Men's and Women's JJFit.com Nike Jackets Now Available!

Men's and Women's JJFit.com Nike Jackets Now Available!

Are you JJFit.com strong? Show you are part of the JJFit.com family with a custom embroidered JJFit.com/Nike Epic Dri-FIT warm up. These lightweight knit zip ups have side pockets and elastic at the cuff and hem and are great for casual wear or keep warm post workout. Availability is limited. $60 per jacket and price includes US shipping. Order yours today!

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Worried About Calluses? Here's What You Need to Know.

Worried About Calluses? Here's What You Need to Know.

Hardbody? Heck yes! Calluses that inevitably result from lifting weights in an attempt to become said hardbody? That’s a nope. But alas, hard pads of skin and lifting weights tend to go hand in callused hand, with calluses most often appearing at the base of the fingers. There are, however, a few simple tricks to prevent and remove calluses (and all those other pesky skin ailments) caused by hitting the gym. Checkout tips from me and dermatologist Rajani Katta in this article from Ian Lecklitner from the DSC blog

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What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training?

What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training?

Marcia Robles and I have been experimenting with Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training this month. With BFR training, bands restrict blow flow to the veins (but not the arteries) which allows a bigger pump and the build up of lactic acid which triggers an anabolic response in the muscle. This 7 minute video is super helpful and has some compelling assessment data and guidance. 

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Research Review: Heart Rate Monitoring and How We Interact With Wearables

Research Review: Heart Rate Monitoring and How We Interact With Wearables

Last month Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, PhD and her research team at the University of Wisconsin published a study of wearable fitness trackers in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study looked at how four popular trackers compared with an electrocardiogram and against each other for heart rate monitoring accuracy. Interpretation of the results by news media so far has been cautiously optimistic. Here's CNN's and ABC's coverage. My pals at LA Radio Studio and the Phil Hulett and Friends Show invited me on the air last week to discuss the study and how it may change the way we interact with our wearables. 

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Read. This. Book. Now! Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World

Read. This. Book. Now! Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World

Dr. Kelly Starrett, author of the New York Times Bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard and creator of MobilityWOD, released this week what I think will be the most important health book in years. I received my copy of Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World yesterday and I cannot put it down. If you sit more than two hours per day (who doesn't?!), use handheld devices or have children in school you simply must read this book. It's filled with loads of critical and practical info that could save your joints and your lives. Pick up a copy, read it and learn how to protect your body and improve your quality of life. STAND UP! 

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Get a Chance to Win a Free Solar Battery Pack and Get JJ Fit 24/7

Get a Chance to Win a Free Solar Battery Pack and Get JJ Fit 24/7

Want a free solar battery pack so you can charge and use all your important devices (cell phones, mp3 players, GPS devices, cameras, anything!) while you’re on the go and away from a plug while hiking, camping, at the beach or traveling? I’m giving one lucky JJ Fit 24/7 subscriber a Solio Mono-aTM Battery Pack this month!

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10 Gifts a Fitness Buff Will Actually Use: A Gift Guide for Anyone’s Budget

10 Gifts a Fitness Buff Will Actually Use: A Gift Guide for Anyone’s Budget

The second I saw my first Starbucks red cup this season I knew it was time to start trolling around the Interwebs for the perfect gifts. Being somewhat inept at shopping and pressed for time, I Googled fitness-themed holiday gift guides. And I was disappointed. Frankly, no one needs random exercise cardsjunky “fitspo” charm bracelets or days of the week running panties (et tu, BuzzFeed?). Most of this crap will end up in the bottom of a junk drawer, in the trash or at best regifted at the office white elephant party. So I polled my fellow trainers, clients and friends and compiled a list of stuff people into fitness at any level (and at any price point from $2.70 to $249.95) will actually want and use. Check it out! And happy holidays! 

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