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Natural Pain Relievers

Natural Pain Relievers

Whether you train with me at JARFit in Denver, CO, or do virtual training with me, I know most of you push yourself hard, especially when you’re building for competition. There are studies that show that taking COX—cyclooxygenase—inhibitors like ibuprofen, can actually inhibit muscle hypertrophy. In other words, if you’re competing, popping that ibuprofen is […]


Good Protein Options For Plant Based Diets

Good Protein Options For Plant Based Diets

Vegans often face the problem of getting complete proteins and have more limited protein options for plant based diets. There are 20 amino acids that make up proteins, of which the body can make eleven. That leaves nine they can’t make. In order to get those, it takes the right type of food. Histidine, isoleucine, […]


Superfoods For Your Muscles

Superfoods For Your Muscles

JARFit in Denver, CO, focuses on transformations and contest training and transformations. Losing weight and building muscles are two of the most important parts of any transformation. It’s not easy to do that. It takes a combination of healthy eating, exercise, regular rest and other lifestyle changes. While I create individualized programs for each client, […]


Easy Essential Eats

Easy Essential Eats

You don’t have to be a chef to make some of the healthiest foods. There are easy essential eats that don’t require much effort. If you want a healthy snack before you workout or one to eat afterward that helps build muscle tissue, try slicing apples and putting peanut butter on the slices. The apple […]


Why Short Workouts Could Be Better

Why Short Workouts Could Be Better

People preparing for bodybuilding competition often spend long hours in the gym, but that’s not true for the average person who may find short workouts better. For both groups, the number of hours spent isn’t as important as your intensity and how well you use your time. If you spend an hour and a half […]


Are Protein Supplements Good For You?

Are Protein Supplements Good For You?

Anyone who has come to JARFIT in Denver, CO, knows I believe that not only should your workout be personalized, so should your diet. No two people need the same amount of each nutrient to get their desired results. That same philosophy holds true on whether protein supplements are good or bad. There are situations […]


How Many Calories Can I Burn Lifting Weights?

How Many Calories Can I Burn Lifting Weights?

Some people opt for endurance training to lose weight, since running burns tons of calories, but there’s a better way to lose weight, if that’s your goal. You can do it with strength training, such as lifting weights. Not only does weight lifting torch calories, you get other benefits. Strength training helps make you stronger, […]


How To Build Muscles And Lose Fat

How To Build Muscles And Lose Fat

There are several questions that I’m continually asked at JAR Fit in Denver, CO. One of those is how to build muscles and lose fat at the same time. It’s truly a challenge, since you need all the nutrients to build muscle tissue, but also few enough to shed weight. Preparing for competition can require […]


Staying Fit As You Get Older

Staying Fit As You Get Older

One way to look far younger than your years is to workout, eat healthy and live a healthier lifestyle. When you make those lifestyle changes, staying fit as you get older is far easier. Even though it’s harder, because of changes in hormones that occur with age, it’s not impossible. While your body starts losing […]


Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

What you eat is so important to getting the fitness results you want. That’s why at JAR Fit in Denver, CO, we provide nutritional help that is downloaded and includes easy to make menus and even a grocery list so you have everything on your phone when it’s time to shop. Rather than grabbing a […]