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How to carry your equipment?

I wanted to share an update about how to carry your equipment at boot camp.  When the program first launched I used a rolling suitcase to carry my gear in because I had a lot of stuff besides the roller & mat and at some point, someone had a smart idea to also get a suitcase...
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Stealing Bases

// Stealing Bases is a super fun way to help your team score more runs by getting you into scoring position easier.  I was an all-league, leadoff hitter and center fielder for my high school team and stealing bases was a great strength of mine.  I’m not very fast, but...
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I still have belly fat. Should I continue to lose weight or focus more on planks?

Here’s an email from one of our new 2012 members who recently hit her body weight goal and had a question for me....
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5 Minute Office Stretch Routine

Do you remember when you were in school? Ahh the good ‘ole days of being a dependent. 😉 Do you remember when you had 5-10min b/w classes where you got up, moved around or walked to your next class? Do you remember how it served as a wake up and refreshed you mentally? How...
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How do I keep my feet straight during the deep squat stretch?

How to get your feet straight during the deep squat stretch? Christine M asked how she could get her feet to stay flat during the deep squat like she see’s her teammates doing. Here’s my answer: It’s most likely because one or a combination of the following are tight:  your...
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What is the right body weight goal for me?

How do you know what the right body weight goal for you is?  Well super change maker, Peter, just asked that great question and below is my email reply to him.  Check it out! ========================================================================================= Hi Peter, Thank...
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Ask Mike: What should I do to prevent my feet from cramping during the 20-mile walk for hunger?

Ceci D, a 6am Newton boot camp client was participating in the May 6, 2012, Project Bread, 20-Mile Walk for Hunger with her husband and 2 sons and asked me what she could do to prevent her feet from cramping during the event. Now it’s not uncommon for someone’s feet...
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Ask Mike: I know this is the recovery week, but what exactly should I be doing this week – same level of cardio?

Hi Mike, I know this is the recovery week, but what exactly should I be doing this week – same level of cardio? Thanks – see you for phase 4! Mary Hi Mary, Great question. Recovery week is designed to allow your spirit, mind and most important in regards to boot camp,...
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Ask Mike: What’s the difference between weight loss & fat loss?

Hi Mike, What is the deifference between fat loss and weight loss?  Isn’t it ultimately the same thing? Thanks. Linda Hi Linda, Thanks for your question, it’s a great one. Definitions: Fat loss occurs when the weight of your fat mass decreases and/or your body fat %...
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Ask Mike: Do you know of a good Massage Therapist?

I’ve been asked a few times recently who I recommend for masseuses (massage therapists) specifically for Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), the pain one feels on the outside of the elbow from repeated or strenuous pulling activities and for shoulder discomfort resulting...
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