series  (Due to the breadth of this topic, this has been made into a 4 part series instead of 3)
In the first article of this series, we discussed some of the philosophical realities of why optimal breathing might be a “magic” potion when dealing with stressors. Today, I’m going to dig way deeper into the specifics of this philosophy by exploring the nervous system/brain-stress connection. First though, I’d like to make a comment or two on the idea of “optimality,” a qualification towards human anatomical commonalities and differences.