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Ten Things I Do To Stay Healthy and Fit

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, October 27, 2011 3:38 PM

Tip 201: Improve High Blood Pressure by Strength Training with Active Rest Periods

by cpoliquin on
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:56 AM
Strength train with active rest periods to treat high blood pressure. Aerobic exercise is more frequently recommended to prevent and treat high blood pressure, but new research shows strength training with active rest periods is just as effective, and it builds muscle! Building muscle is critical for all ages because it supports a lean physique, but it’s absolutely essential for older individuals who are at greater risk for high blood pressure and muscle loss. The easy solution is to add active rest periods in between weight training sets to build lean mass and lower blood pressure.


Happier, Healthier and Fitter: 10 Simple Things You Can Do NOW

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:35 PM

Tip 200: Start Your Day with More Energy by Training in the Morning: Time of Day Critical for Maximum Power

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:07 AM
Feel more energized after your workout by regularly training in the morning. New research shows that by making it a habit to work out in the morning, you can improve poor morning performance to a higher...

Tip 197: Imagine Your Work Out Before You Train: Mental Imagery Improves Performance and Raises Confidence

by cpoliquin on
Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:08 AM
Use mental imagery and adhere to a pre-workout or competition routine to improve performance, raise confidence, and decrease anxiety. Research shows that using task-oriented coping, such as mental imagery,...

Tip 196: Take Creatine to Jump Higher and Get More Powerful

by cpoliquin on
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:18 AM
Take creatine to jump higher and get more powerful. Creatine is an essential addition to any post-workout nutrition program, and everyone will benefit from taking it whether you’re a recreational trainee...

And the winner is...

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:45 PM
There were so many ridiculous entries to last weekends contest question that none of the staff at Poliquin Performance could agree which was the most ridiculous.  Instead, we had PICP instructor Mary-Pier,...

Tip 195: Avoid Fructose: Lose Belly Fat and Improve Fat Burning

by cpoliquin on
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:06 AM
Avoid fructose in your diet, especially large quantities, and prevent belly fat gain by giving your metabolism a boost. Research shows that getting a large portion of carbohydrates from fructose results...

Tip 194: Strength Train to Improve Heart Health and Lower Bad Cholesterol—Even if You’re Overweight

by cpoliquin on
Monday, October 17, 2011 9:36 AM
Work out and raise your fitness levels in order to take care of your heart and improve your cholesterol profile—even if you’re overweight. Don’t be scared of working out if you have a few extra pounds—it’s...




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