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Clean Eating
Matthew Quigley

13 Complete Protein Sources for Vegetarians and Vegans

Despite what some people may think, there are many ways to get enough protein on a vegan or vegetarian diet.

However, not all plant-based proteins are complete proteins, meaning protein sources that contain adequate amounts of all nine essential amino acids.

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Diet and Nutrition
Matthew Quigley

The 4 Laws of Muscle

At a conference in 2012, Luc van Loon was presenting some exciting data from a newly published study. After a heroic research effort that took 2.5 years and 500,000 euros, he and his colleagues had managed to shepherd a large group of frail, elderly subjects through a six-month strength-training program. Those who had taken a daily protein supplement managed to pack on an impressive 2.9 pounds of new muscle. Success! Old people could be strong!

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Clean Eating
Matthew Quigley

What Is the Dr. Sebi Alkaline Diet?

The Dr. Sebi diet, also called the Dr. Sebi alkaline diet, is a plant-based diet developed by the late Dr. Sebi.

It’s claimed to rejuvenate your cells by eliminating toxic waste through alkalizing your blood.

The diet relies on eating a short list of approved foods along with many supplements.

This article reviews the benefits and downsides of the Dr. Sebi diet and whether scientific evidence backs up its health claims.

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Covid Protocols When Training

  • Hand sanitizer and disposable wipes are placed abundantly throughout the space for workers and customers to disinfect their hands and equipment before and after use.

 

  • Trainers are required to wash hands before and after each training session and sanitize frequently during each session.

 

  • All equipment must be sanitized between uses. No equipment shall be used by another customer or returned to the storage rack / container without being sanitized.

 

  • Clients are encouraged to use one piece of equipment at a time (e.g., limit circuit training or “super sets” with multiple pieces of equipment) in order to facilitate required sanitizing.

 

  • Clients must wear masks when entering and leaving the building.

 

  • During sessions, if a client is retrieving a piece of equipment for use, masks must be on.

 

  • While working out in their own personal workspace at a high level of intensity, clients can take the mask partially off to facilitate breathing then must put it back on. Immediately after exercising, that particular workspace must be immediately sanitized.