The M.A.C. Blog

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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Start S.M.A.R.T.

It’s January at the gym, and we know what that means: Resolutions. A new year can be a great time to jumpstart a new health and/or fitness program, but the questions often remain: Where do I start? How do I stay motivated? Whether your goals are fitness related or not, the best place to start

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Change Your Mind

Fitness accomplishments come in all shapes and sizes. We all love the big-win stories of those whom we know that have accomplished tasks such as major weight loss or set a new record. But often our biggest accomplishments are those that involve overcoming our own mental adversities.   Creating new habits through breaking old habits

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