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Values – What do you stand for? – Neil Platt

Part two of this three part blog series covers another important topic: values. Your values are the principles or standards you live your life by. They should play an integral role in determining what is important to you and what decisions to make when faced with difficult life choices. When your actions are aligned with […]

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Habits – Neil Platt

For most, a new year usually begins with a resolution or two. The term resolution is simply a decision to do or not to do something. Tony recently added a blog that went into great detail about New Year’s resolutions and you can check that out here. This blog isn’t necessarily about New Year’s resolutions […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Are they worth it?

Here are a few opinions on the subject:  The first one is by Burpee fanatic, Chas Brown, resident all-around good guy from ASF; the second is from a popular website called T-Nation; the third is from Tony Poggiali.   Chas Brown: If you review the ASF Core Values, you will see the very first value […]

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Mindset of Young Athletes

The following is an excerpt from John O’Sullivan’s excellent book Changing the Game.  If you would like to see more about his book, or Carol’s Dweck’s Mindset book, links are provided at the end. The influence of state of mind on performance has been confirmed through decades of research by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol […]

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Personal nutrition

Everybody has heard of personal training.  It is ubiquitous in every gym.  You join, they set up an appointment with a trainer, you discuss goals, frequency, duration, training history, time of day, etc.  It is the “personal” part of personal training.  You get a training card with your exact routine: If you want to gain […]

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Restrict your diet = restrict your life? by Brian Macdonald

This post is sparked by a fantastic blog post by Joe Berardi, co-founder of Precision Nutrition. I highly recommend reading his post as well. We are so accustomed to hearing what we should not eat from the fitness and nutrition industry, especially around the holidays:  For example, don’t touch cookies unless they are gluten free, […]

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Men’s Health month – quick tips for the fellers, part two

Coach Platt: Strength Train. The benefits of strength training are vast. They include improved body composition (more muscle= more calories burned!), stronger bones, improved hormonal balance, and an increase in your “mental energy.” You just feel better after training. All men should include regular strength training in their lives. Get more sleep.  Again, the benefits […]

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What we are thankful for – ASF Staff

Becky: Adrenaline makes me thankful for so many things…here are just a couple: We have the best adult and student athletes on the planet!  To be able to be around people that show up and work hard is truly a blessing.  The best part of my everyday is between these walls.  I love seeing the […]

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Men’s health month…quick tips for the fellers

Men’s health (month) is more than just growing a beard, it is a time to bring to light the fact that we are just plain bad about taking care of ourselves. Here are some quick tips compiled by the ASF staff: Sleep more.  Among the epidemics sweeping the nation, sleep deprivation is near the top.  […]

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Culture

I have been really thinking about what the culture is, and should be, at ASF.  While it is hard to define, it may be the most important component of a business.  Most businesses have Mission Statements and some even have Vision Statements, but what about a Culture Statement?  While these are more of a brain […]

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