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January 2017

Since Track & Field holds a very nostalgic, special place in my heart, I am going to be educating through a series of excerpts from an imaginary letter to my high school self (I know that sounds weird, bare with me). Yo buddy, It’s YOU from the future. Since you weren't good enough to actually BECOME a pro athlete, you are doing the next best thing and TRAINING them. That means you NOW know how AWESOME Coach Herzog and Coach Barry were for our Track team, but how many individual things YOU

How is everyone doing on their New Years transformations? Eating clean? Working out on a regular basis? January is coming to an end and whether you have been going on strong or have had a couple slip ups here and there, don't stress! Keep the good momentum going by fueling your body with the whole foods it needs. If you are that person who feels as though you have been slipping up on your diet or decided to skip out on workout or two

So…it’s getting towards the end of January…how are those resolutions coming along? Are you smashing it? Are you in the hole already? Or are you floating somewhere in between? Trust me, I know it’s tough, most of us start out with grand plans of being on point with our body, strong, fast, functional and at a fighting weight with a six pack and a rock hard butt (maybe that last part is just me hehe) but then work, family, pure laziness and who knows what else creeps in to complicate

Whether it's in place of a meal or used as a protein-rich snack, this green smoothie recipe is aimed at keeping you healthy and satisfied. Ingredients ½ a banana chopped 1 cup frozen greens (spinach and/or kale) ¼ cup pineapple 8 oz almond milk 1 scoop veggie protein powder Instructions Add 8 oz of almond milk into blender followed by your greens, banana, and pineapple. Blend until smooth and well combined. Then add your protein powder and blend for another 3-5 seconds. Let us know how you enjoy your green smoothie on @NAKOAlife and

Need a quick blast of protein as a snack or after a workout? We've got you covered. Check out this easy recipe for protein-packed balls with all the goodness of peanut (or almond) butter. Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter 1 cups gluten free oats 2/3 cup coconut flakes 1/3 cup honey 1 tablespoon hemp seeds 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup ground flaxseed Instructions Mix all ingredients together in a medium size bowl (your hands are the best tool for this) once well-combined grab handfuls and form into small/medium sized balls

Looking for a good breakfast recipe for your busy schedule? We've got a simple recipe for delicious breakfast muffins that are packed with protein and easy to make during your meal prep! Ingredients 12 eggs 12 pieces of cooked bacon 8 asparagus spears (raw, chopped into pieces) cooking spray salt and pepper to taste Instructions Pre­heat the oven to 400°F. Grease 12 cups of a regular muf­fin pan. Lay a strip of bacon in each muffin cup, pushing down. It will overhang outside. Crack an egg in every cup. Dis­trib­ute the aspara­gus

What will your New Year's resolution be this year? If you're anything like my two older brothers it will be that you want to have a six pack this summer, lose 10 pounds, look good in your bathing suit, or get a girlfriend (sorry Lee but you know it’s true). This is the time of year that we tend to jump in full force set very high goals and expectations. Why do we do this to ourselves? It is because we feel guilty for eating too much stuffing? Drinking too

In part 1 of my article, I talked about my first four tips to incorporating successful and effective MetCon within your workouts. Here are my four remaining points to supporting metabolic conditioning and getting the most bang for your buck. Check out Jason's first 4 tips for effective MetCon training. Rule #5: Benchmark Yourself It is important for coaches and athletes to understand the importance of benchmarking. Your benchmark is a standard point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed. Establishing effective programs for athletes requires testing and establishing benchmarks

As the New Year begins, many people are in a mindset that there is no better time to get in shape and be healthy than right now.  That’s awesome! Unfortunately, we also see how many of these people fall off the train within a month or two. How do you avoid that pitfall? Here at NAKOA Fitness & Physical Therapy, we believe in the importance of properly assessing individuals, safely programming to their needs and wants, as well as safely progressing them on a continuum in order for them to

This temporary eating program is designed to reduce systemic inflammation. The foundation of this diet is bone broth. Bone broth provides concentrated nutrition and easily assimilated minerals. Bone broth contains proline and glycine, which are anti-inflammatory amino acids. It helps to repair the lining of the small intestine, aiding in the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. FOODS THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED Nightshades: potatoes, eggplant, tomato, sweet and hot peppers ALL GRAINS, including -- wheat, rye, oats, barley, quinoa, spelt, amaranth, brown and white rice All prepackaged foods, sugar, dairy, junk