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If I Had to Choose One Supplement for All of Humanity, This is What it Would Be!!

If I Had to Choose One Supplement for All of Humanity, This is What it Would Be!!

Supplement Industry........those two words simultaneously get me 3-cups-of-coffee excited as well as make me throw up in my mouth....twice.

Supplements have the power to literally turn someones life and health around for the better.

Conversely, they also have the power to drain your bank account and leave you with nothing more to show for it then really expensive piss.

This is why I'm extremely picky about not only the companies I get my supplements from but also which ones I take.

I like to make up statistics so I'll just go ahead and surmise that 99% of available supplements are worthless for most people.

However, there is one that I can comfortably stand behind and it's….


Zero Cost Way to Improve Your Sleep

Zero Cost Way to Improve Your Sleep

A couple months ago, I did a 5-Day Fast Mimmicking Diet designed by Dr. Valter Longo, a worldwide expert in anti-aging and longevity.

Basically, I received a kit in the mail that had all my meals in perfect proportions to actually trick my body into thinking it's fasting.

Each day had very little calories and I went to bed hungry every night. 

The very first night, I sat there lying in bed thinking how hungry I was and how there was no way I would fall asleep much less get a decent night of sleep.

Then something crazy happened.

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)

If you want confusion, the fitness, nutrition and supplement industries have your back.

There is no shortage of people and companies that are more than willing to confuse the crap out of you to sound smart and get you to buy their courses, products and coaching programs.

Maybe this is why I've stayed away from all three and stuck to my consulting role. It allows me to be unbiased and stay free of dogmatic concepts. 

I am free to change my mind whenever I want based on new research and frankly what I've been experimenting with on my own body.

If you want simplicity, I've got your back.

So, in the interest of looking better, feeling better and being happier, here are three tips you already know but probably need a reminder of.

Back and Knee Pain Suck Something Fierce, Try This

By: Curtis Jackson

What more is there to say? It's true! Back and knee pain suuuuuuuuuuuck!!!!

Since I don't know you and your particular situation I decided to take a shotgun approach to help people that suffer from either of these maladies.

It's called Happy Hips and it really helps a lot of people because tension in the hips can cause both low back and knee pain.

Check out this video…..

Top 3 Reasons To Train During Your High School Season

By: Curtis Jackson 

 

It's no secret that at Jackson Strength we train volleyball players. A lot of them.

As of this writing we have trained over 500 of them over the last 12 years.

It's also no secret that a vast majority of them are female volleyball players. 

So, around this time every year we get the same phone calls, emails and texts from worried parents that feel their child "doesn't have time to work out" because the High School Girls Volleyball Season is fast approaching.

It's a valid concern for sure, but it's also equally misguided.

You see, there are these things called scholarships and every parent wants one. 

Shoot, every kid wants one.

Along with injury prevention and athletic performance they are one of the main reasons families trust us with their children and their hard-earned money.

Yet, when it comes time to buckle down and persevere through the high school season, we start to see athletes falling off.

This article is about 5 years too late but in response to this, I wanted to send out a quick reminder why ALL athletes should be doing strength training and injury prevention work through their high school season and year-around.

TACKLING THE "NOT ENOUGH TIME MYTH"

When I was coaching and training at Jackson Strength there were often kids who we would only see sporadically. 

When I asked them why they hadn't been in the gym lately, they would say they just didn't have time. But when a high school athlete says that, all I really hear is, "I have no idea how to manage my time".

During my senior year, I had a lot on my plate with AP courses, volleyball practice, lifting weights and preparing of my meals. So, when anyone tells me they don't have time to lift, I just know it isn't true. 

TOP TEN THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM MY FIRST SEMESTER

  1. Studying actually pays off! Also— Quizlet is super helpful. It’s frustrating that I’m now realizing that by putting in a few more hours for each test I could have been doing a lot better, but it is definitely something I will take into account next semester.
  2. BUDGET YOUR MONEY! Food and other expenses cost more in Northern California and my bank account is not the first witness to that. One thing that has helped me tremendously is setting a weekly budget.

2017 ASPIRATIONS

Many people make “New Year’s Resolutions” that they can’t even remember by the next New Year’s Eve. But this year, I plan on keeping mine.

Most people’s resolutions usually are about eating healthier or exercising more. But for the people who already do those things it is vital to take care of your body so that you can continue. I am always a go, go, go person and I rarely give myself time to recover.

THE DECEIT OF DETOXES

Almost everyone has heard of the detox fad. Most of these diets claim that by drinking fruit or vegetable juices and eating nothing for a period of days, the body can be cleansed of harmful toxins. But what kind of toxins are really in the body that will go away by starving yourself and only drinking juice?

The toxins we ingest usually arrive on our food via pollution in our environment. And yes it isn't good to ingest poison, but even the food we love can be poison to us in large quantities. In the end, our health is dictated by the amount of what we intake.