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Do you have what it takes?

August 20, 2015

Do you have what it takes? Are your core muscles strong enough? The term “core” is used often to refer to the trunk muscles responsible for stabilizing and moving the spine and rib cage. Some call …

Supplements for the Teenage Athlete

April 6, 2015

We are all familiar with the images of body builders and professional athletes looking lean and muscular on TV, in movies, in magazines and on the internet. It seems that their physiques are unatta…

Benefits of Eating Red Meat

March 18, 2014

There are a multitude of reasons to eat non processed animal sources of protein, both lean white meat (poultry and fish) and lean red meat (beef, pork and wild sources like venison and buffalo), as…

Eating Protein As Harmful As Smoking? What?

March 12, 2014

Last week, a study was published in Cell Metabolism that was titled “Low Protein Intake Is Associated with a Major Reduction in IGF-1, Cancer, and Overall Mortality in the 65 and Younger but Not Ol…

Beta Alanine, Endurance and Recovery During Exercise

February 24, 2014

One supplement that has been getting a lot of coverage in the past few years is beta alanine. Beta alanine is a modified version of the amino acid alanine which essentially gets converted into carn…

If You Are Ever On Medications Tell Your Fitness Professional

January 9, 2014

Now that we are a little more than a week into 2014 people everywhere are working on fulfilling their new goals of improving fitness and losing weight. Many spend money on new gym memberships, pers…

Tests and Biases of Gyms, Trainers and Coaches

November 26, 2013

I love tests. I don’t mean the kind of test that students prepare for by cramming all night in the hopes of getting a good grade in a class, but the kind of test that gives me information and that …

Forskolin – The Ancient Indian Fat Burner

November 19, 2013

Coleus Forskohlii is an ancient Indian (think the country India) herb that is commonly used as a fat burning compound through its main component ‘Forskolin’. In research Forskolin is often used to …

Chia, Not Just For Animal Shaped Pottery

November 7, 2013

Chia seeds are another one of those food items that have received a lot of attention lately. Its somewhat strange to see something that was used as “hair” on animal shaped pottery now being one of …

Protein Requirements

November 5, 2013

There is always talk of protein and the need for it in an active population. From gym rats to athletes to the everyday person protein comes up as a required nutrient that is important for muscle gr…

Vitamin C The Multipurpose Supplement

September 9, 2013

Vitamin C is a water soluble essential vitamin. It is probably one of the most popular supplements due to its usage to suppress the common cold’s symptoms and its properties as an antioxidant. It h…

The Mystery Ingredient Maltodextrin

September 8, 2013

Look at the ingredients list of many candies, supplements, and drinks and you will find the ingredient maltodextrin. In fact look at anything with a label and there is a good chance it is on th…

Carbohydrates Required For Exercise

September 1, 2013

Cutting out starchy carbohydrates from your diet is one of the fastest most effective ways to lose body fat for a variety of people particularly those who are obese, sedentary, type II diabetic, in…

What Are Branched Chain Amino Acids

August 9, 2013

Branched Chain Amino Acids can be found in pre-workout supplements and are often recommend to be taken during a workout to decrease fatigue and manage energy levels.
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BC…

Improving 2 Exercises, Increasing Activity and Metabolism

August 4, 2013

This is not quite an exercise challenge, but rather an opportunity to get better at exercises in small increments each day. The bonus is that you do not have to do this as part of a workout, its ju…

Tribulus Terrestris

August 1, 2013

This supplement review is going to sound a little clinical due to the nature of the supplement. When it comes to supplements and anything that affects your health you need to understand the what an…

Training Through Injury

July 17, 2013

For athletes at the collegiate and the professional level with all the medical personal and equipment they have “on hand” it is easy to see how they are able to rehab injuries as quickly as they do…

Breakfast Smoothie To Supercharge Your Day

July 13, 2013

Breakfast is starting to become the meal folks run to or from for weight loss. The intermittent fasting crowd say not eating breakfast is superior for weight loss and then there are those that say …

Caffeine Use As A Supplement

July 10, 2013

Caffeine is the most used of any drug in the United States. It can be found everywhere in many forms (typically in drinks) and from different sources (tea, guarana, coffee, pills, etc). Caffeine is…

Protein Supplement Use

June 17, 2013

For those interested in using protein shakes and supplements read this article first. Its a quick read. In summary pay attention to the type of protein, the amount you are taking in and when you in…

Young Athletes Stay Healthy by Playing Less

June 9, 2013

Here’s some food for thought coming from one of the best orthopedic surgeons around. One take away is that if you play only one sport you need to take time off during the year from that sport to re…

Best Core Training Exercises

June 2, 2013

Core training is an essential part of any workout. A strong core provides balance, improves coordination and aids in force transmittal from the lower body to the upper body and vice versa. Picking …

Lactate and Its Training Implications. Part 2.

May 9, 2013

The term lactate is often used interchangeable with that of lactic acid. The difference between the two is that lactic acid has a hydrogen atom that lactate does not. At normal pH in the human body…

The truth about supplements

May 9, 2013

Supplements are anything used to “supplement” your current diet. They can range from a simple OTC Vitamin to sports drinks (Gatorades and Powerades) to the designer proteins, fat loss products,…

Lactate and Its Training Implications. Part 1.

May 5, 2013

During competition, the athlete that can outlast their opponent(s) wins. The supplement industry makes a fortune from athletes trying to get ahead in their game. Some athletes have turned to pharma…

Medicine Ball Training

April 16, 2013

Medicine balls are great tools for athletic power development. They can be used to develop power unilaterally, bilaterally and rotationally. This basically means that you can use medicine balls to …

We Are Live

September 9, 2012

To all RXN Athletics’ friends:

We are live and we will be posting entries on our blog that have been normally posted to facebook. Don’t worry we will still post the links to the blog posts on Fa…

Testimonials

RXN Athletics has really given me the results I wanted. I've had a great increase in speed, strength, and explosiveness. My flexibility has also increased. Manu and Jack have really helped me get to where I need to be. At the Greater El Paso Football Showcase December 2014 I ran 4.48 in the 40yd and had a vertical of 36.8 inches. Read More

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