The M.A.C. Blog

Spring Cleaning… Your Diet

While it hasn’t felt much like Spring lately, the annual urge to purge is still very real. We’ve talked to members decimating dust bunnies, gutting garages and, most exciting to us, refining what is in their refrigerators. For many reasons, Spring can be a great time of year to really shine a spotlight on nutrition

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Find Your Happy Place

It’s Springtime in Iowa! We know what that means… The birds are back, the buds and blooming and many of our MAC members are antsy to lace-up and leave behind that long, cold Winter. And who can blame them? With 5k, 10k and half marathon races galore being advertised this time of year, it’s hard

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Case-in Point: Could Pre-Sleep Casein Protein Be Your Ticket to Gains-ville?

We all know that sleep is important. It gives the body time to heal and recover from physical and mental exertion, and even repair damaged DNA. But did you know that your sleep cycle may be a key factor in determining both muscle gains AND losses? According to a study review published in Frontiers in

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Just Show Up

Most of us can agree that showing up is at least half the battle; if we can get to “it”, we can get through it… Even if the “it” is a booty-kicking, 60-minute XFitt group training session. Just ask member Stacy Shey. Stacy joined The MAC a number of years ago but has really upped

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Lift to Lose

While many view cardio as the go-to for weight loss, MAC member Thad Ramsey is taking a road less traveled. Lifting. While lifting is often associated with mass gains, strength training can be a phenomenal way to increase lean muscle mass (and your basal metabolic rate!) and decrease body fat. And Thad is our resident

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